This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday September 20, 2007 with reports of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, EARED GREBE,
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CLAY- COLORED
SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest.
A basic-plumaged EARED GREBE was found along the east dike at Brigantine NWR
Sep 16-19. The ROSEATE SPOONBILL was reported again Sep 18. Other
sightings at Brig Sep 17-19 included the continuing AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN,
2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, and 4 HUDSONIAN GODWITS in the east pool. A WILSON'S
PHALAROPE was near the Turtle Cove tower and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO was viewed
along the upland section of the wildlife drive Sep 17.
Johnson Sod Farm had a late UPLAND SANDPIPER Sep 18.
Palmyra Cove hosted a total of 7 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS Sep 14-17 and other
migrants reported there over the weekend were OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and 24 species of warbler including 5
Sandy Hook had an excellent landbird flight Sep 16 with 2-3 YELLOW- BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS, 30+ RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 23 species of warbler including
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 4 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, MOURNING
WARBLER; 25+ SCARLET TANAGERS, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and 3+ PURPLE FINCHES.
Two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were found at the edge of K-lot Sep 16 and at
least one bird remained there through Sep 19. An AMERICAN BITTERN was noted
Sep 16 at
Horseshoe Cove. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the garden Sep 20.
A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook is available at SHBO; check the
sightings log there for daily reports.
Garret Mountain had a CONNECTICUT WARBLER north of Barbour Lake Sep 17. A
MOURNING WARBLER was noted at Hatfield Swamp the same day.
The Meadowlands Festival of Birding recorded 102 species Sep 15-16.
Highlights included AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON, YELLOW- CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON, SORA, COMMON MOORHEN, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, COMMON RAVEN,
CLIFF SWALLOW, and PURPLE FINCH. Many of these species were found on boat
tours of the Hackensack River wetlands.
At Mill Creek Marsh in the Hackensack Meadowlands CASPIAN TERN, 40+ PALM
WARBLERS, 6 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, and a HOODED WARBLER were noted Sep 17.
Liberty State Park had CONNECTICUT WARBLER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW Sep 16.
Highlights at the Allendale Celery Farm this week were a CONNECTICUT WARBLER
at Phair's Pond and PURPLE FINCH, both Sep 16.
Highlights at Raccoon Ridge Sep 15-18 included high day-counts of 46
OSPREYS, 17 BALD EAGLES, 54 AMERICAN KESTRELS, a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK
Sep 18, and 12 COMMON RAVENS. An early GOLDEN EAGLE was recorded there Sep
In Sussex County along Parson Rd near Paulinskill Lake TENNESSEE WARBLER and
CONNECTICUT WARBLER were found among the passerine migrants there Sep 17
(DeLorme P. 23, B-28).
A major BROAD-WINGED HAWK flight occurred in North Jersey Sep 16 & 17. Some
totals recorded were 10,312 birds at Scott's Mountain/ Merrill Creek, 3600
raptors (including 12 BALD EAGLES) at Montclair Hawkwatch, 1,796 at Raccoon
Ridge, and 505 at Rifle Camp Park.
A birder tuna fishing at the Hudson Canyon Sep 18 observed 3 GREATER
SHEARWATERS, 3 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, and a jaeger sp.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Reports of review list
species (photos, field sketches, and/or written
documentation) go to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore
Lane, Skillman NJ 08558 or http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/njrc.html
Thanks for calling and reporting.