Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 1/31/2001
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 February 1 include: NORTHERN SHRIKE, EURASIAN WIGEON, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was reported again from the Woodcock Lane section of the Cape May NWR on January 31. The bird was in the center of the field.

A EURASIAN WIGEON is present on the little park pond along Madison Avenue in Cape May city. It was reported on January 30.

PILEATED WOODPECKER workings were found on a tree in the last pine stand on the road to Jakes Landing.

Corbin City WMA held 10-12 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS on January 26.

A WILLET, presumably a "Western" Willet was at Stone Harbor Point on January 27.

RED-THROATED LOONS have begun to return to Delaware Bay in small numbers. BONAPARTE'S GULLS, scoter, and NORTHERN GANNETS have yet to reappear, but numbers should begin to increase soon.

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! *Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 142 Moore St., Princeton 08540.

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