Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 3/30/1995
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. Highlights for the week ending March 30 include sightings of BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, returning spring migrants, and announcements.

Both the BLACK-HEADED GULL and the EURASIAN WIGEON continue to be seen, as they have all winter, in the Coast Guard Ponds along Ocean Drive.

A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was present in Belleplain State Park at Sunset Bridge over Savage's Run on March 26. This site is a known breeding location for the species. A very early BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at Higbee Beach on March 29, along New England Road. This is only the second time Black-and-white has been reported during March.

A very fine spring hawk flight occurred on March 24. Among the birds seen was a NORTHERN GOSHAWK along with 2 BALD EAGLES and over 40 RED-TAILED HAWKS. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was also seen both March 28 and 30 at the South Cape May Meadows, and a MERLIN has been seen regularly around Cape May Point.

Local nature notes: [none this week].

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Fine print: 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 birding hotline. For more information regarding Cape May birding, our programs and field trips, phone our office or write to CMBO, PO Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. If you're in the area please stop by our headquarters at 707 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point. The Cape May birding hotline [(609) 884-2626] is a service of Cape May Bird Observatory and includes sightings from Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties and adjacent areas. Updates are made on Thursday evening, more often if warranted. [Compiled by CMBO staff; transcribed by L. Larson (llarson@pucc.princeton.edu).] Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at (609) 884-2736. Thank you for calling; good birding.

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