You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This message was prepared on
Thursday January 22nd. Highlights from the last week include Red-Headed
Woodpecker, Glaucous Gull, White Pelicans, Short-Eared Owls, Rough-Legged
Hawk, Virginia Rail, Orange Crowned Warbler, Canvasbacks and Rusty Blackbirds.
The RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen at the Schellenger Tract of
the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. Reported are one adult and one
immature. Head west from Rt. 47 at Green Creek on Norbury's Landing Rd. Go
past the Green Creek Fire House and park on the roadside where a grassy
track heads back to the right. There are National Wildlife Refuge boundary
signs here. The woodpeckers were frequenting dead trees near the end of
The young male ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD that had been being seen in Cape May has
not been reported since January 12th. Anyone finding the bird again please
call our sightings hotline. The bird was being seen frequenting feeders on
2 CANVASBACKS were reported off the Convent Jetty in Cape May Point on the
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, EASTERN PHOEBE, WINTER WREN and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK were
seen on Jan.17th at The Beanery.
A VIRGINIA RAIL was seen at the Cape May Point State Park on January 17TH.
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were reported at the Cape May Point State Park and
The Meadows this week.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK(dark) was reported at Jake's Landing on the 17th.
3 WHITE PELICANS were seen on the 17th at Cape May Point coming across
Delaware Bay, past the State Park and continuing north.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was reported at Shellpile-Ocean Drive before the Blue Claw
Restaurant on the 16th, 17th and again on the 19th.
SHORT-EARED OWLS are seen hunting regularly at Jake's Landing.
North on the New Jersey coast, a BOHEMIAN WAXWING has been frequenting
Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Light has been loaded with interesting
birds. Another BOHEMIAN WAXWING was reported at Great Swamp on the 21st.
A pelagic targeting winter seabirds is scheduled for Sunday, March 7 out of
Cape May, NJ. The cost is $90. Contact See Life Paulagics for more
information at 215-234-6805 or see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
The Cape May Bird Observatory offers an extensive series of regular bird
walks that require no pre-registration and many special field trips and
programs for which advanced registration is required. To receive a copy of
our Program Schedule, stop at one of our centers, call the office during
business hours at 609-861-0700, call our natural history and events hotline
at 609-861-0466, or go to New Jersey Audubon's WEB SITE at http://www.njaudubon.org
This Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the Cape May Bird Observatory,
which is a research, conservation, and education unit of the New Jersey
Audubon Society. Our aim is to preserve and perpetuate the ornithological
significance of Cape May. Your membership supports these goals and this
hotline. We detail sightings from around Cape May County, and also include
reports from Cumberland and Atlantic Counties. Updates are typically made on
Thursdays. Please report your sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO's
Northwood Center at 609-884-2736, or e-mail reports to
CapeMayReports@njaudubon.org. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING
Scott J. Edwards, Sales Manager
Cape May Bird Observatory Northwood Center
701 E. Lake Dr., PO Box 3
Cape May Point, NJ 08212