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 8 include: ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, other bird
news, and news of CMBO.
An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Ocean Drive fish docks on February 3.
A EURASIAN WIGEON is present on the little park pond along Madison
Avenue in Cape May city. It was last reported on February 4.
Other interesting sightings this week include: ten GREAT CORMORANTS at
the Coast Guard jetty on the February 2, AMERICAN BITTERN at the South
Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 3rd, three AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS in West
Cape May on the 3rd, 50 BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the St. Mary's jetty on the
4th, 100s of LESSER SCAUP moving off Cape May Point on the 4th, four
CHIPPING SPARROWS in West Cape May on the 4th, and two WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS along Bayshore Road on the 5th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen on the north side of Barnegat Inlet on February 4.
There were 16 HARLEQUIN DUCKS in the Inlet on the same date.
There will be a pelagic trip out of Cape May on Sunday, March 4 from
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM, aboard the Miss Chris, a 65-foot fishing boat. The
cost is $65.00. Contact Paul Guris at 215-234-6805 or at email address
The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no
pre-registration, 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
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. 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. Please report sightings of rare
or unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD
Vincent J. Elia
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210