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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 6/11/2009
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, June 11th, 2009.

Highlights this week include reports of BUFFLEHEAD, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, BLACK-NECKED STILT, WHIMBREL, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, and DARK-EYED JUNCO.

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A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen along the south dike at Brig/Forsythe NWR through at least 6/8. A late WHIMBREL was noted there on 6/8, as were 18 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS.

2 BLACK-NECKED STILTS were seen flying over Cape May Pt. State Park on 5/6. An extremely late DARK-EYED JUNCO was noted the same day.

A BUFFLEHEAD lingered in the impoundments along Maple Ave at Turkey Point, in Dividing Creek, through 6/7.

WILLOW FLYCATCHERS were recorded at Cape May Pt. State Park, The Meadows/CMMBR, Turkey Point, Nummy Island and Stone Harbor Point this week.

A NORTHERN BOBWHITE was heard and seen at Cape May Pt. State Park on 6/10.

Breeding birds detected near Dividing Creek, Cumberland County this week included KENTUCKY and WORM-EATING WARBLERS, as well as SUMMER TANAGER.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ***Beginning June 1st, CMBO's Northwood Center will be open Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesdays), 9:30am - 4:30pm. These hours will be in place through the end of August.***

**CMBO will be closed for Independence Day on Saturday, July 4th.**

*Due to a staffing shortfall, Cape May Bird Observatory's Center for Research and Education on Route 47 north of Goshen is closed to the public effective April 11, 2009. The grounds and gardens will remain open to the public. CMBO's Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open Wednesday - Monday, 9:30am - 4:30pm.*

CMBO is offering a special to new and upgraded membership renewals. Join CMBO for the first time or upgrade from Individual or Family to The Hundred and receive Charley Harper's Migration Mainline- Cape May lithograph poster, valued at $50. Call either CMBO center to ask an associate about joining today!

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 609-884-2736. 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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