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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 3/24/2000
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 23 include LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

An adult LITTLE GULL was with Bonaparte's Gulls at the Concrete Ship on March 19.

Two BLACK-HEADED GULLS were still being seen at the Ferry Terminal as of March 18.

An ICELAND GULL was a fly-by at 7th Street and the beach in Avalon on March 18.

A EURASIAN WIGEON continues at the impoundments at Bivalve at the Strawberry Ave. boardwalk, last reported on March 18.

A survey of the Maurice River on March 17 produced 8 BALD EAGLES, 19 OSPREYS, 22 COMMON SNIPE, 3,500+ GREEN-WINGED TEAL, TWO BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 560+ GADWALL, 260 AMERICAN WIGEON, and 105 NORTHERN SHOVELERS.

Other highlights this week included:100s of NORTHERN GANNETS off Cape May on March 17, 15-20 COMMON SNIPE in the South Cape May Meadows on March 17, two RED CROSSBILLS at Buckshutem Swamp on March 18, two BARN SWALLOWS on Cape May Point on March 18, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in Cape May on March 23.

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 at 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. 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. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The Goshen Center also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers.

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!

 
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