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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/25/2001
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wed July 25 with reports of HENSLOW'S SPARROW; VESPER, GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS; very few reports from the shore; and local reports of interest.

The HENSLOW'S SPARROW continues at Willowwood, singing in the big field on the right as you enter (2nd field). Park at the end of the road and walk back. Before 10 a.m. appears to be best. The bird is hard to find after that. Reach the area from 206 via 512 west toward Pottersville, following the signs for Willowwood.

VESPER, GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS as well as HORNED LARK and MEADOWLARK continue at Oberly Road, Alpha, off 519 in Warren County. GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS along with MEADOWLARK are also at Polhemustown Road in Monmouth County south of the winery in Allentown off Rte 539. The birds are in the big field on the left before the T intersection.

SKIMMERS and FORSTER'S and LEAST TERNS were reported in the Hackensack Meadowlands this week.

BROWN PELICANS have been off and on at Barnegat Inlet. The max so far this summer has been 300 in Barnegat Bay.

At Brig July 21 were lots of SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and LEAST SANDPIPERS; about 100 WESTERN SANDPIPERS; STILT SANDPIPER; and CASPIAN TERN and BALD EAGLE. ORCHARD ORIOLE and BLUE GROSBEAK were in the area of the barn owl box.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

 
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