Cape May Day One

Thursday, June 09, 2005, Led by Mary and Bill

Photos by Bill Walker

48 Species at Cape May, NJ

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Common Tern
Bob Power notes: "The bill, the head pattern, the legs, and the best of all... wing-tip to tail tip. Tail falls just short of wing tip. Good for Common Tern."
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Yellow-breasted Chat
So elusive, calling loudly and obnoxiously from a sequence of well-hidden perches deep in the middle of trees. We each managed a short glimpse and declared victory.
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

48 Species at Cape May, NJ

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Common Tern
Bob Power notes: "The bill, the head pattern, the legs, and the best of all... wing-tip to tail tip. Tail falls just short of wing tip. Good for Common Tern."
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Apodidae (Swifts)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Yellow-breasted Chat
So elusive, calling loudly and obnoxiously from a sequence of well-hidden perches deep in the middle of trees. We each managed a short glimpse and declared victory.
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Weather was warm and humid, but a nice breeze plus some fog and cloud cover kept us from overheating. Migration seems to be mostly done, but we did see a lot of the regional specialties, many of which are unusual to us west-coasters