Winter birding trip with the Forsyth Audubon – Huntington Beach State Park

Our awesome Forsyth Audubon 2016 winter trip group:IMG_3270┬áBonaparte’s Gull
IMG_1590 Hooded MerganserIMG_1602 Bald EagleIMG_1647 Greater YellowlegsIMG_1711American White Pelican
IMG_1756Frozen Forsyth Audubon Birders
IMG_3170 WilletsIMG_3241 Tricolored HeronIMG_3262 Red-winged BlackbirdIMG_3297Great Blue HeronIMG_1692 2Great EgretIMG_1744Great Blue HeronIMG_3130Snowy EgretIMG_1680

Cape Maygration – Heislersville

Our last day we birded Shorebirds at Heislersville

We saw many Great Egrets, Double-Crested Cormorants and Black-Crowned Night-Herons on a rookery.IMG_0400 IMG_0401 Black SkimmersIMG_0422 Herring GullIMG_0429 Two Bald Eagles. One on the nest and one on the top of the tree.IMG_0444 IMG_0447We saw many Short-Billed Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstone and Semipalmated Sandpipers.IMG_0450 Clapper RailIMG_0455 We saw many Ospreys.IMG_0471

Cape Maygration Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival – The Meadows and the Beanery

The second day at the Cape May Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival, we birded dunes, freshwater wetlands, meadows, ponds and protected beach at the Meadows and the Beanery.IMG_1898 IMG_1900 IMG_1903 IMG_1904 IMG_1905 IMG_1907 IMG_1910Mute Swa

IMG_0243Forster TernsIMG_0224Piping Plovers

IMG_0222Laughing Gulls

IMG_0198 MuskratIMG_0215 Great Black-backed GullIMG_0191 IMG_0197