Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Migration Warming Up; News From The State Park

As evidenced by the last few reports, fall migration is definitely starting to gear up in Cape May. Shorebirds such as yellowlegs, dowitchers and Willets are all on the move right now, and more will join the party in the days ahead. In the past week we've also seen the vanguard movement of several early season passerines, notably Bobolink and Yellow Warbler. Stay tuned for news of the next arriving migrants in Cape May.

Karl Lukens has the following to say about this morning's stroll through Cape May Pt. State Park:

"CMBO Walk at Cape May Point State Park. Again we found the usual suspects, i.e., mostly breeding birds with a few migrants. Numerous good looks at Orchard Orioles, 3 adult males and 3 females. An Orchard Oriole nest was found back near Al's Pond."

- Karl, (Steve, Patty, Carrie, Tom)

Location: Cape May Point SP
Observation date: 7/15/09
Notes: CMBO Trip-K,SW,PR,CB,T,+8.Clr,70,SE5.
Number of species: 48 (species of interest and recent migrants/arrivals boldfaced)

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 6
Mallard 20
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Egret 3
Glossy Ibis 6
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 3
Piping Plover 1
Killdeer 9
American Oystercatcher 2
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Laughing Gull 75
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 5
Least Tern 25
Forster's Tern 3
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1 heard
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Purple Martin 75
Tree Swallow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 5
House Wren 1
American Robin 12
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 3
Common Yellowthroat 6
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 2 heard
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 15
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Orchard Oriole 6 3 adult male, 3 female
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 10

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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