Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CMBO Meadows walk- 8/15/08

Chuck and Mary Jane Slugg send word of the finds from the Friday evening's walk at the TNC's Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge. Remember that for Cape May the fall migration is well under way. The Morning Flight has started and counts will be updated to View from the Field soon. David La Puma has started reporting on the Birding Forecast for the fall, helping us to know when exactly may be the best time to Bird Cape May (or even your own neck of the woods.) I know it seem odd but the Hawk Watch wilkl even be starting in just a few short days (13 for those of you keeping count.)

CMBO also offers a walk pretty much every day of the week at this point in the season. Many times more than one walk a day!! Check out the Naturalist Calendar for information on walks, programs and workshops that will be taking place this fall.

Location: Cape May Migratory Bird Sanctuary (South Cape May Meadows)
Observation date: 8/15/08
Number of species: 43

Canada Goose 50
Mute Swan 16
Mallard 50
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 8
Snowy Egret 10
Little Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 12
Osprey 2
Semipalmated Plover 12
Killdeer 5
American Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
Ruddy Turnstone 3
Sanderling 35
Least Sandpiper 50
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Laughing Gull 80
Ring-billed Gull 30
Herring Gull 10
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Great Black-backed Gull 40
Least Tern 15
Common Tern 2
Forster's Tern 30
Royal Tern 2
Black Skimmer 30
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 10
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 12
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Common Grackle 1

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2

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