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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/24/2003
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 interest.

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 23.

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 at font@focusonnature.com

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.

 
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