This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March 7 with
reports of review list WHITE-WINGED DOVE, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL, RED
CROSSBILL, LARK SPARROW and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
REDHEAD, seasonal and local reports of interest and a pelagic trip
The WHITE-WINGED DOVE continued at #215 Seagrove Ave in Cape May through
March 2. Both CLAY-COLORED and LARK SPARROWS continue in the area as
well. Call the Cape May Birding Hotline for details.
Up to ten WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS continue in Kuser Bog, High Point
State Park through March 6. They are often found in the white cedars at
the east end of the boardwalk. RUFFED GROUSE has also been heard
At least eight RED CROSSBILLS continue along the power line cut just
west of Harrisville Pond off Rt. 563 in Wharton State Forest. Please
park at the lake and walk across to view the birds.
Three drake REDHEADS continue at the west end of Budd Lake through March
An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted at Stony Brook-Millstone
Watershed March 6.
PINE SISKINS have been fairly consistent at Kittatinny State Park in
Andover. Look for them in the Sycamores behind the maintenance barn.
Sandy Hook reports this week included ICELAND GULL, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER at north pond, an EASTERN PHOEBE on March 7 and migrant
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS. Migrant red-shouldereds were noted at Merrill
Creek and Madison this week.
The Sandy Hook Bird Observatory will officially open its doors to the
public March 14. Please come by and visit!
The rescheduled Cape May Pelagic will take place Sunday March 10. There
are about ten spaces left; cost is $70. For more information contact
Mary Gustafson at 301-497-1629, cell at 302-559-5640 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Miss Chris Captain Fred Ascoli can be reached at
The NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Program is looking for skilled
birders to conduct roadside point counts for passerines breeding in the
state. For more information contact Sharon DeFalco at 609-777-4194.
The Voice of New Jersey 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. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and
Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes