Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/12/2001
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 April 12 include: DICKCISSEL, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A DICKCISSEL was re-found at the Madison Avenue park in Cape May on April 7.

A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the Bivalve impoundment on April 7.

There have been no reports of the CINNAMON TEAL this week.

Other highlights this week included: BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER at the Beanery on April 7, PRAIRIE WARBLER at the Beanery on the 7th, GREEN HERON at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 9th, WHIMBREL over Higbee Beach on the 9th, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER in Goshen on the 10th, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Stone Harbor on the 10th, two AMERICAN BITTERNS at the SCMM on the 10th, and two OVENBIRDS at Belleplain SF on the 12th.

CLIFF SWALLOWS, TREE SWALLOWS, BARN SWALLOWS and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS, along with CHIMNEY SWIFT, were all at the SCMM on the 7th. WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard calling this week in Eldora and at Turkey Point.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no pre-registration, and many special field trips and programs that do. To receive a copy of our Program Schedule, stop our centers, or call 609-861-0700, or go to New Jersey Audubon's WEB SITE at http://www.njaudubon.org

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. 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!

Vincent J. Elia
Research Associate
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210

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