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 21, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of NORTHERN SHRIKE, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, POMARINE JAEGER, SANDHILL CRANE, WHIMBREL
A NORTHERN SHRIKE flew past the Morning Flight platform and landed along the Cape May Canal on Monday, October 18th, 2010. It has not been seen since.
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was observed flying north past the Hawkwatch on Monday, October 18th, 2010.
A POMARINE JAEGER flew by the Avalon Seawatch on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.
A SANDHILL CRANE was observed from the Hawkwatch Platform on Friday, October 15th, 2010, and was relocated on Saturday, October 16th, 2010, but has not been seen since.
A late season WHIMBREL was last reported from Cape May Point State Park on Saturday, October 16th, 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).
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