Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 8/30/2001
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 30 include WHITE IBIS, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A WHITE IBIS first seen at the Madison Ave. pond in Cape May was re-sighted over Higbee Beach on the 25th.

A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was reported from Higbee Beach on Aug. 28, presumably behind the dike in the impoundment.

Passerines have been steady, if not spectacular. There was a good flight on Aug. 28th, at least as viewed from the Higbee Beach dike. Twenty-three species were tallied there including GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and CONNECTICUT WARBLERS and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO.

A BLACK TERN was at Cape May Point on Aug. 25 and three were there on the 26th.

A juvenile BALD EAGLE was over Cape May Point on the 25th.

Other highlights included an early WHITE-THROATED SPARROW on Cape May Point on the 24th, and a SWAINSON'S THRUSH at CMBO's Northwood Center on the 25th.

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. 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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