Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/7/2007
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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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.

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