Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 1/11/2001
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. Highlights for the week ending January 11 include: GLAUCOUS GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A GLAUCOUS GULL continues at the fish docks along Ocean Drive, reported on January 5.

A male EURASIAN WIGEON in heavy molt was on the Madison Avenue pond in Cape May on January 5.

Other highlights this week included GOLDEN EAGLE at Jake's Landing on January 4, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Higbee Beach on the 5th, 30 HORNED LARKS at Hidden Valley Ranch on the 6th, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER along Sea Grove Avenue on the 7th, BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Cape May Point State Park on the 7th, three REDHEADS at the Nummy Island toll bridge on the 7th, three VESPER SPARROWS and an EASTERN PHOEBE at the Beanery on the 7th, TREE SWALLOW at South Cape May on the 7th, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Higbee Beach on the 7th, 100+ HORNED LARKS at the county airport on the 10th, and AMERICAN BITTERN on Nummy Island on the 10th.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no pre-registration, and many special field trips and programs that do. To receive a copy of our Program Schedule, stop our centers, or call 609-861-0700, or go to New Jersey Audubon's WEB SITE at http://www.njaudubon.org

The Cape May Bird Observatory is a research and education unit of the New Jersey Audubon Society. Our aim is to perpetuate and preserve the ornithological significance of Cape May. Your membership supports these goals and this hotline. The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties and near shore waters. Updates are made on Thursday evenings. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at 609?884?2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!

Vincent J. Elia
Research Associate
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210

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