Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 5/3/2001
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 3 include: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, REEVE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported from Higbee Beach on May 2, but we have no further reports or details.

A REEVE was at the Bivalve impoundment on April 28, but again there have been no further reports.

A 1st year LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was in Villas on May 1.

A surge of warm air from the south brought waves of migrants this week, including tanagers, grosbeaks, orioles, assorted warbler species, and others, too numerous to mention. A few of the highlights included a CERULEAN WARBLER in West Cape May on May 3, and sightings of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at Villas on May 2, at the State Park on the 3rd, and at Higbee Beach on the 3rd.

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 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. 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!

*Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558

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