You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was
prepared on Sunday June 11. The roster this week includes sightings
of ROSEATE TERN, SOOTY SHEARWATER, WILSONS STORM-PETREL, LEAST
BITTERN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, PARASITIC JAEGER and WHITE-FACED
There have been numerous reports of both SOOTY SHEARWATERS and
WILSONS STORM-PETRELS from Cape May Point this week. There has been
upwards of as many as 20+ WILSONS STORM-PETRELS and 5+ SOOTY
SHEARWATERS seen from St. Marys jetty on 6/7 and 6/6 respectively.
Both of these species have been seen almost daily in the last week.
Also on 6/6, from St. Marys jetty were two PARASITIC JAEGERS.
At the Meadows on 6/6, a LEAST BITTERN was seen flying around in the
vicinity of the middle of the western trail.
On 6/7 a ROSEATE TERN was seen at St. Peters jetty.
The LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues to be seen this week and was
reported again from the Cape May Point State Park on 6/5.
Lastly, three WHITE-FACED IBIS were reported from Beaver Swamp WMA on
6/4. There have been no additional reports for this species in the
CMBOs bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake
Drive in Cape May Point is open 7 days a week 9-4:30. The Center for
Research and Education on Route 47 in Goshen is open 7 days a week,
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Societys Cape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape
May, Cumberland, and Atlantic Counties. Updates are made weekly.
Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at
609-884-2736. Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of
CMBO members and business members, and should you not be a member, we
cordially invite you to join. Individual membership is $35 per year;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and youll receive a FREE copy of
BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good luck and Good Birding!