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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 11/11/2010
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, November 11, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, EVENING GROSBEAK, LARK SPARROW, WESTERN KINGBIRD, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, KING EIDER

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at Cape May Point State Park on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 and was last seen there near the big gate located on the Blue Trail, on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a private feeder in Cumberland County on Sunday, November 7th, 2010.

A LARK SPARROW was found near the Cape May Point State Park butterfly gardens, located south of the restrooms, and was last seen there on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was found on a wire at the intersection of Sunset blvd. and Columbia Ave. in West Cape May on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, and was last seen there on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were observed flying around the Cape May Point State Park ?Bunker? on Saturday, November 6th, 2010, and one was seen on a dune crossing at CMPSP on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was reported at the Villas WMA on Saturday, November 6th, 2010.

A KING EIDER and a HARLEQUIN DUCK were seen at Cape May NWR?s Two Mile Beach Unit?s jetty on Friday, November 5th, 2010.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO FALL HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm; closed Sundays and Mondays. ******

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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