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
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!