This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was prepared
on Thursday, February 14, 2008. Highlights this week include BARNACLE
GOOSE, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, COMMON EIDER, GREAT EGRET, ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RED KNOT, WESTERN SANDPIPER,
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, FORSTER'S TERN, DOVEKIE,
RAZORBILL, LONG-EARED OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
NASHVILLE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, NELSON'S SHARP-
TAILED SPARROW, SEASIDE SPARROW, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL.
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section of http://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
The BARNACLE GOOSE continues on Cape Island, with the latest report
coming from Lily Lake on 2/11.
A DOVEKIE was seen from Sunset Beach on 2/10. A total of 14
RAZORBILLS were seen from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on 2/8, with 3 in
Cape May County waters. A LARGE ALCID, SP. and 2 FORSTER'S TERNS were
seen from the Coral Avenue beach-access in Cape May Point on 2/10.
A BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen in Cold Spring Inlet, at the south end
of the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, on 2/8.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen again at Higbee Beach WMA on 2/8. 3
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen along the trails at Cape May Point
State Park on 2/8; NASHVILLE WARBLER and PALM WARBLER were there on 2/9.
A CANVASBACK and a REDHEAD were seen at Ponderlodge/Villas WMA on
2/8. 5 COMMON EIDERS continue to be seen from Cape May Point, with
recent sightings coming from the St. Peter's, St. Mary's and Coral
Avenue beach-access points. A female COMMON EIDER was seen offshore
of Stone Harbor Point on 2/9.
Roughly 9000 DUNLIN, 500 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 60 RED KNOTS and 30
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were reported in Hereford Inlet from North
Wildwood on 2/9. A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was found at Stipson Island
along the Delaware Bayshore on 2/8.
2-3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen at Tuckahoe/MacNamara WMA on 2/9. A
GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Turkey Point, Cumberland County on 2/10; A
SHORT-EARED OWL and a LONG-EARED OWL were seen flying here at dusk on
2/8. 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were reported from Stipson Island on 2/8. Up
to 5 SHORT-EARED OWLS continued at Jake's Landing throughout the
week; 5 SEASIDE SPARROWS and 2 NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS were
here on 2/9. 3 GREAT EGRETS continue this week in the "ibis pond"
along Reeds Beach Road.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from a private residence in the
city of Brigantine, Atlantic County on 2/9.
CMBO's Northwood Center will be CLOSED (in addition to its regular
Tues. closing) from WEDNESDAY 2/27 through FRIDAY 2/29 for inventory.
CMBO's Center for Research & Education will be CLOSED on THURSDAY
2/28 and FRIDAY 2/29 for inventory. Both centers will re-open at
9:30AM on SATURDAY, MARCH 1.
CMBO will be hosting its 13TH ANNUAL OPTICS SALE on Saturday, MARCH
15 and Sunday, MARCH 16 at the Center for Research & Education in
Goshen. The sale runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. You must be a
member of CMBO or NJAS to purchase at the sale.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to
The Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May
lithograph poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an
associate about joining today!
******CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows; Northwood Center on East
Lake Drive in Cape May Point, starting December 1, will be closed on
Tuesdays. The center will be open Wednesday-Monday for the winter.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center for Research and
Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:30- 4:30.******
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 $39 per year;
$49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE gift (in
addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!