Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 8/24/2000
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 August 24 included MISSISSIPPI KITE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

Two MISSISSIPPI KITES were still being seen over the fields near Shunpike and Tabernacle Roads, near Bennett Bog, last reported on August 19.

Since the excellent song bird flight of August 17, passerine numbers have declined with each passing day. A few highlights included PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the Beanery on August 20, BREWSTER'S WARBLER at Higbee Beach on the 20th, and MOURNING WARBLER at Higbee Beach on the 22nd.

Other highlights for the week were six BROWN PELICANS up the bay at Bivalve on the 19th, a SORA at the South Cape May Meadows (SCMM) on the 20th, a BALD EAGLE over Cape May Point State Park on the 21st, and RUDDY DUCK on Lighthouse pond on the 21st.

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!

Vincent J. Elia
Research Associate
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210

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