This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for Thursday Sept 20
with reports of Review List PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER, N. WHEATEAR, and
EARED GREBE, as well as RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BROWN PELICAN,
CONNECTICUT WARBLER and other seasonal migrants and local reports.
The PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER was still present Sept 16 on the Johnson Sod
Farm at Olivet Road with other goldens and ten buff-breasts.
A N. WHEATEAR appeared Sept 16 at the Liberty Sod Farms off Shades
Road in Great Meadows and has been seen daily thru 9/19, most recently
on the gravel road just below the farm office. From 46 in Great
Meadows, take 611 west 1.5 mi. to Shades Road. Go right on Shades and
proceed to the Liberty Sod Farm Office. Park near the office and walk
down the road to the sod farms. ** Please do not drive on the
dikes--no need! many thanks to the farm for their hospitality. Let's
not abuse it.**
An EARED GREBE was found Sept 18 at 6 p.m. at Stone Harbor Point. It
was in the channel at the north end of Nummy's Island on the south
side of the free bridge (towards Stone Harbor Point).
A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was reported at the Allendale celery farm Sept
At Island Beach SP Sept 19 there were 3 BROWN PELICANS, MERLIN,
flights of PALM WARBLER, SAVANNAH SPARROW and WHITETHROATS, several
TRICOLORED HERONS and the resident NIGHT-HERONS in the vicinity of the
Sedge Islands complex. Park at A-21 and view the area from the Kayak
A good fallout at South Mountain Rsservation (Essex County) Sept 13
included a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at the landfill off Brookside Drive
just south of South Orange Ave (Rte 510), and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO in
a flock of warblers at the trail to Tumble Hill. All the Essex County
ridge top parks are good for landbird migrants in Sept.
Sandy Hook Sept 15 had a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER in the right Salt Pond,
about 15 warblers including 3 or 4 Cape Mays at arms length at the
north end, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS at Brookdale and 5 JUNCOS at the
garden. On Sept. 16 at the Hook, SAPSUCKER and CREEPER were seen,
along with 16 warblers, including CONNECTICUT at the garden,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO at the garden, GRAY-CHEEK at the Locust Grove
and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER at several locations.
Wildcat Ridge Hawk Lookout had 6272 BROAD-WINGS Sept 16. Montclair had
4000+ BROAD-WINGS on the afternoon of Sept 15. A BALD EAGLE was over
Scherman Hoffman Sept 14.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey,
To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Documentation
of review list species goes to NJBRC, 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman
08558. Good birding, and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.