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Saturday, May 10, 2008

World Series of Birding

NBNC teens competed for the eighth time since 1999 in the World Series of Birding competition in New Jersey. For 24-straight hours, we looked for and listened to every tweet and twitter of avian life in Cape May County. Hearing the Chuck-will's-widow at quarter-to-midnight, our team raced to the finish line, having seen or heard 154 species in the day, and ranking fifth in our division. In addition, we expect our team to have raised $5,000 for youth birding programs at NBNC. A complete checklist is below. Birds seen during the scouting day, but not the competition, include Black Skimmer, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Meadowlark.
Muse Swan Short-billed Dowitcher Marsh Wren
Snow Goose American Woodcock Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Brant Laughing Gull Eastern Bluebird
Canada Goose Ring-billed Gull Veery
Wood Duck Herring Gull Wood Thrush
Gadwall Great Black-backed Gull American Robin
American Black Duck Gull-billed Tern Gray Catbird
Mallard Royal Tern Northern Mockingbird
Blue-winged Teal Common Tern Brown Thrasher
Black Scoter Forster's Tern European Starling
Red-breasted Merganaser Least Tern Cedar Waxwing
Wild Turkey Mourning Dove Nashville Warbler
Common Looon Rock Pigeon Northern Parula
Northern Gannet Black-billed Cuckoo Yellow Warbler
Double-crested Cormorant Eastern Screech-Owl Chestnut-sided Warbler
Great Blue Heron Great Horned Owl Magnolia Warbler
Great Egret Barred Owl Black-throated Blue Warbler
Snowy Egret Common Nighthawk Yellow-rumped Warbler
Little Blue Heron Chuck-will's-widow Black-throated Green Warbler
Tricolored Heron Whip-poor-will Pine Warbler
Cattle Egret Chimney Swift Prairie Warler
Black-crowned Night-Heron Ruby-throated Hummingbird Black-and-white Warbler
Glossy Ibis Belted Kingfisher American Redstart
Black Vulture Red-headed Woodpecker Prothonotary Warbler
Turkey Vulture Red-bellied Woodpecker Worm-eating Warbler
Osprey Downy Woodpecker Ovenbird
Bald Eagle Hairy Woodpecker Louisiana Waterthrush
Red-tailed Hawk Northern Flicker Common Yellowthroat
Merlin Eastern Wood-Pewee Hooded Warbler
Peregrine Falcon Acadian Flycatcher Yellow-breasted Chat
Clapper Rail Eastern Phoebe Scarlet Tanager
Sora Great Crested Flycatcher Eastern Towhee
Black-bellied Plover Eastern Kingbird Chipping Sparrow
Semipalmated Plover White-eyed Vireo Field Sparrow
Piping Plover Red-eyed Vireo Savannah Sparrow
Killdeer Purple Martin Seaside Sparrow
American Oystercatcher Gree Swallow Song Sparrow
Greater Yellowlegs Northern Rough-winged Swallow White-throated Sparrow
Lesser Yellowlegs Bank Swallow Northern Cardinal
Solitary Sandpiper Cliff Swallow Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Willet Barn Swallow Blue Grosbeak
Spotted Sandpiper Blue Jay Indigo Bunting
Whimbrel American Crow Bobolink
Ruddy Turnstone Fish Crow Red-winged Blackbird
Red Knot Carolina Chickadee Boat-tailed Grackle
Sanderling Tufted Titmouse Common Grackle
Semipalmated Sandpiper White-breasted Nuthatch Brown-headed Cowbird
Least Sandpiper Brown Creeper Orchard Oriole
Purple Sandpiper Carolina Wren House Finch
Dunlin House Wren American Goldfinch

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