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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 5/13/2011
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, May 13, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of BAR-TAILED GODWIT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, WHITE-FACED IBIS, GLAUCOUS GULL, COMMON MOORHEN, COMMON EIDER, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK

A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was seen at Brigantine NWR on Thursday, May 12th, 2011, but has not been reported since.

Two CURLEW SANDPIPERS have been frequenting the main impoundment of the Heislerville WMA: a female was last reported on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011, and an adult male was last seen on Thursday, May 12th, 2011.

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was located at the Plover Ponds in the Cape May Point State Park on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS has been seen along Stimpson?s Island Road, in a pond near the last house on the road, and was last reported on Friday, May 13th, 2011.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Second Avenue Jetty in Cape May on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011.

A COMMON MOORHEN was observed at the east trail of the South Cape May Meadows on Thursday, May 12th, 2011.

Twelve COMMON EIDERS were noted off of Sea Isle City on Thursday, May 12th, 2011.

Two RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS and two RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Heslerville WMA on Friday, May 13th, 2011.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO SPRING HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center 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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