This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday June 7, 2007 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, ROSEATE TERN,
KENTUCKY WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest, and
A WHITE-FACED IBIS was detected at Brigantine NWR Jun 3. Also there
this week were CASPIAN TERN and 19 GULL-BILLED TERNS.
Glassboro Woods WMA hosted a late SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 8 ACADIAN
FLYCATCHERS, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and MOURNING WARBLER Jun 6.
A WILSON'S STORM-PETREL was off Pullman Ave in Elberon Jun 4.
At Sandy Hook this week a Jaeger sp and a BLACK TERN were noted off B-
lot Jun 3. A ROSEATE TERN was at Spermaceti Cove the same day. Ten
RED KNOTS and 2 BLACK TERNS were found at Spermaceti Cove Jun 3.
ALDER FLYCATCHERS were heard in the locust grove and near the garden
Jun 3. Up to 3 LEAST BITTERNS continue at north pond. A free,
detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is available at SHBO; check the
sightings log there for daily reports.
A singing KENTUCKY WARBLER was found at the Tiger Brook Preserve in
Chester Twp Jun 6 near the Cooper Lane parking lot. Also in Chester
the same day was a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER, 3 HOODED WARBLERS, and WORM-
EATING WARBLER at Elizabeth Kay Environmental Center. The Lawrence's
Warbler was found off the trail directly behind the main building
near a stand of dogwood trees.
A first-summer LAUGHING GULL was at the Spruce Run Reservoir boat
launch Jun 3.
A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was found at Sparta Mountain WMA Jun 3.
Most unexpected was an AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER photographed on
Swartswood Lake in Sussex County Jun 3 (first county record of this
highly coastal species). Other Sussex reports this week included the
pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Ferla's Pond in Hardwick, BLACK-
BILLED CUCKOO and ALDER FLYCATCHER at Wallkill River NWR, and the
High Point/Stokes State Forest area hosted a RUFFED GROUSE at Kuser
Bog, 4 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 2 CERULEAN
WARBLERS, HOODED WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER. Five ALDER FLYCATCHERS
were detected at Van Ness Road near Dingman's Bridge along with a
nearby YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT Jun 3.
The Allendale Celery Farm had a late migrant BANK SWALLOW Jun 6 and a
MOURNING WARBLER Jun 7.
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, K-
lot, and SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 am and after 4 pm. If
you arrive before 7 am an attendant at the Ranger Station will give
you a pass that allows you free access to all parking areas.
A pelagic trip is scheduled for August 26 out of Belmar, NJ. This is
prime time for White-faced Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, and
Audubon's Shearwater. For more information contact See Life
Paulagics at 215-234-6805 or see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
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 NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.