This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday
December 7, 2006 with reports of EARED GREBE, MANX SHEARWATER, NORTHERN
FULMAR, WESTERN KINGBIRD, seasonal and local reports of interest, and
At least one EARED GREBE continued this week on Dec 3 at Lakes Bay near
Atlantic City. From the intersection of Rtes 9 & 40/322 go east on 40/322
about a mile to Cordova Ave and turn right. Drive a short distance on
Cordova to the bay: look for the birds here or opposite adjacent blocks
(DeLorme P. 71, G-16).
A PACIFIC LOON was reported at Holgate Dec 2.
A WESTERN KINGBIRD was found along Great Bay Blvd near Tuckerton Dec 2.
Barnegat Light State Park hosted 65-75 COMMON EIDERS, 20+ HARLEQUIN DUCKS,
GREAT CORMORANTS, PURPLE SANDPIPER, and HORNED LARKS Dec 2.
A pelagic trip out of Belmar traveling 60 miles offshore recorded 3 NORTHERN
FULMARS, 7 MANX SHEARWATERS, 4 RED PHALAROPES, LITTLE GULL,
2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 14 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, and 5 large alcid
sp. Dec 3.
A male EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered Dec 4 in Rumson, precisely where a
drake was found last year. From the intersection of Rumson Rd/Rte 520 and
Navesink Ave, go north on Navesink Ave to a stop sign. Go straight,
crossing Hartshorne Rd and make a quick right to a small gravel parking lot.
Look for the bird in the pond there.
At least one RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was viewed this week in Rahway River Park
off Saint Georges Ave in the grove of oak trees near the restrooms and
playground Dec 3.
The NORTHERN SHRIKE continued this week at the Great Swamp NWR, noted on Dec
4. Look for the bird at the end of Pleasant Plains Rd between the heron
rookery parking lot and the closed bridge-late afternoon may be best. The
bird has been seen a few times around the drainage ditch; patience may be
required to see this bird.
Raccoon Ridge tallied 15 BALD EAGLES, 4 GOLDEN EAGLES, and 2-4 RAVENS Dec 2.
In Sussex County a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK highlighted birds at Wallkill River NWR
Dec 3. Two GOLDEN EAGLES were sighted over Culvers Gap Dec 2.
A pelagic Christmas Bird Count is scheduled from Belmar Jan 5 in search of
gulls, alcids, and other seabirds. For more information contact See Life
Paulagics at 215-234-6805 or see their website http://www.paulagics.com for more
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey
compiled by Scott Barnes and Pete Bacinski. To report birds please call
732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List Species (photos, field sketches,
and/or written details) are requested by the New Jersey Bird Records
Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ
08558 or http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/njrc.html Thanks for calling and