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 25 include: NORTHERN SHRIKE, SNOWY OWL, other bird news,
and news of CMBO.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was reported from the Woodcock Lane section of the
Cape May NWR on January 24. The bird was in the front part of the field
to the left beyond the parking lot.
A SNOWY OWL was at Holgate on January 18. We have no further information
A large raft of scaup is visible off of Sea Isle, and can be viewed from
the Avalon Sea Watch. A handful of BLACK SCOTER and SURF SCOTER can also be
seen, along with a number of LONG-TAILED DUCKS.
Other highlights this week included: WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and WINTER
WREN at the Beanery, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Hidden Valley Ranch, A
BALD EAGLE over Hidden Valley Ranch, and 200 GREATER SCAUP at Reed's
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
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
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
*Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 142 Moore St.,