Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 7/12/2001
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory, for the week ending July 12.

Highlights this week included: migrant BOBOLINK and YELLOW WARBLER at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on July 10, juvenile BALD EAGLE over West Cape May on the 10th, COMMON MOORHEN at the SCMM on the 11th, and NORTHERN GANNET off the State Park on the 11th.

A tremendous flight of RED ADMIRAL butterflies has been taking over the last few days with thousands and thousands of individuals involved. Red Admirals are southern butterflies that emigrate to our area each spring and summer, but this years flight has been astounding.

A WIDOW SKIMMER, a dragonfly very rare in Cape May County, was seen in the SCMM on July 9.

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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