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, July 10, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of
WHITE IBIS, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, SURF SCOTER, HOODED MERGANSER,
NORTHERN BOBWHITE, NORTHERN GANNET, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN
AVOCET, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, SANDWICH TERN, RED-
HEADED WOODPECKER, and SUMMER TANAGER.
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section ofhttp://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
An immature WHITE IBIS was seen this week at Brig/Forsythe NWR through
7/9. Also at Brig on 7/9 were AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET
and the continuing GLAUCOUS GULL.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen along the west end of New England
Road on 7/9, between Bay Springs Alpaca Farm and the Higbee Beach
parking lots. Be advised that you cannot park along this road.
The HOODED MERGANSER in the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR continued
through 7/10. Also at the Meadows this week were NORTHERN GANNET and
SURF SCOTER on 7/7, 2 SANDWICH TERNS on 7/8, and numerous LESSER BLACK-
BACKED GULLS throughout the week.
2 SANDWICH TERNS were on Champagne Island on 7/10.
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and SUMMER TANAGER were recorded at Belleplain
State Forest on 7/9. Another SUMMER TANAGER was heard at Beaver Swamp
WMA the same day.
2 NORTHERN BOBWHITES were seen again at Beaver Swamp WMA on 7/9.
CMBO's Northwood Center will be closed TUESDAY, JULY 29 through
THURSDAY, JULY 31 for inventory. The Northwood Center will also be
closed during the following dates this month: Mon. July 14, Wed. July
23 and Thurs. July 24. We apologize for any inconvenience this may
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to
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******CMBO Bookstore SUMMER HOURS (June - August) are as follows:
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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
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cordially invite you to join. Individual membership is $39 per year;
$49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
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Good Luck and Good Birding!