Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 11/25/1999
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 25 include reports of PACIFIC LOON, KING EIDER, POMARINE JAEGER, CAVE SWALLOW, and news of CMBO.

A PACIFIC LOON was seen as it flew by the Avalon Seawatch on November 20, but there have been no further reports. Also at the Seawatch were KING EIDER and POMARINE JAEGER on November 19, and a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE on November 20.

The last Cave Swallow report was one seen on November 19 at the Beanery. Also seen were a Barn Swallow and two Tree Swallows.

Other highlights this week included a WESTERN KINGBIRD near New England and Bayshore Roads on November 21, a BARN OWL over Cape May Point on the 21st, and a BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the Center for Research and Education in Goshen on the 21st.

The final tally from this falls owl banding project was: 367 SAW-WHET OWLS, 20 LONG-EARED OWLS, two SHORT-EARED OWLS, two GREAT HORNED OWLS, a one BARN OWL.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no preregistration, 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. 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. Don't hesitate to visit our two centers of activity. CMBO's Center for Research & Education is located at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen. CMBO's Northwood Center is located at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The Center in Goshen also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers. Each Center is OPEN DAILY 10-5.

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, more often if warranted. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!

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