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Previous Tours - DELAWARE BAY OF NEW JERSEY

Top 10 lists are voted upon by the participants at the completion of each tour.

 

DELAWARE-NEW JERSEY CUSTOM TOUR:
24-26 May 2004

  Tied for first place:
  1) AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER--great scope views at Reed's Beach, NJ.
  1) RED KNOT--hundreds of this handsome shorebird feeding at Slaughter Beach, DE.
  3) Red-necked Phalarope--adult female feeding with Semipalmated Sandpipers at Port Mahon, DE.
  4) Ruddy Turnstone--massive flocks at many locations.
  5) Marsh Wren--singing while doing a split at the top of two weed stalks.
  6) Black-necked Stilt--many nice views of this LONG-legged wader.
  7) Prairie Warbler--singing male at Cape henlopen, DE.
  8) Laughing Gull--mass frenzied feeding upon Horseshoe Crab eggs at Reed's Beach.
  9) Black Scoter--adult drake at Slaughter Beach.
10) Semipalmated Sandpiper--more mass flock as a result of the Horseshoe Crab eggs.

The biggest non-avian highlight was of course the spawning Horseshoe Crabs on the Delaware Bayshore. We also saw numerous Northern Diamondback Terrapins (turtles) and several Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.

 

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