This is Pete Bacinski for the Voice of the NJ Audubon Society for
Thursday, September 6, 2007 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, LEAST BITTERN,
ROSEATE SPOONBILL, COMMON MOORHEN, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, AMERICAN
AVOCET, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, RED
KNOT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BAIRD?S SANDPIPER,
STILT SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, RED-
NECKED PHALAROPE, PARASITIC JAEGER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GULL-
BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, SANDWICH TERN, BLACK TERN, OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, SAY?S PHOEBE, PHILADELPHIA
VIREO, COMMON RAVEN, HORNED LARK, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH and seasonal and local reports
A SAY?S PHOEBE was discovered Sept. 3 at Cape May Migratory Bird
Refuge i.e the Meadows and was last seen the evening of Sept. 4.
The Johnson Sod Farm (JSF) south of Pole Tavern and the DeLea sodfarm
near Woodstown were the place to be this week with two UPLAND
SANDPIPERS at JSF Sept. 1 and a single bird at DeLea Sept. 4. JSF
hosted as many as three BAIRDS SANDPIPERS, 13 to 21 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS and as many as six AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS Sept. 1-5. JSF
also hosted several HORNED LARKS.
A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER appeared at Palmyra Cove Park Sept. 1 and
5, while a Cape May and MOURNING WARBLER were present there Sept. 5.
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues to shine birdwise with the
ROSEATE SPOONBILL still present Sept. 3 and the AMERICAN WHITE
PELICAN Sept. 4, while three AMERICAN AVOCETS were observed Sept.
2-4. Other birds frequenting the refuge Sept. 3 include a LEAST
BITTERN, a COMMON MOORHEN, two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a MARBLED
GODWIT, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 20 RED KNOTS, 7 LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS, 30 STILT SANDPIPERS, two GULL-BILLED TERNS, 15 CASPIAN
TERNS, BLACK TERN and a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER. The YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues as of Sept. 3, while
a few WESTERN SANDPIPERS and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were present
there throughout the week. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was also noted at the
refuge Sept. 5.
A flight at Sandy Hook Sept. 2 featured two YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS, three PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and a
CAPE MAY WARBLER as well as two SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, one WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and one WESTERN SANDPIPER. An amazing 22 RED-BREASTED
NUTHATCHES were tallied on Sandy Hook Sept. 2 while a pair of
PARASITIC JAEGERS were tallied off North Beach Sept. 3. Two BROWN
PELICANS flew by the Hook Sept. 6.
A good day was had at Island Beach State Park Sept. 3 with the
following noted: AMERICAN BITTERN, BROWN PELICAN, AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, RED KNOT and a photographed SANDWICH TERN.
A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was discovered on Spruce Run Reservoir Sept. 2
at the Mulhockaway Creek mouth and was still present Sept. 3. An
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was discovered at Hoffman Park in Hunterdon
County Sept 3, while four LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were present at
Merrill Creek Reservoir the same day.
WESTERN SANDPIPER and SOLITARY SANDPIPER were noted at Liberty SP
Sept. 4-5, while a dead TENNESSEE WARBLER was discovered at the
Liberty Science Center Sept. 5.
The Swartswood Lake TRUMPETER SWAN was still present Sept. 4, while
several COMMON RAVENS were observed from Sunrise Mountain and the
West Milford area this week. The Liberty Loop at the Wallkill River
NWR hosted WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and BAIRD?S SANDPIPER Sept. 3. Two
CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and a PURPLE FINCH were
tallied in West Milford Sept. 5.
The Allendale Celery Farm Sept. 4 hosted a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
and Sept. 5 five to seven PURPLE FINCHES.
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To
report birds, please call 732-872-2500. Documentation of review list
species goes to the NJ Bird Records Committee at 91 Sycamore Lane,
Skillman, NJ 08558. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best
birding and thanks for calling, surfing, and reporting.