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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 4/28/2011
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 Thursday, April 28th, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of PILEATED WOODPECKER, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, GLAUCOUS GULL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER plus first of spring arrivals of BROWN PELICAN, INDIGO BUNTING, ROYAL TERN

A PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen circling Cape Island on Sunday, April 24th, 2011.

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was found at the South Cape May Meadows on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, and was last reported there on Monday, April 25th, 2011.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was observed at the St. Mary?s beach in Cape May Point on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011.

Two reports of RED-HEADED WOODPECKER have come in over the past week: one was seen at Higbee Beach WMA on Sunday, April 24th, 2011, and another was reported at the Cape May Point State Park on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011.

The following are first of spring arrivals for 2011: BROWN PELICAN 4/23; INDIGO BUNTING, ROYAL TERN 4/28.

-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 SPRING HOURS are as follows: NorthwoodCenter on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is every 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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