View From The Cape

Birding Cape May Point – April 20, 2024

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Keith Parker, MJ Roache, Dennis McKane Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 8 Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 4 American Coot 1 American Oystercatcher 4 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 2 Great Black-backed Gull 8 Forster’s Tern 4 Red-throated Loon 1…...

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Birding the Ocean City Rookery – April 19, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Chris and Gerry Dewaghe Temp: 55°F Winds:   E 10-15mph Weather Conditions: overcast. 24 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 40 Canada Goose 8 Mallard 4 Black Scoter 25 Bufflehead 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Laughing Gull 40 Herring Gull 65 Great Black-backed Gull 12 Forster’s Tern 2…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – April 19, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Adehl Schwaderer, Bernie Hodgdon, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 43 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mallard 3 Common Eider 1 Black Scoter 4 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 3 Sanderling 16 Laughing Gull 75 Herring Gull 25 Great Black-backed Gull…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – April 18, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Barry Hershfeld, John McElroy, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 58°F Winds: NNE 12 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy  Heislerville WMA – 1:31pm 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 15 Blue-winged Teal 2 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 2 Red-breasted Merganser 14 Ruddy Duck 24 Wild Turkey 4…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – April 17, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 57°F Winds: SE 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: overcast  Stone Harbor Point – 4:31pm 21 species Species Count Black Scoter 4 Bufflehead 1 Mourning Dove 4 American Oystercatcher 2 Black-bellied Plover 1 Willet (Eastern) 4 Sanderling 24 Dunlin 6 Laughing Gull 12 Herring…...

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Migration at the Point – April 17, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks Mary Watkins Kristal Stahler Temp: 60°F Winds:   S 1-3mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 4 Mallard 2 Black Scoter 45 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 4 Laughing Gull 18 Ring-billed Gull 4 Herring Gull 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Red-throated…...

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EZ Birding at Northwood – April 16, 2024

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Dave and Lynn Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 64°F Winds:   N 6mph Weather Conditions: sunny 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 1 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 5 Laughing Gull 6 Herring Gull 3 Forster’s Tern 2 Common Loon 1 Black Vulture 3…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 16, 2024

Leaders: Shaun Bamford and Mary Watkins Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: Very interesting event with beautiful weather and quality birds. Best hits included Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Pileated Woodpecker, and several warbler species! 38 species Species Count Canada Goose 16 Wild Turkey 8 Mourning Dove 2 Laughing Gull 8 Double-crested Cormorant 3…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 15, 2024

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Ruth Bergstrom, Barry Hershfeld, John McElroy, Alan Crawford Temp: 55-63°F Winds: Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy to partly sunny, light breeze, generally pleasant conditions 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 5 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 12 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 9 Surf Scoter 11 Mourning…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 14, 2024

Leaders:  Ruth Bergstrom, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 64°F Winds:   SW 13mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 4 Killdeer 1 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 2 Double-crested Cormorant 36 Great Blue Heron 1 Osprey 1 Northern Harrier 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 6 Downy Woodpecker…...

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