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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/19/2003
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 19, 2003 with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDWICH and ROSEATE TERNS, seasonal and local reports of interest and announcements.

MISSISSIPPI KITE and SANDWICH TERN were found in Cape May this week. Call the CMBO hotline for details.

A SANDWICH TERN made a brief appearance again at Sandy Hook Jun 12. It was seen at the north end of Plum Island in the evening. Two ROSEATE TERNS were at the point and off north beach Jun 15-16. Fifty WILSON'S STORM PETRELS were counted off north beach Jun 25. LEAST BITTERN and PIED-BILLED GREBE continued at North Pond this week.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was found 3.5 miles south of Rte. 23 along Saw Mill Road in High Point State Park Jun 14.

A SUTTON'S WARBLER was observed along Grau and Skellenger Roads in Stokes State Forest Jun 16-17. Also at the Grau Road spruce grove were 6 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, BROWN CREEPER, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.

Kearny Marsh East hosted a RED-NECKED GREBE, 5 RUDDY DUCKS, and COMMON MOORHEN Jun 15.

An AMERICAN BITTERN continued this week at the end of Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp.

Assunpink WMA Jun 14 had 2-3 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BLUE GROSBEAK, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO; all seen around the hilltop east of the Wildlife Conservation Center on Eldridge Road (DeLorme P. 43, M-16). Also there that day were two drake RUDDY DUCKS on Lake Assunpink, 2 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, NORTHERN PARULA, and 7 ORCHARD ORIOLES.

Three SAVANNAH SPARROWS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and BOBOLINKS were found along Polhemustown Road, Upper Freehold Township Jun 17 east of the intersection of Walnford Road (DeLorme P. 48, C-13).

Plainsboro Preserve birds this week included PILEATED WOODPECKER, KENTUCKY WARBLER along the blue trail, 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

Collier's Mills WMA Jun 15 had WILD TURKEY, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 7 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, and BLUE GROSBEAK. Nearby Prospertown WMA had a very unusual BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER Jun 15.

A BROWN PELICAN was noted in Barnegat Inlet Jun 15.

Glassboro Woods breeders Jun 15 included PROTHONOTARY, WORM-EATING, HOODED, and KENTUCKY WARBLERS.

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, and SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap NRA is closed above the Worthington State Forest Headquarters.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ, 08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.

 
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