View From The Cape

Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – April 9, 2023

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 42°F Winds: NE 4 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Gadwall 12 Mallard 20 Green-winged Teal 4 Harlequin Duck 1 Mourning Dove 4 Dunlin 8 Short-billed Dowitcher 4 Laughing Gull 3 Herring Gull 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Great…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 8, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Sally Lorbach Temp: 42°F Winds: NE 12 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy There was a steady stream of Northern Gannets in a variety of plumages moving out of the bay this morning. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are back, as are Pine Warblers and Purple Martins, and…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 3, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 3 Mallard 12 Green-winged Teal 8 Black Scoter 25 Mourning Dove 3 Virginia Rail 1 Sora 1 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 5 Dunlin 40 Wilson’s Snipe 10 Wilson’s Phalarope 1 Greater Yellowlegs…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 2, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 44°F Winds: NW 27 mph Weather Conditions: sunny Birds were seeking shelter out of the wind this morning. A Belted Kingfisher came off the edge of a small pond. A first-of-season Blue- gray Gnatcatcher was foraging with a Golden-crowned Kinglet along a…...

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Birding Cape May Point – April 1, 2023

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 58°F Winds: SE 29 mph Weather Conditions: rain The walk got off to an excellent start this morning when an American Bittern flew across the back of Bunker Pond. A short while later it, or another one, flew up and across again.…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 27, 2023

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Adehl Schwaderer Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Another fantastic day at the Meadows, with blue skies taking over the initial gray, no wind and temps around 50 degrees.  The American Oystercatchers have returned to nest on the beach and the bird banded as 38 was observed…...

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Birding the Meadows – March 20, 2023

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins, Barry Hershfeld Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Fantastic sightings today of two Wilson’s Snipe and a Virginia Rail feeding out on the mud flats.  American Oystercatchers are back on the beach along with a number of Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Red-winged Blackbird males are back…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – March 19, 2023

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 31°F Winds: NW 15-20 mph Weather Conditions: clear Glades Wildlife Refuge: Turkey Point – 8:00am 13 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 American Black Duck 6 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 2 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1 Turkey Vulture…...

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Poor Man’s Pelagic – March 18, 2023

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon, Alan Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 18 species Species Count Surf Scoter 125 Black Scoter 175 Red-breasted Merganser 3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 10 American Oystercatcher 2 Bonaparte’s Gull 19 Laughing Gull 3 Ring-billed Gull 15 Herring Gull 50 Great Black-backed Gull 38…...

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Birding Cape May Point – March 18, 2023

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 30 species Canada Goose  3 Mute Swan  12 Northern Shoveler  20 Gadwall  14 Mallard  4 Green-winged Teal  8 Bufflehead  2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4 Mourning Dove  2 American Oystercatcher  3 Greater Yellowlegs  1 Herring Gull  10 Great Black-backed Gull  2…...

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