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 22 included MISSISSIPPI KITE, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, other
bird news, and news of CMBO.
Two MISSISSIPPI KITES (an adult and a 1st summer) were over the
fields at Sandman Pike and Seashore Road on June 18.
WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS are being seen from shore off Cape May and Cape
May Point. Three were seen on June 17.
A variety of summering shorebirds can be seen at Stone Harbor Point,
highlighted by a basic plumage WESTERN SANDPIPER. Also seen have been up
to nine SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, eight RED KNOTS, 19 SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS, five BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and three PIPING PLOVERS.
BROWN PELICANS have become more obvious. Eleven were at Stone Harbor
point on June 18, seven were off South Cape May Meadows on the 18th,
three were off Reed's Beach on the 19th, and four off the SCMM on the
Other highlights this week included: 30 ROYAL TERNS at Hereford Inlet on
June 16, a young SORA at the SCMM on the 17th, a NORTHERN GANNET off the
SCMM on the 22nd, and a CASPIAN TERN at 2nd Avenue cove on the 21st.
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
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!