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 18, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, KING EIDER
The ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was last reported from Cape May Point State Park on Saturday, November 13th, 2010, at the big wooden gate along the blue trail.
The WESTERN KINGBIRD was last reported at the intersection of Sunset and Columbia in West Cape May on Saturday, November 13th, 2010.
A drake EURASIAN WIGEON has been frequenting both the East and West sections of Lighthouse Pond, and was last reported on Friday, November 12th, 2010.
A juvenile BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen heading south from the Ferry Terminal on Sunday, November 14th, 2010.
A young male KING EIDER briefly joined a flock of Common Eiders at the Avalon Seawatch on Tuesday, November 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).
Good Luck and Good Birding!