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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 8/11/2007
CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE August 11, 2007

You have reached 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 August 11, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of MANX SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, ROSEATE SPOONBILL, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, SANDWICH TERN, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, SEDGE WREN and LARK SPARROW

The ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues at Brigantine NWR as of 8/8. Early morning or evening remains the best time to try for this bird.

A MANX SHEARWATER was seen feeding in the rips off Cape May Point on 8/4.

Also on 8/4, a SOOTY SHEARWATER was seen from the second dune crossing at the Cape May Point State Park.

An unexpected find was a WILSON'S PHALAROPE at Stone Harbor Point on 8/6.

There have been various reports of RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Brigantine NWR in the last week. The most recent report was of two birds seen from the east dike in the east pool on 8/10.

Two SANDWICH TERNS were observed from Cape May Point on 8/5 and 8/6.

Coldspring Campground played host to a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH on 8/4.

A SEDGE WREN was heard singing at Brigantine NWR, from on the left side of the south dike near the beginning of the auto loop road on 8/7.

Lastly, a LARK SPARROW was observed at the first metal bridge on the red trail at the Cape May Point State Park, today, 8/11.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

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!

CMBO Bookstore hours are as follows; Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point; summer hours, Wednesday- Monday 9:30-4:30. The Northwood Center will be closed on Tuesdays. The Center for Research and Education on Rt. 47 in Goshen is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:30- 4:30. At least one CMBO center will be open everyday to serve our members needs. 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 $35 per year; $45 for families. You can call either center to become a member or visit. Become a member in person and you'll receive your choice of a FREE gift (in addition to member discount in the stores).

Good Luck and Good Birding!

 
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