This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday August 4, 2005 with reports of MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD,
GREATER SHEARWATER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, MARBLED GODWIT, seasonal
and local reports of interest, and announcements.
A MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD was reported over Stone Harbor Point Jul 30
and GREATER SHEARWATERS continue off Cape May Point -- call the CMBO
Natural History Hotline for details.
Brigantine NWR sightings this week included 18+ species of shorebird
including 1-2 MARBLED GODWITS Jul 28, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, STILT
SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER. A subadult
MISSISSIPPI KITE was noted Jul 28. The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
continued this week, though it is sometimes absent. Other birds at
Brig were CATTLE EGRET, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, BLACK TERN, 2 CASPIAN
TERNS, and BLUE GROSBEAK.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was found on sod fields along Rte 77 north
of the Johnson Sod Farm Aug 2.
Sandy Hook's salt pond had 300 shorebirds Jul 31 including several
PIPING PLOVERS, 4 RED KNOTS, 35 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 8 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, 4 STILT SANDPIPERS, 60 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and a
Collier's Mills WMA hosted a RUFFED GROUSE, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO,
and BLUE GROSBEAK Jul 30.
A SANDHILL CRANE continues to be seen along Union Valley Rd in West
Milford Twp this week, often near Apple Acres.
An adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK was a surprise along Howard Blvd near the
Hercules Property in Roxbury Twp Jul 31.
A LITTLE BLUE HERON was discovered at Long Pond Ironworks State Park
in Ringwood this week.
The pelagic trip from Belmar on Aug 20 is now full. If you wish to be
put on the waiting list please contact See Life Paulagics at
215-896-6405, or email email@example.com
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, K-lot, and
SHBO. Fees are not charged before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m. If you
arrive before 7 am an attendant at the Ranger Station will give you a
pass that allows you access to all parking areas.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Reports of Review
List Species go to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91
Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ 08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.