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Kick Off Your Year List – January 1, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Alan Crawford

Temp: 45°

Winds: 5-10 WNW

Weather Conditions: Overcast, rain starting early afternoon

 

Cape May Point State Park – Hawkwatch Platform 9:11 am

29 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose24
Mute Swan17
Tundra Swan2
Northern Shoveler5
Gadwall30
American Wigeon7
Mallard22
American Black Duck4
Northern Pintail3
Ring-necked Duck4
Bufflehead4
Ruddy Duck2
Pied-billed Grebe2
Mourning Dove1
American Coot37
Great Blue Heron1
Black Vulture1
Turkey Vulture1
Northern Harrier1
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Carolina Chickadee1
Golden-crowned Kinglet1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Carolina Wren1
Northern Mockingbird1
American Robin7
White-throated Sparrow1
Yellow-rumped Warbler4
Northern Cardinal2

 

 

Cape May Point – Coral Ave dune crossover 10:03 am

22 species

SpeciesCount
Common Eider1
Surf Scoter1
White-winged Scoter2
Black Scoter45
Long-tailed Duck3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)8
Mourning Dove17
Sanderling3
Bonaparte’s Gull7
Herring Gull15
Lesser Black-backed Gull1
Great Black-backed Gull9
Red-throated Loon180
Common Loon1
Bald Eagle1
Red-breasted Nuthatch4
Carolina Wren1
Northern Mockingbird1
Red Crossbill10
White-throated Sparrow3
Song Sparrow1
Yellow-rumped Warbler1

 

Cape May Point – Lily Lake 10:43 am

11 species

SpeciesCount
Mute Swan2
Gadwall2
Mallard9
Ring-necked Duck4
Bufflehead5
Ruddy Duck1
Mourning Dove2
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Red-tailed Hawk2
American Crow3
American Robin15

Sunset Beach/Concrete ship – 11:02 am

10 species

SpeciesCount
Black Scoter3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)4
Sanderling3
Purple Sandpiper1
Bonaparte’s Gull28
Herring Gull5
Great Black-backed Gull3
Red-throated Loon6
Double-crested Cormorant1
Bald Eagle1

 

Steven’s Street – Hawkwatching site – 11:25 am

25 species

SpeciesCount
Mourning Dove16
Ruby-throated Hummingbird1
Black Vulture3
Turkey Vulture1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker1
Red-bellied Woodpecker1
Downy Woodpecker1
Blue Jay1
Carolina Chickadee2
Tufted Titmouse2
Red-breasted Nuthatch1
White-breasted Nuthatch1
Carolina Wren1
European Starling7
American Robin5
House Sparrow19
Evening Grosbeak1
House Finch9
American Goldfinch4
White-throated Sparrow2
Song Sparrow1
Red-winged Blackbird11
Brown-headed Cowbird41
Common Grackle3
Northern Cardinal3

 

West Cape May – Shunpike Rd pond – 12:15 pm

5 species

SpeciesCount
Greater White-fronted Goose1
Canada Goose140
Northern Shoveler5
Mallard21
Northern Mockingbird1

 

West Cape May – The Beanery/Rea Farm – 12:26 pm

30 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose15
Mallard11
American Black Duck1
Mourning Dove9
Sandhill Crane5
Herring Gull3
Black Vulture19
Turkey Vulture9
Sharp-shinned Hawk1
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Red-bellied Woodpecker1
Downy Woodpecker1
Hairy Woodpecker1
Northern Flicker1
Merlin1
Blue Jay1
Carolina Chickadee2
Winter Wren1
Carolina Wren2
European Starling13
Gray Catbird3
Brown Thrasher1
Northern Mockingbird2
American Robin15
Fox Sparrow4
Song Sparrow4
Swamp Sparrow3
Red-winged Blackbird3
Common Grackle5
Northern Cardinal3

 

Cape May Point State Park – 2:45 pm

9 species

SpeciesCount
Mute Swan7
Northern Shoveler9
Gadwall27
American Wigeon16
Mallard12
Ring-necked Duck9
Hooded Merganser1
Mourning Dove2
American Coot2

 

Cape May Point – Circle Garden – 3:00 pm

18 species

SpeciesCount
Mourning Dove9
Bald Eagle1
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Carolina Chickadee3
Tufted Titmouse2
Red-breasted Nuthatch2
White-breasted Nuthatch2
Carolina Wren1
Northern Mockingbird1
House Finch17
Purple Finch1
American Goldfinch1
Fox Sparrow1
Dark-eyed Junco11
White-crowned Sparrow1
White-throated Sparrow10
Baltimore Oriole6
Northern Cardinal2

 

South Cape May Meadows – 3:35 pm

25 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose42
Mute Swan10
Blue-winged Teal3
Northern Shoveler17
Gadwall29
American Wigeon10
Mallard43
American Black Duck7
Northern Pintail4
Green-winged Teal2
Bufflehead6
Mourning Dove2
Wilson’s Snipe1
Greater Yellowlegs5
Herring Gull16
Great Black-backed Gull13
Red-throated Loon1
Double-crested Cormorant1
Great Egret5
Northern Harrier1
Cooper’s Hawk1
Carolina Wren3
Song Sparrow1
Swamp Sparrow1
Yellow-rumped Warbler12

 

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