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 November 2 include WOOD STORK, POMARINE JAEGER, COMMON EIDER, SEDGE
WREN, other bird news, and news of CMBO.
A WOOD STORK was seen at the Avalon Sea Watch on October 30. The bird
was in the area for about half an hour, but was not relocated
A very cooperative POMARINE JAEGER was seen repeatedly along the Cape
May and Cape May Point beach fronts on October 27 and 28.
Two COMMON EIDERS have been in the area of stone Harbor Point and were
reported on October 27.
SEDGE WRENS were located at the Beanery on October 30 and at Turkey
Point, Cumberland County on November 1.
A western-type junco was found on Cape May Point on November 1. It has
not been decided whether it was an Oregon Junco, a Pink-sided Junco or,
more likely, something in between.
A sub-adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen east of the SCMM on October 30,
and what may have been the same bird was seen between there and the Cape
May Point State Park on November 1 and 2.
Other highlights this week included: YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO on Cape May
Point on October 27, 2nd year LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the ferry
terminal on October 29, a very late BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at Brig on the
29th, BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the Beanery on the 29th,a CLIFF SWALLOW and
three BARN SWALLOWS at the State Park on the 29th, SHORT-EARED OWL and
three PECTORAL SANDPIPERS from the Hawk Watch on October 30,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Stone Harbor Point on the 30th, NASHVILLE
WARBLER at West Cape May on the 31st, ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW at the State
Park on the 31st, MARBLED GODWIT at Stone Harbor Point on the 31st,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and BALTIMORE ORIOLE at Hidden Valley Ranch on the 1st,
adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the ferry terminal on the 1st,
and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and GREEN HERON at the Beanery on the 1st.
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.,