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, June 18th, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, WOOD STORK, CORY?S SHEARWATER, PURPLE GALLINULE, SOOTY SHEARWATER, ROSEATE TERN, CATTLE EGRET.
A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was found near the corner of Lighthouse and Whildin Ave. in Cape May Point on Monday, June 13th, 2011, and was last reported on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 on Lehigh Ave., also in Cape May Point.
A WOOD STORK was noted from Soc?s Lane in West Cape May on Thursday, June 9th, 2011, and was last seen heading toward Delaware on Monday, June 13th, 2011.
Two SOOTY SHEARWATERS and one CORY?S SHEARWATER were noted heading Northeast off Cape May Point on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011.
A PURPLE GALLINULE was discovered in Cape May Point State Park at the second plover pond on Sunday, June 12th, 2011, and was last seen there on Saturday, June 18th, 2011.
A ROSEATE TERN was seen flying south past St. Peter?s Jetty in Cape May Point on Saturday, June 18th, 2011.
A CATTLE EGRET was observed sitting on the railing around Bunker Pond on Sunday, June 12th, 2011.
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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 609-884-2736. 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).
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