Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/10/1999
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 June 10 include reports of WHITE-WINGED DOVE, CORY'S SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

Note: The parking lots at Hidden Valley Ranch and Higbee Beach are closed for the summer. At this time it appears that the lots will re-open after Labor Day.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen on Cape May Point at Pearl and Stites Streets on June 4, but there were no repeat sightings,

On the morning of June 10 off Cape May Point there were up to eight CORY'S SHEARWATERS, two SOOTY SHEARWATERS, an AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, and a number of WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS.

Other highlights this past week included: COMMON NIGHTHAWK over the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on June 4; six BROWN PELICANS off SCMM on June 5, two BLACK SCOTER off Cape May Point on the 5th; and CLIFF SWALLOW over Cape May Point on the 10th.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no preregistration, 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. For more information call 609-861-0700 or send a request for information to CMBO, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Don't hesitate to visit our two centers of activity. CMBO's Center for Research & Education is located at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen. CMBO's Northwood Center is located at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The Center in Goshen also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers. Each Center is OPEN DAILY 10-5.

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, more often if warranted. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!

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