The Morning Flight Count wrapped up a banner season on November 15th! Here's counter Andrew Dreelin displaying the final totals for the season, which featured all-time season high counts for seven species: Blackpoll Warbler, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, Eastern Phoebe, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo! Numbers in red mean that the total is in the Top 3 counts for either the seasonal total or the peak flight day in the history of the official count, although finches and blackbirds have only been counted in more recent years.
Andrew would like to thank his fellow seasonal crew members who assisted the count on busy days, the Cape May community and all of the birders who visited the count over the course of the fall, and of course CMBO for continuing to push Morning Flight research forward. He hopes that visitors will continue enjoy morning flight at CMBO's Springwatch and next fall's Morning Flight Count in 2019! To see the full season totals, check out the Morning Flight Count on Trektellen: https://www.trektellen.org/site/totals/1746/2018
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