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
January 14 include reports of TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, ICELAND GULL, other
bird news, and news of CMBO.
The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE continues along the road to East Point. It was
reported on January 13. The road to East Point is accessed via a turn onto
Glade Road from Route 47. The bird has been spending its time feeding on
juniper berries along a stretch of road about 1.1 miles beyond Main Street.
Also there on the 9th was PINE WARBLER.
An ICELAND GULL was at Cape May Harbor on January 8.
Other highlights included: 17 SNOW BUNTINGS and two GREAT CORMORANTS at
Poverty Beach on January 8; an adult female NORTHERN GOSHAWK at the Beanery
on the 10th; Yellow-breasted Chat at Hidden Valley Ranch on the 12th;
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at the Beanery on the 12th; ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET at Cape May Point State Park entrance lot on the 12th;
and NASHVILLE WARBLER and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET along Sea Grove Avenue on
On January 8, Cape May Harbor held 800 BRANT, 300 Bufflehead, 200 RUDDY
DUCKS, 120 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, 40 OLDSQUAW, a CANVASBACK, a LESSER
SCAUP, and a COMMON LOON . Lily Lake held two BLUE-WINGED TEAL and a
REDHEAD on the 13th. A COMMON MERGANSER was on Davey's Lake on the 13th.
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!