Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/24/2004
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday June 24, 2004 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHITE-FACED IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.

An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was found at Brigantine NWR Jun 20-23 and may still be present. It was found in the east pool east of the dogleg on the north dike. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was reported from this spot as well Jun 23.

Two immature MISSISSIPPI KITES continue at Bull's Island Recreation Area in Hunterdon County through Jun 23. The birds have been viewed in the large Sycamore trees north of the campground, along the towpath by camping site # 50-56, and from the footbridge across the Delaware. Also present at Bull's Island were RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, PILEATED WOODPECKER, 15+ CLIFF SWALLOWS, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 2-3 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH.

Van Ness Rd in the Delaware Water Gap NRA had a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER Jun 19. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was noted near Kuser Bog in High Point State Park Jun 20 and a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was noted near Cat Swamp.

Deer Lake in Warren County had 11 species of warblers including CERULEAN, WORM-EATING, and a very late MOURNING WARBLER Jun 18. Deer Lake is located off Rte 517 in Allamuchy Mountain State Park (Warren County) about one mile south of RT80. Make a left turn on Deer Lake Road at a brick house. Proceed to first parking lot. The MOURNING WARBLER was a little before the parking lot at a stream that crosses the road.

Newark's Pequannock Watershed Jun 20 had BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and 13 species of warbler including 5 BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, 2 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, 4 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, and 2 HOODED WARBLERS.

Assunpink WMA Jun 19 hosted 3-4 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, and several ORCHARD ORIOLES. Look for the Chats in the large hilltop field east of the NJDEP Office on Eldridge Rd.

Rancocas Nature Center has 3 singing YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS.

Carranza Road in Wharton State Forest had several COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, WHIP-POOR-WILLS, and CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS this week after dark (DeLorme P. 56, K-8).

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. Good birding and thanks for calling and reporting.

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