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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/10/2008
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday Apr 10, 2008 with reports of BLACK BRANT,COMMON TEAL, "AUDUBON'S" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, REEVE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, seasonal and local reports ofinterest, and announcements.

A COMMON TEAL (Eurasian Green-winged Teal) was found at the friends blind at Great Swamp NWR Apr 6-9. Also there thisweek was a vocalizing AMERICAN BITTERN and 10 BLUE-WINGED TEAL.

Two BLACK BRANT were at the mouth of Flat Creek in Union Beach Apr 4. At South Amboy adult 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKEDGULLS were noted Apr 5 and a second-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was there Apr 8. For more information on birdingthis area see --http://www.njaudubon.org/Centers SHBO/raritanbirding

A REEVE was found at Mannington Marsh in Salem County Apr 6. The bird was with a flock of yellowlegs viewed near hightide at Sunset Rd.

A LITTLE GULL was found at the Sea Bright municipal beach Apr 4. An early BROWN PELICAN was viewed in Shrewsbury Riverin nearby Monmouth Beach Apr 10.

Sandy Hook reports this week included a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at Horseshoe Cove Apr 9, 2 LESSERBLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL in the north beach area Apr 5-6, the BARRED OWL at Raccoon Alley, and thecontinuing WHITE-EYED VIREO around the hawk watch. A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is available at SHBO;check the sightings log there for daily reports.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was found in Rumson Apr 9 in the small pond just north of the intersection of Navesink and HartshorneRoads (DeLorme P. 45, C-19).

A CASPIAN TERN was observed at Dallenbach Lake in East Brunswick Apr 10.

Garret Mountain sightings this week included 8 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 9 PINE WARBLERS, and 3 PALM WARBLERS Apr 6.

Hudson County Park in Bayonne hosted 19 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and an ICELAND GULL Apr 5. At nearby LibertyState Park a BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen Apr 6-7 on the flats to the right of the first long green bridge. Also in HudsonCounty was an AMERICAN BITTERN at Lincoln Park west in Jersey City.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Newark's Weequahic Park Apr 10.

Mount Hope Pond in Rockaway had 40+ REDHEADS Apr 6.

Sussex County sightings this week included 100+ WILSON'S SNIPE, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and 20 AMERICAN PIPITS Apr 4 &6 along Creek Road in Green Twp. (DeLorme P 23, J-26). Along Kinny Rd near Waterloo 75+ RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were notedApr 7.

Wawayanda State Park hosted 150+ RING-NECKED DUCKS, drumming RUFFED GROUSE, and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK Apr 6.At nearby Pequannock Watershed a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was singing near P4 Apr 9.

A belated sighting was received of a male "Audubon's" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER at Mulhockaway Creek, Spruce RunReservoir Apr 2.

Allendale Celery Farm reports this week included an AMERICAN BITTERN and VIRGINIA RAIL Apr 4 and a GLOSSY IBIS Apr 8.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Your help is needed! The New Jersey Audubon Society is currently recruiting volunteers for bird surveys in grassland andPiedmont areas of the state through our Citizen Science Program. Participants must have prior experience in birdidentification and be willing to commit one weekend day in April for training and 2 to 4 days for surveys. For moreinformation about grassland surveys contact Kristin Mylecraine at 908-766-5787 x 15 or kristin.mylecraine ATnjaudubon.org For more information about Piedmont Surveys please contact Nellie Tsipoura at 908-766-5787 x 20 ornellie.tsipoura AT njaudubon.org

The Sandy Hook Migration Watch welcomes visitors and is open to the public daily. The annual count of migratory birds isconducted at the North Pond Observation Deck adjacent to parking area K. For more information seehttp://www.njaudubon.org/Centers/SHBO

See Life Paulagics has a pelagic trip from Cape May Sunday, Apr 13. The boat is scheduled to leave at 6:00 AM and returnaround 6:00 PM. For more information, contact them at 215-234-6805 or go to their web site at http://www.paulagics.com

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call732-872-2500 or email sightings AT njaudubon.org Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or writtendocumentation) go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 14 Crown Drive, Warren NJ 07059. Thanks for calling and reporting.

 
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