Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 5/11/1997
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You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory.

This hotline is being updated on Sunday, May 11, to bring you the results of the 14th Annual NJ Audubon World Series of Birding, held May 10, with 57 teams from around the world. This 24-hour birdathon raised over $500,000 for conservation efforts by participating groups and organizations.

Team results follow; after that will be some of the birding highlights of the day.

Kowa-Optimed (Canada) 217 * winner Leica (CMBO) 201 * limited Geographic area winner Cumulative total (all teams) 269 species

Kowa-Optimed (Canada) 217
Birders World Magazine 211
Zeiss Optical/NJAS 205
Swarovski/Cornell Lab of Ornithology 205
Canon//New Jersey Conservation Fnd. 201
Leica (CMBO) "nighthawks" 201
Leica "Stokes Stompers" 201
Nikon/DVOC 196
Phillipsburg Riverview Association 193
Allegheny Plateau Audubon/Waterman Bird Club 192
Wild Bird Magazine 190
Bushnell/Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 185
Celestron/Rancocas Nature Ctr NJAS 182
Phillips Petroleum "Transatlantic vagrants" 197
Owl Haven Nature Center NJAS 169
Swarovski "Cardinals" 169
Swift Instruments/Lorrimer Swifts NJAS 167
Ecole Sciences 165
Bucks Cty Audubon Society 163
Friends of the Parks Inc 162
Nature Conservancy/Academy of Natural Sciences 162
Pentax/ABA 161
Audubon Wildlife Society 159
Bucks County Audubon/Birding Friends Society 158
Friends of Salem Woods 158
Brookline Bird Club 157
South Branch Watershed Assoc. 157
Weiss Ecology Center of NJAS 157
Public Service Electric, "Power Birders" 156
National RFG Hotline 156
Greenkill Environmental Education Ctr 150
Lyric Wild Bird Food/Church & Dwight Inc/NJAS Board 148
NJ Pets 148
CIBA 143
Dollarbirds/NJAS 143
Society for the Protection of Nature 140
Rio Grande Valley Bird Observatory 139
Perky Pet Products/CMBO/NJAS 134
Wild Bird Centers 134
Harrier Group 132
Zoological Society of Buffalo 131
Swarovski Acolytes 129
Wild Birds Unlimited "Meadowlarks" 124
Wetlands Institute 122
Nature Conservancy 120
Pinelands Preservation Alliance 116
Fairview Lake YMCA 113
PSEG/NBU "Nighthawks" 111
Televue Optics "Sedentary Standpipers" (big sit) 109
AirCast Inc 99
Ducks Unlimited 99
Cape May National Golf Course 86
Clementon Animal Clinic 131
Poricy Park Citizens Committee 109

Highlights follow: MISSISSIPPI KITE (Cape May, Beanery, Hidden Valley) 5/10-11 WILSON'S PHALAROPE 5/10-11 Ocean Drive, Cape May CERULEAN WARBLER 5/10 Weatherby Rd. Belleplain State Forest MARBLED GODWIT 5/10 Ocean Drive SEDGE WREN 5/10 South Cape May Meadows and also Jakes Landing BLACK TERN, 5/10 Concrete Ship POMARINE JAEGERS and PARASITIC JAEGERS, off Cape May Meadows BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, Brigantine YELLOW-BELLIED SANDPIPER, Stillwater REEVE, West Cape May impoundment

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The Cape May birding hotline is a service of Cape May Bird Observatory and includes sightings from Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties and adjacent areas. Updates are made on Thursday evening, more often if warranted. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at (609) 884-2736. Thank you for calling; good birding.

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