Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 5/18/1992
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline for Monday morning, May 18. This hotline will run down the team totals for the 1992 World Series of Birding and then in an extemporaneous fashion go through the sighting list of [unusual] birds that were recorded on that date. The winner of this year's World Series was the Minolta/Watershed Watch team, with a total of 205 species; second was Nikon Inc/DVOC-1 with 204; Kowa/Optimed was third with 201 species; Swift Instruments with 200; followed by Zeiss Optical Inc with 198. Silver Lake Nature Center with 195; Celestron 194; NJ Conservation Foundation, 192; Bausch & Lomb/Chapman Club, 192; Passaic River Coalition, 190; Bucks County Audubon, 189; Mercer County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 186; Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, 185; Phillips Petroleum, Inc., 184; Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 184; Watchung Nature Club, 183; Wakefern Foods Shoprite/Urner Club, 182; Montclair Bird Club, 181; Swarovski Optik, 181; NY City Audubon Society, 177; Wheelabrator-Gloucester/CMBO, 177; Rancocas Nature Center, 173; Ralph C. Waterman Bird Club/Allegheny Plateau Audubon, 172; Nature Conservancy, 170; Institute of Natural History/CGCC, 169; Nature Company, 159; Eco Sciences Inc., 156; Leica, Inc/Sussex Bird Club 148; Wetlands Institute, 148; Vineland Nature Club, 146; Lehigh Valley Audubon, 145; Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary, 144; Upper Raritan Watershed Assoc., 140; Church & Dwight Co./ NJ Audubon Board of Directors, 140; Greenkill Env. Ed. Center, 140; The Oil Slicks, 137; Owl Haven Nature Center, 134; Zoological Soc. of Buffalo, 128; Elizabethtown Gas Co., 111; Ducks Unlimited Team, 110; Atlantic County Park, 107; Poricy Park Citizens Committee, 105; Passaic River Coalition, 102; American Littoral Society, 87; Public Service Electric and Gas "Finches", 85; and PSE&G "Cardinals", 78. The Cumulative species total for all teams was 254 species. Seen on the 16th on the Cape May Canal was RED-NECKED PHALAROPE; an immature BALD EAGLE was over Cape May Point State Park; two ROSEATE TERNS were mixed with a flock of approx. 200 other terns migrating past Cape May. WILSON'S PHALAROPE was on Ocean Drive just south of the tollbooth on Nummy Island; LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3d summer was at Moore's Beach in Cumberland County; an Iceland Gull was in the Cape May Meadows and the State Park; two BLACK TERNS were noted at Culver's Lake. GREAT CORMORANT was seen in Hereford Inlet and also at the Cape May Coast Guard Station; LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER was noted at Brigantine NWR; and LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen at Higbee's Beach. ++ 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 birding hotline. For more information regarding Cape May birding, our programs and field trips, phone our office or write to CMBO, PO Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. If you're in the area please stop by our headquarters at 707 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point. The Cape May birding hotline [(609) 884-2626] 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. [Compiled by CMBO staff; transcribed by L. Larson (llarson@pucc.princeton.edu).] Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at (609) 884-2736. Thank you for calling; good birding.

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