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 4, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of COMMON GROUND-DOVE, HENSLOW?S SPARROW, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW RAIL, RAZORBILL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
A third state record COMMON GROUND-DOVE was noted briefly at Cape May Point State Park on Friday, October 29th, 2010, and has not been seen since.
A HENSLOW?S SPARROW was found on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at Higbee Beach WMA, in the tower field, and was last reported there on Sunday, October 31st, 2010.
An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was last seen in the 3rd field of Higbee Beach WMA on Saturday, October 30th, 2010, and has not been seen since.
A YELLOW RAIL was detected at Cape Island Creek Nature Conservancy Preserve (on Wilson off Broadway) on Saturday, October 30th, 2010, and has not been noted since.
A RAZORBILL and a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE were observed flying south past the Avalon Seawatch on Wednesday, November 3rd, 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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