You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New
Jersey Audubon Society?s Cape May Bird Observatory. This week?s
message was prepared on Sunday April 15, 2007. Highlights this week
include sightings of WHITE-WINGED DOVE, SUMMER TANAGER, NORTHERN
PARULA, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, EASTERN KINGBIRD, FOX SPARROW, CATTLE
EGRET, SHORT-EARED OWL, AMERICAN PIPIT and AMERICAN BITTERN.
Spring arrivals continue daily. Get out, look for some birds and let
us know what you find.
The WHITE-WINGED DOVE was last reported from the intersection area of
Knox Ave. and Pearl Ave. in Cape May Point on 4/9.
Yesterday, 4/14, the first SUMMER TANAGER of the spring was found on
the back side of the red trail at the Cape May Point State Park.
Also yesterday, a spring arrival was a NORTHERN PARULA at the Cape
May Point State Park.
BLUE-WINGED TEAL have been reported with some frequency as of late.
Two birds were seen at the pond on Reed?s Beach Rd. on 4/14. Two
birds were also present on Lake Lily today, 4/15, while five were
present at the Cape May Point State Park on 4/11.
A minimum of two EASTERN KINGBIRDS were seen in Cape May on 4/13.
A couple of late FOX SPARROWS are still in the vicinity. Both birds
were seen on 4/11, one at the Cape May Point State Park and the other
at the Beanery.
A CATTLE EGRET was feeding on the side of Seashore Rd. in Cape May on
Lastly, Jakes Landing proved productive on 4/14. An AMERICAN
BITTERN, SHORT-EARED OWL and AMERICAN PIPIT were seen from the end of
the road in the early evening.
The New Jersey Audubon Society is offering a special springtime half-
price membership rate, which entitles members to one year of reduced
program fees, discounts at the center nature store and other
benefits. Become a New Jersey Audubon member this spring for $19
(Individual) or $22 (Family) and receive a Ticket to Discovery, an
instant benefit that provides one free nature program to the bearer
and a guest (up to a $20 value). Stop in to your local NJAS center
to ask for further details or to join.
The Northwood Center will be opening up seven days a week again as of
May 1st. Until that date the CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows;
Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point, winter hours
are Thursday-Monday 9:00-4:30. The Center for Research and Education
on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:00- 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 $35 per year;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you?ll receive your choice of a
FREE gift (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!