Home
Sightings
Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/8/2002
This is the voice of the NJ Audubon Society for Thursday, August 08, 2002 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, BLACK-NECKED STILT, WILSON'S STORM PETREL, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, UPLAND SANDPIPER, REEVE, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, CASPIAN TERN, GULL-BILLED TERN, seasonal and local reports of interest.

One of the Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR WHITE-FACED IBISES was rediscovered August 6. The refuge is the current hotspot for shorebird and heron reports with a WILSON'S PHALAROPE noted August 3 and 5, a BLACK-NECKED STILT (flyby) August 4, six LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS August 3 and one August 5 along with 2,000 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, as well as 20 STILT SANDPIPERS, 16 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, ten WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and two AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS all August 5. Herons at the refuge August 5 included ten LITTLE BLUE HERONS, four TRICOLORED HERONS, one YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and a LEAST BITTERN observed near the refuge exit ponds.

The Johnson Sod Farm near Pole Tavern hosted an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER August 8 and five UPLAND SANDPIPERS August 2 and two August 6. The Wayne Walker Avenue NJDOT wetlands site (Delorme P26, L2) Reeve was last reported August 4, while a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER August 2 and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER August 3 stopped at Wreck Pond in Sea Girt (Delorme P51, C17). Three COMMON MOORHENS were present at Mannington Marsh August 6.

Five CASPIAN TERNS visited Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River visible from Fort Mott State Park (Delorme P60, G10) August 4 and Four GULL-BILLED TERNS were found at Whitesbog August 1. Single early BONAPARTE'S GULLS were tallied at South Amboy (Morgan) August 6 and Merrill Creek Reservoir August 8. Two COMMON LOONS, a WILSON'S STORM PETREL, six WHIMBREL, two WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and an early MERLIN were observed at Island Beach State Park this week.

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.

 
<< 8/1/2002   8/15/2002 >>