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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 20, 2021

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 4 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 20 Mourning Dove 2 Virginia Rail 3 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 25 Semipalmated Sandpiper 10 Wilson’s Snipe 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs…...

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Migration at the Point – October 20, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 58 species Species Count Brant 2 Canada Goose 40 Mute Swan 7 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 30 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 25 Mallard 18 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 1 Ring-necked Duck 13 Black Scoter 275 Mourning Dove 6 Laughing…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 19, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Sharon Meeker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Mallard 14 Mallard/American Black Duck 1 Ruddy Duck 1 Mourning Dove 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 Herring Gull 3 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 83 Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 Cooper’s…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 18, 2021

Leaders (7:30am): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am): Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am Group 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 9 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 7 Northern Shoveler 1 Mallard 22 Green-winged Teal 10 Mourning Dove 1 Virginia Rail 1 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Dunlin…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 13, 2021

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 16 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 1 Mallard 5 American Black Duck 1 Northern Pintail 5 Green-winged Teal 10 Mourning Dove 1 Virginia Rail 1 Sora 1 Sanderling 30 Least Sandpiper 1…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update: Sept. 22 – Oct. 6

Hello everyone! This is Nick Giordano, and this will be my first year counting the Avalon Seawatch! I am extremely excited to join the Cape May Bird Observatory team and witness the spectacular waterbird migration. I am also excited to be able to see everyone out at the Seawatch and…...

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Montclair Hawk Lookout Update, 10/2 – 10/12/21

It is often the case with hawk-watching that the birds seem to be nowhere until they are everywhere.  This is an important concept to remind yourself of, especially when you begin to question why you are spending your third hour sitting in a chair staring at a blank sky.  That…...

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Migration at the Point – October 13, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Mute Swan 7 Blue-winged Teal 1 Gadwall 1 Mallard 17 American Black Duck 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Laughing Gull 40 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 12, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Sharon Meeker Temp: 65° F Winds: Weather Conditions: rain/mist 45 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 7 Herring Gull 6 Great Blue Heron 20 Great Egret 6 Tricolored Heron 1 Northern Harrier 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Belted Kingfisher…...

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Birding the Meadows – October 11, 2021

Leaders (7:30am) – Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Leaders (7:45am) – Jackie Parker, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am group 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 15 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 5 Mallard 32 American Black Duck 1 Northern Pintail 4 Green-winged Teal 45 Mourning Dove 2 Sora…...

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