CMBO Field Trip Reports

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 3, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 48° F Winds:  W 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy with occasional light rain CHC WMA provides good habitat for migrating songbirds to re-fuel for their northward journey. Today we had a first-of-season White-eyed Vireo giving its distinctive call, along with several singing…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 2, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 41° F Winds:  NW 12 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Despite a brisk breeze, signs of spring were everywhere during this morning’s walk. Tree Swallows were carrying nesting material, Field Sparrows were singing on the dune, American Oystercatchers were paired up on the…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 26, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Tony Klock Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: windy and cold! Glades Wildlife Refuge-Turkey Pt: 8:00am 17 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 American Black Duck 6 Mourning Dove 5 Ring-billed Gull 8 Great Blue Heron 8 Great Egret 2 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 5 Osprey…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 26, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 50° F Winds:  W 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: Cloudy We had great looks at Field Sparrows and Tree Swallows along the dunes on our walk this morning, Many Northern Gannets were flying out over the bay, along with scoters, loons, and cormorants.…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 21, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 38 species Species Count Canada Goose 16 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 4 Northern Shoveler 10 Gadwall 18 Mallard 18 American Black Duck 4 Northern Pintail 3 Green-winged Teal 22 Black Scoter 2 Bufflehead 2 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 4…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 20, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 58° F Winds:  W 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: Clear Glades Wildlife Refuge – Turkey Point: 8:30am 22 species Species Count American Black Duck 12 Green-winged Teal 5 Mourning Dove 4 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 3 Northern Gannet 4 Turkey Vulture 6 Osprey 1…...

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Poor Man’s Pelagic – March 19, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford Temp: 50’s – 70’s Winds:  SW 15-25 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal: 12:45pm 15 species Species Count Mallard 2 Red-breasted Merganser 21 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 18 Dunlin 21 Laughing Gull 22 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 40…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 19, 2022

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 28 species Canada Goose  4 Mute Swan  6 Northern Shoveler  10 Gadwall  3 Mallard  8 Green-winged Teal  4 Surf Scoter  15 Black Scoter  20 Bufflehead  8 Mourning Dove  2 American Coot  1 American Oystercatcher  2 Killdeer  2 Herring Gull  10 Northern…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 13, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom, BJ Pinnock Temp: 37° F Winds:  SW 12 mph Weather Conditions: 19 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Mallard 4 American Black Duck 6 Green-winged Teal 100 Mourning Dove 2 Black-bellied Plover 5 Dunlin 250 Ring-billed Gull 10 Herring Gull 25 Great Black-backed…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – March 13, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: 27° F Winds:  NW 23 mph Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 26 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 4 American Black Duck 16 Ring-necked Duck 8 Black Scoter 12 Long-tailed Duck 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Killdeer 22…...

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