This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 25 at noon, with reports of ANHINGA, BLACK-HEADED GULL, SWAINSON'S WARBLER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, RED-NECKED GREBE, local reports of interest, and a reminder about the Bird Box.
The new Bird Mailbox is a telephone voice mail supplement to the rare bird alerts, to provide up-to-the-minute reports of birds. The number is (201) 983-9152. The password is the number of grebes recorded in New Jersey (five). The service is sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society and supported by user contributions. Contributions for Bird Box may go to NJAS, Box 125, Franklin Lakes NJ 07417 attn Pete.
An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen May 20-21 at Cape May at Bunker Pond and over the Beanery.
SWAINSON'S WARBLER continues at Higbee Beach opposite the new parking lot.
Other weekend Cape May highlights were singing LINCOLN'S SPARROW at Higbee Beach; two RED-NECKED GREBES still at the south end of Nummy Island at Hereford Inlet; and WILSON'S PETREL from shore at Cape May Point. Also over the weekend, an ANHINGA was reported from Taylor's Lane, Cinnaminson; and the first-year COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL continues at South Amboy.
Sandy Hook May 22 had 19 warlbers, including MOURNING WARBLER, on the road north of Brookdale Barn. Black River on May 21 had 14 warblers and VIRGINIA and SORA RAILS as well as WILD TURKEY and 3 LEAST BITTERNS on May 23. A BLACK TERN was at the Celery Farm in Allendale, Bergen Co., on May 16. Forsythe (Brigantine) Refuge May 21 - 22 had WHIMBREL, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, GULL-BILLED TERN, and last year's albino SEMIPALMATED PLOVER in the northeast corner.
NIGHTHAWKS were widely reported this week.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, email@example.com.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. Good birding, good World Series, and thank you for calling.