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