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