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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/26/2008
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday June 26, 2008 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, GLAUCOUS GULL, UPLAND SANDPIPER, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.

An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was found at Merrill Creek Reservoir Jun 23 in the evening. No reports since. Also there were YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and nesting CLIFF SWALLOWS. Also in Warren County were 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS and HORNED LARKS along Oberly Rd in Alpha. Adjacent Snyders Rd has a singing male BLUE GROSBEAK. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues this week at the pond behind the Hardwick Twp municipal building on Spring Valley Rd.

Old Mine Road in Worthington State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap NRA hosted 2 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, 5 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, 14 YELLOW- THROATED VIREOS, and 16 species of warblers including 14 NORTHERN PARULAS, 4 BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, 12 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 3 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 8 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 7 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, and 57 HOODED WARBLERS Jun 22.

Birds observed along Clinton Rd in the Pequannock Watershed Jun 21 included 2 HERMIT THRUSHES and 16 species of warbler including MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, 3 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 3 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, and HOODED WARBLER.

A CERULEAN WARBLER was noted at Monksville Reservoir Jun 22.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON has been present at the Allendale Celery Farm Jun 16-25.

Four COMMON RAVENS were seen at the Montclair entrance to Eagle Rock Reservation Jun 25.

Sightings from Brigantine NWR Jun 19-22 included BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 2 NORTHERN BOBWHITES, VIRGINIA RAIL, the continuing immature GLAUCOUS GULL in the west pool, CASPIAN TERN, 2 CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS, WHIP-POOR- WILL, BLUE GROSBEAK, and 5 SALTMARSH SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Life Paulagics will run its annual late-summer pelagic trip from Belmar Aug 24 in search of Audubon?s & Cory?s Shearwaters, storm- petrels, jaegers, and other seabirds. This is a good time of year for the elusive White-faced Storm-Petrel. For more information or to register, see http://www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. 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. Thanks for reading and reporting.

 
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