Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 7/5/2001
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 5 include, WHITE-FACED IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

An adult MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen soaring over the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on July 2.

An adult WHITE-FACED IBIS was present at the SCMM on June 29, but there have been no follow-up sightings.

Belatedly, a Bonaparte's Gull was on the beach at Cape May Point on June 27.

Shorebirds are already returning south. Small numbers of LEAST SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER have been seen.

Other highlights included: LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on the beach at the SCMM on June 29, three BROWN PELICANS off the SCMM on June 30, BOBOLINK in the SCMM and 30 GLOSSY IBIS at the SCMM on July 2.

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. 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!

*Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman 08558

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