Thursday, August 5, 2010

Avocet Arrival

Two American Avocets showed up at Cape May Point State Park this morning and showed well for our Walk For All People this morning. The walk produced yet another fine list of shorebirds and ample opportunity to get to grips with the subtle differences between the species. The Black-bellied Whistling-ducks continue on the south side of Lighthouse Pond and most evenings at the moment, small numbers of Black-crowned Night Herons can be heard calling overhead. Visit our Field Trip Reports for full species lists of our walks and programs.

Two American Avocets in early morning light at Cape May Point State Park this morning [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Stilt Sandpipers continue to pass through Cape May in good numbers at present, with Bunker Pond being the favorite venue it seems [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Adult Pectoral Sandpiper [photo by Karl Lukens]

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