[CT Birds] Cape May and Brig

Alexander Burdo alexanderburdo at mac.com
Mon Sep 21 09:49:47 EDT 2009


This may be of interest to the list:

Had a wonderful weekend birding Cape May, NJ and Brigantine.

9/19-Cape May, the Meadows
Highlights-
1 Least Bittern
1 American Bittern
1 American Golden-Plover
3 Common Moorhen
1 Merlin

9/19-Cape May Point SP
Highlights-
1 Piping Plover
6 Black Skimmer
1 Bald Eagle

9/20-Higbee Beach Morning Warbler
Highlights-
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
3 Blackpoll Warbler
1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
7 Northern Parula

9/20-Hidden Valley
Highlights-
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Solitary Sandpiper

9/20-Cape May Point SP
Highlights-
2 Bald Eagles
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Merlin
7 Forster's Terns
2 American Kestrel
4 Palm Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler

9/20-Brigantine NWR
Highlights-
1 ROSEATE SPOONBILL
6 Snow Goose
45 Caspian Terns
3 ROYAL TERNS
20 Forster's Terns
TONS OF PEEPS-Including: Dunlin, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated  
Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper
Tons of Clapper Rails

All in all a fantastic weekend of birding. Cape May and Brig were both  
fantastic!

Alex Burdo
Fairfield 




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