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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/2/2011
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, April 2nd, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ?COMMON? TEAL, RAZORBILL plus Spring arrivals of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, LITTLE BLUE HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER

A LITTLE GULL was seen flying up the bay past St. Peter?s jetty in Cape May Point on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011.

Two BLACK-HEADED GULLS were observed at the East Point Lighthouse in Cumberland County on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

A ?COMMON? TEAL was noted at Heislerville WMA on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

A pair of RAZORBILLS was seen off of Cape May Point on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

The following are Spring arrivals for 2011: BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER 3/29; WESTERN SANDPIPER, LITTLE BLUE HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, 4/2.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO SPRING HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open daily, 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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