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 9, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings ofMAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD, LARK SPARROW, ROSEATE TERN, SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK TERN.
A female MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was seen on Monday, May 30th, 2011, circling over Cove Beach.
A LARK SPARROW was seen along the North Side of Ackley Road in Cumberland County on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011, and was last reported there on Monday, June 6th, 2011.
A ROSEATE TERN was seen flying toward Sunset Blvd. from the South Cape May Meadows on Monday, June 6th, 2011.
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen flying east along Route 47 north of Goshen on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011.
A BLACK TERN was observed along the west path of the South Cape May Meadows on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011, and was last observed on Thursday, June 9th, 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 609-884-2736end_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).
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