CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding the Meadows – September 13, 2021

Leaders (7:30 AM group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 8 Northern Shoveler 10 Gadwall 8 Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) 1 Mallard 10 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 4 Least Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 Greater Yellowlegs 1…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – September 12, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 69° F Winds:  SW 17 mph Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Surf Scoter 1 Black Scoter 2 Mourning Dove 2 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Sanderling 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 30…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 12, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: CHC WMA held its usual array of resident birds this morning plus a few flocks of mixed migrants. Joining a group of American Redstarts, Black-and-white Warblers and Red-eyed Vireos was a chunky (especially compared to the warblers) young Rose-breasted Grosbeak and…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 76° F Winds:  SSE 11 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 40 Blue-winged Teal 12 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 54 Royal Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 61° F Winds:  NNE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny A Wild Turkey hen led us down the path as we started our walk this morning at the Beanery, accompanied by two poults, or chicks. American Redstarts  Common Yellow-throats and Red- eyed Vireos were the…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 10, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Laughing Gull 5 Herring Gull 3 Great Egret 2 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 4 Downy Woodpecker 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 2 Least Flycatcher 1…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 8, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 28 species Species Count Canada Goose 60 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 24 Mallard 30 Green-winged Teal 8 Mourning Dove 16 Sora 1 Common Gallinule 1 Semipalmated Plover 2 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 24 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 6…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 7, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, Sharon Meeker Temp: 82° F Winds:  SSW 8-10 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 26 species Species Count Mourning Dove 4 Semipalmated Plover 11 Piping Plover 3 Red Knot 8 Sanderling 150 Semipalmated Sandpiper 8 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 26 Ring-billed Gull 9 Herring Gull 32…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – September 7, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Sharon Meeker Temp: Winds:  5-10 mph Weather Conditions: Lovely summer morning with very light breeze, lovely little pocket of actively feeding, interacting passerine birds at CMBO/Northwoods Center today! 32 species Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  2 Mourning Dove (Zenaida…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 6, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 47 Mute Swan 3 Gadwall 4 Mallard 35 Green-winged Teal 24 Black Scoter 1 Mourning Dove 9 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sora 1 Semipalmated Plover 6 Sanderling 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 6 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs…...

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