This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Wednesday November
26, 2003 with reports of CINNAMON TEAL, BLACK GUILLEMOT, ALLEN'S
HUMMINGBIRD, LONG-BILLED CURLEW, KING EIDER, COMMON REDPOLL, seasonal
and local reports of interest, and pelagic trip announcements.
A BLACK GUILLEMOT was seen at Manasquan Inlet Nov 23 - no reports since.
The ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD in Cape May was last seen Nov 24. The
LONG-BILLED CURLEW continues at Stone Harbor and CAVE SWALLOW was at
the Cape May Point state park this week - call the CMBO Hotline for
An adult male CINNAMON TEAL (origin unknown) was found in the
Hackensack Meadowlands Nov 23 at the Saw Mill Creek Trail "T" in the
A female KING EIDER continues through Nov 26 at Global Terminal in
Bayonne, viewed offshore of the observation tower. Exit the NJ Turnpike
at Exit 14A/Bayonne. After the toll proceed up the ramp through the
traffic light and on to Port Jersey Blvd, which leads to the
observation tower on the left. Two BARN OWLS were found in Liberty
State Park this week.
Sightings from Wallkill River NWR this week included 3 COMMON REDPOLLS
along the Blue Trail Nov 24, AMERICAN BITTERN, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 100+
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, and a late INDIGO BUNTING on the Liberty Loop
A female "reddish-morph" EURASIAN WIGEON was photographed at White's
Pond, Sussex County Nov 22. The pond is on Rte. 206 just north of
Andover and is best accessed from the Sussex Branch Trail behind the
The Raccoon Ridge Hawk flight Nov 21 included 12 GOLDEN EAGLES and a
Sandy Hook Nov 23 had an AMERICAN BITTERN at North Pond, a SHORT-EARED
OWL and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Plum Island, a late BLUE-HEADED
VIREO, and another ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at North Beach Pavilion. A
late COMMON MOORHEN was noted in North Pond Nov 24. Up to 200 SNOW
BUNTINGS and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR have been in the dunes between the end
of the Fisherman's Trail and North Pavilion this week. An "AUDUBON'S"
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was studied at Gunnison lot Nov 26.
A late SPOTTED SANDPIPER was noted in Hartshorne Woods Park (Monmouth
Co.,) Nov 26.
Double-digit flocks of COMMON EIDER were noted at Barnegat Light State
Park this week, with a high of 38 Nov 22. Also there that day 3 BROWN
PELICANS, 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and PARASITIC
JAEGER. A female KING EIDER, 500+ FORSTER'S TERNS, and ROYAL TERN were
found Nov 23. A RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 GREAT CORMORANTS, 18 COMMON EIDERS,
60 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, 2 "IPSWICH" SAVANNAH SPARROWS, and 200 SNOW
BUNTINGS were there Nov 24.
Brigantine NWR Nov 23 hosted AMERICAN BITTERN, 200 TUNDRA SWANS,
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, late Least & SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and
thousands of regularly occurring waterfowl.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 10 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 20+ FOX SPARROWS,
numerous WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS and 8 PURPLE FINCHES were at Abbots
Meadow WMA in Salem County Nov 23 (DeLorme P. 60, L-12). Twenty TUNDRA
SWANS, 10,000 SNOW GEESE, 2 BALD EAGLES, and 30 COMMON SNIPE were at
nearby Mannington Marsh.
PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES continue to be widely reported this
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
Another pelagic is scheduled for Dec 7 from Barnegat Light, also
targeting winter seabirds, cost $104. For more information call
1-800-721-9986 or visit http://www.focusonnature.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.