This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday May 22 with
reports of RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, RED PHALAROPE, ROSEATE TERN, BLACK
TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, OLIVE-SIDED and ALDER FLYCATCHERS,
BICKNELLS THRUSH, MOURNING WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of
interest, and pelagic trip announcement.
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and RED PHALAROPE were reported in the Cape May
Region; call the CMBO Hotline for details.
Sandy Hook had an excellent fallout May 21 with 25 species of warbler
including KENTUCKY WARBLER, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS, 5 CAPE MAY WARBLERS,
and 15 WILSONS WARBLERS. One observer alone tallied 122
species. Large numbers of thrushes there May 21-22 included 2
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES, BICKNELLS THRUSHES (identified by song), and
30+ SWAINSONS THRUSHES. Empidonax flycatchers were in evidence, with
30 LEAST FLYCATCHERS, 10 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, ALDER FLYCATCHERS,
and 30 unidentified empids. Other species there May 21 included 40
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 100+ EASTERN KINGBIRDS, 3 CLIFF SWALLOWS, AMERICAN
PIPIT, 5 LINCOLNS SPARROWS, and 300+ BOBOLINK. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
was found north of the Scout camp May 20. At least one ROSEATE TERN
remained at North Beach through May 19; a BLACK TERN was there May
17. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found in the Locust Grove May 18.
A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake May 17;
no reports since.
Island Beach State Park hosted a KING RAIL, 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and WORM-EATING WARBLER May 20-21.
A belated report from Barnegat Light State Park May 14 noted 14 species
of warbler including TENNESSEE WARBLER and 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, and
Brigantine NWR had 6 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, CASPIAN TERNS and
GULL-BILLED TERNS May 18; an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was reported there
A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was found on Kittle Road in Stokes State Forest
May 17. Nearby, a MOURNING WARBLER was along the Flat Brook just below
the Walpack Bridge and 75+ COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were over the Delaware at
Flatbrookville May 19. TENNESSEE WARBLERS and CERULEAN WARBLERS were
near Flatbrook May 17.
Birds noted along the Sussex Branch Trail near Hyper Humus in Sussex
County included single GLOSSY IBIS and RUDDY TURNSTONE.
Old Mine Road in Worthington State Forest May 17 had YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER, and 20 species of warbler including CERULEAN WARBLER and
Garrett Mountain/Rifle Camp Park hosted 22 species of warbler May 15
including 5 CANADA WARBLERS, 4 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, HOODED WARBLER,
and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. Also there was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER.
Birds noted along Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp NWR May 18
were numerous COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, AMERICAN BITTERN, VIRGINIA RAIL, and a
MOURNING WARBLER near the bridge. Nearby Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife
Sanctuary had a singing LINCOLNS SPARROW at the feeders May 17-18.
A CATTLE EGRET was observed at Hamilton Veterans Park May 18-19 on the
grassy berm between the lake and the hospital.
Single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS appeared at feeders in Cedar Run and
Lebanon this week. Widely reported migrants included YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.
Road Closures: Old Mine Road is currently closed above the Worthington
State Forest Headquarters. Clinton Road in the Pequannock Watershed is
closed above Van Orden Road.
Two spaces are still available for the Barnegat Light Pelagic May
25/26. Call FONT at 1-800-721-9986 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.