This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday September 11, 2014 with reports of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest.
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The Johnson Sod Farm continued to host "grasspipers" this week, with much of the action centered around Grier's Lane, where 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 6 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and 80 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were found.
Birds found at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Sep 6-7 included 3 TRICOLORED HERONS, 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, AMERICAN AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, 30 CASPIAN TERNS, and 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS.
Palmyra Cove Nature Park had OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO this week.
Whitesbog had 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS Sep 10.
The Sedge Islands/Barnegat Inlet area hosted a COMMON EIDER, BROWN PELICANS, 7 MARBLED GODWITS, and BLACK TERN Sep 10.
The sod fields along Rt. 539 near Gordon Rd and Herbert Rd hosted up to 11 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS this week.
A LARK SPARROW was found at Sandy Hook Sep 4 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was near Randolph Rd Sep 5.
A BLACK TERN was noted at Raritan Bayshore Waterfront Park Sep 6.
Chimney Rock Hawk Watch tallied 159 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS Sep 7; also there this week were RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and 15 species of warbler including CAPE MAY WARBLER.
A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was photographed at Griggstown Grasslands Sep 6.
Spruce Run Reservoir had a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and SANDERLING at the Mulhockaway Creek access along with a Dickcissel Sep 7.
The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst. An AMERICAN AVOCET was found there Sep 10.
Liberty State Park had PHILADELPHIA VIREO and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER this week. Also in Hudson County was the continuing RED-NECKED GREBE at Ocean Terminal.
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