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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 11/26/1998
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 26 include reports of CAVE SWALLOW, FRANKLIN'S GULL, other bird news, local nature notes, and news of CMBO.

Two CAVE SWALLOWS were seen over the Hawk Watch at the Cape May Point State Park on November 21. A single CAVE SWALLOW was over the Beanery on the 22nd and two were over Cape May National Golf Course on the 23rd. All the sightings probably involved the same individuals.

An adult FRANKLIN'S GULL was a fly-by at the Avalon Seawatch on November 24.

On November 23 the Beanery held the following mix of birds: a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, TWO BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, TWO ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULA, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, TWO BALTIMORE ORIOLES, and two VESPER SPARROWS. Additionally, CAPE MAY and NASHVILLE WARBLERS were there on the 24th.

Other highlights this week included: LINCOLN'S SPARROW on Steven's St in West Cape May on the 22nd, an albino NORTHERN HARRIER over the Hawk Watch on the 22nd, HOUSE WREN at Higbee Beach on the 24th, and two DICKCISSELS over the Hawk Watch on the 24th. Both AMERICAN BITTERN and GLOSSY IBIS continue to be seen between the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) and the State Park.

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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