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 25 include reports of TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, RAZORBILL, C.
BLACK-HEADED GULL, other bird news, news of a rescheduled pelagic trip, and
news of CMBO.
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE continues along the road to East Point, with a report
this week on February 22. The road to East Point is accessed via a turn
onto Glade Road from Route 47. The bird has been spending its time feeding
on juniper berries along a stretch of road about 1.1 miles beyond Main
A RAZORBILL was seen off Cape May Point near St. Mary's convent on February
COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL continues to be seen near the toll bridge along
Ocean Drive. Three LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (two 1st winters and one 3rd
winter) were also there on February 23 and an adult was seen on Cape May
Point on the same day.
The EURASIAN WIGEON continue to be seen on the Coast Guard ponds along
Ocean Drive. It was reported on February 23.
Other highlights this week included: 4 TRICOLORED HERONS on Nummy's Island
on February 21; NASHVILLE and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS continuing at the
Beanery on the 21st; GLOSSY IBIS along the Parkway just north of Cape May
on the 21st; a TRICOLORED HERON at Jakes Landing on the 23rd; a SNOW
BUNTING on the beach at the South Cape May Meadows on the 23rd; Eastern
Phoebe at the CMBO's Center for Research and Education on the 24th; and a
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE off Poverty Beach on the 24th.
A pelagic trip that was scheduled for February 21, but cancelled, has been
rescheduled for March 7. The trip aboard the Miss Chris out of Cape May
leaves at 5 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. The cost is $55.00 Call Capt. Fred
Ascoli at 884-3939 to register. For more information E-mail Paul Guris at
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 http://www.njaudubon.org
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. Don't hesitate to visit our two centers of activity. CMBO's
Center for Research & Education is located at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen.
CMBO's Northwood Center is located at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May
Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book
stores, and birding information. The Center in Goshen also has a wildlife
art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers. Each Center is
OPEN DAILY 10-5.
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, more often if warranted. Please report sightings of rare or
unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!