Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/1/2004
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday July 1, 2004 with reports of SWAINSON'S WARBLER, MISSISSIPPI KITE, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, KENTUCKY WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.

A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was discovered at Higbee Beach WMA in Cape May Jun 30: call the CMBO Hotline for details.

MISSISSIPPI KITES continue at Bull's Island Recreation Area in Hunterdon County through Jun 26 when the individual with missing tail feathers was over the north end of the island between 3 and 5 pm, viewed from the footbridge. Another report came from the footbridge Jun 30. A 'full adult' was found there Jun 25. Also there this week were 3-4 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS and numerous CLIFF SWALLOWS.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was discovered at Brigantine NWR Jun 28. Small numbers of BROWN PELICANS were seen this week from the end of Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton, Harvey Cedars, and Island Beach State Park.

The Dot & Brooks Evert Trail in Burlington County had a singing KENTUCKY WARBLER Jun 26 off Stockton's Bridge Rd. Also there were both Cuckoos, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and 2 HOODED WARBLERS.

Heron counts at Fort Mott State Park in Salem County Jun 29 were 120 CATTLE EGRETS, 30 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.

LEAST BITTERN, AMERICAN COOT, and 8 COMMON MOORHENS were found in the Hackensack Meadowlands/Kearny Marsh area this week.

Both YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO were reported from around the state this week in strong numbers.

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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