You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey
Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was
prepared on Friday March 31. The roster this week includes sightings
of VESPER SPARROW, GREAT CORMORANT, RED-THROATED LOON, WILSONS
SNIPE, WINTER WREN, FORSTERS TERN, TREE SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW,
PIPING PLOVER, PINE WARBLER and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.
Spring has sprung and migration is happening!
There have been numerous reports of flocks of GREAT EGRETS crossing
the bay. There are still numbers of SURF and BLACK SCOTER in the
Bay, as well as, NORTHERN GANNET. On 3/29 there as one GREAT
CORMORANT loafing on the Concrete Ship along with 50+ RED-THROATED
LOONS in the surrounding water.
A VESPER SPARROW was seen in the Magnesite Plant area on 3/29.
WILSONS SNIPE is still being seen at the Meadows; also one was
spotted at the Beanery on 3/30. Also at the Beanery on 3/30 were 5+
Numerous FORSTERS TERNS are being seen in the Cape May area this
week with 3 spotted from the St. Peters jetty on 3/30 and 5+ seen
from North Cape May on 3/29.
Four TREE SWALLOWS were also seen from the St. Peters jetty on 3/30
and one BARN SWALLOW was seen today, 3/31, flying over Seagrove
Avenue near the Northwood Center.
More PIPING PLOVER have arrived in Cape May. On 3/29 three were seen
displaying along the beach between the Meadows and the Cape May Point
PINE WARBLERS are being seen in and around Cape May up to Belleplain
State Forest. Two PINE WARBLERS were seen at Higbees Beach on 3/30,
also two were in Cape May along Lafayette Street on 3/29.
Finally, one YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was reported from Belleplain
State Forest near the Headquarters today 3/31.
CMBOs bookstore hours are as follows: Northwood Center in Cape May
Point, as promised, has returned to being open 7 days a week 9-4:30.
The Center for Research and Education on Route 47 in Goshen is open 7
days a week, 9-4:30.
The Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the New Jersey Audubon
Societys 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;
$45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or
visit. Become a member in person and youll receive a FREE copy of
BIRDS OF NEW JERSEY (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good luck and Good Birding!