This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday August 22,
2002 with reports of WHITE IBIS, WHITE-FACED IBIS, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
AMERICAN AVOCET, BAIRDS SANDPIPER, WILSONS PHALAROPE, AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, LARK SPARROW, seasonal and local reports
An immature WHITE IBIS was seen Aug 18 in a marsh along Old Mine Road in
the Delaware Water Gap NRA. The bird was in a marsh on the west side of
Old Mine Road one quarter mile south of the Depew Recreation Area
entrance. No reports since but the bird may still be in the area,
possibly using wetlands around Poxono or Tocks Islands (DeLorme P. 22,
Two WHITE-FACED IBIS appeared again at Brigantine NWR Aug. 17; ten to
fifteen HUDSONIAN GODWITS have been in the west pool through Aug. 19
along with two WILSONS PHALAROPES and an AMERICAN AVOCET Aug 17. Fifty
plus STILT SANDPIPERS and thousands of other shorebirds are currently in
the west pool visible from the north dike.
A LARK SPARROW was found at Sandy Hook Aug. 16 near the maintenance
building north of the rusty barn. Nineteen species of shorebirds visited
the salt pond at the end of the fishermans trail this week including
one to two juvenile BAIRDS SANDPIPERS through Aug. 22, a WESTERN
WILLET Aug. 22, three STILT SANDPIPERS and three WESTERN SANDPIPERS Aug. 20, and a
BLACK TERN Aug. 15. Five WILSONS STORM-PETRELS were off the salt pond
Aug. 22. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were along
the fishermans trail Aug. 20 and a SORA was in North Pond. Other
passerine migrants at the hook this week included numbers of BANK
SWALLOW, YELLOW WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and BOBOLINK.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was at the Liberty Sod Farms Aug. 17. From
Rte. 46 in Great Meadows take Hope Road (Rte. 611) and turn right on
Shades Road to the farm. Most bird activity was around active sprinklers
(DeLorme P29, A19).
The Hackensack Meadowlands hosted three STILT SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS, and hundreds of peep Aug. 17 and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO highlighted birds along Clinton Road, Pequannock
Watershed Aug. 21.
Florence had ten plus LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS Aug. 17. Another LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Spruce Run Reservoir Aug. 21.
Three BLACK TERNS were found at the winter anchorage sandbar in Island
Beach State Park this week.
Great Bay Blvd. near Tuckerton had six BROWN PELICANS Aug. 17.
A PINE SISKIN appeared at a Morris Plains feeder Aug. 14.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a regular 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 08850. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and
thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.