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 15, 2009. Highlights this week include sightings
of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, 'IPSWICH' SAVANNAH SPARROW, SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, CACKLING GOOSE, RUFOUS-TYPE HUMMINGBIRD, SHORT-EARED OWL,
SNOWY OWL, TREE SWALLOW, CEDAR WAXWINGS, WINTER WREN, EASTERN PHOEBE,
PALM WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, EURASIAN WIGEON.
-For more up-to-the-minute Cape May sightings information, check the
"View from the Cape" section of http://www.BirdCapeMay.org-
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was heard flying over Reeds Beach on
Saturday, January 10, 2009. A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was on the jetty the
Lily Lake continued to hold a CACKLING GOOSE as of Wednesday, January
1-2 RUFOUS-TYPE HUMMINGBIRDS were still being seen at 711 New England
Road as of Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
At least 1 SNOWY OWL continues this week in the Stone Harbor area,
seen atop the gatehouse on the "free bridge" at Nummy Island on
Sunday, January 11. Up to 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS have been seen at Jakes
Landing Road throughout the week.
A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was detected at the South Cape May Meadows/CMMBR
on Sunday, January 11.
Notable sightings from the Cape May Point State Park on Saturday
January 10, 2009 included a flock of 50 TREE SWALLOWS, 30 CEDAR
WAXWINGS, WINTER WREN, EASTERN PHOEBE, and a PALM WARBLER.
A female EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Cape May Point State Park at the
second plover pond on Wednesday January 14, 2009. 2 'IPSWICH' SAVANNAH
SPARROWS were found along the beachfront here the same day.
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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.
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Good Luck and Good Birding!