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, October16 , 2008. Highlights this week include sightings
of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, POMARINE JAEGER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, STILT
SANDPIPER, WILSON?S PHALAROPE, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW,
SNOW GEESE, PINE SISKIN, HERMIT THRUSH, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, PIPING PLOVER.
- For more up to the minute Cape May sightings information
check the "View from the Cape "section of http://www.BirdCapeMay.org by
clicking on ?Recent Sightings? from the home page ?
The Avalon Seawatch saw a HUDSONIAN GODWIT on Sunday 10/12/08 and a
young POMARINE JAEGER on Tuesday 10/14/08.
Several ORANGE CROWNED WARBLERS have been noted around Cape Island,
the latest being noted on Friday 10/16/08 at Higbee Beach. Other
Higbee birds on Friday included HERMIT THRUSH and WHITE-CROWNED and
ORANGE-CROWNED and CAPE MAY WARBLERS were seen on the Hawk Watch Big
Sit at Cape May Point State Park on Sunday 10/12/08. Other notable
sightings from this event included a STILT SANDPIPER, PARASITIC
JAEGERS, WHITE CROWNED SPARROW, PURPLE FINCHES, AMERICAN PIPITS, and
flocks of SNOW GEESE.
A late WILSON?S PHALAROPE with an injured leg was seen at the South
Cape May Meadows Wednesday-Thursday October 15-16.
A PINE SISKIN was heard at HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH on Sunday 10/12/08.
Other sightings there include HERMIT THRUSH and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.
The RUFF and AVOCETS that were reported last week at Forsythe NWR
have not been seen as of 10/16/08.
A remaining LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also seen on the beach on
PIPING PLOVER can still be seen at Stone Harbor Point as of Tuesday
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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
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Good Luck and Good Birding!