View From The Cape

Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 25, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 14 Mourning Dove 10 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Virginia Rail 1 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 16 Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 Short-billed Dowitcher 16 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Laughing Gull 60…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 21, 2021

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Mute Swan  24 Blue-winged Teal  1 Mallard  10 Mourning Dove  5 Chimney Swift  1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  7 Semipalmated Sandpiper  15 Greater Yellowlegs  4 Laughing Gull  30 Herring Gull  10 Great Black-backed Gull  1 Forster’s Tern  4 Double-crested Cormorant  1…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – August 20, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 75° F Winds:  1-4 mph Weather Conditions:  overcast/storms 11 species Species Count Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Laughing Gull 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Kingbird 20 Purple Martin 5 Carolina Wren 3 Black-and-white Warbler 1 American Redstart…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 19, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 81° F Winds: SSW 1-4 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 31 species Species Count Mute Swan 84 Blue-winged Teal 1 Mallard 32 Black Scoter 2 Wild Turkey 4 Short-billed Dowitcher 8 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 85 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 18, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 35 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 5 Sanderling 20 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper 65 Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Laughing…...

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Morning Flight – Week 2

The second week of the count season was dominated by southerly winds, as well as some days of rain, making for poor flight conditions in general. Despite the less-than-ideal weather patterns, we had several days of solid movement and some fresh arrivals. Monday was our most active day of the…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 16, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mute Swan 3 Blue-winged Teal 3 Mallard 18 American Black Duck 1 Mourning Dove 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 14 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 Short-billed Dowitcher 2…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek -August 15, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 72° F Winds: NE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  cloudy Cox Hall Creek WMA had a nice mix of resident, breeder and migrant birds during this morning’s first-of-season walk. Eastern Wood Peewees are still singing, Ospreys are still fishing and migrating groups of Black-and-white…...

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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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