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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 9/23/2010
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, September 23, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, AMERICAN (presumed) GOLDEN-PLOVER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LEAST BITTERN

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was discovered at Bunker Pond in the Cape May Point State Park on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. It was last seen there on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010.

A presumed AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER circled the Hawkwatch on Monday, September 20, 2010.

2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at two different locations on Monday, September 20th, 2010: an adult standing on the beach in front of the Meadows, and a juvenile on the beach off of Cape Avenue.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on the south side of Bunker Pond on Friday, September 17th, 2010.

A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Lighthouse Pond on Saturday September 18th, 2010. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

******CMBO FALL HOURS are as follows: Northwood Center on East Lake Drive in Cape May Point is open 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'sCape May Bird Observatory and details sightings from Cape May, Cumberlandand 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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