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Birding Cape May Point – September 10, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Temp: 60°F Winds: N 8 mph Weather Conditions: partly sunny The ponds at the State Park held the treasures this morning. Wood Duck, Glossy Ibis, Green and Little Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Green and Blue-winged Teal and Great Egret were all on Lighthouse Pond. Songbirds…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – September 9, 2022

Leaders: Bill Roache, MJ Roache, Jackie Parker Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 31 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Blue-winged Teal 3 Mallard 45 Green-winged Teal 9 Mourning Dove 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Laughing Gull 3 Great Black-backed Gull 6 Black Skimmer…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 9, 2022

Leaders (7:30am) group 1: Adehl Schwaderer, Chris Marks, Leaders (7:45am) group 2: Bert Hixon, Jackie Parker, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 7:30am Group 34 species Species Count Mourning Dove 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Laughing Gull 3 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker…...

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E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – September 8, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: partly sunny Beautiful weather! Highlights included good flyover flocks of White Ibis, 2 cooperative juvenile Little Blue Heron and a nice yellow warbler show. 46 species Species Count Mute Swan 68 Blue-winged Teal 2 Mallard 12 Green-winged…...

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows – September 7, 2022

Leaders: Jackie Parker, Dave Pollard, Lynn Pollard Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 4 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 48 American Black Duck 2 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 11 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Semipalmated Plover 16 Sanderling 6 Least Sandpiper 9 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated…...

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Migration at the Point – September 7, 2022

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 70°F Winds: NE 2-5 mph Weather Conditions: drizzle 38 species Species Count Mute Swan 3 Mourning Dove 11 Chimney Swift 7 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 Sanderling 8 Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Laughing Gull 76 Ring-billed Gull 1 Herring Gull 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 5, 2022

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Bill Roache, Mary Jane Roache Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 32 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 8 Mourning Dove 4 Virginia Rail 1 Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 1 Sanderling 1 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs…...

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MORNING FLIGHT SONGBIRD COUNT 2022 – August 17-24

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers put in a good showing early this week. Photo by Gautam Apte. It’s been a fairly uneventful week up on top of the Higbee dike, but migration continues to push steadily on. As is typical in the early season, most days feature only a handful of neotropical migrants,…...

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Birding Cape May Point – September 3, 2022

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 65°F Winds: N 8 mph Weather Conditions: sunny There is a great mix of birds around right now. The shorebird variety is good; we had Pectoral and White-rumped Sandpiper along with Least, Semi-palmated, and Solitary, and Semi-palmated Plover. Six Tricolored Herons circled…...

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E-Z Birding at Cape May Point State Park – September 1, 2022

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 40 species Species Count Mute Swan 80 Mallard 45 Mourning Dove 4 Killdeer 4 Least Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 14 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 10 Great Black-backed Gull 7 Royal Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Great Blue…...

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