This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue July 31 with reports of Review
List CURLEW SANDPIPER and EURASIAN WHIMBREL, HENSLOW'S SPARROW,
WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, shorebird reports from Brig and around the
state, BROWN PELICAN Update, and local reports.
An alternate plumage CURLEW SANDPIPER was still at Stone Harbor Pt. as
of July 30, in the mid to low tide period in the small tidal channel
closest to the beginning of the spit.
The HENSLOW'S SPARROW continues at Willowwood Arboretum. Take 512 west
toward Pottersville from 206 and follow the signs to Willowwood.
An EURASIAN WHIMBREL was seen at Brig in west pool, south side July
27 with other Whimbrel, but may have left. Other birds at Brig this
weekend were CASPIAN TERN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, WESTERN SANDPIPER and
lots of shorebirds generally. At Island Beach July 23, a WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL was close to shore, and about 80 BROWN PELICANS were in
the inlet at Barnegat Light July 24. About 200 PELICANS and a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL were in Barnegat Inlet July 28, and on July 30, 3
observers counted 430 pelicans on the dredge spoil island two miles
west of Barnegat Light in Barnegat Bay.
At Tuckerton July 28, 12 PELICANS were visible from the end of Great
Bay Blvd, and SALT MARSH SHARP-TAILED SPARROWS and YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON were also seen. The Bivalve impoundments in Cumberland
County held some 6000+ shorebirds. At Whitesbog July 28, shorebirds
included 1 PECTORAL, 6 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 3 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS and 20 LEAST SANDPIPERS,
and 8 SEMI PLOVERS.
At the Hackensack Meadows in Lyndhurst July 27, two WESTERN SANDPIPERS
were among lots of YELLOWLEGS and SEMI SANDPIPERS in the Kingsland
Impoundment, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PEREGRINE were seen from the
Transco Trail. On July 28, about 4000 SEMI SANDPIPERS, 250 SEMI
SANDPIPERS and two STILT SANDPIPERS were among the shorebirds in
Kingsland Impoundment; also on July 28, the adult PEREGRINE, ORCHARD
ORIOLE, PIED-BILLED GREBE, RUDDY DUCK and two CASPIAN TERNS were among
the birds seen from the newly completed Meadows Path, which provides
dike access to the lagoons south of the Lyndhurst Nature
Preserve/Transco Trail. Eventually, it will be completed to the
Belleville Pike. This is advantageous at tide change, and will be at
other seasons as as well. On July 29, WESTERN SANDPIPERS was among the
birds in Kingsland Impoundment.
At the D&R Canal State Park in Somerset July 29, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
was north of the parking lot on the blue trail; the address is 625
Canal Road, Somerset.
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