Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/3/1996
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday July 3 with reports of DICKCISSEL, COMMON RAVEN, grassland birds and local reports of interest.

The DICKCISSELS continue on Hillsboro Road, Hillsboro at Hillsboro Farm, a mile off 206, and also at the Orchard Road, Hillsboro site (directions in Boyle). The COMMON RAVENS continue in the vicinity of the micro tower at the entrance to High Point State Park on Route 23. The upper end of the Wallkill refuge at Oil City Road, a former sod farm, has turned into a good grassland bird spot, with VESPER, GRASSHOPPER, and SAVANNAH SPARROW, BOBOLINK and also BLUE GROSBEAK. Park on Oil City Road and walk south thru the barrier on the railroad bed about a half mile.

Black River from Hillside Rd in Chester and up to the gasline on the railroad bed has KING RAIL, VIRGINIA RAIL and SORA RAILS, LEAST BITTERN, and WILLOW FLYCATCHER and ALDER FLYCATCHER. Hackensack Meadowlands has COOT and PIED-BILLED GREBE breeding in Kearny East; BLACK SKIMMER, LEAST TERN and the usual herons scattered around the Meadows, and the early southbound shorebirds will be hitting the area this week. No further reports of the Mourning Warbler this week on Clinton Road, but GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER is easy to see there.

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