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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 1/13/2011
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, January 13th, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of CACKLING GOOSE, VESPER SPARROW, EURASIAN WIGEON,LAPLAND LONGSPUR

A CACKLING GOOSE was seen heading south from Avalon on Thursday, January 13th, 2011.

Three VESPER SPARROWS were observed along Paper Mill Road in Eldora on Sunday, January 9th, 2011.

A female EURASIAN WIGEON was observed in the Cape May Harbor, viewed from the Lobster House parking lot, on Sunday, January 9th, 2011.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen associating with Snow Buntings at Stone Harbor Point on Thursday, January 13th, 2011.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO FALL HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and 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 discounts in the stores).

Good Luck and Good Birding!

 
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