This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Nov. 25 with reports of
the following Review List species: CAVE SWALLOW, ASH-THROATED
FLYCATCHER, FRANKLIN'S GULL, PAINTED BUNTING and SANDHILL CRANE.
Also included are NORTHERN SHRIKES, EURASIAN WIGEON, DICKCISSEL,
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, MARBLED GODWIT, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN
EAGLE, REDHEAD, and local reports of interest.
Two CAVE SWALLOWS were seen from the Hawk Watch platform at Cape
May Point Nov. 21. An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was at Hidden Valley
in Cape May Nov. 17-18.
A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen several times Nov. 22 at South Amboy
Boat Club with two LAUGHING GULLS.
A female PAINTED BUNTING was found at Sandy Hook Visitor Center
Nov. 19 and seen several times during the day, but not since.
SANDHILL CRANE at the Merrill Creek hawkwatch landed near the
Reservoir Nov. 18; also there Nov. 18, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and
the Hawkwatch has recorded 23 GOLDEN EAGLES for the season as of
A BALD EAGLE and three OLDSQUAW were at Merrill Creek Res. Nov.
20. On Nov. 21, an ad. GOLDEN EAGLE was over the Lincoln Park
Gravel Pits, and an EURASIAN WIGEON was in the Walker Flood Basin
in Wayne off the Newark Pompton Pike Nov. 24. Lake Musconetcong
Nov. 22 had a REDHEAD and two BALD EAGLES; Swartswood had
COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
and a TUNDRA SWAN; Culvers Lake had
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 50 GOLDENEYES, also Nov. 22.
Two N. Shrikes are at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed in Mercer Co.
as of Nov. 22, halfway out the Red Shale Trail. Also on Nov. 22, the
NORTHERN SHRIKE in Great Swamp was seen again on Pleasant Plains
Road, this time near the gazebo up by the closed bridge, and a
MERLIN was at the electric gate Nov. 22 also. ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERS are hanging around Cape May at the hawk watch and at
Higbee. SNOW BUNTINGS and SNOW GEESE were at Spruce Run Nov. 24.
ROYAL, FORSTER'S and COMMON TERNS and a BROWN PELICAN were among
the birds at Manasquan Inlet Nov. 21. A COMMON EIDER was at
Spring Lake Nov. 22, and 100 RING-NECKED DUCKS were on Lake
Takanassee this week. HOODED MERGANSER was the most abundant
duck on the North Shore ponds Nov. 21. GANNETS and RED-THROATED
LOONS were also abundant.
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Please call reports in to (908) 647-2357 (leave voicemail).
Report rarities to Region Editors and to the Records Committee.
A form for reports to the NJ Records Committee is in RECORDS OF
NEW JERSEY BIRDS, Fall 1996 and also at
The Review List is included in the state list published in
RECORDS in Winter 1996-97. A list of NJ Region Editors is at
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