This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon
Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was prepared
on Thursday, August 14, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings
of SURF SCOTER, HOODED MERGANSER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, UPLAND
SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL,
GULL-BILLED TERN, BLACK TERN, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, ALDER
FLYCATCHER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, "BREWSTER'S" WARBLER, CERULEAN
WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, LARK SPARROW, and DICKCISSEL.
-- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information check the
"View from the Cape" section of http://www.BirdCapeMay.org --
The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and GLAUCOUS GULL continued at Brig/
Forsythe NWR through at least 8/9.
A LARK SPARROW was found at the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR on 8/13,
and seen again on 8/14.
A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen at Cape May Point State Park and the
South Cape May Meadows through 8/13.
A DICKCISSEL and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were noted at the
Woodcock Trail tract of Cape May NWR on 8/12. An ALDER FLYCATCHER was
seen and heard at Cape May Point State Park on 8/13.
Highlights from Higbee Beach WMA this week included UPLAND SANDPIPER
and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER on 8/10, 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS on 8/12,
MOURNING WARBLER on 8/14, and "BREWSTER'S" WARBLER on 8/14.
A GULL-BILLED TERN and the summering HOODED MERGANSER were observed at
the South Cape May Meadows on 8/11. A BLACK TERN was seen at Cape May
Point State Park on 8/12. Numerous LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued
to be found this week along the beachfront between the South Cape May
Meadows and Cape May Point State Park.
A SURF SCOTER was noted off of Stone Harbor Point on 8/9.
Inventory Closures- CMBO's Northwood Center in Cape May Point will be
closed on Monday, 8/25 and Tuesday, 8/26 for inventory. CMBO's Center
for Research & Education in Goshen will be closed on Thursday, 8/28
and Friday, 8/29 for inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to
The Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May
lithograph poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an
associate about joining today!
******CMBO Bookstore SUMMER HOURS (June - August) are as follows:
Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open
Wednesday through Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Tuesdays. The
Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday
through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Mondays.******
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.
Please report sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO at
609-884-2736. Sponsorship for this hotline comes from the support of
CMBO members and business members, and should you not be a member, we
cordially invite you to join. Individual membership is $39 per year;
$49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE gift (in
addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!