View From The Cape

Migration at the Point – May 15, 2024

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Brian Moscatello, Pam Hubert Temp: 53°F Winds:   E 15-20mph Weather Conditions: heavy rain/overcast 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 1 Mallard 3 Surf Scoter 3 White-winged Scoter 2 Black Scoter 40 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 8 American Oystercatcher 3 Purple Sandpiper 5 Laughing…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 14, 2024

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Chris & Gerry Dewaghe Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: Challenging morning with road paving being done in the park. Birds were generally quiet. Great long looks at a perched singing Acadian Flycatcher! 52 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Wood Duck 1 Wild Turkey 4 Rock…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 13, 2024

Leaders Group 1:  Bill Roache, MJ Roache, Pam Hubert Leaders Group 2: Alan Crawford, John McElroy, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 50° F Winds:  5-10 mph Weather Conditions: sunny and breezy Group 1 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 7 Mallard 1 Green-winged Teal 2 Black Scoter 15 Killdeer 4 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Birding the Ocean City Rookery – May 10, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, Chris & Gerry Dewaghe., Dennis McKane Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 16 Canada Goose 14 Mallard 4 American Black Duck 1 Greater Scaup 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4 Mourning Dove 2 Clapper Rail 4 American Oystercatcher 1 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – May 10, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon, Holly Lemieux, Dennis McKane, Kristal Stahler Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 40 species Species Count Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 2 Black-bellied Plover 3 Laughing Gull 15 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Least Tern 1 Turkey Vulture 7 Osprey 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – May 9, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Bert Hixon, John McElroy, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 64°F Winds: ENE 6 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Heislerville – 1:26pm 25 species Species Count Canada Goose 7 Black-bellied Plover 3 Killdeer 1   Semipalmated Plover 25   Short-billed Dowitcher 12 Dunlin 54 Semipalmated Sandpiper 15 Laughing Gull…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 8, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Barry Hershfeld, Kristal Stahler Temp: 77°F Winds: SW 8-10 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy Stone Harbor Point – 4:34pm 23 species Species Count American Oystercatcher 3 Black-bellied Plover 2 Semipalmated Plover 2 Short-billed Dowitcher 10 Willet (Eastern) 4 Sanderling 40 Laughing Gull 12 Herring Gull…...

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Migration at the Point – May 8, 2024

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Brian Moscatello, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 65°F Winds: Weather Conditions: mostly sunny 55 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 4 Mallard 1 Black Scoter 27 Mourning Dove 14 Chimney Swift 6 American Oystercatcher 2 Black-bellied Plover 2 Killdeer 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Laughing Gull…...

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Exploring Cumberland – May 8, 2024

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Shaun Bamford, Cindy Bamford, Bernie Hodgdon Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: Foggy start, but once that burned off, wonderful day of birding. Great encounter with yellow-breasted chat, indigo bunting and common yellow-throat perched up together! Ravens and peregrines came through again. Also, lots of shorebirds. 68 species Species…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – May 7, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Gerry and Chris Dewaghe Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Yellow-billed cuckoos everywhere! Great long looks at preening Prothonotary Warbler, and finally, Indigo Buntings! Belleplain SF–HQ & Henkensifkin Rd – 7:30am 22 species Species Count Mourning Dove 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 8 Turkey…...

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