Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This morning we concentrated mainly on the Ponds, Dunes, and Beach. Lots of Terns in many plumages. Good looks at Common, Forster's, and Royal Terns with at least 2 Caspian Terns in the mix. Most shorebirds were seen as fly-overs but there were a few Least and a Solitary Sandpiper feeding along the pond edges. Overhead were many Tree and Barn Swallows, with a few Purple Martins. Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers were seen on the beach.  Leaders: Mike Crewe, Karl Lukens, Megan Crewe, Steve Weis, Chris Marks, and Jesse Amesbury.
53 species

Canada Goose  250
Mute Swan  5
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  2
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Semipalmated Plover  3
Killdeer  2
American Oystercatcher  4
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Sanderling  5
Semipalmated Sandpiper  10
Least Sandpiper  25
Short-billed Dowitcher  3
Laughing Gull  25
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  30
Caspian Tern  2
Common Tern  40
Forster's Tern  15
Royal Tern  25
Black Skimmer  75
Rock Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
Eastern Kingbird  3
Fish Crow  40
Purple Martin  10
Tree Swallow  50
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  10
Yellow Warbler  4
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Blue Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  10
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  40
House Finch  5
House Sparrow  1

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Caspian and Forster's Terns [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Adult and Juvenile Least Sandpipers [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Juvenile Little Blue Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Snowy Egret [Photo by Karl Lukens]