This is the Voice of the New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, May 02,
2002 with reports of EARED GREBE, SWAINSON'S WARBLER, WHITE-WINGED
DOVE, EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL (COMMON TEAL), SEDGE WRENS, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS, RED CROSSBILLS, UPLAND SANDPIPER, KING RAIL, passerine
migrants, seasonal and local reports of interest.
An EARED GREBE was discovered at Nummy Island in Stone Harbor April
30. The WHITE-WINGED DOVE continues at the Cape May feeder at 409
Clay Street off of Lafayette.
Twenty-seven species of WARBLERS were reported in New Jersey this
week including a singing male SWAINSON'S WARBLER at Jakes Landing
found May 1 and still present May 2 at the usual Yellow-throated
Warbler location there. GOLDEN-WINGED and HOODED WARBLERS are on
territory in the Pequannock Watershed along with most of the area's
local nesters. An early TENNESSEE WARBLER visited Sandy Hook May 1
and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was reported there April 26 and
another at Garrett Mt. April 30. Other warbler reports of note
include CERULEAN WARBLERS on territory at the Old Mine Road and a
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Belleplain SF and one at Sandy Hook May 1.
A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL (COMMON TEAL) stopped at Bivalve on May 1,
while individual SEDGE WRENS were present on the Eco-Leeds Trail at
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR April 28 and at Hatfield Swamp in West
Caldwell April 29. A KING RAIL walked across the road at the
entrance ponds to Forsythe on April 28.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed in Colts Neck April 30 on Cedar
Drive one house in as you enter from Heyer's Mill Road (Delorme P.
44, H-8), and the Great Swamp bird continued through April 29. Six
RED CROSSBILLS remain April 27 at Carranza Road in Wharton SF
(Delorme P. 56, K-8), while PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES were
widely reported this week.
An UPLAND SANDPIPER flew by the Sandy Hook Migration watch April 29
and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were widely reported. Sandy Hook hosted
both BITTERNS this week and Hyper Humus was home to COMMON MOORHEN,
VIRGINIA RAIL and SORA April 28. C. MOORHEN was also present at
South Amboy (Morgan) April 28.
CUCKOOS this week include a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO at Sandy Hook April 30 and
a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO at Allaire SP May 1. Extremely early EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEES were reported at High Point SP April 27 and Sandy Hook
May 1, while ACADIAN FLYCATCHER returned to Allaire SP May 1. Two
AMERICAN PIPITS flew by the Sandy Hook Migration Watch April 27.
The Sandy Hook Migration Watch had a 500+ HAWK day April 27 with
three NORTHERN GOSHAWKS and a 300+ hawk day May 1 with one BALD
BALTIMORE ORIOLES and ORCHARD ORIOLES and SCARLET TANAGER were widely reported this week and
a SUMMER TANAGER returned to Belleplain SF April 27. BLUE-HEADED,
WARBLING, RED-EYED and YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS were all present this
week along with VEERY and WOOD THRUSH with spring migration now in
The National Park Service at Sandy Hook has an urgent need for
motivated individuals to serve as PLOVER and TERN colony wardens
this summer. For more information contact Jeanne McArthur at
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.