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 20 include reports of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
COMMON EIDER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.
A quick note: Forsythe NWR (Brig) will we closed on Tuesdays for goose
hunting Through February 15.
A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE found on the Cumberland Christmas Count on January 2
was still present on January 17. The bird was along the upper end of Bay
Point Road in Lawrence Township, Cumberland County. Bay Point Road runs
to the northwest from Nantuxent WMA.
An adult male HARLEQUIN DUCK continues at Avalon at 7th St. and the
beach. Also present are two immature male and one female COMMON EIDERS.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Hidden valley Ranch on January 15.
Six RED CROSSBILLS were fly-overs at Hidden Valley Ranch on the 15th.
An EASTERN PHOEBE has been frequenting the area around CMBOs Goshen
Center, last seen on January 19. A GOLDEN EAGLE was a fly-by at Center
on the 19th.
Other highlights include: a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, eight GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, and 30 LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Turkey Point; a COMMON REDPOLL
in a yard along Sunset Blvd. on the 17th; and five AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS and a SHORT-EARED OWL in the South Cape May Meadows on the
At least five SHORT-EARED OWLS continue at Jake;s Landing. On January
14, observers in the Leed;s Point -Motts Creek area had seven
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, four BALD EAGLES, a GOLDEN EAGLE, and a PEREGRINE
The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no
preregistration, 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
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. For more information call 609-861-0700 or send a
request for information to CMBO, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court
House, NJ 08210. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research &
Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at
701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens,
feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The
Goshen Center also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists,
photographer, and carvers.
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!