This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday
July 8, 2004 with reports of SWAINSON'S WARBLER, LITTLE GULL, BLACK
TERN, seasonal and local reports of interest.
The SWAINSON'S WARBLER was found again at Higbee Beach in Cape May July
3 -- call the CMBO Hotline for details.
High Point and Stokes State Forests sightings this week included
several BARRED OWLS, 20 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS along Sawmill and
Ridge Roads, ALDER FLYCATCHER at Swenson's Meadow, and 14 species of
breeding warblers. Van Ness Road in the Delaware Water Gap NRA
continues to host breeding BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT. Also in Sussex County a KENTUCKY WARBLER was found July 4 near
the south end of Silver Grove Rd. in from Rt 23 in Stockholm. It was on
the right about 50 feet in the woods, one tenth of a mile from Rt 23.
A RUFFED GROUSE was noted in the Pequannock Watershed along the Hank's
Pond East Trail July 3. Also there that day were RED-SHOULDERED HAWK,
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, and
An adult LITTLE GULL was found at the South Amboy mudflats (Morgan)
July 6 with 30 immature BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Three YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS are present at Natco Lake in Union Beach. A free "Where to
Bird Along Raritan Bay" map is available at SHBO or on our website.
Sandy Hook had 3 BROWN PELICANS near Plum Island, 2 LEAST BITTERNS in
North Pond, a drake SURF SCOTER off Parking Area C, 11 WILLOW
FLYCATCHERS, and 4 migrant BANK SWALLOWS July 5. A detailed birding map
of Sandy Hook is available free at SHBO.
A BLACK TERN and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON highlighted birds at
Brigantine NWR July 6.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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.
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. Good birding and thanks for calling and