CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE February 10, 2007
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was
prepared on Saturday February 10, 2007. Highlights this week include
sightings of COMMON GOLDENEYE, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, BLUE- WINGED TEAL,
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SHORT-EARED OWL, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, SNOW BUNTING and
On 2/3 two COMMON GOLDENEYE were seen on Lake Champlain in the Villa's.
While there is very little open fresh water in Cape May at this time, the
small opening on Lake Lily hold a number of expected species of ducks as
well as; two drake REDHEAD as of this morning, 2/10.
A female CANVASBACK was seen at the small opening of water on Lake Lily
As of 2/4, a drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen on Lighthouse Pond at the Cape
May Point State Park.
Also at the State Park; on 2/7 a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was found with a mixed
flock at the northeast end of Lighthouse Pond.
On 2/8 the flock of 30+ SNOW BUNTINGS continues along the trail between the
dune and Bunker Pond.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from the end of Leeds Point Road on 2/7.
SHORT-EARED OWLS continue to give excellent views at the end of Jake's
Landing Road as of 2/3.
Lastly, three PALM WARBLERS were seen at the Villa's WMA on 2/3.
See Life Paulagics will be running a winter pelagic out of Cape May on
Sunday, March 18. For more details, see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
or call them @ 215-234-6805
CMBO's bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive
in Cape May Point, winter hours are Thursday-Monday 9:00-4:30.
The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 is Goshen, will be re-
opening on Thursday March 1. The days of operation for the Center for
Research and Education will be Tuesday- Saturday, 9:00- 4:30. At least one
CMBO store will be open to serve members everyday of the week.
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May,
Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties. Updates are made weekly.
Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736.
Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of CMBO members and
business members, and should you not be a member, we cordially invite you to
join. Individual membership is $35 per year;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or visit.
Become a member in person and you'll receive your choice of a FREE gift (in
addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!
New Jersey Audubon Society
Cape May Bird Observatory
701 East Lake Drive, P.O. Box 3
Cape May Point, NJ USA 08212-0003