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 Friday, March 20, 2009. Highlights this week include sightings of
SNOWY OWL, ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and
seasonal notes of interest on AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, SCOTERS,
NORTHERN GANNETS AND PINE WARBLERS.
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A SNOWY OWL continues at Stone Harbor Point, through Sunday, March
15, 2009, all the way at the tip of the point that day. Also at Stone
Harbor Point were 7 WESTERN SANDPIPERS and numerous AMERICAN
An ICELAND GULL was seen in flight over the Cape May Migratory Bird
Refuge, a.k.a. the South Cape May Meadows, on Friday, March 20, 2009.
The female EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Villas WMA on Sunday,
March 15, 2009. Also at Villas WMA were 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and
NORTHERN GANNETS, all three SCOTERS, and RED-THROATED LOONS are common
and visible around Cape May Point, most especially at the Concrete
Ship. PINE WARBLERS have arrived at several locations, including
Jake?s Landing Road.
******CMBO Bookstore MARCH HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on
East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open Wednesday through Monday,
9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Tuesdays. NOTE: CRE Days of operation have
changed, The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is
open Tuesday through SATURDAY, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed SUNDAYs and
Mondays thru the month of March ******
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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.
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Good luck and good birding!