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
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
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
Vincent J. Elia
Cape May Bird Observatory
600 Route 47 North
Cape May Court House, N. J., 08210