View From The Cape

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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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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