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
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
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
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210