Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bird Walk for All People

Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg checked in with the following report from July's last Bird Walk for All People. This walk will continue at its 8:30am start time on Thursdays through August. To see a complete listing of walks, trips and programs for next month, be sure to check out the Naturalist Calendar.

While it appears that some of the year's hottest days are coming up during the next week, keep in mind that migration is occurring on a more consistent basis each and every day. In fact, the next cold front (whenever it gets here) should bring with it the first noticeable passerine flight of the season. Juveniles of many shorebird species will be arriving soon, and will help swell already-increasing numbers of southbound 'pipers. Given the time of year, and the predicted weather for the upcoming period, your best birding bets are probably at The Meadows, Brig/Forsythe NWR and Stone Harbor Point/Nummy Island.

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 7/31/08
Notes: A total of 13 new birders, including 2 youngsters under 12, joined us for the Walk for All People at the State Park. We enjoyed good looks at many of the shorebirds, gull, and terns, including some newly fledged common terns.
Number of species: 50

Canada Goose X
Mute Swan X
Mallard X
Double-crested Cormorant X
Great Egret X
Snowy Egret X
Glossy Ibis X
Osprey X
Semipalmated Plover X
Piping Plover X
Killdeer X
American Oystercatcher X
Solitary Sandpiper X
Greater Yellowlegs X
Lesser Yellowlegs X
Ruddy Turnstone X
Sanderling X
Semipalmated Sandpiper X
Least Sandpiper X
Short-billed Dowitcher X
Laughing Gull X
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Least Tern X
Common Tern X
Forster's Tern X
Black Skimmer X
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Eastern Kingbird X
Fish Crow X
Purple Martin X
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Carolina Chickadee X
Carolina Wren X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Northern Mockingbird X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Common Yellowthroat X
Song Sparrow X
Northern Cardinal X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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