This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday May 8, 2003 [Rec'd
May 12 2003 for posting] with reports of WHITE IBIS, BLACK-NECKED
STILT, CRANE SPECIES, ROSEATE TERN, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, SCISSOR-TAILED
FLYCATCHER, SUTTONS WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.
Single WHITE IBIS, ROSEATE TERN, and WHITE-WINGED DOVES were found in
Cape May County this week- call the CMBO Hotline for details.
A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was viewed from the Sandy Hook Migration
Watch May 2 for twelve minutes and not seen since. Other birds at the
hook this week were RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON MOORHEN, LEAST BITTERN,
four BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, SUMMER TANAGER; and a good passerine flight
May 7 with twenty species of warbler, both orioles, LINCOLNS SPARROW
and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS.
Three BLACK-NECKED STILTS have been at Wreck Pond, Spring Lake May
1-7. Best viewing is from the bridge on First Ave. Park one block south
of the bridge on Terrace Ave (east side) and walk back to view the
mudflats west of the bridge. Also there were PIPING PLOVER and LESSER
A SUTTONS WARBLER has been seen for a second year along Kittle Road
in Stokes State Forest May 2. Nearby Culvers Lake had RED-NECKED
GREBE, four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, four LONG-TAILED DUCKS, two
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, and WILSONS SNIPE May 6.
A COMMON RAVEN was on the ATT tower at High Point State Park May 3, but
not known to be nesting there.
Clinton Road in the Pequannock Watershed hosted sixteen species of
warbler, BARRED OWL, and WINTER WREN this week. Note that Clinton Road
is scheduled to be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. above Van Orden Road
starting May 8.
Great Swamp NWR had a BLACK TERN May 7 in pool # 3; AMERICAN BITTERN,
VIRGINIA RAIL, and COMMON NIGHTHAWK were found from the heron rookery
parking lot; and a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was noted on Meyersville Road
this week. Nearby Sherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary had a LINCOLNS
SPARROW at the feeders May 7.
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER
were among seventeen species of WARBLER noted at the Schiff Preserve in
Mendham this week.
Garrett Mountain had eighteen species of warblers this week including
WILSONS WARBLER and NASHVILLE WARBLER; also there was a PILEATED
Singing UPLAND SANDPIPER, VESPER SPARROWS and SAVANNAH SPARROWS were
all noted from the intersection of Pittstown and Oak Grove Road near
Pittstown, Hunterdon County May 8 (DeLorme P. 35, G-17).
A CRANE species was observed along Big Woods Road near New Egypt
(DeLorme P. 49, H-16) May 4. Nearby Colliers Mills WMA had HOODED
WARBLER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW May 5.
Assunpink WMA May 5 had YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, two BLUE GROSBEAKS, one
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and three ORCHARD ORIOLES. Look for most of these
species in the cleared field behind the new DEP office on East Branch
Hamilton Veterans Park in Hamilton had fourteen species of warbler
including CANADA WARBLER. Also there were four FORSTERS TERNS and a
Glassboro Woods hosted LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS and
HOODED WARBLERS May 7.
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. Good Luck to
all World Series of Birding teams!