CMBO Field Trip Reports

E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – September 29, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 48 Blue-winged Teal 5 American Wigeon 4 Mallard 7 Green-winged Teal 23 Royal Tern 18 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1 Tricolored Heron 1 White Ibis 71…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – September 28, 2022

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Keith Parker, Brian Moscatello, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 1 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 1 Mallard 5 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal 36 Mourning Dove 4 Virginia Rail 1 Sora 3 American Golden-Plover 1 Stilt…...

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Migration at the Point – September 28, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 11 Mallard/American Black Duck 1 Mourning Dove 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 16 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 4…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – September 27, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bert Hixon Temp: 65°F Winds: NW 2-4 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy 47 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 8 American Black Duck 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 8 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Great Egret 1…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 27, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 72°F Winds: NW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear 28 species Species Count Mourning Dove 3 Clapper Rail 3 Black-bellied Plover 1 Semipalmated Plover 1 Ruddy Turnstone 6 Sanderling 125 Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 Western Sandpiper 3 Laughing Gull 18 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 26, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Sharon Meeker Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, Mary Jane Roach Temp: 70° F Winds:  0-2 mph Weather Conditions: clear Ducks are starting to arrive, with Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal and Northern Shovelers present. The Snowy Egret and juvenile Little Blue Herons…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 25, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford Temp: 65°F Winds: SW 10 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy Yellow-shafted Flicker was the bird of the day at CHC WMA. This medium-distance migrant was frequently seen flying overhead, flashing their yellow underwings and white rumps. As frequent targets of Cooper…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 24, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 62°F Winds: W 7 mph Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Brant 1 Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 25 Blue-winged Teal 6 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 2 Mourning Dove 6 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 3 Great…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 24, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 54°F Winds: NW 12 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The Beanery provided some surprises on this morning’s field trip. We watched a near-adult Bald Eagle chase an Osprey, hoping to make it drop its fish; they repeatedly wheeled across the sky together before the…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – September 23, 2022

Leaders: Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 147 Blue-winged Teal 8 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 16 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 8 Mourning Dove 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sanderling 5 Least Sandpiper 2 Pectoral…...

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