This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was prepared
on Thursday, June 11th, 2009.
Highlights this week include reports of BUFFLEHEAD, NORTHERN BOBWHITE,
BLACK-NECKED STILT, WHIMBREL, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, WILLOW
FLYCATCHER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, and
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A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen along the south dike at Brig/Forsythe
NWR through at least 6/8. A late WHIMBREL was noted there on 6/8, as
were 18 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.
2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS were seen flying over Cape May Pt. State Park on
5/6. An extremely late DARK-EYED JUNCO was noted the same day.
A BUFFLEHEAD lingered in the impoundments along Maple Ave at Turkey
Point, in Dividing Creek, through 6/7.
WILLOW FLYCATCHERS were recorded at Cape May Pt. State Park, The
Meadows/CMMBR, Turkey Point, Nummy Island and Stone Harbor Point this
A NORTHERN BOBWHITE was heard and seen at Cape May Pt. State Park on
Breeding birds detected near Dividing Creek, Cumberland County this
week included KENTUCKY and WORM-EATING WARBLERS, as well as SUMMER
***Beginning June 1st, CMBO's Northwood Center will be open Wednesday
- Monday (closed Tuesdays), 9:30am - 4:30pm. These hours will be in
place through the end of August.***
**CMBO will be closed for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th.**
*Due to a staffing shortfall, Cape May Bird Observatory's Center for
Research and Education on Route 47 north of Goshen is closed to the
public effective April 11, 2009. The grounds and gardens will remain
open to the public. CMBO's Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape
May Point is open Wednesday - Monday, 9:30am - 4:30pm.*
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The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Society's 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.
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Good luck and good birding!