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 Friday, December 03, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of VARIED THRUSH, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE, LINCOLN?S SPARROW
Cape May County?s first recorded VARIED THRUSH was found on private property in Goshen on Friday December 24th, 2010. It has not been seen since.
A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE was located at a private feeder on Sunday December 26th, 2010.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found in the small field between Seagrove and Sunset Avenue in Cape May Point on Tuesday December 28th, 2010.
A CACKLING GOOSE was observed flying across the Delaware Bay with a flock of Canada Geese on Tuesday December 28th, 2010.
A LINCOLN?S SPARROW was seen at the entrance to Cape May Point State Park on Tuesday December 28th, 2010, and was last reported there on Wednesday December 29th, 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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 609-884-2736 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. 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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