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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/3/2003
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 announcements.

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 details.

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 week.

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.

 
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