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, March 13, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings
of BARNACLE GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, 'EURASIAN' GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
CANVASBACK, NORTHERN GANNET, SNOWY EGRET, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON,
OSPREY, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, PIPING PLOVER, LEAST
SANDPIPER, SEDGE WREN, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
-- 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 on Cape Island was last reported on 3/7 from New
England Road, across from Hidden Valley.
A SEDGE WREN was found at Hidden Valley on 3/6.
EURASIAN WIGEON, 'EURASIAN' GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
were found at Tuckahoe WMA on 3/7.
2 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from Jake's Landing on 3/8. A LEAST
SANDPIPER was here on 3/9.
OSPREY arrived this week at Cape May Point, Jake's Landing and along
the Maurice River. The wintering OSPREY at Brig/Forsythe NWR was last
noted on 3/12. Other arrivals this week included SNOWY EGRET at Brig/
Forsythe NWR on 3/9, and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Mott's Creek
A PIPING PLOVER was seen at the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR
11 CANVASBACKS were seen at Heislerville WMA on 3/7, and 3
CANVASBACKS were on Lily Lake the same day.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was noted at the South Cape May Meadows/
CMMBR on 3/10.
180 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 3 REDHEADS and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were
observed at Villas WMA on 3/6.
Over 1,000 NORTHERN GANNETS have been seen from the Cape May-Lewes
Ferry this week.
See Life Paulagics still has space available on its pelagic trip out
of Cape May on SUNDAY, MARCH 16 (weather permitting) for winter
seabirds. If postponed due to weather, the trip could be rescheduled
for APRIL 13. The boat is scheduled to leave at 6:00 AM and return
around 6:00 PM. For more information, contact them at 215-234-6805 or
go to their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
CMBO will be hosting its 13TH ANNUAL OPTICS SALE this weekend, MARCH
15 and 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.
Both CMBO Centers will be CLOSED on SUNDAY, MARCH 23 for the Easter
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 will be closed on Tuesdays until April
1. The center will be open Wednesday-Monday, 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!