This is the voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, April
24, 2003 with reports of RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN BITTERN,
GREEN HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
COMMON MOORHEN, SORA, WILLET, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED
CURLEW, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, RED PHALAROPE, LITTLE GULL, CASPIAN
TERN, CHIMNEY SWIFT, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, WARBLING VIREO, CLIFF SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW, NORTHERN
PARULA, YELLOW WARBLER, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a
Memorial Day Pelagic Trip and seasonal and local reports of
Round Valley Reservoir produced the weeks most interesting report
a RED PHALAROPE April 21 also present were a RED-NECKED GREBE and
a SPOTTED SANDPIPER. Pedricktown Marsh hosted 20 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS April 22 and Mannington Marsh three CASPIAN TERNS, two
COMMON MOORHENS and a BANK SWALLOW. Amazingly the LONG-BILLED
CURLEW continues at Wildwood with the last report April 19.
Sandy Hook reports from the migration watch platform include a
LITTLE GULL April 18, eight WILLETS, AMERICAN BITTERN, CLIFF
SWALLOW, CHIMNEY SWIFT all April 22 and a BROAD-WINGED HAWK April
The Taylor Wildlife Preserve (Delorme P.47, J-15) April 17
featured an AMERICAN BITTERN and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, while Trenton
Marsh April 20 recorded GREEN HERON and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. Two
SORA were heard at Morgan (South Amboy) April 24.
Garrett Mountain Reservation hosted several YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKERS April 19 and a NORTHERN PARULA April 21. Eight
NORTHERN PARULAS, YELLOW WARBLER, WARBLING VIREO and two SPOTTED
SANDPIPERS were present near the Worthington Campground on Old
Mine Road April 22. A belated report of a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
was from Wharton April 13.
A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was discovered in a yard in Randolph
April 20, while an early BALTIMORE ORIOLE was observed at
Veterans Park in Hamilton, April 20.
Seven spaces remain for a pelagic trip to the Hudson Canyon
aboard the Doris Mae IV out of Barnegat Light leaving 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 and returning between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Monday,
May 26. For more information call FONT at 800-721-9986 or e-mail
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 Pete Bacinski wishing you the
best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.