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
December 17 include reports of CAVE SWALLOW, BLACK-HEADED GULL, other bird
news, local nature notes, and news of CMBO.
The BLACK-TAILED GULL has not been seen since December 10.
Two CAVE SWALLOWS were seen near the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on
December 13 one of which struck a window on a residence along Sunset
Boulevard. The bird flew off with no apparent harm.
Two BLACK-HEADED GULLS were seen at the Higbee Beach jetty on December 12
and one was at Wildwood Crest on the 11th.
Other highlights included: two PARASITIC JAEGERS and 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS around Cape May Point on December 10; BARN SWALLOW at the SCMM on the
11th; five WESTERN SANDPIPERS at the Coast Guard ponds on Ocean Drive on
12th; NASHVILLE WARBLER in the Cape May Point State Park on the 12th;
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at the Beanery on the
12th; two BLACK SKIMMERS on the beach in Cape May on December 12; 350 TREE
SWALLOWS over SCMM on the 16th, and BALTIMORE ORIOLES at the State Park and
along Sea Grove Avenue on the 16th.
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!