CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE FOR February 13, 2003
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, February 13, 2003. Highlights from the last week include
LONG-BILLED CURLEW, LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
SORA, COMMON EIDER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and GREAT HORNED OWL.
The North Wildwood LONG-BILLED CURLEW remains present through at least
Feb. 9th. Best viewing for this bird is at lower tides from the west
end of 26th, 19th, 17th, and 14th Streets in North Wildwood.
An adult LITTLE GULL was seen on Feb. 13th at the Cape May ferry
terminal. Later on the 13th an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was found at the
Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found with more than 30 HORNED LARKS at the
Cape May County Airport on Feb. 13th.
A SORA was seen at Turkey Point on Feb. 8th, walking around the last
pond on the right along the road to the point.
The COMMON EIDER at the Avalon Seawatch site was most recently reported
A BALTIMORE ORIOLE continues to frequent feeders on Foster Lane, near
the Cape May Canal, our most recent report being Feb. 9th.
GREAT HORNED OWLS are nesting on an old Osprey nest in Avalon again this
winter, visible from shore from Moran's Marina (14th and Ocean Drive).
NORTHERN GOSHAWKS and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS are being regularly seen
around Cape Island this winter; we have several reports of each from the
Two HORNED GREBES are being consistently seen at Sunset Lake in Wildwood
There is a pelagic trip scheduled out of Cape May on March 2nd with a
weather date of March 9th. The trip will be targeting winter seabirds
such as alcids, Fulmar, Kittiwakes, etc. It is aboard the Miss Chris and
the cost is $90. Another trip is scheduled for March 15 leaving out of
Lewes, DE. For information on these trips, contact See Life Paulagics
at 215-234-6805 or check the web site at http://www.paulagics.com
The Cape May Bird Observatory offers an extensive series of regular bird
walks that require no pre-registration and many special field trips and
programs for which advanced registration is required. To receive a copy
of our Program Schedule, stop at one of our centers, call the office
during business hours at 609-861-0700, call our natural history and
events hotline at 609-861-0466, or go to New Jersey Audubon's WEB SITE
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 CMBO's Northwood Center at 609-884-2736, or
e-mail reports to CapeMayReports@njaudubon.org. Thanks for calling and
Mark S. Garland
New Jersey Audubon Society
Cape May Bird Observatory
701 E. Lake Dr.
PO Box 3
Cape May Point, NJ 08212