View From The Cape

Coastal Birding at Stone Harbor Point – February 27, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Lynn Pollard, Dave Pollard Temp: 54° F Winds: WSW 14-19mph Weather Conditions: overcast Stone Harbor Point – 1:04pm 14 species Species Count Brant (Atlantic) 65 American Black Duck 85 Surf Scoter 12 Black Scoter 6 Long-tailed Duck 8 Sanderling 36 Purple Sandpiper 18 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Ring-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 20, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 28° F Winds: NW 25mph Weather Conditions: clear/windy Today’s walk reminded me once again why we get up early on a cold winter’s morning and go birding. Any of a number of things would have made it worthwhile: the flock of pipits that landed…...

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Longtails in Love – February 13, 2021

Leaders: Chuck Slugg, Janet Crawford Temp: ° F Winds: Weather Conditions: light rain/frozen mix   Avalon – 8th St. Jetty – Avalon Seawatch – 10:05 am 4 species Species Count Long-tailed Duck 10 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Common Loon 2 European Starling 100   Avalon – 83rd Ave. Jetty – 10:22…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 28° F Winds: NE 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: light rain/frozen mix Despite a light but persistent drizzle, interesting birds showed up for the walk this morning. Though it is mid-winter, a Great Egret made a brief appearance at Lily Lake and a Gray Catbird…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – February 7, 2021

Leaders: Ruth Bergstrom, Eileen Mathers Temp: 39° F Winds: NW 12 mph Weather Conditions: steady rain 25 species Species Count Gadwall 6 Mallard 3 Green-winged Teal 20 Hooded Merganser 7 Common Merganser 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Sanderling 4 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Bonaparte’s Gull 3 Ring-billed…...

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Birding Cape May Point – February 6, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn Temp: 42° F Winds: SW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny The Point was quite birdy this morning with lots of feeding robins, house finches and cedar waxwings. A seed pile along Lighthouse Avenue is drawing lots of sparrows, among which was a Tree Sparrow and a Fox…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 30, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 17° F Winds: NW 5-8 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny With subfreezing temperatures overnight, the lakes and ponds are mostly ice-covered, so ducks and swans are all huddled together in small areas of still-open water. Sixteen Great Egrets lined a sunny edge at Lily Lake…...

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Brigantine and Mott’s Creek Special Field Trip – January 24, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Kyle Chelius Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:   Edwin B. Forsythe WMA (formerly Brig) – 1:34 PM 27 species Species Count Snow Goose 600 Canada Goose 90 Mute Swan 6 Wood Duck 2 Northern Shoveler 8 Gadwall 16 Mallard 22 American Black Duck 200…...

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Birding Cape May Point – January 16, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn and Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 43° F Winds: W 5-15 mph Weather Conditions: mostly cloudy The variety of ducks at the State Park is always good in the winter and we got great, close looks at them on the numerous ponds. Less common in winter is seeing so…...

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