This is the voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, August 15,
2002 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, UPLAND SANDPIPER, AMERICAN
AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, REEVE, BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, CASPIAN TERN, COMMON
MOORHEN, BONAPARTE'S GULL, PEREGRINE FALCON and seasonal and local
reports of interest.
[Late-breaking news: A LARK SPARROW has been present this evening at the
Gingerbread Church near St. Mary's in Cape May Point, and a trio of
WILSON'S PHALAROPES as well as no less than 72 STILT SANDPIPERS were
present during the day at the Cape May Meadows. -- transcriber]
The Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR WHITE-FACED IBIS was last reported August
9, while the refuge hosted an AMERICAN AVOCET, three MARBLED GODWITS,
and one HUDSONIAN GODWIT August 12. Other birds reported at the refuge
include: BONAPARTE'S GULL, and STILT SANDPIPERS August 9 and LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS and a CASPIAN TERN August 9 and 13. Another CASPIAN TERN
visited Stafford Forge (Delorme P65, C27) August 9.
The REEVE at the Walker Avenue NJDOT wetlands site in Wayne (Delorme
P26, L2) was joined by a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER August 11 with both
still present as of August 14. Marlu Lake in Thompson Park in Lincroft
(Delorme P44, F10) hosted an Immature COMMON MOORHEN August 11. Four
BROWN PELICANS were observed resting on the island across from the end
of Seven Bridges Road (Great Bay Boulevard) in Tuckerton (Delorme P65,
M,N 27) August 12.
The Johnson Sod Farm in Pole Tavern hosted an UPLAND SANDPIPER, dozens
of KILLDEER and several BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS August 11.
A PEREGRINE FALCON was observed flying south along Kittatinny Ridge
where the Appalachian Trail crosses Millbrook Road north of Blairstown
As we await the return of our beloved passerines and raptors shorebirds
are still the name of the game with best viewing locations Brigantine
(Forsythe) NWR, the Hackensack Meadows, Stone Harbor Point and Nummy
Island, the Johnson Sod Farms, Walker Avenue in Wayne and the pond at
the fisherman's beach at the north end of Sandy Hook. For those not
minding a bit of travel Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware and Jamaica Bay in
New York are excellent at this time of year.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report
birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list species
goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman, NJ
08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for
calling, surfing, and reporting.