Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas Bird Count Announcements, & yesterday at the hawk and sea watches

It's that time of year again, time to begin thinking about CBC's. Three counts occur in the Cape May area:

Cape May CBC - Sunday December 16. Contact compiler Louise Zemaitis by email at swallowtailstudio@comcast.net.

Belleplain CBC - Sunday, December 23. Contact compiler Paul Kosten at (609) 861-5827 .

Cumberland CBC - Sunday, December 30. Contact compiler Mike Fritz at king-fisher@comcast.net or

In the rain yesterday, only 29 raptors were recorded at the hawk watch, but one of them was a goshawk. The Sea Watch, however, had over 27,000 birds! Included in that total were 8 Black-legged Kittewakes and 2 Red-necked Grebes.

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