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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 11/13/2003
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday November 13, 2003 with reports of LONG-BILLED CURLEW, SWAINSON'S HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, LITTLE GULL, CAVE SWALLOW, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, seasonal and local reports of interest and announcements.

Up to 5 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, SWAINSON'S HAWK, and 4 CAVE SWALLOWS were found in Cape May this week. The LONG-BILLED CURLEW continued at Stone Harbor -- call the CMBO Hotline for details.

Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were found at Brig Nov 9-10 along with 100+ TUNDRA SWANS. A late WILSON'S PHALAROPE was near the gull pond tower Nov 11.

Barnegat Light State Park had BROWN PELICAN, 3 COMMON EIDERS, PURPLE SANDPIPER, 10 SNOW BUNTINGS, and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS Nov 10.

Island Beach State Park Nov 7-10 hosted WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and PINE SISKIN.

An adult LITTLE GULL was observed off the end of the fisherman's trail at Sandy Hook Nov 11. Up to 90 SNOW BUNTINGS have been in the dunes there this week. A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was found at North Pond Nov 11. Three VESPER SPARROWS were found Nov 9. Other species found at the hook this week were a SORA at North Pond, BALD EAGLE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PINE SISKINS, and 400 NORTHERN GANNETS and all three Scoters off Parking Area C.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was observed at Kittatinny Valley State Park in Sussex County Nov 10 at the Twin Lakes Boat Launch parking lot off Goodale Road.

Birds at the Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham Nov 11 included YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and 10 FOX SPARROWS. Nearby Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary had a PINE SISKIN at the feeders Nov 12.

Two VESPER SPARROWS were found at the Tourne in Boonton Nov 7.

Chimney Rock had 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, and COMMON RAVEN Nov 9.

Raccoon Ridge had a good hawk flight Nov 7-8 with up to 10 BALD EAGLES, 9 GOLDEN EAGLES, 39 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 884 RED-TAILED HAWKS, and 4 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS.

Wallkill River NWR Nov 8 hosted 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS, and an AMERICAN BITTERN.

A late BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was found in Mad Horse Creek WMA Nov 11.

Announcements:

Parking Area B (Bayberry Beach lot) at Sandy Hook is currently closed for construction.

See Life Paulagics is running a trip from Belmar Dec 13 for winter seabirds from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost $95. For more information call 215-234-6805 or visit http://www.paulagics.com

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ, 08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for calling and reporting.

 
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