This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was prepared
on Thursday, June 5, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of
CURLEW SANDPIPER, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, LARK BUNTING, BLACK
SCOTER, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, BROWN PELICAN, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
WESTERN SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS
GULL, BLACK TERN, ROSEATE TERN, SANDWICH TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER,
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, KENTUCKY WARBLER, and SUMMER
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section ofhttp://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
A LARK BUNTING was briefly seen around the dunes between Cape May Pt.
State Park and the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR on 6/2. No reports
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found at Brig/Forsythe NWR on 6/2, and
apparently the same bird was found again on 6/5, in the first field
after leaving the north dike.
At least 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER continued at Heislerville WMA in
Cumberland County through 6/1.
The South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR played host to BLACK, ROSEATE and
SANDWICH TERNS on 5/30. Multiple LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued
to be seen on the beach here throughout the week, and a WESTERN
SANDPIPER was detected on 6/2. 1 WILSON'S STORM-PETREL and 3 very late
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were noted here on 6/5.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen over Stevens Street in West Cape May on 6/2.
Brig/Forsythe NWR featured 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES on 5/29, a RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE on 5/30, and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER on 6/4. The lingering
GLAUCOUS GULL continued to be seen along the north dike this week.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen again in Belleplain S.F. on 5/29.
KENTUCKY WARBLER and SUMMER TANAGER were also reported here throughout
An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was noted at Hidden Valley on 6/2, and a
WARBLING VIREO was found at the Beanery/Rea Farm the same day.
2 BLACK SCOTERS were seen from Cape May Point on 6/4. A BROWN PELICAN
was seen from Reed's Beach on 5/30.
CMBO's Northwood Center in Cape May Point has returned to SUMMER HOURS
through the end of August. The Center will be open Wednesday through
Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. The Center is now CLOSED on Tuesdays.
Both CMBO Centers will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4 for Independence Day.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to
The Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May
lithograph poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an
associate about joining today!
******CMBO Bookstore SUMMER HOURS (June - August) are as follows:
Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open
Wednesday through Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Tuesdays. The
Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday
through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Mondays.
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Society's 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 $39 per year;
$49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE gift (in
addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!