CMBO Field Trip Reports

Birding Cape May Point – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 54°F Winds:  SE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny The predicted rain never arrived and it was a beautiful spring day at the Park. Purple Martins are back at the martin houses, making a racket in the parking lot. Tree Swallows are vying for…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   46 species Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2 Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  12 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  6 Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  62 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2 Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  78 Great Blue Heron (Ardea…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – April 9, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   35 species Species Count Canada Goose 8 Mallard 6 Mourning Dove 5 Sanderling 8 Laughing Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Northern Gannet 7 Double-crested Cormorant 60 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 5 Osprey 3 Northern Harrier…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – April 7, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 56°F Winds:  W 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear   Nummy Island – 4:33pm 26 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 35 American Black Duck 4 Black Scoter 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Mourning Dove 2 Clapper Rail 2 American Oystercatcher 8…...

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Migration at the Point – April 7, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 52°F Winds:  NW 0-5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny   50 species Species Count Canada Goose 5 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 18 Mallard 12 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 3 Ring-necked Duck 5 Black Scoter 14 Red-breasted Merganser 13 Rock Pigeon…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 5, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 50° F Winds:  5-10 mph Weather Conditions:   40 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 2 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 10 Mallard 14 American Black Duck 2 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 32 scoter sp. 4 Bufflehead…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – April 4, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Eileen Mathers, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 46° F Winds: SW 9 mph Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy   40 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 8 American Black Duck 2 Ring-necked Duck 2 Surf Scoter 4 Black Scoter 35 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 6 American…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 4, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 50° F Winds: SW 0-5mph Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy This morning’s first-of-season walk at the CHC WMA was full of bird song with the ringing tones of American Robins, Northern Cardinals, Northern Flickers and Field Sparrows filling the air. At least three Common Loons…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 3, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 38°F Winds:  W 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Though it felt like winter, it looked like spring at the State Park this morning. Northern Gannets were in feeding close, diving between pods of dolphin. Osprey called overhead, Field Sparrows were sitting up…...

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Poor Man’s Pelagic – March 20, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Mary Watkins, Janet Crawford, Alan Crawford Temp: 58°F Winds:  12 mph Weather Conditions: sunny   Cape May Lewes Ferry – NJ Waters – 12:49 PM 25 species Species Count Brant 40 Surf Scoter 50 White-winged Scoter 2 Black Scoter 15 Surf/Black Scoter 15 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)…...

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