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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/12/2007
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday April 12, 2007 with reports of WHITE-WINGED DOVE, LITTLE GULL, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.

The WHITE-WINGED DOVE in Cape May Point was seen again Apr 9-call the CMBO Birding Hotline for details.

An adult LITTLE GULL has been present on Spruce Run Reservoir through Apr 11. A RED-NECKED GREBE was there Apr 9. A SHORT-EARED OWL was viewed at Brigantine NWR Apr 7. Another Short- eared Owl was present the same evening at Mott's Creek Rd just north of the refuge.

At Glassboro Woods WMA 3 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES were back on territory Apr 9.

North Shore reports this week were of the EURASIAN WIGEON at Silver Lake in Belmar Apr 6, a first-year LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Lake Como, and a RED-NECKED GREBE at the Belmar marina on Shark River Apr 9.

A first-year ICELAND GULL was noted at South Amboy Apr 7.

In Ridgewood the RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at the Duck Pond Park through Apr 11. Locate it by driving to the east side of the park and stop in the lot between Areas B and C. Looking west toward the pond, check the area between the pavilion and the bathrooms.

Allendale Celery Farm sightings this week included 2 VIRGINIA RAILS and 7 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Sandy Hook Migration Watch welcomes visitors and is open to the public daily, weather permitting. This annual count of migratory birds is conducted at the North Pond Observation Deck adjacent to Parking Area K. For more information see http://www.njaudubon.org/Centers shbo.

Your help is needed! New Jersey Audubon Society is currently recruiting volunteers for bird surveys in grassland and Piedmont areas of the state. Data is used for conservation priorities and shared with the NJ DEP. Participants must have prior experience in bird identification and be willing to commit one weekend day in April for training and 2 to 4 days for surveys. For more information about grassland surveys contact Mike Bisignano at 908-766-5787 or mike.bisignano@njaudubon.org For more information about Piedmont Surveys please contact Nellie Tsipoura at 908-837-9063 or nellie.tsipoura@njaudubon.org . The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey written by Scott Barnes and/or Pete Bacinski. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation go to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.

 
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