This is the voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday December 26 with
reports of review list species BELL'S VIREO and RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, plus
NORTHERN SHRIKE, SNOWY OWL, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, COMMON REDPOLL, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER and Christmas Count results. Compilers, please fax or call in
The BELL'S VIREO found December 16 on the Cape May Christmas Count at 23
Taylor Lane was seen again at least through Wednesday December 19. Call
the Cape May Birding Hotline at 1 (609) 898-BIRD for directions and updates
on the BELL'S VIREO and the other Cape May rarities reported last week,
which included RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, LARK SPARROW, and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW,
The most recent report of the female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD in Barnegat Light
at 29 W. 9th Street was Tuesday December 18. The bird's visits have been
The NORTHERN SHRIKE found Sunday December 16 on the Sussex Christmas Count
was seen again through Tuesday December 25. From the town of Monroe on
Route 94, take Old Prospect School Rd. and turn left on Davis Rd. The bird
has been seen on Davis Road at the first cleared area on the left. This is
almost right on the Sparta Twp./Hardyston line. There have been no further
reports on the Spruce Run NORTHERN SHRIKE.
1 TO 2 SNOWY OWLS continue at Forsythe a.k.a. Brigantine NWR through
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at Dekorte State Park in Lyndhurst over the
landfill on December 23.
A flock of 150 PINE SISKINS on Route 515 north of Route 23 in Sussex County
December 19 contained 2 COMMON REDPOLLS. Two COMMON RAVENS were on 515
near the New York state line the same day.
Searchers for the previously reported Hunterdon County Orange-crowned
Warbler at Stanton Station Road in Clinton did not relocate it, but found
an immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the same location.
The Princeton CBC species total was about 91, with highlights including
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Mercer County Park, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, and
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association