Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/13/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed May 12 with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (origin unknown), seasonal and local reports.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still reported at Verona Park in Essex County, Bloomfield Av as of May 9, and 16 WARBLERS were at the Park May 9. Princeton also had 16 WARBLERS May 9, and Rogers Refuge still has SORA, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and SNIPE.

In the Pequannock Watershed, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS are on Van Orden and Paradise Roads in the power cuts; a RAVEN was over the power cut May 10 at Paradise.

SWAINSON'S THRUSHES were widely reported May 8-10. Thompson Park, Lincroft May 9 had 13 WARBLERS plus WILLET and MEADOWLARK. Sandy Hook this week had SORA at North Pond May 10; GULL-BILLED TERN at Spermaceti May 8; CLIFF SWALLOWS at hawkwatch May 10; 25 WARBLERS May 8-9; SUMMER TANAGER at the rusty barn May 9 and a flight of ORCHARD ORIOLES May 5.

Cheesequake May 8 had a good flight with 14 WARBLERS, and KING RAIL at the end of Dock Road.

Tuckerton May 8 had 50+ WHIMBREL, SALT SPARROWS and 5 TRICOLORED HERONS. Palmyra had 18 WARBLERS May 5 and has shorebirds: GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE, SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, LEAST SANDPIPERS and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, KILLDEER, SEMI PLOVER and BLUE-WINGED TEAL. Also in Burlington Co., PROTHONOTARY and HOODED WARBLERS are at Hawkins Road; turn right on Hawkins off Rte. 206 just south of the Red Lion circle, and go to the little bridge.

Bright View Farm has GRASSHOPPER, SAVANNAH, MEADOWLARK and BOBOLINK--from Rte. 537, go north on 545 a quarter mile to sign. Park at logbook and record sightings.

The Fisherman's Access in Great Swamp off the white bridge has GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and SOLITARY SANDPIPER and RUSTY BLACKBIRD as of May 7. The meadow at the corner of Washington and Mettlars Lane in Piscataway has GLOSSY IBIS, BOBOLINK and SAVANNAH SPARROW.

Scherman Hoffman has RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at the feeders and behind Scherman- Hoffman at the Cross Estate in the National Park, the HOODED WARBLERS and KENTUCKY WARBLERS, along with WORM-EATING, are again on territory (enter from Jockey Hollow Road). KENTUCKY WARBLER is also at Passaic Valley Park on River Road in Chatham.

Garret Mountain has been the best warbler place so far with 22 WARBLERS May 9 and 20 on May 10, and also COMMON NIGHTHAWK and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. INDIGO BUNTING and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK were widely reported at feeders this week. We received no reports this week from South Amboy, Brig, Manahawkin, or the Hackensack Meadowlands.

Thanks for your reports and good birding in the World Series.

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