Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/5/2001
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 5 include: CINNAMON TEAL, EURASIAN WIGEON, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A CINNAMON TEAL continues at Birch Grove Park, Northfield, Atlantic County; seen as recently as April 5. Be advised, the park ponds are stocked with trout and the season opens April 7.

A EURASIAN WIGEON has been seen regularly at the Madison Ave. park pond in Cape May, reported several times this week.

TWO EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL were at the Bivalve impoundment on March 29. Up to four have been seen at Brig.

A shrike, thought to be a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, was reported from the Cape May - Cumberland County border along Route 47 on April 3. Although searched for, there have been no further sightings.

Other highlights this week included: AMERICAN BITTERN in the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on March 30 and April 4, 26 FORSTER'S TERNS off Cape May Point on April 1, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER at Stone Harbor Point on April 3, 16 BLUE-WINGED TEAL at the SCMM on April 4, 300+ NORTHERN GANNETS off Cape May Point on April 5, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT on Cape May Point on April 5.

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!

*Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558

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