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 March 11 include reports of TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, C. BLACK-HEADED
GULL, LITTLE GULL, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, other bird news, and news
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE continues along the road to East Point, with a
report this week on March 11. 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 Street.
An adult C. BLACK-HEADED GULL was at the toll bridge along Ocean Drive
on March 9, and a 1st winter C. Black-headed Gull was at the jetty at
St. Mary's convent on Cape May Point on March 11.
Three adult LITTLE GULLS were at 2nd Avenue jetty in Cape May on March
5, and two (possibly the same birds) were at the jetty at St. Mary's
convent on Cape May Point on the same day.
A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was in the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on
The EURASIAN WIGEON continues in the Coast Guard ponds along Ocean
Drive, reported this week on March 7 and 9.
Other highlights this week included: NASHVILLE WARBLER continuing at the
Beanery; MERLIN at Reed's Beach on March 5; SHORT-EARED OWL at SCMM on
the 5th; VIRGINIA RAIL calling at SCMM on the 5th; WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
through the week on Lily Lake; 8+ TREE SPARROWS, 8 TREE SWALLOWS, and
an EASTERN PHOEBE at the Beanery, all on the 6th; LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL at the Concrete Ship on the 7th; LONG-EARED OWL circling the SCMM
on the 8th; WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW at the Beanery on the 9th; and 2
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 3 WESTERN
SANDPIPERS at the Coast Guard ponds along Ocean Drive on the 9th.
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
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