Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/19/2007
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for July 19, 2007 with reports of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, CURLEW SANDPIPER, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.

The ROSEATE SPOONBILL at Brigantine NWR continued through July 18. Most observations occurred early morning and late evening and all came from the freshwater wetlands around the gull pond tower. The bird is generally invisible while wading in the vegetation and seen mostly when flying between feeding forays. Occasionally the bird is viewed in the west pool roosting in shrubs early/late in the day. Please continue to report sightings of this bird. Also noted at Brig this week were several LEAST BITTERNS, CATTLE EGRET, WHIMBREL, GULL- BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, and BLUE GROSBEAK.

A CURLEW SANDPIPER was observed at Stone Harbor Point July 18; call the CMBO Hotline for details.

Sandy Hook sightings this week included a BLACK TERN at north beach July 15 and the salt ponds near the end of the fisherman's trail hosted 10 species of shorebirds this week including STILT SANDPIPER and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS.

An immature LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was noted at South Amboy July 15.

At Kearny Marsh 3-4 LEAST BITTERNS were noted July 15.

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