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 24, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of
WHITE IBIS, WHITE-FACED IBIS, COMMON EIDER, HOODED MERGANSER, CORY'S
SHEARWATER, NORTHERN GANNET, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, BLACK TERN, SANDWICH TERN, PARASITIC JAEGER, RED-
HEADED WOODPECKER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART,
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, and RED CROSSBILL.
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section ofhttp://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was observed flying south over the South Cape May
Meadows/CMMBR on 7/21. Other reports from the Meadows this week
included CORY'S SHEARWATER, NORTHERN GANNET, SANDWICH TERN and
PARASITIC JAEGER on 7/17, 15 STILT SANDPIPERS on 7/21, and BLACK TERN
on 7/23. The HOODED MERGANSER continues to linger here, most often
seen roosting on the center island.
A WHITE IBIS was last reported from Brig/Forsythe NWR on 7/22. The
continuing AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and GLAUCOUS GULL were last noted
here on 7/20. WHITE-FACED IBIS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and BLACK TERN
were reported here on 7/17.
A RED CROSSBILL was discovered in Linwood, Atlantic County on 7/23.
An immature male COMMON EIDER was seen in the back-bay slightly north
from the "free bridge" at Nummy Island, on 7/20.
A DICKCISSEL was recorded flying over Higbee Beach WMA on 7/19. Other
early migrants found there this week included BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER,
AMERICAN REDSTART and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER.
2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found in a traditional location this
week, at the end of 12th Street in Del Haven.
Numerous LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continue to be found along the
beachfront between the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR and Cape May Point
State Park on a daily basis. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found in the
second plover pond at the State Park on 7/21.
CMBO's Northwood Center will be closed TUESDAY, JULY 29 through
THURSDAY, JULY 31 for inventory. 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
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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
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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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Good Luck and Good Birding!