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Higbee Beach Birding – September 3, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks Temp: 65° F Winds:  N 10 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy 47 species Species Count Mourning Dove 6 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Laughing Gull 12 Herring Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Caspian Tern 1 Royal Tern 6 Double-crested Cormorant 24 Black Vulture…...

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E-Z Birding at the Point – September 2, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: Beautiful breezy morning. Fairly quiet but came upon a warbler feeding flock in the woods! 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 62 Mallard 24 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 5 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 35…...

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Birding the Meadows – August 30, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 72 Mute Swan 24 Gadwall 2 Mallard 76 Mourning Dove 5 Lesser Yellowlegs 10 Laughing Gull 14 Herring Gull 5 Great Black-backed Gull 5 Royal Tern 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Egret 1…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 28, 2021

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 30 species Mute Swan  48 American Black Duck  4 Mourning Dove  15 Semipalmated Sandpiper  17 Greater Yellowlegs  13 Laughing Gull  30 Herring Gull  20 Great Black-backed Gull  8 Least Tern  1 Brown Pelican  7     Actual count. From the parking lot at…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 29, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: 72° F Winds:  NE 6 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy Cox Hall Creek WMA was fairly quiet on this late-August morning but there were enough early fall migrants working the large oaks to keep it interesting. Black-and-white, Pine, Prairie and Tennessee warblers…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – August 27, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Barb Bassett Temp: 76 – 82° F Winds:  WNW 2-5 mph Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Mourning Dove 6 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7 Laughing Gull 3 Osprey 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Eastern Kingbird 300 Red-eyed Vireo 20…...

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Bird Walk for all People – August 26, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:  foggy 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 55 Mallard 28 Mourning Dove 7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 Laughing Gull 65 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Forster’s Tern 2 Royal Tern 1 Great Egret 2 Snowy Egret 1 Osprey 3 Northern Flicker 1 Eastern…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – August 25, 2021

Leaders: Alan Crawford, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 14 Mourning Dove 10 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Virginia Rail 1 American Oystercatcher 1 Killdeer 2 Least Sandpiper 16 Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 Short-billed Dowitcher 16 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Laughing Gull 60…...

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Birding Cape May Point – August 21, 2021

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Mute Swan  24 Blue-winged Teal  1 Mallard  10 Mourning Dove  5 Chimney Swift  1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird  7 Semipalmated Sandpiper  15 Greater Yellowlegs  4 Laughing Gull  30 Herring Gull  10 Great Black-backed Gull  1 Forster’s Tern  4 Double-crested Cormorant  1…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – August 20, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: 75° F Winds:  1-4 mph Weather Conditions:  overcast/storms 11 species Species Count Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Laughing Gull 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Kingbird 20 Purple Martin 5 Carolina Wren 3 Black-and-white Warbler 1 American Redstart…...

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