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You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New
Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's
message was prepared on Friday July 20, 2007. Highlights this week
include sightings of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, GULL-BILLED TERN and CURLEW
We are pleased to announce the launch of CMBO's new, dynamic website;
http://www.BirdCapeMay.org This site promises to be a virtual Cape May if
you will. With daily to semi-daily sightings reports you can log on
to see what is happening in Cape May in real time. Now, you can bird
Cape May every day.
Now for the hotline;
The ROSEATE SPOONBILL, found on 7/12, continues to be seen at
Brigantine NWR as of yesterday 7/19. Most observations are in the
early morning and late evening; all came from the freshwater wetlands
around the gull pond tower. Occasionally the bird is viewed in the
west pool roosting in shrubs early/late in the day or in trees west
of gull pond. Please continue to report sightings of this bird.
Also at Brigantine NWR during the week were: LEAST BITTERN, CATTLE
EGRET, GULL-BILLED TERN (many), CASPIAN TERN and WHIMBREL.
A CURLEW SANDPIPER was found at Stone Harbor Point on the evening of
7/18 at low tide. The bird was again viewed on 7/19 in the vicinity
at high tide. It is assumed that one might have a good chance to see
this bird from the free bridge to Nummy Island at low tide.
Up to four GULL-BILLED TERNS have been frequenting the Cape May Point
State Park at Bunker pond. Look for the birds roosting with other
terns on the "sandbar" near the new non-public board walk.
CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows; Northwood Center on East Lake
Drive in Cape May Point; summer hours, Wednesday- Monday 9:30-4:30.
The Northwood Center will be closed on Tuesdays. The Center for
Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday
9:30- 4:30. At least one CMBO center will be open everyday to serve
our members needs.
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 $35 per year;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive your choice of a
FREE gift (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding! Jason Guerard Sales Manager New Jersey
Audubon Society Cape May Bird Observatory Northwood Center 701 E.
Lake Drive, P.O. Box 3 Cape May Point, NJ USA 08212-003 Ph:
609-884-2736 Fx: 609-884-6052