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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/16/2009
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 interest.

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 unknown numbers..

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.

 
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