This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, March 18, 2010 with reports of TUNDRA SWANS, EURASIAN WIGEON, "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, PIPING PLOVER, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, MONK PARAKEET, NORTHERN SHRIKE, and seasonal and local reports of interest.
The NORTHERN SHRIKE continues in the NJ Meadowlands along the Disposal Road near the DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst as of March 18. A PIPING PLOVER was discovered at Sandy Hook March 14 and an ICELAND GULL was noted from the Sandy Hook Migration Watch March 15.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR hosted this week a "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL, TUNDRA SWANS and a reported NORTHERN GOSHAWK. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were present at Mannington Marsh March 15.
The EURASIAN WIGEON continues on Mount Hope Lake in Rockaway as of March 15 and four or five MONK PARAKEETS were present at Overpeck Creek Park in Teaneck March 12.
Spring arrivals in recent days include: OSPREY, KILLDEER, EASTERN PHOEBE, TREE SWALLOW, BROWN CREEPER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, PINE WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
The annual Sandy Hook Migration Watch is taking place from now until May 15 from 9 to 5 daily on the Observation Deck at the north end of Sandy Hook overlooking North Pond and near parking lot K. John Van Dort our counter welcomes visitors and will answer your questions. Please stop by and say hello. This event is sponsored by the Sandy Hook Bird Observatory, for more information call 732-872-2500 or stop by SHBO.
Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written Documentation) go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 14 Crown Drive, Warren, NJ 07059 or report AT njbrc.net.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.