This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, August 16, 2007 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN, CATTLE EGRET, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-
HERON, WHITE IBIS, ROSEATE SPOONBILL, COMMON MOORHEN, PIPING PLOVER,
SOLITARY SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED
GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER,
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, GULL-BILLED TERN, BLACK
TERN, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, SEDGE WREN, BLUE-
WINGED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK and
seasonal and local reports of interest.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR remains the place to be this summer with an
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN discovered there Aug. 11 and present in the NW
Pool Aug. 16, an immature WHITE IBIS Aug. 12-14, the continuing
ROSEATE SPOONBILL last seen Aug. 14, two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES found
Aug. 10 with one present Aug. 12 and a SEDGE WREN at the Gull Pond
Aug. 11-12. Other reports at the refuge include: a peak of 72 STILT
SANDPIPERS Aug.14, a MARBLED GODWIT Aug. 16, a max of 30 WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and 28 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS Aug. 13, 4 juvenile YELLOW-
CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS Aug. 13, a COMMON MOORHEN Aug. 12, two CATTLE
EGRETS all week, two BLUE GROSBEAKS Aug. 11 as well as several GULL-
BILLED TERNS and WESTERN SANDPIPERS.
An immature WHITE IBIS was discovered Aug. 15 at the Sunset Lake
Rookery between Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. See the Cape May
Birding Hotline and Website for more details.
A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was tallied on a Kayaking trip at Island Beach SP
Aug. 14 in the Sedge Islands area near A-21 launch site.
Migration was apparent at Sandy Hook Aug. 12 with YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOOS and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS as well as CAPE MAY WARBLERS, BLUE-
WINGED WARBLERS and CANADA WARBLERS present. Also observed at the
Hook Aug. 12 were two BLACK TERNS and a LEAST BITTERN.
Featherbed Lane and Kings Highway near Sharptown Aug. 9 were home to
100+ CATTLE EGRETS, while Franklin Parker Preserve in the Burlington
County cranberry bogs area produced 22 GULL-BILLED TERNS Aug. 13.
An UPLAND SANDPIPER was observed at the Johnson Sod Farm south of
Pole Tavern Aug. 14, while 6 COMMON MOORHENS were tallied at
Mannington Marsh the same day.
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were widely reported around NJ this week.
An untagged adult TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at Swartswood Lake
from Hendershots Point Aug. 15. This is not likely to be a wild
migrant especially at this season and probably came to us from the
reintroduction program taking place in Ontario. Reports and photos
are still requested by the NJ Bird Records Committee as information
will be useful for a future status review.
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.