This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday April 11 with
reports of EARED GREBES, RED-NECKED GREBES, COMMON RAVEN, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, VESPER SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest and an
A WHITE-WINGED DOVE appeared at a new location in Cape May this week; call
the Cape May Hotline for details.
An alternate-plumaged EARED GREBE was found in Horseshoe Cove, Sandy Hook
April 6-9; probably a different bird than the more basic-plumaged bird seen
previously there. A COMMON RAVEN was seen from the Sandy Hook Migration Watch
April 8-9. Also at the hook this week were AMERICAN BITTERNS daily at North
Pond, a BARRED OWL and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS near the Rusty Barn and a VESPER SPARROW
at the K-Lot.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was on Lake Musconetcong April 8. The bird was seen from
the north side off Palmer Road.
Hundreds of NORTHERN GANNETS continue in Raritan Bay as far west as South
Amboy, some near the Outerbridge Crossing; also there April 10 were BLUE-WINGED
TEAL and 10 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH arrived at Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary April
11. Nearby Great Swamp continues to host RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS along Pleasant
Rogers Refuge in Princeton had BLUE-WINGED TEAL, WOOD DUCKS, SNIPE and PALM
WARBLER April 4.
Spruce Run Reservoir currently has good shorebird habitat at the mouth of
Mulhockaway Creek and is hosting numbers of GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS
Just out of the region, a WESTERN GREBE has been seen at Wolfes Pond Park
in Staten Island this week; call the New York City Rare Bird Alert for details.
The Voice of NJ 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. This is
Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and
Compilers: Pete Bacinski and Scott Barnes