This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday,
June 10, 2004 with reports of WILSONS STORM PETRELS, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
UPLAND SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, ARCTIC TERN,
BLACK TERN, COMMON RAVEN, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY
WARBLER, AND GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and seasonal and local reports of interest.
Island Beach State Park hosted six WILSONS STORM PETRELS and a
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON June 5 and Merrill Creek reservoir an amazing
five BLACK TERNS June 5. Two ARCTIC TERNS, one adult and a first year bird
continue at Stone Harbor Point June 8. Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES in the
surf at Pullman Avenue, Elberon was of interest as well as a first year
BLACK-HEADED GULL at Sandy Hook June 6.
A half dozen COMMON RAVENS were heard and observed at Stokes State Forest
June 5 along with a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH at the School of Conservation
there. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was reported at Bulls Island June 6.
Field trips into the restricted Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station on
June 7 and 8 produced 8+ calling UPLAND SANDPIPERS, many GRASSHOPPER
SPARROWS as well as HORNED LARKS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, AND BLUE GROSBEAK.
SHBO will be running trips into the base again next year in June, sign up
Old Mine Road north of Route 80 produced 13 species of warblers June 5
including 4 singing CERULEAN WARBLERS. The singing KENTUCKY WARBLER was
still present at the Chimney Rock Parking Lot June 6. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS
were present at both Van Order and Paradise Roads in Newarks Pequannock
Watershed in West Milford June 6. Join us for a field trip in search of
these GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS and other great Highlands nesting birds on
Saturday, June 12. Call SHBO at 732-872-2500 for more information and to
Silver Ridge in Toms River June 7 featured three WHIP-POOR-WILLS, one
CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. 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 Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling,
surfing, and reporting.