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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/26/2001
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 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 WARBLERS.

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!

 
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