You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory, for the week ending August
2. Highlights include CURLEW SANDPIPER, other bird news, and news of
A CURLEW SANDPIPER continues at Stone Harbor Point (SHPt), seen as
recently as August 1. The shorebirds at SHPt can best be viewed around
the time of high tide, especially the incoming tide.
There are good numbers of shorebirds at SHPt, including 200+ WESTERN
SANDPIPERS on July 28 along with more than a dozen Western Willets. The
Bivalve impoundment has about 6,000 shorebirds, mostly SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.
Other highlights this week included: seven ORCHARD ORIOLES, ten+ YELLOW
WARBLERS, and two BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS at Cape May Point SP on July
28, TWO ROYAL TERNS at Cape May Point on August 1, and an American
Redstart near Wildwood Crest on August 1.
An odd-looking luecistic LAUGHING GULL has been frequenting the Wetlands
Institute pier this past week.
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
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