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 August 23 include FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE,
CURLEW SANDPIPER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.
A FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was discovered along New England on August 19
and was seen again at Higbee Beach on the 22nd.
A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE first seen over Two Mile Beach, Wildwood Crest was
re-sighted over Cape May Point on the 21st.
A CURLEW SANDPIPER continues at Stone Harbor Point (SHPt), seen as
recently as August 21. The shorebirds at SHPt can best be viewed around
the time of high tide, especially the incoming tide.
Two MARBLED GODWIT was seen again this week on August 14 in the back bay
from the Skimmer, a back bay tour boat. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at the
West Cape May impoundment on the 23rd.
A nice movement of migrant songbirds occurred on August 22, with 24
species of warblers tallied around the area including HOODED WARBLERS,
PROTHONOTARY, KENTUCKY WARBLERS, MOURNING, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS.
A SORA was seen at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 20th, and
one was flushed from a field at the Beanery on the 17th.
BLACK TERN and GULL-BILLED TERN were at the SCMM on the 20th.
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,