CAPE MAY BIRDING HOTLINE September 9, 2007
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Audubon Societys Cape May Bird Observatory. This weeks message was prepared on Sunday September 9, 2007. Highlights this week include sightings of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRDS SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, AMERICAN AVOCET, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, LARK SPARROW, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD and SAYS PHOEBE.
The long staying ROSEATE SPOONBILL continues at the Brigantine NWR as of 9/4. This bird is still being seen in the gull pond area.
Shorebird diversity has been excellent on Bunker pond at the
A BAIRDS SANDPIPER continues to be seen between Bunker pond and the plover ponds as of yesterday, 9/8.
Also at the
Three AMERICAN AVOCETS were observed at Brigantine NWR 9/2-9/4.
Also at Brigantine NWR on 9/3 were two AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.
The YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD continues at Brigantine NWR as of 9/3.
The SAYS PHOEBE found at TNCs CMMBR was last seen on the evening of 9/4.
On 9/5, a LARK SPARROW was found in the location along the dunes where the phoebe had been seen the previous day. There has been no further report of this species since.
A handful of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been observed in
Lastly, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were observed on the dune, mixed in with a group of GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS at TNCs CMMBR on 9/6. ANNOUNCEMENT:
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