This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue Sept 4 with reports of Review
List PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER, CHIHUAHUAN RAVEN (of unknown origin), AVOCET
and seasonal shorebird reports, and local reports of interest.
On Sept 4, a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was reported with 11 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS on the
Johnson sod farm on Olivet Road east of Route 77 near the
Cumberland-Salem line. This would be a first for NJ. Also there this
week BUFF-BREASTED and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. From the junction of Routes
77 & 40 go south on 77 to Olivet Rd.
At Brig Sept 3, an AVOCET was in the east pool; also there, lots of
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and YELLOWLEGS, a BLACK TERN and 6 CASPIANS.
A CHIHUAHUAN RAVEN was reported on Sept 1 on Herbertville Road in Brick,
Ocean County near the reservoir across from the Garden State Parkway--no
At Sandy Hook Sept 4, the salt ponds at the tip had 2 BAIRD'S, 2
WHITE-RUMPS, and 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS and 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.
At Island Beach Sept 1, two MARBLED GODWITS were near the Spizzle Creek
blind-Sedge Island area.
At the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, there were numerous VIREOS,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.
At Columbia Lake and Merrill Creek, WARBLING VIREOS were numerous; also
at Merrill, there was a good flight of warblers Sept 2, including
BLACKBURNIAN, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and
also, in both places, numerous RED-EYED VIREOS, EMPIDS and WOOD PEWEES.
An imm. BALD EAGLE and several OSPREYS were also on the reservoir, and
an odd occurrence: a flock of 14 LAUGHING GULLS.
A BALD EAGLE was in Great Swamp Sept 1.
Two CASPIAN TERNS continue at the Environmental Center in Lyndhurst;
there were few shorebirds and unusually high water. High water also has
limited shorebirds at Spruce Run.
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were reported from a half dozen locations.
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