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, October 14, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of WESTERN KINGBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, DICKCISSEL, LESSER-BLACK BACKED GULL
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen flying over Cape May Point State park on Thursday, October 14th, 2010.
An EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered on Lighthouse Pond on Thursday, October 14th, 2010, but has not been seen since.
A DICKCISSEL was perched in the pines near the Avalon Seawatch on Tuesday, October 12th , 2010.
2 adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen on the Cold Spring jetty on Tuesday, October 12th, 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!