View From The Cape

Birding Cape May Point – January 27, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 40°F Winds: NW 8mph Weather Conditions: foggy We see loons and scoters on almost every winter walk at the State Park but today, with the low-lying fog, we could barely see the bay. On the ponds though the number of Tundra Swans has…...

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Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point – January 13, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave & Lynn Pollard, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 47°F Winds: W 24-35 mph Weather Conditions: clear Stone Harbor Point – 12:57pm 15 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 22 Surf Scoter 35 Black Scoter 25 Long-tailed Duck 2 Bufflehead 3 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Ruddy Turnstone 4 Sanderling 25 Purple…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 13, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barrie Hershfeld Temp: 55°F Winds: SW 16mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy As we rounded Bunker Pond, coming down off the first dune crossing, an American Bittern flew into view and landed on the pond edge. Not far away was a second bittern and the…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – January 7, 2024

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 40°F Winds: W 15mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 28 species Species Count Snow Goose 25 Canada Goose 12 Gadwall 7 American Black Duck 20 Ring-necked Duck 45 Lesser Scaup 6 Surf Scoter 15 Black Scoter 6 Long-tailed Duck 16 Mourning Dove…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 6, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld. Temp: 34°F Winds: SE 5mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Our first CMBO walk of the New Year started off with a bang as a Glaucous Gull flew up down the beach in good view. The ducks are in in good number, a turkey…...

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Kick Off Your Year List 2024 – January 1, 2024

Leaders: Tom Reed, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Alan Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Cape May Point State Park – 9:05am 57 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 10 Tundra Swan 8 Northern Shoveler 15 Gadwall 125 American Wigeon 30 Mallard 30 American Black Duck 15 Northern Pintail 10…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 23, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 38°F Winds: SSE 4mph Weather Conditions: cloudy It was an especially good duck day at the State Park this morning. Among the 16 species were a pair of Blue- winged Teal, which are much less common here in winter than Green-winged Teal,…...

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Birding Cape May Point – December 16, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 39°F Winds: N 3mph Weather Conditions: cloudy, some rain sprinkles The Point was very birdy this morning with flocks of Eastern Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, American Robins and Yellow-rumped Warblers constantly calling and landing in treetops. The rips were fairly close…...

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Caring for Your Backyard Birds

By Sally Lorbach For the past few years, there has been public concern about numerous outbreaks of zoonotic disease among avian populations. However, there are a number of precautions you can take to keep your backyard as bird-safe as possible. While birdfeeders can be a great way to enjoy the…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – December 10, 2023

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld, Ruth Bergstrom. Temp: 54°F Winds: S 12mph Weather Conditions: cloudy, some rain sprinkles 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 20 Mute Swan 7 Gadwall 4 Mallard 2 American Black Duck 3 Surf Scoter 7 Black Scoter 25 Bufflehead 1 Mourning Dove 2 Ring-billed…...

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