Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 3/15/2001
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 15 include: NORTHERN SHRIKE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE that has been seen periodically at the Woodcock Lane section of the Cape May NWR was seen there again on March 11.

Other highlights this week included: OSPREY at Ocean City on March 10 and at Cape May Point on the 13th, EASTERN PHOEBE at Higbee Beach on the 10th, BALD EAGLE over Bayshore Road on the 11th, two Piping Plovers at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 11th, TREE SWALLOW over Lily Lake on the 12th, a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL at the SCMM on the 12th, and VIRGINIA RAIL and two AMERICAN BITTERNS at the Meadows on the 13th.

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 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. 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 BIRDING!

*Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558

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