This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, June 19,1996, at
noon, with reports of DICKCISSEL, MOURNING WARBLER, nesting
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, resident NIGHTHAWK, grassland sparrows,
and reports of local interest.
A new pair of DICKCISSELS was discovered at Hillsboro Road in
Hillsboro (Somerset Co.) June 16. From 206 at 514, go south on
206 through several lights; turn east (left) on Hillsboro Rd.
less than a mile to the Hillsboro Farm sign. The male was
singing on the wire close to the sign. Meanwhile, two male and
one female DICKCISSELS remain on Orchard Rd., Hillsboro; a third
male became a roadkill June 15. Also there, SAVANNAH and
A MOURNING WARBLER continues in the Pequannock Watershed on
Clinton Road at the powerline cut. Another falllout from the
Atlas was the discovery of a second inland DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANT colony at Wanaque Reservoir; the other is at Lake
Tappan. Another spot that should be watched for cormorant
nesting is Mt. Hope Lake in Rockaway. Adult birds are present,
along with a pair of FORSTER'S TERNS, an unusual inland
Several pairs of nesting COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are easily observed in
Wharton Forest. From the town of Tabernacle, take Carranza Road
south 5 miles to the RR Tracks in Wharton where the road becomes
dirt. At the tracks is the nighthawk location; WHIP-POOR-WILLS
are there also).
On Old Mine Road along the Delaware River from the Water Gap to
Watergate, good looks can be had at CERULEAN and HOODED WARBLERS,
especially in the vicinity of Worthington State Forest
Campground. The birds here are on the road edge. Also along
this route are ACADIAN FLYCATCHER; CHESTNUT-SIDED, PRAIRIE, N.
PARULA, PINE WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS; YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, SOLITARY VIREOS
and WARBLING VIREOS; COM. MERGANSER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER,
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD.
Last week's VESPER SPARROW near the Imlaystown exit of 195 was
not reported this week, but may not have been singing.
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were found at Little Swartswood in Sussex
County, and reportedly also at Assunpink. RAVENS have been seen
at the Route 23 tower near the entrance to High Point State Park.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web
page changes Wednesdays. Web site is at
http://www.njaudubon.org [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ
Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by
L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the
tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775; after hours
calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For
updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908)
647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.