You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was
prepared on Friday August 31, 2007. Highlights this week include
sightings of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, LARK SPARROW
and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD.
The long staying ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues at the Brigantine NWR as
of 8/27. This bird is still being seen in the gull pond area.
Along with various other species of shorebirds at Brigantine NWR,
both WILSON'S PHALAROPE and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were observed in the
southwest pool on 8/29.
Also, in the southwest pool on 8/27, was one BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and an
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. On 8/26 an amazing 40 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were
observed at Brigantine NWR.
Continuing at Brigantine, the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen on 8/27
Also, on the north dike at Brigantine, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was
observed in a flock of Red-winged blackbirds on 8/25 thru 8/27. The
bird was reported to be an immature male or female.
Here in Cape May, the minor invasion of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES
continues. Reports are from various locations in Cape May County.
As many as eight individuals were observed at Higbee Beach WMA on 8/28.
A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER made a brief appearance at Higbee Beach WMA
The BAIRD'S SANDPIPER that had been frequently seen on Bunker pond
was last reported on 8/26.
Also at the Cape May Point State Park, on 8/22, a BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER made a brief appearance. Another of this species was
observed briefly at Stone Harbor, yesterday, 8/30.
Lastly, a LARK SPARROW was observed on the CMBO Villas WMA walk on
8/26. This is just one of a hand full of Lark Sparrow reports that
have come in the last few weeks.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals.
Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to
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CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows; Northwood Center on East Lake
Drive in Cape May Point has returned to a seven day a week schedule.
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center for Research and
Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:30- 4:30.
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 $35 per year;
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addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!