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Cape May warblers can occasionally be found along the bark of trees where the birds have a habit of sipping oozing sap. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer

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I wonder just how many residents of the Red River Valley have ever heard of a place called Cape May, New Jersey. Not a lot I'd say. Of those that have, I would venture to guess a good portion consists of bird watchers. One reason being it's the location of a well known migrant hawk watching site. The place is also eponymously applied to a boldly colored small bird which happens to migrate through our area, the Cape May warbler (Dendroica tigrina).


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