This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 27, at
noon with reports of SWAINSON'S WARBLER, SWALLOW-TAILED
KITE, HARLEQUIN, GREAT CORMORANT, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, PEREGRINES, seasonal arrivals, local
reports, and an NJAS trip announcement.
The SWAINSON'S WARBLER at Higbee Beach, Cape May, was not
seen after April 18; but another SWAINSON'S WARBLER was
heard in Cape May Point State Park April 21 from the bend on
the Yellow Trail. The bird was subsequently relocated in the
State Park April 24, and was seen and heard each morning
through April 27, today. Access to the bird is through
private property; please be prudent. The bird is in the
State Park behind 501 Lighthouse Ave., through the old
banding lane. Follow the trail between the houses, keeping
to the right of the shed. Check with CMBO for updated
A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen over the Cape May Point State
Park April 20. GREAT CORMORANT and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
were seen in Cape May during the week. HARLEQUIN DUCKS
continue at Barnegat Light. PEREGRINES are on the Edison
Bridge, Rt. 1, and the Turnpike bridge over the Raritan
River; two others are under the NJ Turnpike by the Jamesway
building, two miles south of the Hightstown exit.
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS are at the back of Pool 3 at the
Great Swamp, and one is at Woodland Road in the Swamp; all
are noisy. Princeton Institute Woods April 27 had 12
warblers including BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED
GREEN, NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT-SIDED and CAPE MAY, and
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and SCARLET TANAGER. WARBLING VIREO
was in April 21 on the D&R Canal at Lake Carnegie in
Princeton, near the parking lot. Natco Park on Rt. 36 at
Rose Lane in Hazlett had 12 species of warblers including
WORM-EATING and NASHVILLE, SCARLET TANAGER, WOOD THRUSH,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, & EVENING GROSBEAK on April 27. Great
Swamp had EVENING GROSBEAK, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BLUE-WINGED
WARBLER April 25, as well as GREEN HERON, VIRGINIA RAIL,
PARULA, WHITE-EYED VIREO, & YELLOWTHROAT.
Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, on April 27, had
YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, RED-EYED VIREOS, and SOLITARY VIREOS, PRAIRIE,
WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, many PURPLE FINCHES, lots
of PINE SISKINS, and 5 EVENING GROSBEAKS two days this week.
The Finches, Siskins, and Grosbeaks all have been on the
The Drew Arboretum April 21 had NASHVILLE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, BLACK AND
WHITE WARBLER, and MYRTLE WARBLERS, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES.
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was reported several places on
April 25. SCARLET TANAGER and INDIGO BUNTING were in
Morganville April 23-24. An EASTERN KINGBIRD was in Great
Swamp April 25. CATTLE EGRETS were on a farm off the South
Branch Road, Branchburg, on April 27.
The Maine trip, August 7 - 13, sponsored by NJ Audubon,
still has room; contact Rancocas Nature Center for details
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly
report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon
Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around
noon, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ
Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline
Cooperative by L. Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org.] To
report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908)
766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling.