Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/20/2000
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 20 include ICELAND GULL, a number of new arrivals, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

An ICELAND GULL was near the fish docks along Ocean Drive on April 16, seen from the "Skimmer" back-bay cruise.

New arrivals this past week included: INDIGO BUNTING at Seaville on April 16, HOODED WARBLER at Belleplain on the 16th, UPLAND SANDPIPER at the South Cape May Meadows on the 17th, COMMON TERN at Cape May Point on the 18th, HOUSE WREN at Higbee Beach on the 19th, SUMMER TANAGER at Jake's Landing on the 19th, BLUE GROSBEAK along Sea Grove Avenue on the 19th, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Belleplain State Forest on the 19th, and BROAD-WINGED HAWK on the 20th near Woodbine.

Other highlights this week included: SORA at Lighthouse Pond on April 15, two ROYAL TERNS at Cape May Point on the 15th, 185 Glossy Ibis near Dias Creek on the 19th, 250 PURPLE SANDPIPERS at Cape May Point on the20th, about a dozen PINE SISKINS at Jake's Landing on the 20th, and 40 PALM WARBLERS at Higbee Beach on the 20th.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no preregistration, 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. For more information call 609-861-0700 or send a request for information to CMBO, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The Goshen Center also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers.

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!

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