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 May 17 include: WHITE-FACED IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, other bird
news, and news of CMBO.
A WHITE-FACED IBIS, found on May 9, was seen at the pond on the right on
the road in to Reeds Beach on May 14, 16, and 17. The birds have been
feeding in the back right corner.
Two MISSISSIPPI KITES were over the Beanery on May 14. Another was over
Seashore & Sandman Roads on May 15.
Here are some other highlights: AMERICAN BITTERN at Hidden Valley Ranch
on May 12, DICKCISSEL at Higbee Beach on the 13th, ROSEATE TERN at the
South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 14th, HERMIT THRUSH on Cape May
Point on the 16th, and two SOOTY SHEARWATERS off SCMM on the 17th.
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
Vincent J. Elia
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210