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 23, 2011. Highlights this week include sightings of EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE, PURPLE GALLINULE, BLACK-NECKED STILT, MISSISSIPPI KITE, ROSEATE TERN, COMMON NIGHTHAWK
The EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was last reported on Whildin Ave. in Cape May Point, between Yale and Lincoln Avenues, on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.
The PURPLE GALLINULE was last reported at the Cape May Point State Park in the Second Plover Pond on Sunday, June 19th, 2011.
Two BLACK-NECKED STILTS were sighted briefly at Cape May Point State Park in Bunker Pond on Sunday, June 19th, 2011. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was observed from the Hawkwatch in the CMPSP on the same date. All three birds have not been seen since.
A ROSEATE TERN was observed flying south past Sunset Beach in Cape May Point on Monday, June 20th, 2011.
A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was observed at the intersection of Jackson Street and Beach Ave. in Cape May on Sunday, June 19th, 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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