This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society for
Thursday September 29, 2005 with reports of WHITE IBIS, EURASIAN
WIGEON, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, SANDWICH TERN, SEDGE WREN, MOURNING
WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest.
An adult WHITE IBIS was a flyover at the Montclair Hawkwatch Sep 24.
Two WHITE IBISES were found in the Cape May area this weekcall the
CMBO Hotline for details.
A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered at the Allendale Celery Farm
Sep 24-29, viewed from the "warden's watch." A CONNECTICUT WARBLER
was observed there Sep 27 and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and LINCOLN'S
SPARROW were found Sep 29. The most recent report of the COMMON
MOORHEN was Sep 25. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was noted Sep 23.
Liberty State Park hosted an adult LARK SPARROW Sep 27, seen at the
restricted area fence along Freedom Way. A BARN OWL was seen hunting
over north field on the evening of Sep 25. Also at the park this week
were YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and 2
The Warren Green Acres site had 13 species of warblers Sep 24
including a CONNECTICUT WARBLER, and 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. A SEDGE
WREN was discovered there Sep 28. To look for the wren, from the
parking lot take the main path to the back of the property. It will
bring you to a small pond. Go left around the pond and look for the
path that will take you towards the creek and a Jersey Central power
line. The wren was in front of pole JC 318. Reach Warren Green Acres
from Rt. 78 exit 36 and proceed south from the exit to the first left
onto Mountain View Rd and less than one mile to a small parking area
on the left (north) side of the road, just past the Widener Dairy
Farm (DeLorme P. 31, N-16).
Sandy Hook had a good passerine flight Sep 24 with about 16 species
of warblers including 2 CAPE MAY WARBLERS and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER,
along with 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and
AMERICAN PIPIT. Other reports from Sandy Hook this week included a
SORA at north pond Sep 26, SANDWICH TERN at spermaceti cove Sep 23, 2
CASPIAN TERNS over Spermaceti Cove Sep 24, 2 BLACK TERNS off B-lot
Sep 26, AMERICAN PIPIT at the Salt Pond Sep 25, a probable BICKNELL'S
THRUSH and MOURNING WARBLER at the Garden Sep 28, NELSON'S SHARP-
TAILED SPARROW, BLUE GROSBEAK at Gunnison Lot, and a DICKCISSEL near
the Boy Scout camp Sep 25. A free, detailed birding map of Sandy Hook
is available at SHBO; check the sightings log there for daily reports.
An AMERICAN AVOCET was found on the beach near area 8 at Island Beach
State Park Sep 27.
Brigantine NWR Sep 25 hosted a BROWN PELICAN in the southeast corner
of the east pool, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 12+ WHITE-
RUMPED SANDPIPERS, an exceptional count of 28 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 60+
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, STILT SANDPIPER, and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS.
Check the sightings log there for specific locations and daily reports.
Palmyra had 17 species of warbler Sep 24 including 5 MOURNING
WARBLERS; also there were 3 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS. Three CONNECTICUT
WARBLERS were noted Sep 25 and 5 MOURNING WARBLERS were found Sep 28.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found along Owassa Rd at Trout Brook WMA
in Sussex County Sep 27.
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society is a weekly report on birding
in New Jersey. To report birds please call 732-872-2500. Observers
are requested to submit documentation of Review List Species to the
New Jersey Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane, Skillman NJ
08558. Thanks for calling and reporting.