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 Friday February 2, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings
of SNOW BUNTING, CACKLING GOOSE, TRI-COLORED HERON, BROWN PELICAN,
CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, NASHVILLE WARBLER, COMMON
GOLDENEYE, EARED GREBE, VESPER SPARROW and NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW
The flock of SNOW BUNTINGS which has been frequently seen from the dunes
that the Cape May Point State Park; continues as of 1/31.
Yesterday, 2/1 a CACKLING GOOSE was found in the farm fields near the
intersection of Bay Shore and Steve's St. in West Cape May.
The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, after wondering Cape Island for some time,
has returned to the community park on Madison Ave. in Cape May, as of
On 1/31, a TRI-COLORED HERON was near the free bridge on Nummy's Island.
Also seen on 1/31, a BROWN PELICAN was seen soaring over Jarvis Sound near
A CANVASBACK was found yesterday, 2/1 on lighthouse pond at the Cape May
Point State Park.
The drake REDHEAD continues on Lake Lily as of 1/28.
On 1/26, a COMMON GOLDENEYE was found on Lake Champlain in the Villas.
Another goldeneye was reported on Lake Lily on 1/27.
The EARED GREBE continues to be seen on Lakes Bay, near Atlantic City, as of
The NASHVILLE WARBLER found in December at a private yard in Del Haven,
continues as of 1/27.
On 1/27, Jakes landing hosted one NELSON'S SHARP-TAILED SPARROW along with
SALTMARSH SHARP-TAILED SPARROW and three SHORT-EARED OWLS.
Lastly, the VESPER SPARROW continues to be seen on 1/27, in the hedge row
west of Rea's Farm Market, on Steven's St. in West Cape May.
The Northwood Center will be closed this Saturday, 2/3, due to staff
attendance at the Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival. We will re-open
at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday 2/4.
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 CLOSED
until further notice.
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 a FREE copy of BIRDS OF NEW
JERSEY (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!