Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/19/2006
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 Monday June 19. The roster this week includes sightings of SANDHILL CRANE, MISSISSIPPI KITE, LEAST BITTERN, SANDWICH TERN, and ROSEATE TERN.

A SANDHILL CRANE has been seen frequenting the Beaver Swamp WMA at Beaver Dam Rd. in the last week. The last report of this bird was on 6/17 at around 7:00 p.m.

One MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen from the Beanery on 6/15.

Three LEAST BITTERNS were reported on 6/12 from the Meadows. Two were seen in flight while one bird was heard calling from the reeds.

At least three ROSEATE TERNS were seen this morning, 6/19, from the St. Marys jetty area. Along with these birds were two SANDWICH TERNS. Also, a SANDWICH TERN was reported from Stone Harbor Point on 6/13.

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. Both centers will be closed on Tuesday 6/20.

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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