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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/15/2007
This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, June 14, 2007 with reports of RUFFED GROUSE, WILSON?S STORM- PETREL, GREAT CORMORANT, LEAST BITTERN, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, PARASITIC JAEGER, GULL- BILLED TERN, SANDWICH TERN, ROSEATE TERN, BLACK SKIMMER, YELLOW- BELLIED SAPSUCKER, COMMON RAVEN, ALDER FLYCATCHER, WINTER WREN, NORTHERN PARULA, CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL, BOBOLINK, and seasonal and local reports of interest.

Old Mine Road at Delaware Water Gap NRA and Worthington SF June 9 featured 16 species of warblers including 8 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 12 HOODED WARBLERS and 10 NORTHERN PARULA WARBLERS. Van Ness Road near Layton (DeLorme P.18, G-10) was home to a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and an ALDER FLYCATCHER June 9 and 10.

Sunrise Mountain in Stokes SF June 10 provided a drumming RUFFED GROUSE, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, NORTHERN PARULA and a CERULEAN WARBLER. Eighteen species of warblers were also tallied in Stokes Forest June 10. A KENTUCKY WARBLER appeared near Culver?s Lake on June 9 on Upper North Shore Road.

Clinton Road in West Milford June 8 was home to a CERULEAN WARBLER, 3 COMMON RAVENS and a singing WINTER WREN.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was discovered at Rocky Point in Hartshorne Woods in Middletown June 8, while a singing BLUE GROSBEAK was noted at nearby Huber Woods June 9. Raritan Center hosted two LEAST BITTERN on June 10.

A breeding plumaged AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was reported June 10 at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR along with 15 GULL-BILLED TERNS.

Featherbed Lane in Salem County (DeLorme P.61, C-20) had two singing DICKCISSELS and a dozen BOBOLINKS June 10.

Cape May Point featured 3 to 5 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS June 11-12 and a PARASITIC JAEGER June 12, while a SANDWICH TERN was discovered at the state park there June 11.

June 11 Champagne Island off North Wildwood hosted a ROSEATE TERN and the colony of over a thousand BLACK SKIMMERS. A GREAT CORMORANT continues at Hereford Inlet June 11, while WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and WESTERN SANDPIPERS were noted at Stone Harbor Point the same day.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

 
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