Saturday, March 22, 2008

Report: CMBO South Cape May Meadows, Cape May Point walks

Karl & Judy Lukens sent along the following reports from Friday evening's walk at The Meadows, and this morning's walk in Cape May Point. Now that we're rolling full speed ahead into the spring season, CMBO will be offering walks every day of the week. Make sure you check out the Naturalist Calendar to take a look at all the superb walks that are offered this spring.

"Twelve people, including leaders, enjoyed the CMBO Evening Walk at the TNC "Meadows". Ducks were scarce, but we did manage to pickup 3 fly-by Wood Ducks and a few Shovelers and Gadwalls in the ponds, Scoters Gannets and RT Loons were off shore. Nice look at a Wilson's Snipe along the trail."

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 3/21/08
Number of species: 35
Snow Goose 1
Canada Goose 30
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 3
Gadwall 2
Mallard 5
Northern Shoveler 6
Black Scoter 10
Red-throated Loon 5
Northern Gannet 5
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 5
American Coot 3
American Oystercatcher 2
Sanderling 10
Wilson's Snipe 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Forster's Tern 10
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 10
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 5
American Robin 5
European Starling 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 10
House Finch 5
House Sparrow 5


"Some continuing wind and dark clouds did not dissuade 10 folks from the CMBO Cape May Point Walk this morning. We viewed the beach and ocean, did the Red Trail, and went around Lily Lake. Fairly close Gannets and Scoters, Loons and Long-tails, and a lone Laughing Gull were enjoyed by all. Land birding was also good with 2 Phoebes, a Kingfisher (heard), many Golden-crowned Kinglets, and 2 Brown Creepers, along with many of the usual suspects."

Location: Cape May Point
Observation date: 3/22/08
Number of species: 58
Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 6
Gadwall 10
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 10
Northern Shoveler 10
Surf Scoter 10
Black Scoter 20
Long-tailed Duck 2
Ruddy Duck 8
Red-throated Loon 6
Northern Gannet 20
Double-crested Cormorant 30
Black Vulture 6
Turkey Vulture 10
American Coot 10
Killdeer 1
American Oystercatcher 3
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Sanderling 2
Dunlin 25
Wilson's Snipe 1
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Rock Pigeon 10
Mourning Dove 15
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 10
Fish Crow 10
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 3
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20
American Robin 30
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 10
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 15
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 20
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 15

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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