Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/10/2003
You have reached the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This message was prepared on Thursday, July 10, 2003. Highlights from the last week include LITTLE STINT, ARCTIC TERN, ROSEATE TERN, SANDWICH TERN, and AMERICAN AVOCET.

An adult LITTLE STINT was found at Stone Harbor Point on July 9 and was present again today July 10. Stone Harbor Point is the southernmost part of Stone Harbor on Hereford Inlet. There is a parking lot at the beach there. In the southeast corner of a parking lot there is a sand road that heads south toward the inlet. As you reach the end of the sand road, on the right you'll notice a fenced off area of dredge spoil. The Little Stint, although it has been moving around, has often been on the sand flats right in front of the dredge spoil. It does, however, disappear from time to time.

Stone Harbor Point also had, on July 9, an ARCTIC TERN, a SANDWICH TERN, two ROSEATE TERNS, and six BLACK TERNS. Two SANDWICH TERNS were reported from there on July 10.

An AMERICAN AVOCET was present briefly in Cape May Point State Park on July 9, but was noted to fly out over the bay toward Delaware.

Other highlights included COMMON MOORHEN at the South Cape May Meadows on July 7 and 8, and five WESTERN SANDPIPERS (three in alternate plumage and two in basic) at Stone Harbor Point on July 8.

The Cape May Bird Observatory offers an extensive series of regular bird walks that require no pre-registration and many special field trips and programs for which advanced registration is required. To receive a copy of our Program Schedule, stop at one of our centers, call the office during business hours at 609-861-0700, call our natural history and events hotline at 609-861-0466, or go to New Jersey Audubon's WEB SITE at http://www.njaudubon.org

This Cape May Birding Hotline is a service of the Cape May Bird Observatory, which is a research, conservation, and education unit of the New Jersey Audubon Society. Our aim is to preserve and perpetuate the ornithological significance of Cape May. Your membership supports these goals and this hotline. We detail sightings from around Cape May County, and also include reports from Cumberland and Atlantic Counties. Updates are typically made on Thursdays. Please report your sightings of rare or unusual birds to CMBO's Northwood Center at 609-884-2736, or e-mail reports to CapeMayReports@njaudubon.org. 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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