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
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
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!