CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE August 11, 2007
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was
prepared on Saturday August 11, 2007. Highlights this week include
sightings of MANX SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, ROSEATE SPOONBILL, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, SANDWICH TERN, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, SEDGE
WREN and LARK SPARROW
The ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues at Brigantine NWR as of 8/8. Early morning
or evening remains the best time to try for this bird.
A MANX SHEARWATER was seen feeding in the rips off Cape May Point on 8/4.
Also on 8/4, a SOOTY SHEARWATER was seen from the second dune crossing at
the Cape May Point State Park.
An unexpected find was a WILSON'S PHALAROPE at Stone Harbor Point on 8/6.
There have been various reports of RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Brigantine NWR in
the last week. The most recent report was of two birds seen from the east
dike in the east pool on 8/10.
Two SANDWICH TERNS were observed from Cape May Point on 8/5 and 8/6.
Coldspring Campground played host to a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on 8/4.
A SEDGE WREN was heard singing at Brigantine NWR, from on the left side of
the south dike near the beginning of the auto loop road on 8/7.
Lastly, a LARK SPARROW was observed at the first metal bridge on the red
trail at the Cape May Point State Park, today, 8/11.
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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.
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