Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/6/2000
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 6 include EURASIAN WIGEON, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A EURASIAN WIGEON continues at the impoundments at Bivalve, last reported on April 2. A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was also present at Bivalve on the 2nd.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was at Thompson^s Beach on April 1.

Other highlights this week included: BLACK SKIMMER at 2nd Avenue jetty on March 31, two AMERICAN BITTERNS in the South Cape May Meadows on April 1, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER at Bivalve on the 2nd, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on Sea Grove Avenue on the 2nd, a very early NORTHERN PARULA on Sea Grove Avenue on the 3rd, and WHIP-POOR-WILL calling in Eldora on the 4th.

A number of YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS are now in Belleplain State Forest, and Louisiana Waterthrushes are also in. An EASTERN PHOEBE is already on a nest at Nummy Lake in Belleplain. BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS have also arrived in good numbers.

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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