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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 3/12/2011
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 Saturday, March 12, 2011, Highlights this week include sightings of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, plus first of Spring arrivals of OSPREY, PINE WARBLER

A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE was observed at the Cape May County Park North on Friday, March 4th, 2011.

An adult LITTLE GULL was noted at several locations along the lower portion of the Delaware Bayshore on Friday, March 11th, 2011, and was last observed at a distant from Tampa Ave. in the Villas section of Cape May County.

BLACK-HEADED GULLS have been noted throughout the region: one to two individuals have been noted at Miami Beach in the Villas throughout the week; one was noted at Norbury?s Landing in Del Haven on Friday, March 11th, 2011; and another individual was noted amongst a large group of Bonaparte?s Gulls at East Point in Cumberland County on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the pond on Holmes Landing Road (Off the Garden State Parkway between exits 10 & 11) on Friday, March 4th, 2011.

The following are first of spring arrivals: OSPREY, PINE WARBLER, March 11th.

For up-to-the-minute Cape May sightings information, photos and downloadable birding maps and checklist of Cape May, visithttp://www.birdcapemay.org . Follow rarity sightings, many spring arrivals, and spectacles on http://www.twitter.com/CMBObirds -

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO WINTER HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is every day except Tuesday, 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 609-884-2736end_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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