Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nummy Island and Cape May Point State Park

This morning we decided to try and see what shorebirds might be up on Nummy Island at high tide. Unfortunately, I was wrong and there we not too many shorebirds using the island this morning. It did look like there was a good number of birds on Stone Harbor Point but given the grey overcast conditions we didn't scope over that way too much.

Since not much was going on at Nummy, we headed down to the Cape May Point State Park. Finally got good looks at the Black tern that has been hanging out around Bunker pond. Also a total of four Gull-billed terns in the park, 2 on Bunker pond and two flying over Lighthouse pond. The list of species observed is below.

Location: Nummy Island
Observation date: 7/26/07
Number of species: 27
Canada Goose 15
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 67
Snowy Egret 54
Little Blue Heron 3
Tricolored Heron 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 6
Glossy Ibis 2
Osprey 2
Semipalmated Plover 6
Killdeer 3
American Oystercatcher 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Least Sandpiper 5
Short-billed Dowitcher 8
Laughing Gull 350
Herring Gull 3
Great Black-backed Gull 6
Common Tern 75
Forster's Tern 15
Black Skimmer 49
Seaside Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 4
Boat-tailed Grackle 18
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 7/26/07
Number of species: 44
Canada Goose 34
Mute Swan 54
Mallard 16
Great Blue Heron 13
Great Egret 22
Snowy Egret 24
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Semipalmated Plover 6
Piping Plover 3
Killdeer 14
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 23
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 46
Short-billed Dowitcher 25
Laughing Gull 150
Great Black-backed Gull 5
Gull-billed Tern 4
Common Tern 15
Forster's Tern 34
Least Tern 75
Black Tern 1
Rock Pigeon 6
Mourning Dove 12
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 6
Purple Martin 30
Tree Swallow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 15
Carolina Chickadee 8
Carolina Wren 12
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 6
Yellow Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 14
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 4
Orchard Oriole 2
House Sparrow 5
This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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