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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/2/2005
This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This message was prepared on Thursday, June 2nd. Highlights from the last week include ARCTIC TERN, ROSEATE TERN, WILSONS STORM-PETREL, BLACK TERN, NORTHERN GANNET, BROWN PELICAN, LINCOLNS SPARROW, and NELSONS SHARP-TAILED SPARROW.

An ARCTIC TERN was seen at Matts Landing in Heislerville on May 27th.

A ROSEATE TERN, 4 WILSONS STORM-PETRELS, and 4 BLACK TERNS were seen offshore from Cape May Point State Park on May 29th. A male SURF SCOTER and a CLIFF SWALLOW were other noteworthy finds here. A BLACK SCOTER was off Poverty Beach on June 1st, and 2 SURF SCOTERS were off Sunset Beach on the 28th.

60 NORTHERN GANNETS, 40 WILSONS STORM-PETRELS, and 10 ROYAL TERNS were tallied from the Cape May Lewes Ferry on May 31st.

Six BROWN PELICANS were seen off Cape May Point on May 31st, where a single had been noted on the 29th.

A LINCOLNS SPARROW was at the Rea Farm on May 31st. A NELSONS SHARP-TAILED SPARROW was at the South Cape May Meadows on the 27th.

The Cape May Bird Observatory offers an extensive series of regular bird walks that require no pre-registration and many special field trips and programs for which advanced registration is required. To receive a copy of our Program Schedule, stop at one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 609-861-0700, call our natural history and events hotline at 609-861-0466, or go to New Jersey Audubon's web site at http://www.njaudubon.org

This Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the Cape May Bird Observatory, which is a research, conservation, and education unit of the New Jersey Audubon Society. Our aim is to preserve and perpetuate the ornithological significance of Cape May. Your membership supports these goals and this hotline. We detail sightings from around Cape May County, and also include reports from Cumberland and Atlantic Counties. Updates are typically made on Thursdays. Please report your sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBOs Northwood Center at 609-884-2736, or e-mail reports to CapeMayReports@njaudubon.org. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!

 
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