Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 3/23/2007

You have reached 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 23, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of REDHEAD, HARLEQUIN DUCK, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, COMMON GOLDENEYE, RED-NECKED GREBE, ICELAND GULL and PIPING PLOVER.

Please excuse the unavoidable lapse in hotline coverage. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

One hen REDHEAD was present at the Villas WMA on 3/21. As well, the group of REDHEADS continues on Lake Lily.

HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue to be seen at the Cold Spring jetty as of 3/18.

A drake EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was found in the Coast Guard ponds on Ocean Dr. on 3/21.

Three COMMON GOLDENEYE were seen from East Point in Cumberland County on 3/22.

One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from Cape May Point on 3/20. Another report of this species was from Ventnor on 3/19.

As of 3/21 the 1st year ICELAND GULL continues to be seen on the Cold Spring jetty.

Lastly, one PIPING PLOVER was seen at Two Mile Beach on 3/21. Also, one PIPING PLOVER has been reported to have returned to Stone Harbor Point as of 3/20.


The Cape May Pelagic has been rescheduled for Sunday March 25. For more information or to register call See Life Paulagics at 215-234-6805

CMBO's bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point, winter hours are Thursday-Monday 9:00-4:30. The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:00- 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 $35 per year; $45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive your choice of a FREE gift (in addition to member discount in the stores).

Good Luck and Good Birding!

Jason Guerard
Sales Manager
New Jersey Audubon Society
Cape May Bird Observatory
Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive, P.O. Box 3
Cape May Point, NJ USA 08212-0003
Ph: 609-884-2736 / Fx: 609-884-6052
http://www.njaudubon.org / http://cmbo.njaudubon.org

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