CMBO Field Trip Reports

Higbee Beach Birding – September 23, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Emily Miller Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bert Hixon, Jackie Parker, Keith Parker Temp: 60° F Winds:  NW 15-28 mph Weather Conditions: clear 7:30am Group 34 species Species Count Mourning Dove 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 6…...

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E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – September 22, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: SW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Good raptor flight.  Highlight was 7 Palm Warblers 34 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 52 Mallard 18 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 11 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 21, 2022

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Alan Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 38 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 1 American Wigeon 4 Mallard 23 Green-winged Teal 9 Mourning Dove 19 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 5 Lesser Yellowlegs 7 Laughing Gull 11…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 20, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 82°F Winds: W 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear 29 species Species Count Mourning Dove 3 American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 35 Ruddy Turnstone 2 Sanderling 150 Dunlin 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 38 Ring-billed Gull 5 Herring Gull…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – September 20, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 73°F Winds: WNW 5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 36 species Species Count Mute Swan 5 Mallard 12 Mourning Dove 6 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Herring Gull 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue Heron 1 Green Heron 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Osprey 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 19, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Barry Hershfeld Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bill Roach, Mary Jane Roach, Sharon Meeker Temp: 71° F Winds:  0-2 mph Weather Conditions: sunny A bright sunny day with no wind, 71 degrees.  A Sora was waiting for the group at the…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 18, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 68°F Winds: SW 10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Young Osprey are still around in good numbers, and we had four fishing over the big pond at CHC WMA this morning. Ruby-crowned Kinglets are starting to show up on…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 17, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Jackie Parker, Jason Guerard, Laura Guerard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 33 species Species Count Mute Swan 16 Mallard 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Least Sandpiper 5 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Royal Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 3 Glossy Ibis…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 17, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 64°F Winds: NE 8 mph Weather Conditions: sunny It was a very good first-of-season field trip at the Beanery today. We saw eleven species of warblers, including fleeting looks at a Canada Warbler. A couple of American Kestrels perched obligingly,…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – September 16, 2022

Leaders: Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 31 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 4 Northern Shoveler 6 Mallard 37 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 5 Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Laughing Gull 38 Great…...

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