Hotline: Cape May Birding Hotline
To Report: call (609) 884-2736, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coverage: Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties ,
NJ Compiler: David Lord, Cape May Bird Observatory, with additions by Don Freiday
URL: http://www.njaudubon.org ; http://www.birdcapemay.org
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, November 20, 2008. Highlights this week include sightings of SEDGE WREN, CAVE SWALLOWS, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK-HEADED GULL, CACKLING GOOSE, RED-THROATED LOON, SNOW BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, VESPER SPARROW, BROAD WINGED HAWK, ALDER FLYCATCHER, BALTIMORE ORIOLES, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, CATTLE EGRET, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, TUNDRA SWAN, BARN OWL, NORTHEN SHRIKE.
The SEDGE WREN could still be found at Higbee’s Beach as of Monday November 11, 2008. Check the west path of the first field. CAVE SWALLOWS continue at multiple locales around the Cape.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was over the Cape May Hawk Watch November 20. Other birds from the hawk watch included over 10 species of waterfowl at Bunker Pond.
Townsend's Inlet had MARBLED GODWITS (8), and BLACK-HEADED GULL (1) on November 18.
The Avalon Seawatch had 7,882 RED-THROATED LOONS November 20. Other Sea Watch highlights this week include SNOW BUNTING (5), LAPLAND LONGSPUR (1), and RAZORBILL (1), all on the 18th.
Another LAPLAND LONGSPUR was at Cape May Point State Park on November 20. A TENNESSEE WARBLER was at the Beanery Thursday, November 20. A CACKLING GOOSE was on Lily Lake Wednesday, November 19.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, and a VESPER SPARROW were reported from Cape Island as of Monday 11-17-08.A CATTLE EGRET was seen at the intersections of Stevens St. and Bayshore Rd. on Monday November 17, 2008.
A BLUE WINGED TEAL can still be seen lingering around Cape Island, and so can a BROAD-WINGED HAWK, both seen Monday November 17, 2008.Cape Island Preserve held an ALDER FLYCATCHER through November 20, 2008.
A BARN OWL was seen flying over the meadows on Monday November 17, 2008.
On Sunday November 16 2008, a NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Dix WMA in Cumberland County.
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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!