Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 7/7/2000
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 6 included WESTERN KINGBIRD, MISSISSIPPI KITE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was along Sea Grove Ave. on July 4, but there have been no repeat sightings.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen near the Beanery on July 5 and over Cape May Point (CMPt) on the 6th.

Shorebird migration is under way. Seen in small numbers this week moving through the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) were GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and SPOTTED SANDPIPER.

Other highlights this week included: One or two GULL-BILLED TERNS at the SCMM on the 1st and 5th, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the CMPt State Park on the 1st, SCARLET TANAGER at Higbee Beach on the 1st, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS at CMPt SP on the 1st and at Cold Spring on the 2nd and BROWN PELICAN off CMPt on the 3rd.

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. For more information call 609-861-0700 or send a request for information to CMBO, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Our two centers are CMBO's Center for Research & Education at 600 Route 47 North in Goshen and CMBO's Northwood Center at 701 East Lake Drive in Cape May Point.

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!

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