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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/10/2004
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 early.

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 register.

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.

 
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