View From The Cape

Birding Cape May Point – December 3, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 57°F Winds: S 9 mph Weather Conditions: rain There are a lot of ducks and a lot of duck species at the State Park right now. We had 13 duck species, including the relatively rare, and always a treat, Canvasback. Tundra Swans,…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – November 26, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Beautiful weather, great birds. Highlights included a Black-throated Gray Warbler and 16 White Pelicans Edwin B. Forsythe NWR: Wildlife Drive (8-mile auto tour loop only) – 1:00pm 39 species Species Count Snow Goose 150 Brant…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – November 13, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 47°F Winds: WNW 16 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy 25 species Species Count Canada Goose 38 American Black Duck 6 Surf Scoter 4 Black Scoter 120 Ring-billed Gull 4 Herring Gull 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 7 Common Loon…...

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Birding the Barrier Islands – November 12, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 68°F Winds: WSW 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 1:04pm 21 species Species Count Black Scoter 36 American Oystercatcher 1 Sanderling 250 Dunlin 150 Ring-billed Gull 18 Herring Gull 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 12 Forster’s…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 12, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 65°F Winds: W 16 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 176 Mute Swan 3 Mallard 19 Green-winged Teal 2 Mourning Dove 9 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Egret 1 Black Vulture 11 Turkey Vulture 14…...

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Birding the Meadows – November 7, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Jackie Parker, Keith Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 42 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 3 Gadwall 2 American Wigeon 7 Mallard 12 American Black Duck 4 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 16 Surf/Black Scoter 86 Mourning Dove 2 Virginia Rail 2…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – November 6, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Alan Crawford, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 67°F Winds: SSW 7 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 31 species Species Count Mallard 12 Mallard (Domestic type) 4 Mourning Dove 2 Royal Tern 12 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Downy Woodpecker…...

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Hawks, Trails and Beach – November 5, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 70°F Winds: S 7 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 33 species Species Count Mute Swan 20 Blue-winged Teal 12 Northern Shoveler 8 Gadwall 35 American Wigeon 20 Mallard 18 American Black Duck 1 Northern Pintail 15 Green-winged Teal 6 Black Scoter…...

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SO.MANY.SEABIRDS – November 5, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Shaun Bamford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Stone Harbor Bridge: Stone Harbor Point – 2:46pm 4 species Species Count Brant 56 Great Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Great Egret 1   Avalon: 8th Street Jetty – 4:05pm 11 species Species Count Surf Scoter 50 Black Scoter 250…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – November 5, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 62°F Winds: 0 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 10 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 15 Mourning Dove 8 Herring Gull 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Black Vulture 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1…...

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