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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/6/2007
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 of interest.

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.

 
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