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, March 24, 2011,. Highlights this week include sightings ofLITTLE GULL, CACKLING GOOSE, ?EURASIAN? TEAL, BLACK-HEADED GULL plus Spring arrivals of, GLOSSY IBIS, CLIFF SWALLOW, SNOWY EGRET
A first year LITTLE GULL was seen in the company of an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL at Miami Beach in the Villas on Monday, March 21st, 2011. Another adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was observed at East Point in Cumberland County on the same date.
A CACKLING GOOSE was seen with a flock of Canada Geese flying over Cape May Point on Friday, March 18th, 2011.
An ?EURASIAN? TEAL was noted at the Heislerville WMA, and was last reported on Friday, March 18th, 2011.
The following are First of Spring arrivals for 2011: GLOSSY IBIS, 3/19; CLIFF SWALLOW, 3/20; SNOWY EGRET, 3/21.
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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!