This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday June 22, 2006 with reports of SANDWICH TERN, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest,
High Point State Park Jun 17 hosted COMMON RAVEN, numerous YELLOW-
BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 12+ BROWN CREEPERS, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS at
Deckertown Pike, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and
several CERULEAN WARBLERS along Sawmill Rd.
Old Mine Road in Worthington State Forest/Delaware Water Gap NRA
hosted a NORTHERN GOSHAWK over Poxono Island, 17 species of Warbler
including 9 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 12 HOODED WARBLERS, and 2 LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSHES Jun 17.
Further north in the Water Gap NRA, ALDER FLYCATCHER, GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT are being heard and seen at Van
Ness Road. From Layton head west on CR 560. Take the first right
after the park sign (unmarked road called Van Ness) and stop at the
junction with the first left-hand road. The birds can be heard and
seen around this intersection (DeLorme P. 18, G-10).
Unusual for June, a drake CANVASBACK was found at Delaware Lake just
outside of Columbia in Warren County Jun 16-18.
Four GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and a pair of BLUE GROSBEAK were noted off
Blackwell's Mills Rd at Six-Mile Run Preserve Jun 21.
A SANDWICH TERN was discovered at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake Jun 21.
Displaying COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were viewed along Carranza Rd in Wharton
State Forest Jun 18-19. Look for the birds in the evening where the
road turns from asphalt to dirt. Also audible in the area were
several WHIP-POOR-WILLS and a CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW, the latter two found
one to two tenths of a mile north of the Carranza Memorial (DeLorme
P. 56, K-8).
Also in Burlington County this week at the Dot & Brooks Evert
Preserve near Pemberton were ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS,
and a HOODED WARBLER Jun 18.
Two KENTUCKY WARBLERS highlighted a visit to Glassboro Woods Jun 17.
Sightings from Brigantine NWR Jun 16 included LEAST BITTERN, CATTLE
EGRET, COMMON MOORHEN, and 9 GULL-BILLED TERNS.
A late summer pelagic trip is scheduled for Aug 20 out of Belmar in
search of Audubons Shearwater, White-faced Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed
Jaeger, and other warm-water species. Another trip visiting New
Jersey waters is scheduled from Freeport, Long Island Sep 10, looking
for the same species. For more information about both of these trips
contact See Life Paulagics at 215-234-6805 or see their website at
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Observers are
requested to submit documentation (photos, field sketches, written
descriptions) of Review List Species to the New Jersey Bird Records
Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling