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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 76° F Winds:  SSE 11 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 40 Blue-winged Teal 12 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 54 Royal Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch – September 1st to 9th

Hello, NJ Audubon blog readers! This is Jesse Amesbury, returning for my third season as the official counter at the Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik. They say third time’s a charm, so I’m crossing my fingers for some record breaking totals this season! The anticipation at the beginning…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 61° F Winds:  NNE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny A Wild Turkey hen led us down the path as we started our walk this morning at the Beanery, accompanied by two poults, or chicks. American Redstarts  Common Yellow-throats and Red- eyed Vireos were the…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 10, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Laughing Gull 5 Herring Gull 3 Great Egret 2 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 4 Downy Woodpecker 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 2 Least Flycatcher 1…...

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Montclair Hawkwatch – 9/1 to 9/4

The Fall 2021 season at Montclair got off to a rough start this Wednesday, September 1st as the remnants of Hurricane Ida started to hit the region in the early morning. A lone, intrepid Merlin, flying close over the watch during a pause in the rain, was the first recorded…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 8, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 28 species Species Count Canada Goose 60 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 24 Mallard 30 Green-winged Teal 8 Mourning Dove 16 Sora 1 Common Gallinule 1 Semipalmated Plover 2 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 24 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 6…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 7, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, Sharon Meeker Temp: 82° F Winds:  SSW 8-10 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 26 species Species Count Mourning Dove 4 Semipalmated Plover 11 Piping Plover 3 Red Knot 8 Sanderling 150 Semipalmated Sandpiper 8 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 26 Ring-billed Gull 9 Herring Gull 32…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – September 7, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Sharon Meeker Temp: Winds:  5-10 mph Weather Conditions: Lovely summer morning with very light breeze, lovely little pocket of actively feeding, interacting passerine birds at CMBO/Northwoods Center today! 32 species Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  2 Mourning Dove (Zenaida…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 6, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 37 species Species Count Canada Goose 47 Mute Swan 3 Gadwall 4 Mallard 35 Green-winged Teal 24 Black Scoter 1 Mourning Dove 9 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sora 1 Semipalmated Plover 6 Sanderling 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 6 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs…...

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Morning Flight Update – September 4th

Sunrise over the back of the Dike. Photo by Tom Reed After several weeks of mostly slow flights in August, September got off to an excellent start this week with some northerly winds bringing a few significant flights. While Sunday and Monday remained slow, things kicked into high gear on…...

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