Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/25/2001
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Fri May 25 with reports of Revierw List WHITE-FACED IBIS, ROSEATE TERN, CURLEW SANDPIPER; and other reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROWN PELICAN, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, MOURNING WARBLER, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, flights and local reports.

WHITE-FACED IBIS continues at Reed's Beach; not recently at Bivalve; but a new adult WHITE-FACED IBIS showed up at Brig in the NW corner, West Pool thru May 21. A CURLEW SANDPIPER was at Thompson's Beach, Cumberland Co. on May 21. ROSEATE TERNS were at South Cape May May 21 and Sandy Hook May 20. MISSISSIPPI KITES were also seen in Cape May this week. BROWN PELICANS were at Barnegat Light this week.

Sandy Hook flights included May 20 (in addition to the Roseate tern) about 14 WARBLERS, SUMMER TANAGER and RED KNOT. The Hook had a great flight May 24 with 21 warblers including MOURNING; OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS; LINCOLN'S SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and LEAST BITTERN. HUMMINGBIRDS at the Hook have been 20 to 30 perday for several days.

There have been other groundings of migrants as well. Scherman Hoffman had a good flight May 23 in the rain with 5 or 6 warbler species in the bird bath; and May 25 at S-H, also in rain, MOURNING WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL, PARULA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS and LINCOLN'S SPARROW all within spitting distance of the building and the LINCOLN'S SPARROW and WILSON'S WARBLER visible from the store. The MOURNING WARBLER was heard and seen between the parking lot pin oak and holly right near the building.

Garret Mt on May 24 had at least 17 warblers, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS and a movement of SWALLOWS and SWIFTS. NIGHTHAWKS are showing up also. GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS are on territory on Pocono Road, Denville, near the hospital.

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Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

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