View From The Cape

The Big Sip at Natali Vineyards – October 9, 2022

Leaders: Adehl Schwaderer, Brittany Welsh and CMBO volunteers, staff, family, and friends Temp: 53°F Winds: N mph Weather Conditions: clear The Big Sip was CMBO’s version of the Big Sit, an international birding event started by the New Haven Bird Club. During the Big Sit, individuals or teams compete to…...

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Hawks, Trails and Beach – October 8, 2022

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 57°F Winds: NW 8 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 9 Wood Duck 2 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 4 American Wigeon 2 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 12 Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 1 Herring Gull 2 Great…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – October 8, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon, Barry Hershfeld Temp: 58°F Winds: N 15 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy Today was one of those days we wait for all year. There were more birds than you could get your bins on and it was a great mix of birds. Warblers, kinglets,…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – October 7, 2022

Leaders: Bill Roache, MJ Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 46 species Species Count Canada Goose 25 Blue-winged Teal 6 Northern Shoveler 2 Gadwall 1 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 3 Mallard 8 Green-winged Teal 8 Mourning Dove 3 Virginia Rail 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Greater…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – October 7, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Chris Marks, Dave & Lynn Pollard Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Adehl Schwaderer, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 68° F Winds:  W 3-5 mph Weather Conditions: clear 7:30am Group 35 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 Cooper’s Hawk 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker…...

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E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – October 6, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 48 species Species Count Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 40 Mallard 16 Mourning Dove 2 Laughing Gull 1 Herring Gull 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Common Tern 1 Royal Tern 5 Double-crested Cormorant 6 Great Blue Heron…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – October 5, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mute Swan 2 Northern Shoveler 2 Mallard 14 Green-winged Teal 45 Mourning Dove 3 Common Nighthawk 1 Virginia Rail 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 5 Laughing Gull 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull…...

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Migration at the Point – October 5, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 57°F Winds: N 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny 75 species Species Count Mute Swan 21 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 2 Eurasian Wigeon 1 American Wigeon 25 Mallard 10 Green-winged Teal 4 Ring-necked Duck 1 Black Scoter 39 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)…...

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Birding Northwood and Beyond – October 4, 2022

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bert Hixon Temp: 48°F Winds: N 10 mph Weather Conditions: overcast, some rain 43 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Mallard 12 American Black Duck 1 Mourning Dove 6 Laughing Gull 6 Royal Tern 2 Great Blue Heron 6 Great Egret 2 Black-crowned Night-Heron 3…...

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CAPE MAY HAWKWATCH: Mid-September Update

Osprey. Photo by Gautam Apte. This past week has continued to bring great numbers of birds past the hawkwatch, putting our season total over 8,000 birds so far! Several cold fronts have brought many Sharp-shinned Hawks our way and this is shaping up to be the best season for that…...

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