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 17, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of
BRANT, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, HOODED MERGANSER, WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL, NORTHERN GANNET, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN,
KING RAIL, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, PURPLE SANDPIPER, LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, BLACK TERN, PARASITIC JAEGER, and
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section of http://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
6 AMERICAN AVOCETS were reported from Brig/Forsythe NWR on 7/10, and
the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen again on 7/14. Also at Brig this
week were BLACK TERN and the continuing GLAUCOUS GULL.
A PINE SISKIN flew over Higbee Beach WMA, in the area of Davies Lake,
Poverty Beach hosted SURF SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER this week.
A BRANT and a dark-morph PARASITIC JAEGER were seen from the South
Cape May Meadows/CMMBR on 7/11. Two PARASITIC JAEGERS were reported
from around Cape May Point through the week. The HOODED MERGANSER at
the Meadows continues to be seen sporadically, and a LEAST BITTERN was
heard along the east path on 7/11.
A PURPLE SANDPIPER was reported at Stone Harbor Point this week.
Multiple NORTHERN GANNETS and WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS have been seen
from Cape May Point throughout the week.
A KING RAIL was recorded along Tyler Road, near Tuckahoe, on 7/14.
A MARBLED GODWIT was noted flying over Nummy Island on 7/13.
Over a dozen LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continue to be found along the
beachfront between the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR and Cape May Point
CMBO's Northwood Center will be closed TUESDAY, JULY 29 through
THURSDAY, JULY 31 for inventory. The Northwood Center will also be
closed on Wed. July 23 and Thurs. July 24. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.
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
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addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!