This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday April 3, 2003 with
reports of LONG-BILLED CURLEW, 'EURASIAN' GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
'WESTERN-TYPE' GREBE, BLACK BRANT, EARED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBES, BARN
OWL, seasonal and local reports of interest, and pelagic trip
The LONG-BILLED CURLEW continued this week in Wildwood, seen from the
end of 19th Street. A 'Eurasian' GREEN-WINGED TEAL was found at the
Bivalve Impoundments in Cumberland County--call the CMBO Hotline for
A 'WESTERN-type' GREBE was reported from Barnegat Inlet Mar 28. Please
phone in any additional sightings. Also there were 20+ HARLEQUIN DUCKS.
A 'BLACK' BRANT was viewed again at Raritan Waterfront Park in South
Amboy Mar 29. Look for the bird among Atlantic Brant feeding on the
lawns at high tide. A detailed map of Raritan Bay birding locations is
available at Sandy Hook Bird Observatory.
An EARED GREBE was reported in the bay at Sandy Hook between Parking
Areas B and C Apr 2. Observers should be cautious identifying Eared
Grebes in April when many HORNED GREBES are molting into alternate
plumage and can show much black around the face and neck. Other Sandy
Hook reports this week included 775 NORTHERN GANNETS and 90 GREAT BLUE
HERONS passing the Sandy Hook Migration Watch Apr 2; a calling BARRED
OWL in the woods just east of SHBO and an ICELAND GULL off North Beach.
Island Beach State Park hosted AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, BARN OWL, and two RED-NECKED GREBES this
Great Swamp NWR had 10 PALM WARBLERS and RUSTY BLACKBIRD along the
Fisherman's Trail off White Bridge Road; AMERICAN PIPITS and WILSON'S
SNIPE in the HQ field Apr 2. Also there Mar 31 were
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and FOX SPARROW.
Round Valley Reservoir Apr 2 had two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, HORNED
GREBE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and PINE WARBLERS.
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were noted at Bull's Island Mar 31. Two
RED-NECKED GREBES were found on Lake Musconetcong Mar 29 viewed from
Koclas Ave on the Morris County side (DeLorme P. 24, M-5). Other
Red-necked Grebes this week included nine in the Delaware River near
Palmyra and two on Lake Como along the North Shore.
Swartswood Lake had four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, two BONAPARTE'S GULLS,
and a RED-THROATED LOON March 29.
COMMON RAVENS were noted this week from State Line Lookout in Alpine
and over the HQ of Delaware Watergap NRA.
There is still space available for a pelagic trip from Belmar to NJ/NY
waters April 26. For more information contact See Life Paulagics at
215-234-6805 or visit their website at http://www.paulagics.com
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. 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 reporting.