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reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of the New
Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory.
Highlights for the week ending Jan. 18, 1996 include
sightings of NORTHERN SHRIKE, LARK SPARROW, GLAUCOUS GULL,
ICELAND GULL, COMMON EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, news and
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen Jan. 13 along Bayshore Rd. near
the B&A farm. It has not been seen since. This is probably
the same bird that has been reported previously this winter
in the same general area. It can show up almost anywhere.
A LARK SPARROW is still present in West Cape May; it is
being seen in the vicinity of Third and Morrison. This is
probably the same bird found there in late fall.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was found at a small pond in The Villas on
Jan. 12; it was seen only briefly. Also present there were
two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.
AN ICELAND GULL was found Jan. 14 on Poverty Beach, in the
city of Cape May, and again on Jan. 15; this is the stretch
of beach at the east end of the Cape May boardwalks,
looking toward Cold Spring Inlet. On the Wildwood Crest
side of Cold Spring Inlet, there were five COMMON EIDERS,
found on Jan. 15 and seen again Jan. 18.
RED-NECKED GREBES were found in two different places, one
in Cape May Harbor Jan. 16 and another at Mill Creek
Marina, along Ocean Drive, Jan. 17.
A good variety of ducks can be found on Lighthouse Pond at
the State Park, and on Lily Lake; these include CANVASBACK,
REDHEAD, and RING-NECKED DUCK. A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE first
reported Jan. 10 was last seen Jan. 14, and the SANDHILL
CRANES were not reported this week.
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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
birding hotline. For more information regarding Cape May
birding, our programs and field trips, and the Observatory,
call our office at 609-884-2736 or a send a request for
info to CMBO, P.O. Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. If you
are in the area, do not hesitate to visit our headquarters
and growing birding bookstore at 707 E. Lake Dr., Cape May
Point. We're open 9-5 every day but Monday.
The Cape May birding hotline [(609) 884-2626] is a service
of Cape May Bird Observatory and includes sightings from
Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties and adjacent
areas. Updates are made on Thursday evening, more often if
warranted. [Compiled by CMBO staff; transcribed by L.
Larson (email@example.com).] Please report
sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at (609)
884-2736. Thank you for calling; good birding.