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Cape May Rare Bird Alert - 9/30/2010
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 30, 2010. Highlights this week include sightings of BOOBY SP., LONG-BILLED CURLEW, SWAINSON?S WARBLER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, AMERICAN AVOCET, UPLAND SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER DICKISSEL, CATTLE EGRET.

A BOOBY SPECIES (probably Brown) was seen flying past the Avalon Seawatch on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010.

A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was heard flying over Beach and Patterson Ave. in Cape May City on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010, heading south.

A SWAINSON?S WARBLER was banded near Cape May Point State Park on Sunday, September 26th, 2010.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD flew by the Higbee Beach Dike on Sunday, September 26th, 2010.

An AMERICAN AVOCET was found in Cape May Harbor near the Doxsee/Snow Calm Facility (Blue Tower), on Saturday, September 25th, 2010, and was visible from land from Ocean drive.

Both UPLAND SANDPIPER and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were found at the Cape May County Airport on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Two DICKCISSELS were seen near the Cape May Point State Park Hawkwatch platform, with one there on Sunday, September 26th, 2010, and another on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

A CATTLE EGRET flew by the parking lot of the Cape May Point State Park on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010.

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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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