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
Thursday, March 6, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of BARNACLE
GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH- LEGGED HAWK,
GOLDEN EAGLE, PIPING PLOVER, RED KNOT, LAUGHING GULL, LITTLE GULL,
SHORT-EARED OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, PINE
WARBLER, and COMMON REDPOLL.
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the "View
from the Cape" section ofhttp://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
The long-staying BARNACLE GOOSE on Cape Island was last reported from Lily
Lake on 3/2.
A COMMON REDPOLL has been seen at a feeder in Del Haven through 3/5.
An adult LITTLE GULL was found at Norbury's Landing on 3/5.
Sightings from Brig/Forsythe NWR this week included at least 1 EURASIAN
WIGEON in Perch Cove along the north dike through 3/2, as well as GOLDEN
EAGLE and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on 2/29.
New arrivals this week include a PIPING PLOVER at Two Mile Beach on 3/5, a
LAUGHING GULL at the Ferry Terminal in North Cape May on 3/3, a PINE WARBLER
at Ponderlodge/Villas WMA on 3/2, and a TREE SWALLOW at East Point on 3/4.
3 REDHEADS, 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and an EASTERN PHOEBE were seen at
Ponderlodge/Villas WMA on 3/1. RED KNOTS were reported from Two Mile Beach
and North Wildwood on 3/2.
SHORT-EARED OWLS continue to be found at their usual haunts in coastal
marshes, including 6 at Jake's Landing this week. A RED-NECKED GREBE was
found here on 2/29.
See Life Paulagics still has space available on its pelagic trip out of Cape
May on SUNDAY, MARCH 16 for winter seabirds. The boat is scheduled to leave
at 6:00 AM and return around 6:00 PM. For more information, contact them at
215-234-6805 or go to their web site at http://www.paulagics.com .
CMBO will be hosting its 13TH ANNUAL OPTICS SALE on Saturday, MARCH 15 and
Sunday, MARCH 16 at the Center for Research & Education in Goshen.
The sale runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. You must be a member of CMBO
or NJAS to purchase at the sale.
Both CMBO Centers will be CLOSED on SUNDAY, MARCH 23 for the Easter holiday.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to The
Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May lithograph
poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an associate about
******CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake
Drive in Cape May Point will be closed on Tuesdays until April
1. The center will be open Wednesday-Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday -
Sunday, 9:30- 4:30.******
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.
Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of CMBO members and
business members, and should you not be a member, we cordially invite you to
join. Individual membership is $39 per year;
$49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or visit.
Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE gift (in addition to
member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!