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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).] Please report
sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at (609)
884-2736. Thank you for calling; good birding.