View From The Cape

Bird Walk for All People – April 17, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Gadwall 6 American Wigeon 1 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 2 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Pied-billed Grebe 2 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 1 Herring Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Forster’s…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – April 17, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks Temp: 45°F Winds:  WNW 5 mph Weather Conditions: clear   30 species Species Count Canada Goose 19 Mourning Dove 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Laughing Gull 24 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 American Kestrel 2 Eastern Phoebe 8 White-eyed…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – April 16, 2021

Leaders: Mary Jane Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 30 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mute Swan 4 Blue-winged Teal 4 Gadwall 4 Mallard 6 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 6 Mourning Dove 1 American Oystercatcher 2 Killdeer 4 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Bonaparte’s Gull 2 Laughing Gull…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – April 16, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Mary Watkins, Will Kaselow, Chris Marks, Dave Pollard Temp: 45-55°F Winds:  WNW 12-15 mph Weather Conditions: partly cloudy   31 species Species Count Laughing Gull 75 Herring Gull 20 Great Black-backed Gull 4 Common Loon 1 Double-crested Cormorant 8 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 2 Bald Eagle 3…...

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Birds of Belleplain State Forest – April 15, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Shaun Bamford, Lynn Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: The first-in-two years Birds of Belleplain State Forest took place in mildly inclement weather and a steady drizzle. The event began in the headquarters parking lot with point-blank, eye-level views of a gloriously fresh-plumaged male Yellow-throated Warbler, a breeding…...

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Cape May Springwatch: Late March / Early April update

A Short-eared Owl at the Cape May Springwatch on April 2. Photo © Tom Reed. By Tom Reed The weather has been less than ideal for bird migration in Cape May over the past few weeks. A generally cool and wet pattern has taken hold, and that has prevented any…...

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Migration at the Point – April 14, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 52° F Winds:  S 0-5 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 49 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 10 Gadwall 7 Mallard 5 Surf Scoter 7 Surf/Black Scoter 9 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6 Mourning Dove 17 Sanderling 3 Parasitic Jaeger 1…...

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Meet our spring seasonals!

We’ve got some amazing seasonal employees to help us carry out CMBO’s mission of connecting people with nature while also keeping our finger on the pulse of migration. Let’s meet our current seasonals! Springwatch Technician – Julian Grudens Julian is a birder and field biologist hailing from the sunshine state,…...

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Hidden Corners of Belleplain – April 13, 2021

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Mary Watkins Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 25 species Species Count Canada Goose 3 Mourning Dove 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 2 Fish Crow 3 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 Eastern…...

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E-Z Birding at Northwood – April 13, 2021

Leaders: Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Sharon Meeker Temp: 50-55° F Winds:  0 mph Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 1 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 2 Herring Gull 5 Common Loon 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 6 Osprey 2 Red-shouldered…...

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