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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 1/22/2010
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, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of SANDHILL CRANE, COMMON CRANE, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, CACKLING GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, LITTLE BLUE HERON, TRICOLORED HERON, EASTERN PHOEBE, REDHEAD, SNOWY EGRET, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and SHORT-EARED OWL.

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Two SANDHILL CRANES were found behind the First Assembly of God Church on the west side of Seashore Road/Broadway in Cape May on Friday, January 15, 2010. Meanwhile, the Cumberland County flock of cranes was seen at Husted Landing on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, along with a COMMON CRANE and hybrids.

An adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen flying out of Townsend's Inlet on Sunday, January 17, 2010.

A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in a field opposite Hidden Valley WMA on New England Road on Saturday January 16, 2010.

2 Male EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen on Lighthouse Pond on Saturday January 16, 2010.

2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen at Two Mile Landing on Saturday, January 16, 2010, along with a TRICOLRED HERON and two SNOWY EGRETS.

An EASTERN PHOEBE was seen at the Rea Farm on Tuesday January 19, 2010.

A drake REDHEAD was still being seen on Lighthouse Pond as of Saturday January 16, 2010.

A dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on Glade Road in Cumberland County on Monday, January 18, 2010.

A SHORT-EARED OWL continues to be seen at the end of Jakes Landing Road, last seen on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

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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 discounts in the stores).

Good Luck and Good Birding!

 
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