View From The Cape

Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – March 3, 2024

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 60°F Winds: WSW 3mph Weather Conditions: Beautiful weather! Amazing careful count of 8 northern harriers! 2 great horned owls calling, woodcock very active. 19 species Species Count Canada Goose 300 Mallard 4 American Black Duck 6 Green-winged Teal 26 Bufflehead…...

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Nightfall at Jake’s Landing – February 25, 2024

Leaders: Mary Watkins, BJ Pinnock, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 37°F Winds: SSW 5mph Weather Conditions: clear 20 species Species Count Canada Goose 24 Gadwall 2 American Black Duck 20 Green-winged Teal 30 Bufflehead 3 Hooded Merganser 4 Clapper Rail 4 Black-bellied Plover 5 American Woodcock 3 Dunlin 200 Ring-billed Gull 6…...

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Sunday Morning at Turkey Point – February 18, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 28°F Winds: SW 8-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear  Glades Wildlife Refuge: Turkey Point – 8:32am 15 species Species Count American Black Duck 14 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 27 Great Blue Heron (Great Blue) 2 Northern Harrier 4 Bald Eagle 8 Downy…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 10, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 44°F Winds: SE 8mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Diving Northern Gannets, Common and Red-throated Loons, and Surf and Black Scoters were fairly close to shore this morning.  Preening on the beach was a flock of gulls which included not only Great black-backed, Ring-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 3, 2024

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 37°F Winds: N 10mph Weather Conditions: cloudy The Yellow-rumped Warbler numbers were incredible today at the State Park. It seems likely that a new wave of migrants has come down from further north, perhaps related to snow cover and diminishing food supplies.…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek – January 28, 2024

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Chris Dewaghe, Gerry Dewaghe Temp: 47°F Winds: NNE 14-24 mph Weather Conditions: fog and rain  Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Wildlife Drive – 1:32pm 32 species Species Count Snow Goose 1500 Brant (Atlantic) 85 Canada Goose 28 Blue-winged Teal 1 Northern Shoveler 125 Gadwall 45 American Wigeon…...

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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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