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