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Checklist S45004611

 
Location
Cape Island--CMPSP (Cape May Point SP), Cape May County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Tom Reed
Comments:
CMBO GfH w/ Bern & Chris. Overcast w/ periods of rain early, becoming partly cloudy. Temp around 55ºF, Winds E 10-20mph.
Species
100 species (+1 other taxa) total
20
Canada Goose
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
10
Mute Swan
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
5
Mallard
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
20
Surf Scoter
5
Black Scoter
2
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
10
Mourning Dove
30
Chimney Swift

conservative estimate

1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4
American Oystercatcher
3
Black-bellied Plover
2
Semipalmated Plover
2
Killdeer
20
Whimbrel (Hudsonian)
1
Ruddy Turnstone
10
Sanderling
5
Dunlin
1
Least Sandpiper
40
Short-billed Dowitcher
3
Greater Yellowlegs
50
Willet (Eastern)

coarse estimate; good shorebird flight

5
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Bonaparte's Gull
150
Laughing Gull
1
Ring-billed Gull
20
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
25
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Gull-billed Tern

*uncommon at Cape Island -- apparent active migrants, together and eastbound over Lighthouse Pond at 1025, just as rain was clearing out.

25
Forster's Tern
10
Red-throated Loon
3
Common Loon
150
Northern Gannet
200
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
6
Great Egret
10
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron
5
Glossy Ibis
5
Black Vulture
5
Turkey Vulture
10
Osprey (carolinensis)
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Merlin (Taiga)
1
Eastern Kingbird
1
White-eyed Vireo
2
Blue Jay
1
American Crow
5
Fish Crow
10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
60
Purple Martin
25
Tree Swallow
1
Bank Swallow
150
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow
2
Carolina Chickadee
1
House Wren
10
Carolina Wren
10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Hermit Thrush
15
American Robin
3
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher
4
Northern Mockingbird
20
European Starling
10
Cedar Waxwing
10
House Finch
4
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
5
Field Sparrow
30
White-throated Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
2
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
2
Eastern Towhee
1
Orchard Oriole
40
Red-winged Blackbird
15
Brown-headed Cowbird
10
Common Grackle
5
Common Grackle (Purple)
1
Boat-tailed Grackle (torreyi/alabamensis)
1
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Prothonotary Warbler
1
Swainson's Warbler

**Rare/very rare spring overshoot migrant; about the 15th county record. Discovered earlier in AM by AK. Singing in Bob's Woods; audible from east side of Lighthouse Pond on a couple occasions. Short song w/ strongly shouted but sweet notes, rising then falling. Recordings by others.

7
Common Yellowthroat
2
Yellow Warbler
3
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
2
Pine Warbler
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Prairie Warbler
10
Northern Cardinal
2
Indigo Bunting
2
House Sparrow
 

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