Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/16/2000
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 15 included SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen flying south over Tuckahoe late in the afternoon on June 15.

WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS are being seen from shore off Cape May and Cape May Point. Two were seen on June 13 and six on the 15th.

Young LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were discovered in a few places. A 1st summer bird was at Fortescue on June 12, another 1st summer bird was on the beach at the ferry terminal jetty on the 14th, and a 2nd summer bird was at Miami Ave. in Villas on the 15th.

Other highlights this week included: BLACK TERN at the ferry terminal on the 10th, three NORTHERN GANNETS and five ROYAL TERNS off the South Cape May Meadows on the 13th, three BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the SCMM on the 13th, and 11 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS at Cook's Beach on the 15th.

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 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. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point.

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 BIRDING!

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