Higbee Beach Birding – April 30, 2021

Leaders: Melissa Roach, Chris Marks, Will Kaselow


Winds:  WNW 22-29 mph

Weather Conditions: clear skies and high wind

Higbee Beach – 7:30am group

Despite the high winds we had nice looks at various songbirds including Indigo Bunting and Eastern Kingbird!

48 species

Mourning Dove3
Chimney Swift7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird1
Laughing Gull32
Forster’s Tern6
Double-crested Cormorant42
Great Egret1
Turkey Vulture5
Bald Eagle1
Red-tailed Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker5
Downy Woodpecker2
Northern Flicker1
Great Crested Flycatcher1
Eastern Kingbird3
White-eyed Vireo5
Blue-headed Vireo1
Blue Jay10
Fish Crow4
Carolina Chickadee6
Tufted Titmouse1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow1
Purple Martin2
Barn Swallow10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher2
House Wren4
Carolina Wren8
European Starling17
Northern Mockingbird1
American Goldfinch3
Field Sparrow4
White-throated Sparrow13
Orchard Oriole1
Red-winged Blackbird4
Brown-headed Cowbird30
Common Grackle22
Boat-tailed Grackle3
Swainson’s Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat2
Northern Parula2
Palm Warbler1
Yellow-rumped Warbler7
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal10
Indigo Bunting3


Leaders: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard

Higbee Beach – 7:45am group

Despite very windy conditions, the birds were actively calling. Swainson’s Warbler continues. Great looks at Indigo Buntings.

41 species

Mourning Dove2
Chimney Swift7
Laughing Gull14
Forster’s Tern5
Red-throated Loon1
Black Vulture1
Turkey Vulture4
Bald Eagle1
Red-bellied Woodpecker3
Eastern Kingbird3
White-eyed Vireo4
Blue Jay9
American Crow8
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee2
Tufted Titmouse3
Purple Martin2
Tree Swallow5
Barn Swallow1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher1
House Wren6
Carolina Wren10
Gray Catbird2
Northern Mockingbird1
American Robin2
Chipping Sparrow2
Field Sparrow3
White-throated Sparrow8
Baltimore Oriole1
Red-winged Blackbird10
Brown-headed Cowbird7
Common Grackle7
Swainson’s Warbler1
Common Yellowthroat2
Northern Parula1
Yellow-rumped Warbler1
Prairie Warbler2
Northern Cardinal5
Indigo Bunting3
New Jersey Audubon