Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 8/9/2001
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory, for the week ending August 9. Highlights include CURLEW SANDPIPER, other bird news, and news of CMBO.

A CURLEW SANDPIPER continues at Stone Harbor Point (SHPt), seen as recently as August 7. The shorebirds at SHPt can best be viewed around the time of high tide, especially the incoming tide.

A MARBLED GODWIT was seen in the back bay from the Skimmer, a back bay tour boat.

There have been good numbers of terns off Cape May Point including two BLACK TERNS on the 3rd, and a CASPIAN TERN and 15 ROYAL TERNS on the 5th.

The first trickle of migrant songbirds has been seen this week. At Hidden Valley Ranch on the 8th BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, WORM-EATING, BLACKBURNIAN, and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were present. A CANADA WARBLER was at Cold Spring on the 7th.

The South Cape May Meadows had a STILT SANDPIPER on the 7th and a SORA on the 5th.

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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