Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 7/14/2000
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 July 14 included BROWN PELICAN, GULL-BILLED TERN, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

BROWN PELICAN sightings have been on the increase. A flock of 14 or 15 birds was reported from Wildwood Crest and Cape May on the 13th, and off the Cape May Point State Park (CMPt SP) on the 14th.

Two GULL-BILLED TERNS have been frequenting the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on a regular basis, suggesting a nearby nesting location.

Other highlights this week included: six WHIMBREL at Nummy Island on the 7th, CLIFF SWALLOW at the SCMM on the 7th, NORTHERN GANNET off the SCMM on July 9, a migrant BOBOLINK at Higbee Beach on the 9th, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER off the SCMM on July 10, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE and WARBLING VIREO at Hidden Valley Ranch on the 11th.

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. 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. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point.

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!

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