Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/11/2006
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 IBIS.

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 week.

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, 9-4:30.

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!

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