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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/12/1996
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 12 at noon, with reports of BLACK TERN, CHUCK-WILLS WIDOW, KING RAIL, VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, MOURNING WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, VESPER SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and local reports of interest.

A BLACK TERN was on the east dike at Brigantine [Forsythe] NWR, on June 7.

A CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW was singing in Princeton June 10.

KING RAIL, VIRGINIA RAIL, ALDER FLYCATCHER and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were at the Hillside Ave. bridge over Black River, in Chester, on June 9-10, and 4 BOBOLINKS were also there on June 9. Also there June 10, on the Railroad bed at Black River off Pleasant Hill Road, ALDER FLYCATCHER was at the usual spot one mile in, at the birches where the trail is close to the marsh; further along the road-bed, between the two paths off to the right, was ACADIAN FLYCATCHER; and at the gas lines SORA, LEAST BITTERN, & WILD TURKEY were (pardon the expression) singing.

Riverdale Ave., in Tinton Falls, Monmouth Co., this week had VIRGINIA RAIL, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and WARBLING VIREO.

The Old Mine Road, along the Delaware, from the Visitor's Center [Interstate 80] to the Watergate [picnic area] had CERULEAN WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. At Watergate, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, LEAST FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, PARULA & PINE WARBLERS, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH.

On Flatbrook Road in Sussex Co., GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER is at the Tennis court. ALDER FLYCATCHER is on the corner of Deckertown Pike and Sawill Road, and RAVEN is at the High Point Tower.

A MOURNING WARBLER was among many other warbler species on Clinton Road on June 8.

VESPER SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, & SAVANNAH SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, & BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO were along Rt. 524 in Upper Freehold Township, just west of the Imlaystown exit (#11) of Insterstate 195 in Monmouth CO. At nearby Assunpink, Stone Tavern Lake had YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WARBLING VIREO, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and WILD TURKEY. CHAT is at the intersection of Clarksburg-Robbinsville road and Stone Tavern-Roosevelt Road. WORM-EATING WARBLER is in the woods on the west side of Stone Tavern-Roosevelt Road, and KENTUCKY WARBLER and HOODED WARBLER are in the woods on the south side of Rising Sun Lake.

ALDER FLYCATCHER was on Plainsboro Rd. near the Plainsboro/Cranbury border.

A canoe trip on the Salem River turned up LEAST BITTERN and VIRGINIA RAIL in some numbers. WARBLING VIREO was found nesting at Fort Dix.. AMERICAN BITTERNS were found at Budd's Bog off Freehold [?] Rd. in Southampton Twp, Burlington Co., and also Stowe Neck Rd., at Mad Horse Wildlife Area, Salem Co. LEAST BITTERN is at nearby Silver Lake Marsh.

The Eberts Nature Trail in Pemberton Twp., off Ong's Hat Road, Burlington Co., had numerous PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, and also WORM-EATING WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, & HOODED WARBLER. Reach it via Rt. 206 and Rt. 530, or from the Rt. 70 & 72 traffic circle.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape usually changes Wednesday, more often if necessary. To report birds, please call Tuesday at 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

 
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