This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, November 18, 2004 with reports of RED-NECKED GREBE, BROWN
PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, COMMON EIDER,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, VIRGINIA RAIL, AMERICAN
AVOCET, WESTERN SANDPIPER, PURPLE SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER,
SHORT-EARED OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD,
SELASPHORUS (SP.) HUMMINGBIRD, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, HORNED LARK,
CAVE SWALLOW, AMERICAN PIPIT, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
SNOW BUNTING, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PINE SISKIN, a report of pelagic birding
trips and seasonal and local reports of interest.
The state's major rarities are in Cape May this week with CAVE SWALLOWS
continuing at Cape May Point SP with a high of 16 reported Nov. 15. An
ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD continues at a private feeder in the county and a
SELASPHORUS (probable Rufous) HUMMINGBIRD was present in Bridgeton
(Cumberland County) as of Nov. 16. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was
discovered Nov. 16 at the Cape May National Golf Course in Erma. For
more details on these sightings please call the Cape May Birding
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 75+ SNOW BUNTINGS, AMERICAN PIPIT, HORNED LARKS,
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were present at Sandy Hook
Nov. 14. PINE SISKINS were recorded there Nov. 11.
Forsythe (Brigantine) National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 13 hosted two
AMERICAN AVOCETS, 65 TUNDRA SWANS, AN AMERICAN BITTERN, a calling
VIRGINIA RAIL, two SNOW BUNTINGS, and several WESTERN SANDPIPERS and
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. An EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered there and
another at Shark River Estuary on the Shark River Hills side Nov. 17.
Two SHORT-EARED OWLS were present at Cedar Run Dock Road Nov. 13.
Two COMMON EIDERS and two HARLEQUIN DUCKS have returned to Barnegat
Light SP along with a late BROWN PELICAN Nov. 17. The season's first
RED-NECKED GREBE was present at Culver's Lake Nov. 16. A LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL continues at Lake Como as of Nov. 13, while 23 PURPLE
SANDPIPERS were tallied at Manaquan Inlet Nov. 13.
Two immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS remain at the Great Swamp NWR near
the gazebo on Pleasant Plains Road Nov. 15 along with six RUSTY
BLACKBIRDS. Five NORTHERN GOSHAWKS and four GOLDEN EAGLES passed the
Raccoon Ridge Hawkwatch Nov. 13 as well as three more NORTHERN GOSHAWKS
the next day.
Sea Life Paulagics is sponsoring a pelagic trip Saturday, December 4
out of Belmar leaving at 6:00 a.m. For more information visit their
website http://www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805.
Focus on Nature Tours is sponsoring a pelagic trip Sunday, December 5
out of Barnegat Light leaving at 7:00 a.m. For more information visit
their website http://www.focusonnature.com or call 302-529-1876.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report
birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species
goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ
08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks
for calling, surfing, and reporting.