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 21, 2009. Highlights this week include sightings
of EARED GREBE, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOWY OWL, WHITE-
WINGED CROSSBILL, PINE-SISKIN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, CACKLING GOOSE, PALM
WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, REDHEAD.
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An EARED GREBE was found at Cape May Harbor on Saturday January 17
2009, near Utch's Marina. Another was seen in Stone Harbor near the
free bridge to Nummy's Island on Sunday January 18 2009.
One RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was still being seen as of Saturday January 17,
2009 at 711 New England Road in Cape May.
A female EURASIAN WIGEON, perhaps the same bird seen January 14 on
Lily Lake in Cape May Point, was seen on Monday January 19, 2009 at
the Villas WMA. Other notable sightings at Villas WMA included a PALM
WARBLER, a male REDHEAD, and a flock of 35 CHIPPING SPARROWS. Two
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at Villas WMA on Sunday January 18
2009. A PINE SISKIN was there the same day.
A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Lily Lake on Saturday January 17 2009.
The darker, probably female SNOWY OWL was seen at the Stone Harbor
Point parking lot on Thursday January 15 2009.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Cape May Point State Park on
Monday January 19 2009. Another was seen at Cape Island Preserve on
Wednesday January 21, 2009.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were reported this week at Jake's Landing,
Tuckahoe, Turkey Point and Newport Landing.
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