You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory.
This week's message, prepared on Friday, January 13,includes sightings
of SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SEDGE WREN, SNOW
BUNTING, IPSWICH SPARROW, SANDHILL CRANE, and BLACK-HEADED GULL.
The SNOWY OWL frequenting Stone Harbor Point, as well as beaches in
North Wildwood, was most recently reported at dusk on Thursday, January
12th.The bird does wander and evenings appear to be one of the more
predictable times at Stone Harbor Point.Also at Stone Harbor Point are
SNOW BUNTING (most recently 3 birds) and several IPSWICH (Savannah)
SHORT-EARED OWLS have been reported at both Jakes Landing in northern
Cape May County and Turkey Point, south of Dividing Creek in Cumberland
County.Apparently the large numbers present on the marshes of Tuckahoe
and Corbin City failed to reappear this year. Dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWKS are also present at Jakes and Turkey Point.
At Turkey Point and several points along the road, including the drive
over bridge and the long straight away after the dog leg, are multiple
The perennial South of the Canal SANDHILL CRANE was last reported
January 7thalong Batts Lane.The TRUMPETER SWAN was last reported at
Daveys Lake on January 5th.
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of New Jersey Audubons Cape
May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May, Atlantic and
Cumberland Counties.Updates are made on Thursday (and sometimes
Friday).Please report rare or unusual sightings to CMBO at
609-884-2736.Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of
our members.If you are not a member, we cordially invite you to
join.Individual membership is $35 per year; $45 for families.You can
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FREE copy of BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY (in addition to your other member
Please note that the Northwood Center will be closed Saturday and
Sunday, January 14 and 15.We will open at 9 AM on Monday, January
16th.The Center for Research and Education will be open over the