This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday July 3, 2003 with
reports of Marbled Godwit, Sandwich and Roseate Terns, "Sutton's Warbler",
Warbler, seasonal and local reports of interest and pelagic trip
Sandwich, Black, and Roseate Terns were all reported at Stone Harbor this
week: call the CMBO Hotline for details.
High Point State Park hosted Common Raven, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and 4
Cerulean Warblers Jun 29
A "Sutton's Warbler" (a Yellow-throated X Northern Parula hybrid) continues
to be heard and seen in Stokes State Forest near the intersection of
Flatbrook, Grau, and Skellinger Roads. Another possible hybrid warbler
showing features of Parula and Magnolia Warblers was observed here by two
separate parties Jun 29.
Acadian Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Red-breasted Nuthatch are in
the Grau Road spruce grove (DeLorme P. 19,
H-15). Also noted in Stokes this week were Common Raven and Cerulean
Alder Flycatcher, Golden-winged Warbler, and 2 Yellow-breasted Chats were
noted again this week west of Layton in the Delaware Water Gap NRA. From
Layton head west on CR 560. Take the first right after the park sign
(unmarked road called Van Ness) and stop at the junction with the first
left-hand road. The birds have been heard here (DeLorme P. 18, G-10).
Two Vesper Sparrows and several Horned Larks were noted at Alpha this week,
seen along Oberly Road.
Sandy Hook's locust grove had a singing male Blackpoll Warbler Jul 2.
Island Beach State Park had 3 Marbled Godwits and Chuck-wills-Widow Jun 27.
Three Common Moorhens were noted along Rte. 539 in Stafford Forge WMA Jun
Two Roseate Terns were noted among a Black Skimmer/Common Tern flock in
Beach Haven Jun 26. Pairs of Gull-billed Tern and Caspian Tern were noted in
Tuckerton and Great Bay as well.
A pelagic is scheduled out of Belmar, NJ for Sunday, August 17. The
trip will run from 4:30 AM to about 6:30 PM, and the cost is $110. The
plan is to go to the Hudson Canyon to search for warm water specialties
like WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, LONG-TAILED JAEGER, AUDUBON'S
SHEARWATER, and BRIDLED TERN. For more information, contact See Life
Paulagics at 215-234-6805 or see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
An overnight Pelagic from Barnegat Inlet is scheduled for Aug 31- 1 Sep
to the Hudson Canyon looking for the same late-summer seabirds; the
cost is $109. For more information contact Focus on Nature Tours at
1-800-721-9986 or email@example.com
Sandy Hook has no summer entrance fee for birding as long as you park
in designated lots. Tell the toll attendant you are birding and not
parking in beach access lots. This allows you to park at the Visitor
Center, Horseshoe Cove, Scout Camp, all Fort Hancock lots, and SHBO.
Fees are not charged before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap NRA is closed above the
Worthington State Forest Headquarters.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List
Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman NJ, 08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding
and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.