This is the Cape May Birding Hotline, a service of New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory. This week's message was prepared on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, HOODED MERGANSER, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, BROWN PELICAN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, CASPIAN TERN, ROSEATE TERN, SUMMER TANAGER, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was found near the corner of New England and Bayshore Roads, near West Cape May, on 6/19.
A ROSEATE TERN was seen from the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR on 6/23.
A HOODED MERGANSER was noted at Cove Pool on 6/19.
Multiple LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued to be found along the beachfront between Cape May Point State Park and the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR this week.
BROWN PELICANS were reported from coastal waters throughout the week.
An unseasonal WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was noted in Millville, Cumberland County through 6/25.
The GLAUCOUS GULL at Brig/Forsythe NWR continued as of 6/21. CASPIAN TERN and BLUE-WINGED TEAL were also reported there this week.
2 NORTHERN BOBWHITES and 3 GULL-BILLED TERNS were found at Beaver Swamp WMA on 6/24.
A notable record for Cape Island was that of a SUMMER TANAGER singing from the edge of the dunes at Cape May Point State Park on 6/26.
In addition to its regular Tuesday closing, CMBO's Northwood Center will also be closed on THURSDAY, JUNE 26, WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, and THURSDAY, JULY 3. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Northwood will resume its regular summer schedule during the week of July 6-12.
Both CMBO Centers will be CLOSED on FRIDAY, JULY 4 for Independence Day.
CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals. Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to The Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May lithograph poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an associate about joining today!
******CMBO Bookstore SUMMER HOURS (June - August) are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open Wednesday through Monday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Tuesdays. The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Mondays.******
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 $39 per year; $49 for families. You can call either center to become a member or visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive a FREE gift (in addition to member discount in the stores).
Good Luck and Good Birding!