View From The Cape

Higbee Beach Birding – August 19, 2022

Leaders (7:00am) group 1: Mary Watkins, Keith Parker Leaders (7:15am) group 2: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 78° F Winds: 0-3 mph Weather Conditions: sunny, warm 7:00am Group 35 species Species Count Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull 10 Herring Gull…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 18, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 73°F Winds: WNW 10-15 mph Weather Conditions: clear 47 species Species Count Canada Goose 15 Mute Swan 56 Mallard 46 Wild Turkey 14 Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 1 Semipalmated Plover 1 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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MORNING FLIGHT SONGBIRD COUNT 2022: August 1-8 Summary

This Worm-eating Warbler passed over the dike on August 3rd. The species is a low-density migrant and is always an exciting bird to see in morning flight! Photo © Gautam Apte.   BY GAUTAM APTE 2022 Morning Flight Counter The 20th official season of Cape May Bird Observatory’s morning flight…...

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Birds Before Beach – August 16, 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Dave Pollard, Ruth Bergstrom, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 66°- 72°F Winds: NNE 15 mph Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 65 Mallard 25 Mourning Dove 6 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 3 Least Sandpiper 12 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Greater…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 15, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mallard 5 American Black Duck 1 Pied-billed Grebe 1   Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Virginia Rail 3   Semipalmated Plover 3 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 65 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 14, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Shaun Bamford Temp: 64°F Winds: S 4 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy There’s a steady trickle of migrant songbirds coming through Cape May these days and CHC WMA is a great place for them to spend some time on their southward journey. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-winged Warbler,…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 13, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 70°F Winds: N 8 mph Weather Conditions: Sunny Dragonflies, butterflies, and birds were all out this morning, seemingly, like us, enjoying the clear air and lower humidity. Blue Grosbeak, Green Heron and Glossy Ibis were all close along the edge of the…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 11, 2022

Leaders: Chris Marks, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Mary Watkins Temp: 82°F Winds: 0-2 mph Weather Conditions: overcast 45 species Species Count Mute Swan 72 Mallard 35 Mourning Dove 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Black-bellied Plover 2 Killdeer 5 Sanderling 3 White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Solitary Sandpiper…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 10, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Jackie Parker, Alan Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 42 species Species Count Canada Goose 65 Mallard 5 Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 1 Virginia Rail 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Semipalmated Plover 17 Killdeer 4 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Stilt Sandpiper 2 Sanderling 70 Least Sandpiper 14 Semipalmated Sandpiper…...

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Birds Before Beach – August 9, 2022

Leaders: Brian Moscatello, Shaun Bamford, Dave Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 77°-83°F Winds: SW 13 mph Weather Conditions: 40 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 50 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Killdeer 2 Sanderling 8 Least Sandpiper 6 Semipalmated Sandpiper 6 Short-billed Dowitcher 8…...

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