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Migration at the Point – September 15, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 75° F Winds:  SSW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 40 species Species Count Mute Swan 5 Mallard 2 Mourning Dove 12 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Sanderling 24 Laughing Gull 35 Ring-billed Gull 6 Herring Gull 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Great Black-backed Gull 30 Least…...

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Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point – September 14, 2021

Leaders: Shaun Bamford, Chris Marks, Sharon Meeker Temp: 83° F Winds:  SW 1-3 mph Weather Conditions:  clear 25 species Species Count American Oystercatcher 15 Black-bellied Plover 1 Semipalmated Plover 35 Piping Plover 5 Ruddy Turnstone 6 Sanderling 35 Laughing Gull 35 Ring-billed Gull 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 Great Black-backed…...

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Birding the Meadows – September 13, 2021

Leaders (7:30 AM group): Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 39 species Species Count Canada Goose 12 Mute Swan 8 Northern Shoveler 10 Gadwall 8 Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) 1 Mallard 10 Green-winged Teal 7 Mourning Dove 4 Least Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 25 Greater Yellowlegs 1…...

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Sunset Beach: A Place for all Seasons – September 12, 2021

Leaders: Mary Watkins, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 69° F Winds:  SW 17 mph Weather Conditions: 35 species Species Count Mute Swan 2 Surf Scoter 1 Black Scoter 2 Mourning Dove 2 Ruddy Turnstone 1 Sanderling 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Laughing Gull 30…...

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Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – September 12, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: CHC WMA held its usual array of resident birds this morning plus a few flocks of mixed migrants. Joining a group of American Redstarts, Black-and-white Warblers and Red-eyed Vireos was a chunky (especially compared to the warblers) young Rose-breasted Grosbeak and…...

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Hawks, Trails, and Beach – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Bert Hixon, Ruth Bergstrom Temp: 76° F Winds:  SSE 11 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 34 species Species Count Mute Swan 40 Blue-winged Teal 12 Mallard 4 Mourning Dove 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Laughing Gull 15 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 54 Royal Tern 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great…...

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Cape May Hawkwatch – September 1st to 9th

Hello, NJ Audubon blog readers! This is Jesse Amesbury, returning for my third season as the official counter at the Cape May Hawkwatch, sponsored by Swarovski Optik. They say third time’s a charm, so I’m crossing my fingers for some record breaking totals this season! The anticipation at the beginning…...

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm – September 11, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 61° F Winds:  NNE 5 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny A Wild Turkey hen led us down the path as we started our walk this morning at the Beanery, accompanied by two poults, or chicks. American Redstarts  Common Yellow-throats and Red- eyed Vireos were the…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – September 10, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 Laughing Gull 5 Herring Gull 3 Great Egret 2 Black Vulture 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Osprey 4 Downy Woodpecker 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher) 2 Least Flycatcher 1…...

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Montclair Hawkwatch – 9/1 to 9/4

The Fall 2021 season at Montclair got off to a rough start this Wednesday, September 1st as the remnants of Hurricane Ida started to hit the region in the early morning. A lone, intrepid Merlin, flying close over the watch during a pause in the rain, was the first recorded…...

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