Monday, August 4, 2008

Uppies over the Meadows; Swallows swell

Karl Lukens checks in with a bird-filled report from this morning's stroll around the South Cape May Meadows, led by seven CMBO naturalists and Pete Dunne. Karl writes:

"Big group and nice variety of birds on the CMBO morning walk at the TNC South Cape May Meadows. Although not seen 2 calling Upland Sandpipers and a Whimbrel were noteworthy. A Blue-winged Teal was a nice addition to the usual Mallards. Numerous Glossy Ibis and a variety of shorebirds were also present."

In other news, wood-warblers continue to pile in to the peninsula. Tennessee Warbler, "Brewster's" Warbler and both waterthrushes were recorded among 13 (and a half) species of warblers at Higbee yesterday. Karen and Brian Johnson staked claim to the first "sod-pipers" of the season, with 3 Uplands and 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the Johnson Sod Farm in northern Cumberland County yesterday. Glen Davis reports that there was one Uppie there today. Swallow numbers also continue to swell; as I was walking in the door a few minutes ago I was pleased to find double-digit numbers of Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows and Purple Martins around the yard. Karl reported around 250 Tree Swallows in the Meadows this morning.

Location: South Cape May Meadows
Observation date: 8/4/08
Number of species: 65

Canada Goose 15

Mute Swan 22
Mallard 25
Blue-winged Teal 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 8
Snowy Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 50
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 3
Semipalmated Plover 3
Killdeer 5
American Oystercatcher 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Upland Sandpiper 2
Whimbrel 1
Sanderling 50
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 10
Short-billed Dowitcher 8
Laughing Gull 75
Ring-billed Gull 5
Herring Gull 20
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 50
Least Tern 50
Common Tern 5
Forster's Tern 40
Black Skimmer 40
Rock Pigeon 5
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 5
Purple Martin 10
Tree Swallow 250
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 10
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 2
Yellow Warbler 6
American Redstart 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 5

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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