Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/3/1999
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 3 include reports of ROSEATE TERN, MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROWN PELICAN, other bird news, local nature notes, and news of CMBO.

Note: The parking lots at Hidden Valley Ranch and Higbee Beach are closed for the summer. At this time it appears that the lots will re-open after Labor Day.

A ROSEATE TERN was seen at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on May 29, and again on May 30.

A few MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen around Cape May Point this week, with three seen on June 3.

A BROWN PELICAN was at Stone Harbor Point on May 30.

Other highlights this past week included: an immature BALD EAGLE over the Beanery on May 30; a very late WHITE-THROATED SPARROW along Sea Grove Avenue on Cape May Point on May 31; and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER along New England Road on June 3.

Three GREEN-WINGED TEAL and two BLUE-WINGED TEAL continued to linger in the SCMM on May 28, and three RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and a ROYAL TERN lingered near Stone Harbor Point on the same date.

The Cape May Bird Observatory has daily walks, requiring no preregistration, 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. Don't hesitate to visit our two centers of activity. CMBO's Center for Research & Education is located at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen. CMBO's Northwood Center is located at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point. Both centers feature gardens, feeding stations, nature & book stores, and birding information. The Center in Goshen also has a wildlife art gallery, featuring artists, photographer, and carvers. Each Center is OPEN DAILY 10-5.

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, more often if warranted. Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at 609-884-2736. Thanks for calling and GOOD BIRDING!

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