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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/23/2000
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue May 23 with reports of Review List ALBATROSS (sp?), ANHINGA, and other reports of WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, MOURNING WARBLER, SORA, WARBLER FLIGHTS, seasonal and local reports of interest.

An ALBATROSS (species uncertain) was glimpsed overhead May 20 in Cape May and re-found Tue May 23 in the Reeds Beach area along Rte 47. People are looking for it now at tape time on Tuesday; most recent sighting was of the bird on the water at Cook's Beach.

An ANHINGA was seen by a group of observers at Whittingham WMA in Sussex County overhead on May 17; not reported since.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE was reported this week from Chubb Ave near HMEC in Lyndhurst.

A drive along the Delaware from Lambertville to Frenchtown May 21 produced an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in the D&R Canal State Park; CLIFF SWALLOWS at Bull's I., Frenchtown and Lambertville; and 2 BLACK TERNS and a NIGHTHAWK at Frenchtown, as well as BARN SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.

Five breeding SWALLOWS are also at Merrill Creek, including CLIFF SWALLOWS; 10 -12 CLIFFS were delivering mud to the outlet tower at the parking area (hawk watch area); also at Merrill Creek May 21-22, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and about 15 warblers (resident and migrant).

A good flight at Sandy Hook May 17 brought 20 warblers including MOURNING, numerous SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. At the Hook on May 20 in the rain were 15 warblers including MOURNING, two LEAST FLYCATCHERS, and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at the Brookdale maintenance area; RED KNOT and TURNSTONES at Spermaceti; and a BLACK TERN feeding in the surf with COMMON TERNS at Bayberry Beach.

Garret Mountain May 17 had ACADIAN and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS; GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH; and 16 warblers including TENNESSEE, BLACKBURNIAN and WILSON'S WARBLER. Garret on May 18 had 13 warblers including BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and TENNESSEE WARBLER, and numerous SWAINSON'S THRUSHES.

The Allendale Celery Farm May 21 had MOURNING WARBLER, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and N. WATERTHRUSH.

Scherman Hoffman May 21 had a MOURNING WARBLER for several hours along Hardscrabble Road near the Scherman Parking Lot.

Black River WMA in Chester had calling SORAS May 20.

Featherbed Lane in Hopewell had MOURNING WARBLER May 21 and Stony Brook Millstone Watershed preserve had CHAT May 21.

Brig May 21 had lots of WHIMBREL and some WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS; Leeds Point had calling CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOWS, WHIP-POOR-WILLS, and EASTERN SCREECH-OWL.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 142 Moore St, Princeton 08540. Good birding and thanks for calling and reporting and surfing.

 
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