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 February 10 includes VARIED THRUSH, NORTHERN SHRIKE, HARLEQUIN
DUCK, COMMON EIDER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.
A quick note: Forsythe NWR (Brig) will we closed on Tuesdays for goose
hunting through February 15.
A VARIED THRUSH continue at a feeder near the town of Buena, in Buena
Vista Township , Atlantic County. The most recent report we have is from
February 6.The home owner has been gracious enough to allow people to
view the feeder from the end of the driveway, at 4040 Oak Road off Route
557 just south of Buena. A Patton map of Atlantic County shoes the road
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was found at the Bayshore Road extension of Hidden
Valley Ranch on February 5, and was relocated on February 8.
A HARLEQUIN DUCK and two Common Eiders continue to be seen at 7th Street
and the beach in Avalon. There are 23 HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Barnegat Inlet,
Other highlights this week included: WHITE-CROWNED and CHIPPING SPARROW
on Cape May Point on February 5, three AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at the
South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on February 6, and LONG-EARED OWL in the
SCMM on February 6 and 8.
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
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. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research &
Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at
701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens,
feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The
Goshen Center also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists,
photographer, and carvers.
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. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to
CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!