CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE January 19, 2007
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New
Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's
message was prepared on Friday January 19, 2007. Highlights this
week include sightings of BAND-TAILED PIGEON, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, VESPER SPARROW, SHORT-EARED OWL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, REDHEAD,
SEDGE WREN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
SNOW BUNTING and REDHEADED WOODPECKER.
As of yesterday, 1/18, the BAND-TAILED PIGEON was still present at
the feeders on Stevens Street in West Cape May. Viewing accesses is
limited to the street or from the drive way of 152 Steven's St.
Please be respectful of other resident's property and yards.
The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues, as of 1/17, to be seen in
the community park on Madison Ave. in Cape May.
A VESPER SPARROW has been frequently seen in the hedgerow west of
Rea's Farm Market on Steven's Street in West Cape May.
SHORT-EARED OWLS continue to be seen with regularity along the
Delaware Bay shore. On 1/15 three were seen from the end of Jake's
On 1/14 two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen "heading inland" around dusk
from Husted Landing.
The drake REDHEAD continues on Lake Lilly in Cape May Point as of 1/17.
A SEDGE WREN continues to be seen from Jake's Landing road, the last
report of this bird was on 1/14.
Also on 1/14, an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL flew by the jetty at
On 1/15 both COMMON EIDER and HARLEQUIN DUCK were seen from Two Mile
The somewhat regular flock of SNOW BUNTINGS continues to be seen from
the Cape May Point State Park, as of 1/11.
Lastly, a REDHEADED WOODPECKER was seen in a private yard near Bucks
Ave. in Goshen on 1/16.
CMBO's bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake
Drive in Cape May Point, winter hours are Thursday-Monday 9:00-4:30.
The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 is Goshen, will be
CLOSED until further notice.
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape
May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties. Updates are made weekly.
Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at
609-884-2736. Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of
CMBO members and business members, and should you not be a member, we
cordially invite you to join. Individual membership is $35 per year;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE copy of
BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!