Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/29/2001
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 28 include: SANDWICH TERN, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A SANDWICH TERN was seen from the "Skimmer," the back-bay cruise boat, on June 25.

Some shorebirds are already returning south. Small numbers of LEAST SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS have been seen. A WHIMBREL was also seen from the Skimmer.

Other highlights included: Surf Scoter off Cape May Point on June 25, three BROWN PELICANS off the Point on the 25th, and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO calling at Cold Spring on the 28th.

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. 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!

Vincent J. Elia
Research Associate
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210

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