Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/18/2003
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday September 17, 2003 with reports of BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest, and announcements.

A BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was found in Cape May Point Sep. 16 and up to 3 HUDSONIAN GODWITS have been in Cape May this weekcall the CMBO Hotline for details.

Sandy Hook birds this week included an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at the Salt Pond Sep. 14, a flyover DICKCISSEL at Gunnison Lot and 14 species of warblers Sep. 17, both CUCKOOS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO near the garden, 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT Sep 14, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and a late MOURNING WARBLER Sep 17.

Tatum Park in Middletown had a dozen warblers including CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS Sep. 16 (DeLorme P. 44, B-10).

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was still in Holmdel Sep 16, viewed in the sod field west of Longbridge Road and Rt. 520 (DeLorme P. 44, E-9). Nearby Thompson Park in Lincroft had TENNESSEE WARBLER and CONNECTICUT WARBLER and LINCOLNS SPARROW Sep 15.

Eight BROWN PELICANS and both salt sparrows were noted at Tuckerton Sep. 13.

Birds reported at Brigantine NWR Sep 13 included 2,000 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 30 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 12 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 12 CASPIAN TERNS, and BALD EAGLE. Six BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were noted there Sep. 12.

Tower Hill Preserve in Bethlehem Township had a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and 10 species of warbler Sep. 14. To reach Tower Hill exit Rt. 78 at Exit 12 (Jutland). Proceed north on Charlestown Road, make the first left on Norton Church Road, then take the first right on Mountain View Road. Proceed up a hill and park in mowed area on the left.

Overpeck Creek Park had a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and 6 LINCOLNS SPARROW Sep. 17.

A belated pelagic trip report from the Hudson Canyon Sep. 8 included 2 LEACHS STORM-PETRELS, 40 CORYS SHEARWATERS, 1 AUDUBONS SHEARWATER, and 3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES.



A pelagic trip is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 out of Belmar, NJ, and should be visiting both New York and New Jersey waters. The trip will run from 6:00 AM to about 6:00 PM, and costs $100. Target birds at this time of year are Greater and Manx Shearwater, Fulmar, Red Phalarope, jaegers, and numbers of Gannets. For more information, contact See Life Paulagics at 215-234-6805 or see their web site at http://www.paulagics.com

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report birds call 732-872-2500. Documentation of Review List Species goes to the New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ, 08558. This is Scott Barnes wishing you good birding and thanks for calling and reporting.

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