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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/18/2009
This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, June 18, 2009 with reports of LEAST BITTERN, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, BLACK-NECKED STILT, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and seasonal and local reports of interest.

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 or report AT njbrc.net.

The BLACK-NECKED STILT in the NJ Meadowlands in North Arlington near Harrier Meadow was last seen June 11. A BLACK SKIMMER was observed at the cove of the Bayonne Golf Club June 12.

A weekend birding workshop in High Point SP produced an amazing 21 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, a bird than did not nest in NJ until about a dozen years ago. Two CERULEAN WARBLERS were tallied along Saw Mill Road in High Point SP June 14.

An increasing rare GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER and a BLUE GROSBEAK were reported at Van Ness Road in Layton near the Dingman?s Bridge June 14.

An Old Mine Road field trip on June 13 going north from Rt. 80 produced a family group of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 6 NORTHERN PARULAS, 6 CERULEAN WARBLERS, and 8 HOODED WARBLERS with 14 warbler species total. A WHITE-EYED VIREO was also noted at the Watergate area along Old Mine Road June 14.

Clinton Road in West Milford June 14 hosted a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, NJ?s rarest nesting accipiter, 8 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 3 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 2 WORM-EATING WARBLER, and 6 HOODED WARBLERS with 15 warbler species total.

A visit to Negri-Nepote in Griggstown June 13 produced 5 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted at the Tourne Park in Boonton June 13.

Dot Brooks Nature Trail near Ongs Hat (DeLorme P.56, G-8) was home to two KENTUCKY WARBLERS, one PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, two HOODED WARBLERS and two WORM-EATING WARBLERS June 18.

Five LEAST BITTERNS were tallied at Mannington Marsh June 14.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report birds, please call 732-872-2500. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

 
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