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 27, 2009. Highlights this week include sightings of
RED-NECKED GREBE, and seasonal reports of interest including SHORT-
EARED OWL BLUE-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN BITTERN, PIPING PLOVERS, GREAT
EGRETS, RED-THROATED LOONS, NORTHERN GANNETS, SCOTERS and HORNED LARK.
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2 RED-NECKED GREBES were found off the Convention Center beach in Cape
May City on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
SHORT-EARED OWLS are still being seen throughout the region, including
two at Tuckahoe WMA on Sunday, March 22, 2009, and three at Jakes
Landing Road on Tuesday March, 24 2009.
2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL and AMERICAN BITTERN were at the Cape May Meadows
on Friday, March 20, 2009. Up to 6 PIPING PLOVERS have been on the
beach at Cape May Point State Park and the South Cape May Meadows this
week. RED-THROATED LOONS, NORTHERN GANNETS, and SCOTERS continue to
stage at the mouth of the Delaware Bay.
24 GREAT EGRETS were seen flying past the Concrete Ship in Cape May
Point on Friday, March 27, 2009.
HORNED LARKS were displaying at Bay Point Road in Cumberland County on
Sunday March 22, 2009.
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East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open daily, 9:30am to 4:30pm. 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.******
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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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and business members, and should you not be a member, we cordially
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Good luck and good birding!