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 28, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of CAVE
SWALLOW, WESTERN KINGBIRD, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BANK SWALLOW,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, COMMON REDPOLLS, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN-GOLDEN
PLOVER, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD
CAVE SWALLOWS have been noted throughout the week, and all reports have been
from the Hawkwatch Platform: A record early bird was first seen on Friday,
October 22nd, 2010; two were reported on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010; and
one was seen with a BANK SWALLOW on Thursday, October 28th, 2010.
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was noted in the back, pumpkin field of the Beanery (Rea
Farm) on Friday, October 22nd, 2010, as was a WESTERN KINGBIRD.
A flyby HUDSONIAN GODWIT was observed from the Hawkwatch Platform on Friday,
October 22nd, 2010.
Reports of ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS have been coming in from around the
county: a first of season at Cape Island Creek Preserve on Friday, October
22nd, 2010, and two birds seen on Sunday, October 24th, 2010: one at the
Villas WMA and one at a private residence in Cape May Court House
Two COMMON REDPOLLS were noted at the Villas WMA on Saturday, October 24th,
A SANDHILL CRANE has been noted off and on, feeding with a raft of wild
turkeys, on private farmland on route 676 in Cumberland County near Dividing
Creek. It was last reported on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010.
A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at a Cape May Point feeder on Thursday,
October 28th, 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
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Good Luck and Good Birding!