This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 12, 2003 with
reports of SANDWICH TERN, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GOLDEN-WINGED,
CERULEAN, and MOURNING WARBLERS, seasonal and local reports of
interest, and announcements.
A SANDWICH TERN was located at Sandy Hook's Plum Island sandbar Jun 6
but not seen since. Late migrants at the hook this week included 2
TRICOLORED HERONS and 27 RED KNOTS at Spermaceti Cove Jun 8, 2 MOURNING
WARBLERS near the rusty barn Jun 6, 2 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and a
MOURNING WARBLER along the maintenance road Jun 8. Single LEAST BITTERN
and AMERICAN BITTERN and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK were found at North Pond
this week and 2 very late WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were there Jun 8.
Reports from High Point State Park Jun 7-8 included 8 BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLERS and a drumming RUFFED GROUSE at Kuser Bog, 4-5 COMMON RAVENS
at the ATT tower near the Headquarters, 4 CERULEAN WARBLERS along Park
Ridge Road, ALDER FLYCATCHER and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at the
intersection of Deckertown Pike and Sawmill Roads. An OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER was noted along Park Ridge Road Jun 6. Adjacent Stokes State
Forest has breeding GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET and BROWN CREEPER at the
Grau Road spruce grove and HOODED WARBLER near the campground
entrance. Nearby Culvers Lake had a pair of alternate plumaged COMMON
LOONS Jun 6 and a COMMON MOORHEN in the marsh along Rte. 206.
Up to 5 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, 3 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, and 7 ALDER
FLYCATCHERS have been west of Layton in the Delaware Water Gap
NRA. From Layton head west on CR 560. Take the first right after the
park sign (unmarked road called Van Ness) and stop at the junction with
the first left-hand road. The birds have been heard here (DeLorme P.
18, G-10). A MOURNING WARBLER was found along Mine Road in the NRA Jun
Three WHITE-EYED VIREOS were heard at Whittingham WMA Jun 6, one near
the parking lot on Fredon-Stillwater Road west of Willows Road.
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were found along the Paradise and Van Orden Road
power line cuts in the Pequannock Watershed this weekend and an
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was noted on Clinton Road Jun 8.
Point Mountain Nature Preserve in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County
has nesting ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, NORTHERN PARULA, COMMON MERGANSER,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS and WARBLING VIREOS. Best birding is along the
river north of the Point Mountain Road Bridge.
Island Beach State Park hosted 3 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS, NORTHERN
GANNETS, and 10 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS Jun 6.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sandy Hook has no summer entrance fee for birding as
long as you park in designated lots. Tell the toll attendant you are
birding and not parking in beach access lots. This allows you to park
at the Visitor Center, Horseshoe Cove, Scout Camp, all Fort Hancock
lots, and SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap NRA is closed above the
Worthington State Forest Headquarters.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List
Species goes to the New Jersey 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.