Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, March 11th, 2017

How often have you seen a Virginia Rail at the State Park in March? It wasn't on our list of expected birds today but there it was, leisurely feeding in the marsh grasses along the blue trail. We walked slowly along the boardwalk as it went in and out of view just a few feet away. The Tundra Swans are still in the third plover pond and we had a first-of-season Semipalmated Plover in the first plover pond but that cooperative Virginia Rail was everyone's favorite bird of the day!  Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, and Michael McCabe.
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  16
Mute Swan  6
Tundra Swan  4
Gadwall  45
American Wigeon  3
Mallard (Northern)  15
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  2
Northern Shoveler  22
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal (American)  26
Bufflehead  3
Northern Gannet  7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  2
Black Vulture  7
Turkey Vulture  4
Virginia Rail  1
American Coot  1
Semipalmated Plover  1
Killdeer  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Ring-billed Gull  6
Herring Gull (American)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  7
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  13
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  11
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  2
White-throated Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern)  1
Common Grackle  4

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