On this tour we’ll experience some of the best fall birding in the United States. We will bird New Jersey north to south and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania. We’ll be at famous hawk watches in all three states and a fabulous sea watch in New Jersey. We’ll bird coastal and inland marshes, mudflats, grasslands, freshwater lakes, and both pine forests and deciduous woodland areas. Many birds winter here and there will still be many late migrants coming through. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded during this week here in eBird.
This will be near peak season for both Golden Eagle and Northern Goshawk. Many species of waterfowl will just be arriving. And many species of shorebirds will linger into this week. Land birds will be present in an amazing variety. This is a really fun time to visit the mid-Atlantic region.
Some of the birds we may see include Snow Goose, Brant, Mute Swan, Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, American Black Duck, Surf, Black, and White-winged Scoters, Red-throated Loon, Great Cormorant, Northern Gannet, American Bittern, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Clapper Rail, American Oystercatcher, Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot, Stilt Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Parasitic Jaeger, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Skimmer, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler, Nelson’s Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, and Purple Finch.