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 26 include: HENSLOW'S SPARROW, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, WHITE
IBIS, other bird news, and news of CMBO.
A HENSLOW'S SPARROW was discovered in the field behind the parking lot
at Higbee Beach April 22, but was not seen after that date.
A BLACK-HEADED GULL was reported from Bivalve on April 25, along with
EURASIAN WIGEON and SEDGE WREN.
A WHITE IBIS was reported from Nummy Island on April 21, but there were
no other details.
Other highlights this week included: WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in Goshen
and at Reed's Beach on April 22; SWAINSON'S THRUSH at Belleplain on the
22nd; UPLAND SANDPIPER near Jake's Landing on the 23rd; two ROYAL TERNS
at Higbee Beach on the 23rd; at least four PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS at
Hidden Valley Ranch on the 24th; SUMMER TANAGER at the Cape May Point SP
on the 26th; and four LEAST TERNS at 2nd Avenue beach on the 26th.
Most of the breeders have returned to Belleplain SF, including HOODED WARBLERS,
WORM-EATING, PROTHONOTARY, BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS and YELLOW-THROATED
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
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