Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 1/18/2001
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 18 include: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at the Schellenger tract of the Cape May NWR

There are at least three, and possibly as many as six, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Jakes Landing.

Other highlights this week included: six HORNED LARKS at the Cape May county airport on January 13, four COMMON MERGANSERS at Jakes Landing on January 13, and a SNOW BUNTING across from Two Mile Landing along Ocean Drive on January 13.

There will be a pelagic trip out of Cape May on Sunday, March 4 from 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM, aboard the Miss Chris, a 65-foot fishing boat. The cost is $65.00. Contact Paul Guris at 215-234-6805 or at email address sawwhet@voicenet.com

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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