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coastal bird numbers

Postby duckin' nutz15 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:44 pm

so how do the duck and brant numbers look around stone harbor and avalon??
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby SouthJerseySlayers » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:09 pm

thats all i hunt, there are alot of birds around. t
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from ducks to dear, from bows to birds, stripers and large mouth, then throw in some school work, yepp thats us a bunch of teenagers livin the dream
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby duckin' nutz15 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:15 pm

gonna give it a go in the am. thank you for the intel! :thumbsup:
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby Quackerbarrel » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:56 pm

What's that group that estimates bird numbers and species? I think there based out of Avalon. I used to keep an eye on there website to see what's coming through NJ, just can't seem to find it.
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby Quackerbarrel » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:58 pm

Found it! Check out Avalon Sea Watch, they watch what's flying and estimate how many they see in the area, it's a good scouting tool and to see what kind of numbers are around, goodluck!
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby diverhunter123 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:06 am

SouthJerseySlayers wrote:thats all i hunt, there are alot of birds around. tons of bluebills and buffleheads. alot of brant aswell been
slaughtering them
I agree i see tons of mergansers and buffies but ive only seen one blue bill the whole 12 years ive hunted in avalon do they tend to stay in the horbor or are they pied up out there ?
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby SouthJerseySlayers » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:12 am

they come in spurts of every four years
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby bassassassin8 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:29 pm

Quackerbarrel wrote:Found it! Check out Avalon Sea Watch, they watch what's flying and estimate how many they see in the area, it's a good scouting tool and to see what kind of numbers are around, goodluck!


Avalon Sea Watch is through NJ Audubon. Their scout only works off of one road though and it's flybys out over the ocean, nothing in the back bays just FYI. Good info nonetheless.
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby duktatr » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Met a guide at the boat ramp this morning in southern coastal zone. His crew pulled their limit of Scoter about 1.5 miles out. He mentioned that bigger numbers were about 3 miles out.

I stayed in the marshes and spent 2 boxes of shells on bufflehead. I managed a ruddy and my first bluebill to fill my bag for the first time this year. Turns out buffle fried with montreal steak seasoning is pretty good. Better with a Heineken. It's been a tough season for me and couldn't have been a better way to end it.
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Re: coastal bird numbers

Postby Quackerbarrel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:16 pm

Nice bluebill!! That's good news that there's sea ducks out, sea duck numbers have been declining.
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