This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, June 15 at noon with reports of AVOCET, RAVEN, local reports, and a pelagic trip announcement.
Two AVOCETS were at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR June 10, not seen June 11 or 12. The RAVENS at the High Point State Park microwave tower have fledged; four birds were seen flying June 11 between the towers.
A colony of GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS is west of the Cream Ridge Golf Course on Polhemustown Rd., a right turn off Rt. 539.
CERULEAN and BLACK-THROATED BLUE warblers were at Woodfield Reservation in Princeton this week. COMMON MERGANSER with young and PEREGRINE FALCON (hacked) both were at Trenton this week; CLIFF SWALLOWS have returned to Titusville.
Assunpink on June 11 had YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, WAXWING, ORCHARD ORIOLE, HOODED WARBLERS, KENTUCKY and CHESTNUT SIDED WARBLERS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
WILD TURKEYS were reported at Flatbrook Rd. near the School of Conservation in Stokes State Forest, and also TENNESSEE WARBLER at the School of Conservation, probably a floater.
In the exotic department, a CHUKAR was in a back yard in Tom's River this week.
A pelagic trip on the Jersey Devil out of Barnegat Light to the 1000 fathom line will take place on August 5 - 6. The cost is $110, non-profit. For reservations call Paul Guris at (215) 348-4295.
For updates on rarities call the New Jersey Audubon Bird Mailbox at (201) 983-9152.
The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, email@example.com.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. Good birding, good World Series, and thank you for calling.