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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – October 10, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Black Scoter 20 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 55 Herring Gull 8 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Royal Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – October 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 70° F Winds:  NE 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Despite a stiff breeze and overcast skies, the birding was good at CHC WMA today. A Savannah Sparrow, perhaps exhausted from its nocturnal flight, perched on a grass stalk, allowing us to study all its field marks.…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 9, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 66° F Winds:  NE 13 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The Beanery is a good place to find sparrows in the fall. We had a nice variety there this morning, including Savannah, Song and White-throated sparrows, but few were as cooperative as the Swamp Sparrows which perched…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – October 8, 2021

Leaders (7:30am): Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Jackie Parker Leaders (7:45am): Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am Group 36 species Species Count Black Scoter 50 Herring Gull 6 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 2 Osprey 4 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 8…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch Update: September 24th to October 7th

The Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik, is already one third finished! Hard to believe the month of September is already in the books. A grand total of 8,827 raptors were tallied during the first month. To put that in perspective, the September average for the previous 5 years…...

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E-Z Birding at the Point – October 7, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Mute Swan 30 Blue-winged Teal 5 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 4 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 15 Mourning Dove 4 Herring Gull 5 Double-crested Cormorant 5 Great Blue Heron 2 Black Vulture…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 6, 2021

Leaders: Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 38 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 11 Northern Shoveler 10 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 6 scoter sp. 14 Mourning Dove 2 Virginia Rail 3 Sora 4 Stilt Sandpiper 4 Least Sandpiper 5 Semipalmated Sandpiper 15…...

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Montclair Hawk Lookout Update: 9/12 – 10/1/2021

The last 3 weeks of September were not spectacular in terms of raptor numbers, but nevertheless produced some good sightings and interesting migration data.  Typically, this is the period all Montclair-area birders wait with bated breath for the “big push” of Broad-winged Hawks, a true avian spectacle that is usually…...

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Migration at the Point – October 6, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 54 species Species Count Mute Swan 8 Gadwall 2 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 11 Mallard 20 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal 8 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 6 Sanderling 2 Laughing Gull 7 Herring Gull…...

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