Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/3/2008
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday July 3, 2008 with reports of RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, SUMMER TANAGER, seasonal and local reports of interest and announcements.

At Brendan Byrne (Lebanon) State Forest 2 pairs of RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 2 male SUMMER TANAGERS were detected Jun 28-29. From the headquarters on Shinn?s Rd, turn right (west) on Shinn?s Rd, go through the intersection, past the maintenance building on the right, and make the right at the first dirt road. Drive to a parking area on the left and follow the trail from the parking lot into an open wooded area.

Sandy Hook?s salt pond area hosted a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a GULL- BILLED TERN Jun 30. Unseasonable species noted at the hook that day included 2 SURF SCOTERS and a BLACK SCOTER in Spermaceti Cove. Breeding species at the hook include LEAST BITTERN, PIPING PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, and LEAST TERN.

An over-summering RED-THROATED LOON continues through Jun 30 at Liberty State Park.

Birds noted along Old Mine Road in the Delaware Water Gap Jun 30 included ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and HOODED WARBLER.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: See Life Paulagics will run its annual late-summer pelagic trip from Belmar Aug 24 in search of Audubon?s & Cory?s Shearwaters, storm- petrels, jaegers, and other seabirds. This is a good time of year for the elusive White-faced Storm-Petrel. For more information or to register, see http://www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 14 Crown Drive, Warren NJ 07059. Thanks for reading and reporting.

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