E-Z Birding at Northwood - Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

It was a beautiful spring morning for a walk around Cape May Point. We headed first along Lake Lily (where we startled a Wilson's Snipe) to Coral Avenue dune crossover to observe and learn about the Springwatch volunteer migration count. Northern Gannets were in abundance, and we also had Bonaparte's Gull, Ruddy Turnstone, American Oystercatcher, and Red-throated Loon at close range. We witnessed a single Osprey arriving from Delaware. Lighthouse Pond and Lake Lily yielded a variety of ducks as well as the first Tree Swallows of the season. We ended by surveying the newly restored backyard habitat behind Northwood. Leaders: Catherine Busch, Mary Watkins, and Carrie Bell.
51 species

Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  6
Northern Shoveler  1
Green-winged Teal  2
Ring-necked Duck  20
Bufflehead  6
Red-throated Loon  2
Northern Gannet  X
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  5
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Wilson's Snipe  1
Bonaparte's Gull  2
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  6
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  3
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  5
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  12
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  10
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
House Finch  6
House Sparrow  X

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