North Shore – February 25th 2017 – Field Trip Report

By Well, I had checked the forecast, and the rain wasn’t supposed to hit until 5:00PM or so. I thought great! Razorbill can be seen through mid March in NJ. I knew it would be challenging today with the waves – the SE winds had the ocean kicked up. What I didn’t realize – and probably not the forecasters – …

North Shore – February 11th 2017 – Field Trip Report

Our trip to the North Shore region enjoyed excellent weather! Usually this area is cold and blustery. With bodies of water mainly frozen. We had 45 to 50 degrees and light SW winds for most of the day. Wow! Diversity of waterfowl has been low this year. With the warm winter, a lot of species did not come south as …

Palmyra Cove – October 30th 2016 – Field Trip Report

The last trip here for this year was very birdy – this is normal for a late fall morning here. What wasn’t normal was the 70 degree temps! Birds were quiet after a few hours. Some lingering species like 3 Blackpolls and 1 Nashville. Plus the usual species like White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows. Field and Chipping also. Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-bellied …

Palmyra Cove – October 9th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Rain is definitely a deterrent to birding. Hard to keep the optics dry! But good birds can be found. The birds still have to feed – even if raining. I did a lot of bushwacking for Connecticut this morning – no success, but take a look at what else I had – with excellent looks. The low stuff was enjoyed, …

Vinalhaven – August 13th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Five enthusiastic participants attended the charter trip from Vinalhaven, Maine in pursuit of the Red-billed Tropicbird on August 13, 2016. This trip required driving to Rockland, Maine, staying overnight, then taking the ferry from Rockland to reach the charter located on the island of Vinalhaven. All members of the group were well aware the coveted bird had gone MIA on …

Palmyra Cove – September 11th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Well, the trip for migrants at Palmyra this morning didn’t get a good weather front coming through – the front has cleared this late afternoon. I was watching the radar – it was lit up behind the front! Not much in front of the frontal boundary. We had to work for our birds, but we had some highlights – a …

Tannersville – August 4th 2016 – Field Trip Report

From Cindy Ahern: An enthusiastic group of 10 participants had a wonderful time visiting the Tannersville Cranberry Bog on Thursday, August 4, 2016. We started our walk around 8:15am, and spent a little over 4 hours exploring the upland forest and bog. Perfect weather and a perfect combination of bird and plant enthusiasts made this trip a memorable learning experience …

Lakehurst – June 8th 2016 – Field Trip Report

In the eight years that I have led this trip, this has been absolutely the best showing by the Upland Sandpipers. During the three hours we spent at the Drop Zone there were almost continuous flights of Uppies. We estimated there were at least three pairs. The weather was mild but breezy. This seemed to keep many of the other …

Palmyra Cove – May 22nd 2016 – Field Trip Report

Well, one of the best migrant spots in SW Jersey didn’t have a chance to show its stuff! The weather the past few days had been anti-migratory with the winds. But we actually did have some warblers – Blackpolls, Parula, Black and White, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, and Redstarts. Most in small numbers. A Veery and Rose-breasted Grosbeak were had. The …

West Laurel Hill Cemetery – Field Trip Report

April 30, 2016 – WEST LAUREL HILL CEMETERY Leader: Outbound – Bridge to Barmouth Trailhead Apr 30, 2016 7:14 AM Traveling 1.00 miles 98 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: 50 degrees; windless; clouded over at first–then patches of blue emerging Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44 4 Canada Goose 4 Wood Duck 5 Mallard 1 Double-crested …