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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 2/11/2011
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, February 11th, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of EARED GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, RAZORBILL, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK

An EARED GREBE was observed near the Avalon Seawatch on Monday, February 7th, 2011.

Two reports of BLACK-HEADED GULL havecome in over the past week: one bird was reported along the Delaware Bayshore north of the Ferry Terminal on Friday, February 4th, 2011, and two were seen in the same vicinity on Sunday, February 6th, 2011.

A RAZORBILL was noted flying southwest past Cove Pool (Mt. Vernon Ave.) in Cape May on Monday, February 7th, 2011. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was observed there on the same day.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was found in Cape May Harbor near the Nature Center of Cape May on Friday, February 11th, 2011.

Two NORTHERN GOSHAWKS have been seen in the area during the last week: a juvenile was observed at the Villas WMA on Sunday, February 6th, 2011, and another was observed at Mile Marker 20.4 on the Garden State Parkway on Friday, February 11, 2011.

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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 609-884-2736end_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).

Good Luck and Good Birding!

 
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