This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday July 16, 2009 with reports of NORTHERN BOBWHITE, YELLOW-
CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, AMERICAN AVOCET, WHIMBREL, WESTERN SANDPIPER,
GLAUCOUS GULL, CASPIAN TERN, MONK PARAKEET, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, COMMON RAVEN, CLIFF SWALLOW, GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK, PINE SISKIN and seasonal and local reports of
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 or report AT njbrc.net.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR hosted four AMERICAN AVOCETS as well as four
WESTERN SANDPIPERS, seven CASPIAN TERNS and a BLUE GROSBEAK July 12.
Twelve WHIMBREL were also noted at the refuge July 14.
Jake's Branch (Ocean) County Park in Beachwood was home to six to
eight PINE SISKINS July 14, while an immature GLAUCOUS GULL was
present in Sea Girt in the Seaside Place beach area July 13-14. A
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON has been present at Beach Haven Gardens on
Long Beach Island for several weeks.
The NJ Meadowlands in the Lyndhurst-North Arlington area produced an
immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, four BLACK SKIMMERS and two CLIFF
SWALLOWS July 11, while a NORTHERN BOBWHITE was discovered on the
landfill along the Belleville Pike in North Arlington the same day.
Six YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS continue at High Point SP along with
four COMMON RAVENS July 10. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was discovered
calling in Hampton in Sussex County at the intersection of Route 206
and Sid Taylor Road July 12.
Four MONK PARAKEETS were tallied at the Overpeck Preserve in Leonia
July 13, while an albino RED-TAILED HAWK continues in the Lawrence
Avenue area of Highland Park July 15.
In the strange report category was a juvenile SAW-WHET OWL seen flying
in the rips off Cape May Point July 13. Saw-whet Owls have
historically nested in the Pine Barrens in Atlantic Cedar Swamps in
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To
report birds, please call 732-872-2500. This is Pete Bacinski wishing
you the best birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.