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Birding Cape May Point – August 14, 2021

Leaders:  Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 75 °F Winds:  SW 7 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy The Park held a nice group of migrants today. Both Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers were feeding along the edges of the Plover Pond as three Blue-winged Teal flew overhead. The number of Trees Swallows…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – August 13, 2021

Leaders:  Melissa Roach, Barb Bassett Temp: 79 °F Winds:  S 2-5 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny 22 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Black Scoter 1 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Laughing Gull 14 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Osprey 1…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 12, 2021

Leaders:  Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 34 Mourning Dove 10 American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 8 Red Knot 1 Sanderling 40 Least Sandpiper 10 Semipalmated Sandpiper 30 Short-billed Dowitcher 8 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Solitary…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 9, 2021

Leaders:  Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 20 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 42 Mourning Dove 8 American Oystercatcher 3 Semipalmated Plover 1 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Sanderling 25 Least Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 40 Short-billed Dowitcher 8 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 2…...

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Morning Flight 2021 is Underway!

A Yellow Warbler blending in with the vegetation. Photo © Tom Reed. Hello everyone, and welcome to the fall 2021 Morning Flight count season! My name is Jerald Reb, and I will be the Morning Flight counter this year, returning from 2019. I look forward to seeing many of you…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – August 8, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: 69° F Winds: N 14 mph Weather Conditions:  overcast 43 species Species Count Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 1 Clapper Rail 5 Black-bellied Plover 2 Killdeer 6 Ruddy Turnstone 3 Sanderling 20 Dunlin 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 13…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 7, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn Temp: 75° F Winds: SE 7 mph Weather Conditions:  cloudy The calls of Forster, Common and Least Terns are frequent and familiar sounds throughout the summer at the State Park. But today, as we approached the lookout on Al’s Pond, we heard a different tern. Wheeling…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 4, 2021

Leaders:  Bill Boyle, Jackie Parker, Alan Crawford Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 45 Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 41 American Oystercatcher 8 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 4 Sanderling 35 Semipalmated Sandpiper 36 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Laughing Gull 10 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 2, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 33 Mallard 18 Chimney Swift 1 American Oystercatcher 3 Killdeer 3 Sanderling 5 Least Sandpiper 10 Semipalmated Sandpiper 100 Spotted Sandpiper 5 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 7 Laughing Gull 36 Lesser Black-backed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – July 31, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 65° F Winds: NE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  cloudy What a difference a day makes, especially in late July! The north winds overnight cooled us down and cleared the air, and also brought in some birds. We watched an American Redstart chasing…...

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