This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed July 21 with reports of
Review List Little Stint, and other reports of BROWN PELICAN,
WILSON'S PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN, seasonal shorebirds, out of season
ducks and local reports.
The LITTLE STINT at the Higbee dike in Cape May was last reported Sat
afternoon July 17.
At Birch Creek marsh in Salem County, a juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPE
was present July 18. Reach the marsh by taking the RR tracks north
from Pedricktown Road.
At nearby Mannington Marsh were several hundred SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER, a few WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.
At Sinnickson's landing at the mouth of the Salem River were 6
Both BALD EAGLE and OSPREY have been reported on Burlington Island in
the Delaware River.
At Barnegat Inlet, some 60 BROWN PELICANS (30 adults) were on the
bars at 7 a.m. July 18.
At the Hackensack Meadowlands, a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT nest was
discovered this week on a transmission tower; GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS are at the
environment center pool. Birders should note that the Clay Street
parking lot is not open to birdrs during the week. Apparently people
have been turned away by a security guard.
At South Amboy July 16, about 100 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and a very
ratty GREATER SCAUP were present.
At Sandy Hook Visitor Center, two BLACK SCOTER were present this week.
In addition to the shorebirds, other migrants moving this week were
BARN SWALLOWS, TREE SWALLOWS, ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS and BANK SWALLOWS, KINGBIRDS, YELLOW WARBLERS,
and PURPLE MARTIN.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey.
To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Rarities and
updates should also be reported to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357.
Documentation of rarities goes to NJBRC, L. Larson (Secretary), 69
Alexander, Princeton 08540. Good birding, thanks for reporting and