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 October 12 include WHITE PELICAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, other bird
news, and news of CMBO.
Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were over Bivalve, Cumberland County on
October 9. There have been no further reports.
The EURASIAN WIGEON continues to be seen on ponds around Cape May
Point. Bunker Pond, Lighthouse Pond, and the South Cape May Meadows
(SCMM) are all places to check.
Other highlights this week included: RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Higbee
Beach on October 6, COMMON EIDER at 106th St. in Stone Harbor on the
6th, four MARBLED GODWITS and 25 WESTERN WILLETS at Stone Harbor
Point on the 6th, and 30 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, three CONNECTICUT
WARBLERS, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Higbee Beach on the 8th.
Warbler diversity is on the wane, with the arrival of hordes of
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Still, a few BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS,
NASHVILLE WARBLERS, BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULAS (and other
typically late warblers) are being seen. The sparrow season is also
well under way with a good flight of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS on the
12th. CHIPPING, SWAMP, WHITE-THROATED, SONG, and FIELD SPARROWS have
all arrived in numbers, and a few LINCOLN'S SPARROWS have been seen.
The big PEREGRINE FALCON push came this past week at the Cape May Hawk
Count with 217 seen on the 6th.
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. 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.
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!
Vincent J. Elia
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210