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Birding the Meadows – March 29, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 47° F Winds: W 22mph Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 1 Northern Shoveler 1 Gadwall 14 Mallard 8 Northern Pintail 1 Green-winged Teal 64 Ring-necked Duck 8 Surf Scoter 1 Surf/Black Scoter 20 Bufflehead 5 Rock…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 27, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius Temp: 60° F Winds: SW 0-5mph Weather Conditions: sunny Though it’s only March, signs of spring migration are everywhere at the State Park. Eastern Phoebes, Pine Warblers, Tree Swallows and Field Sparrows were all perched up and singing. Most of the ducks are gone but…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 11-22, 2021

A Snow Bunting at the Cape May Springwatch on March 16. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed Summary The period opened with southerly winds and another push of Canada Geese (1,181) and assorted early-season migrants on the 11th. Happily, the southerlies continued into the 12th, producing the season’s first…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 22, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Eileen Mathers Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   34 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 4 Northern Shoveler 3 Gadwall 6 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 10 Northern Pintail 7 Green-winged Teal 39 Ring-necked Duck 9 Bufflehead 10 Mourning Dove 3 Killdeer 5…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 20, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 38° F Winds: N 0-5mph Weather Conditions: sunny It was a good day to be out birding in Cape May, chilly but sunny and still, AND the First Day of Spring! A gorgeous male Wood Duck was hanging out with some Mallards…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 14, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Bert Hixon Temp: 57°F Winds:  WNW 18-30 mph Weather Conditions:   11 species Species Count American Black Duck 22 Mourning Dove 1 Dunlin 850 Ring-billed Gull 12 Herring Gull 7 Turkey Vulture 6 Northern Harrier 5 Bald Eagle 9 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Eastern…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 15, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 30°F Winds:  20 mph Weather Conditions:   33 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 1 Gadwall 10 Mallard 6 Green-winged Teal 56 Ring-necked Duck 8 Surf Scoter 2 Black Scoter 9 Bufflehead 8 Red-breasted Merganser 9 Mourning Dove 1 Killdeer…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 14, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Glades Wildlife Refuge – 8:00 am 13 species Species Count Snow Goose 45 Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 12 Tundra Swan 2 American Black Duck 132 Green-winged Teal 126 Bufflehead 42 Ruddy Duck 4 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Northern…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius Temp: Winds: NNW 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny Birds are definitely on the move as migration starts to intensify. Hundreds of Northern Gannets were diving in the rips off Cape May Point, many of the ducks have already left for their breeding grounds and Pine…...

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Cape May Springwatch: March 1-10, 2021

[An Ipswich Savannah Sparrow stops by the Cape May Springwatch. Photo © Tom Reed.] By Tom Reed Introduction Spring greetings from Cape May! The 2021 Cape May Springwatch season commenced Monday, March 1, and daily migration monitoring will continue at Cape May Point through the last day of May. We…...

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