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Cape May Hawkwatch Update: November 5th – 18th

Just like every hawkwatch in the northeastern US, the daily totals follow a bell curve throughout the fall season. They start out low in September and slowly increase until they peak in October and then slowly decrease throughout November. Unfortunately, the totals seem to be dropping rapidly during the first…...

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Morning Flight Season Recap

Sunrise over the back of the Dike. Photo by Jerald Reb November 15th was the final day of the 2021 Morning Flight season, so it’s time to take a look back at the highlights of this fall! We ended the count with over 335,000 individual birds counted and over 220…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – November 14, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds:  WNW 15 mph Weather Conditions: 27 species Species Count Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 1 Herring Gull 12 Great Black-backed Gull 25 Northern Gannet 3 Double-crested Cormorant 14 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 6 Cooper’s Hawk…...

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Rarity Roundup Special Field Trip – November 13, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald Temp: 55° F Winds:  SW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species – Cape May Point State Park – 8:38am Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 43 Blue-winged Teal 11 Northern Shoveler 7 Gadwall 75 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 75 Mallard 60 American Black Duck…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 58° F Winds:  E 10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny It’s a very good day when you can say, “this wet wood is home to Rusty Blackbirds in winter”, and they show up! Such was the case this morning when a small flock…...

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Birding the Barrier Islands Special Field Trip – November 12, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 14 species – Stone Harbor Point 1:00pm Species Count Brant 20 Black Scoter 60 Sanderling 75 Herring Gull 15 Great Black-backed Gull 10 Red-throated Loon 1 Northern Gannet 50 Double-crested Cormorant 30 Brown Pelican 5 Northern Harrier 1 Northern Mockingbird 1…...

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Cape May Fall Festival – October 17, 2021

Fall Fest, Sunday October 17, 2021 eBird Lists    Sunday Exclusive Birding Trip with David Sibley and Brett Ewald: 7:30am-9:30am Leaders: David Sibley, Brett Ewald 40 species – TNC’s Garrett Family Preserve Species Count Canada Goose 33 Mallard 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Mourning Dove 7 Chimney Swift 26…...

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Cape May Fall Festival – October 16, 2021

Fall Fest, Saturday October 16, 2021 eBird Lists  Cape May Triple Play – Mini-bus trip: 6:30am-12:00pm Leaders: Melissa Roach, Tiffany Kirsten 31 species – Part 1 – Higbee Beach Morning Flight Species Count Mourning Dove 5 Laughing Gull 10 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Turkey…...

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Cape May Fall Festival – October 15, 2021

Fall Fest, Friday October 15, 2021 eBird Lists Cape May Triple Play – Mini-bus trip: 6:30am-12:00pm Leaders: Brett Ewald, Tiffany Kirsten 37 species – Part 1 – Higbee Beach Morning Flight Species Count Mourning Dove 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 3 Herring Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Osprey…...

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