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
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
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
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.]