This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday July 11, 2002 with reports
of RUFF, WHITE-FACED IBIS, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, BLACK-NECKED STILTS,
ALDER FLYCATCHER, seasonal and local reports of interest and pelagic
One to two WHITE-FACED IBIS were again reported at Brigantine NWR July 7
and 9; a chestnut RUFF was there July 5 along with numbers of shorebirds
including a DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, and RED
KNOT. Most of the bird activity has been on the north dike from around
the cross dike west to the upland edge.
Four BLACK-NECKED STILTS were a fly-by at Supawna Meadows NWR July 6
along with southbound Bobolinks.
The boardwalk off Canal Road, Vernon Township continued to host an ALDER
FLYCATCHER July 9 (DeLorme P. 20, H4). Another ALDER FLY was found in
Black River WMA where Hillside Road crossed the Black River marshes July
A singing CERULEAN WARBLER has been present in Bedminster Township along
Larger Cross Road, one-quarter mile north of the intersection of Long
Lane July 5.
Up to seven BROWN PELICANS continued this week at Sandy Hook, usually
seen in the evening on the pound nets opposite SHBO or over the
Spermaceti Cove sandbar. An immature ICELAND GULL was seen again off
Lot B July 9 and the RED-THROATED LOON continues in Spermaceti Cove;
other hook reports included southward migrant ORCHARD ORIOLE, BANK
SWALLOW, and breeding LEAST BITTERNS at North Pond.
Four BROWN PELICANS were seen from Manasquan Inlet July 9.
Collier's Mills WMA had the usual breeders July 6 including 18
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, BLUE GROSBEAK and ORCHARD
Assunpink WMA had two HOODED WARBLERS and BLUE GROSBEAK July 7.
An AMERICAN BITTERN flew past the trailer at the Plainsboro Preserve
A migrant UPLAND SANDPIPER stopped at the Clarksville Sod Farm July 5.
Probably the strangest report this week was a male DARK-EYED JUNCO
feeding under a spruce in Toms River July 8!
A pelagic trip to NJ/DE waters is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23, 2002 on
the Morning Star out of Cape May. For more information contact Mary
Gustafson at 302-559-5640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two overnight pelagics to NJ/NY waters are scheduled from Point Pleasant
aboard the Sea Devil on Aug. 24/25 and Sept. 1/2. Contact FONT at
1-800-362-0869 or http://www.focusonature.com
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report
birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species
goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ
08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for
calling, surfing, and reporting.