CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE FOR December 26, 2002
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This message was prepared
on Thursday, December 26, 2002. Highlights from the last week include
ROSS'S GOOSE, ICELAND GULL, BROWN PELICAN, and some news from the
Hope you all had a great holiday and are looking forward to the New
Not surprisingly, bird reports were little thin during the holiday
week. First some negative news: we have no reports of the WESTERN
the WESTERN TANAGER, or the PAINTED BUNTING. the RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD has not been reported since the 23rd.
A ROSS'S GOOSE was seen in flight at Heislerville during the
Belleplain CBC on 22 Dec.
An ICELAND GULL was still present along Ocean Drive on 22 Dec.
A late BROWN PELICAN was at Avalon on both 21 and 22 Dec. Three
LAUGHING GULLS were there on the 21st and one on the 22nd.
Other Belleplain CBC highlights (22 Dec) included an OSPREY near
Formosa Pond, three SHORT-EARED OWLS and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Jake's
Landing, and GREAT EGRET and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER from Bivalve.
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This Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the Cape May Bird
Observatory, which is a research, conservation, and education unit of
the New Jersey Audubon Society. Our aim is to preserve and perpetuate
the ornithological significance of Cape May. Your membership supports
these goals and this hotline. We detail sightings from around Cape
May County, and also include reports from Cumberland and Atlantic
Counties. Updates are typically made on Thursdays. Please report your
sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBOs Northwood Center at
609-884-2736, or e-mail reports to CapeMayReports@njaudubon.org.
Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!.