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
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
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.,