View From The Cape

Higbee Beach Birding – April 22, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: 62° F Winds:  NW 1-3 mph Weather Conditions: clear Beautiful spring morning. Prairie and Common Yellow-throated Warblers and White-eyed Vireos are back on site, singing.  A late Red-breasted Merganser…...

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Shorebirds at Heislerville – April 21, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 61° F Winds:   SSE 12-17 mph Weather Conditions: overcast Heislerville WMA – 1:26pm 34 species Species Count Canada Goose 11 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 6 Gadwall 1 American Black Duck 2 Bufflehead 4 Red-breasted Merganser 6 Mourning Dove 2 Clapper Rail…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – April 20, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Cindy Bamford Temp: 61° F Winds:   NW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: clear 28 species Species Count Brant 150 American Black Duck 6 Red-breasted Merganser 8 Horned Grebe 2 Mourning Dove 6 American Oystercatcher 14 Black-bellied Plover 8 Dunlin 275 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Willet (Eastern) 2…...

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Cape May Springwatch: Early-Mid April Summary

Cover Photo: Yellow-throated Warbler is a low-density migrant at Cape Island during spring and fall, and always makes for an exciting find at the Springwatch. This one spent a few minutes feeding in the pines near the count platform on April 2nd. Photo © Tom Reed.   BY TOM REED…...

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Migration at the Point – April 20, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Emily Miller Temp: 45° F Winds:   NW 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 41 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 1 Mallard 5 Surf/Black Scoter 18 Mourning Dove 13 American Oystercatcher 2 Laughing Gull 50 Ring-billed Gull 2 Herring Gull 25 Lesser…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 19, 2022

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 44° F Winds:   W 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny Very windy and chilly making for challenging birding! Most birds identified by ear. Still an enjoyable experience. 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Wild Turkey 4 Mourning Dove 4 Laughing Gull…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 19, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 44° F Winds:   W 20-25 mph Weather Conditions: mostly sunny 33 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 2 Mourning Dove 3 Laughing Gull 1 Herring Gull 15 Forster’s Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 26 Black Vulture 3 Turkey Vulture 1 Osprey 2 Blue…...

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Birding the Meadows – April 18, 2022

Leaders: Karen Thompson, Jackie Parker Temp: 45° F Winds:   E 15-19 mph Weather Conditions: Cloudy First Least Sandpiper of the season, and Common Yellowthroats singing on territory. American Oystercatcher #38 has returned with his mate to nest on the beach. Gray Seal in surf close to shore seen by all.…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – April 17, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 48° F Winds:   NW 15 mph Weather Conditions: Mostly sunny The smattering of warblers we had at Cox Hall Creek was dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers in all their plumages, from the very dull of young females to the full alternate plumage of…...

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Bird Walk for all People – April 16, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Deb Payson Temp: 63° F Winds:   15-20 mph Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mute Swan 24 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 3 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 13 Herring Gull 8 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Forster’s Tern…...

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