Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/7/2002
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 rescheduling.

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 drumming there.

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 4.

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 live4birds@aol.com. The Miss Chris Captain Fred Ascoli can be reached at 609-884-3939.

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 reporting.

Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes

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