This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday
July 6, 2007 with reports of CALIFORNIA GULL, STILT SANDPIPER, LARK
SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest.
A third-cycle CALIFORNIA GULL was observed at the Cape May Meadows
June 28; no reports since. Call the CMBO Hotline for details.
A possible dark-morph WESTERN REEF-HERON was studied at the Morgan
access of South Amboy June 30. For more information on birding this
site see http://www.njaudubon.org/Centers/shbo/raritanbaybirding
Sightings from Brigantine NWR this week included an unusually early
LARK SPARROW July 6, LEAST BITTERN and AMERICAN BITTERN, an alternate-
plumage STILT SANDPIPER, 6+ GULL-BILLED TERNS, CASPIAN TERN, and
several BLUE GROSBEAKS.
In Brendan Byrne State Forest both RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and SUMMER
TANAGERS were noted again June 30.
In the Pequannock Watershed at a large beaver swamp north of the fire
tower parking lot on Stevens Road RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BLUE-HEADED
VIREO, and 11 species of warbler including HOODED WARBLER, WORM-EATING
WARBLER, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were noted June 30.
A pelagic trip is scheduled for August 26 out of Belmar, NJ. This is
prime time for White-faced Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, and
Audubon's Shearwater. For more information contact See Life Paulagics
at 215-234-6805 or see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com
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 NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.