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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/12/2008
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday June 12, 2008 with reports of WESTERN GREBE, seasonal and local reports of interest.

The WESTERN GREBE was still present in Sandy Hook?s Spermaceti Cove through June 7.

Birds reported at Brigantine NWR Jun 6 included NORTHERN BOBWHITE, TRICOLORED HERON, WILSON?S PHALAROPE, the continuing first-year GLAUCOUS GULL, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

At Holgate 125 RED KNOTS and a WILSON?S STORM-PETREL were noted Jun 9.

An out-of-season COMMON GOLDENEYE was detected in Forked River Jun 6.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS and WHIP-POOR-WILl were found Jun 10 at the Carranza Memorial in Wharton State Forest.

Allaire State Park had 2 HOODED WARBLERS and a SUMMER TANAGER Jun 8.

High Point State Park hosted 4 COMMON RAVENS, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER Jun 7.

An adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK appeared at Culver?s Gap in Stokes State Forest Jun 8.

Two ALDER FLYCATCHERS were singing along Van Ness Rd in the Delaware Water Gap NRA near Dingman?s Bridge Jun 8. ALDER FLYCATCHER was also heard this week at Paradise Rd in the Pequannock Watershed. A LAWRENCE?S WARBLER was viewed along Old Mine Rd 1.5 miles south of the junction of Rtes 521 and 206.

A LAWRENCE?S WARBLER was reported along Pleasant Plains Rd in Great Swamp NWR Jun 7.

Six GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found at the Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Twp.

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, K-lot, and SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 am and after 5 pm. If you arrive before 7 am an attendant at the Ranger Station will give you a pass that allows you free access to all parking areas.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500 Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 14 Crown Drive, Warren NJ 07059. Thanks for reading and reporting.

 
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