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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/3/2003
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Black Skimmer
Black Tern
Blackpoll Warbler
Caspian Tern
Cerulean Warbler
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Moorhen
Common Raven
Common Tern
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-winged Warbler
Gull-billed Tern
Horned Lark
Marbled Godwit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Vesper Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-breasted Chat

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", Golden-winged Warbler, seasonal and local reports of interest and pelagic trip announcements.

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 Warbler. 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 26.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 font@focusonnaturetours.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.

 
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