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
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!