This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 8 with reports of
N. LAPWING, BELL'S VIREO, TUFTED DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE,
EIDERS, HARLEQUIN, DICKCISSELS, CHRISTMAS COUNT RESULTS and local
The N. LAPWING was still present Jan. 3 on the west side of Rte
47 about a half mile north of the center of Goshen. It was last
seen Jan. 4 at 8 AM; We have had no report of it Jan. 7 or 8.
The BELL'S VIREO continues in Hidden Valley in the first field at
least as of Jan. 3.
Birds at Barnegat Inlet this week included COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER,
HARLEQUINS, and a DICKCISSEL in a flock of House Sparrows near
the Inlet Deli on the side street.
The TUFTED DUCK and the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were both seen Jan. 4
in Horseshoe Cove at Sandy Hook among 4000 scaup.
The Long Branch Count Jan. 4 had 125 species which ties the
previous high. Highlights were 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, DICKCISSEL, 2
BALTIMORE ORIOLES, & CHAT. The Barnegat Count Jan. 5, despite
the fog, had 117, and missed ROUGH-LEG! Best birds were
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN, TRICOLORED HERON, SAW-WHET, and ORANGE-CROWNED
At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environment Center this week, there
were 250 CANVASBACKS, several dozen SHOVELERS, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and
a variety of other ducks.
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