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24 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
22 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015 [L Larson ]
20 Jan Barrow's Goldeneye, Delaware River [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jan Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County [Sam Galick ]
18 Jan FW: Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
18 Jan Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
17 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
15 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015 [L Larson ]
10 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
8 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 8, 2015 [L Larson ]
3 Jan Rarity map update [Samuel Galick ]
2 Jan White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec Re: Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose - WHY is this bird not showing up in eBird? [Bill Boyle ]
31 Dec Rarities Map: 12/31 [Samuel Galick ]
26 Dec Fwd: Couch's Kingbird in Manhattan [L Larson ]
25 Dec Barnacle Goose, Somserset County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
16 Dec NJBRC Annual Report [Bill Boyle ]
11 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
7 Dec Pink-footed Goose, Monmounth County [Samuel Galick ]
5 Dec White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
5 Dec RBA: New Jersey, December 4, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Dec Trumpeter Swans, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
26 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov 26, 2014 [L Larson ]
23 Nov Eared Grebe, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
22 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104 [L Larson ]
21 Nov Western Tanager, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Nov Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose NOT, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
13 Nov RBA: New Jersey, November 13, 2014 [L Larson ]
6 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014 [L Larson ]
30 Oct White-winged Dove continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
29 Oct Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
23 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Oct White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
19 Oct Asg-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
17 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014 [L Larson ]
14 Oct Fwd: VERMILLION Flycatcher [L Larson ]
10 Oct Listserv outage for software update [Laurie Larson ]
10 Oct Loggerhead Shrike, Atlantic County [Scott Barnes ]
10 Oct Rufous Hummingbird, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
9 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2014 [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction) [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014 [L Larson ]
27 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Sep RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
21 Sep Whiskered Tern NOT SEEN -- 21 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 20 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 19 Sep [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 18 Sep [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern update -- 17 Sep [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
16 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
15 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
14 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
13 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Sep Whiskered Tern, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
11 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
8 Sep White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
6 Sep RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
4 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept 4 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Sep White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
1 Sep Long-tailed Jaeger, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
29 Aug RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 29, 2014 [L Larson ]
23 Aug RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]

Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:28:23 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1501.24
* January 24, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Oystercatcher
Black-headed Gull
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Eider
Common Merganser
Common Redpoll
Dovekie
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Wigeon
Forster's Tern
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
Marbled Godwit
Nelson's Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Osprey
Razorbill
Red Knot
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruddy Shelduck
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Tree Swallow
Tricolored Heron
Wild Turkey
Yellow-breasted Chat

- Transcript

Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com


Cape May weekly report, 17–23 Jan


*CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to bird sightings in Cape May County.
Readers should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The
vast majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird
data and "Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are also encouraged to send
reports and photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).*





*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); Cold Spring Inlet (entrance to Cape May Harbor,
accessed from Two Mile Beach); SHPt (Stone Harbor Point); WMA (Wildlife
Management Area); Two Mile Beach (beachfront at south end of Wildwood
Crest).



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS



       Cold weather continued to adversely affect freshwater duck numbers,
with significant ice cover remaining on most fresh and brackish water. An
unbanded, female RUDDY SHELDUCK that appeared at Erma 15 Jan (SWh)
continued to be seen in the area, with the most recent report from the pond
at Champlain Drive, Villas 23 Jan (m. ob.). Though most North American
records presumably refer to individuals that have escaped from captivity,
it is worth fully documenting the species’ occurrences here, as it is also
a candidate for natural vagrancy. A trio of CACKLING GEESE was reported on
the pond at Champlain Drive, Villas 20 Jan (KH). Exciting first-of-2015
reports included a female KING EIDER at Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 19 Jan
(CS, PS) and a duo of female HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Cold Spring Inlet the same
day (TR). The Harlequins remained through at least 22 Jan (m. ob.). Other
notable ducks included a drake EURASIAN WIGEON at CMPSP 20–23 Jan (m. ob.),
a drake CANVASBACK at Reed’s Beach 22 Jan (KH), 6 COMMON EIDERS at Avalon
19 Jan (JN, DW), and several reports of the locally uncommon COMMON
MERGANSER (m. ob.). A significant total for the southern half of the
peninsula, 60 WILD TURKEYS were counted in a Green Creek field 21 Jan (SG,
SWi). AMERICAN BITTERN sightings spanned the length of the county. Singles
were detected at Tuckahoe WMA 17 Jan (BR), CMPSP 21 Jan (VE), and Sunset
Lake, Wildwood Crest 21 Jan (SG). A hardy TRICOLORED HERON continued to
hang around the marshes along Ocean Drive--between Cape May and Wildwood
Crest--through 23 Jan (m. ob.).



RAPTORS THROUGH TERN



       A/the wandering OSPREY appeared again at Two Mile Beach and Cape May
Harbor 23 Jan (m. ob.). There were apparently no reports of ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK during the past week. Shorebird news was headlined by a MARBLED GODWIT
at Hereford Inlet 17 Jan (JA). No reports of that bird since, though 56
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS remained at the same site 21 Jan (SG, SWi). A
sizable wintering flock of RED KNOTS remained in the Wildwoods through the
period, with a recent max of 82 at Two Mile Beach 19 Jan (TR). Alcids again
featured prominently. Single DOVEKIES were observed from Two Mile Beach 19
Jan (TR) and 23 Jan (KH). Large alcids were also evident from Two Mile
Beach 19 Jan, and included 28 RAZORBILLS plus 31 alcids too distant to
identify to species (TR). BLACK-HEADED GULL appeared again in recent days,
with 1-2 adults present at Sunset Beach 21–23 Jan (m. ob.). FORSTERS TERNS
remained through the cold weather, highlighted by a total of 18 at Two Mile
Beach 20 Jan (MP).



COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH REDPOLL



       A long-staying EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was most recently encountered
at CMP 19 Jan (SG, EH). A SNOWY OWL was discovered at SHPt 22 Jan (m. ob.),
and the same or another was seen flying in from the ocean at North Wildwood
23 Jan (MK). At least 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS once again entertained observers
at Jake’s Landing throughout the period. A pair was again seen from Nummy
Island 17 Jan (MP), and another was at Pond Creek Marsh, just north of
Sunset Beach, 19 Jan (TB, TG). Notable given the cold weather, 3 EASTERN
PHOEBES persisted on private property at West Cape May 22 Jan (MP).
Remarkable were the 50+ TREE SWALLOWS that survived at Cape Island through
at least 21 Jan (m. ob.). Additional noteworthy lingerers included
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at CMPSP 17 Jan (m. ob.). A
snow-covered SHPt hosted a noteworthy count of 53 ‘Ipswich’ SAVANNAH
SPARROWS 22 Jan (TR), along with SALTMARSH SPARROWS and NELSON’S SPARROWS
(MP). Another NELSON’S SPARROW was photographed along the Delaware Bay at
Pierce’s Point 21 Jan (SG, SWi). A substantial influx of COMMON REDPOLLS
arrived during recent days-- particularly 18–23 Jan. Largest totals
included 25+ at CMP 18 Jan (m. ob.), 13 at CMPSP 20 Jan (m. ob.), and 11 at
SHPt 21 Jan (TR). Almost all reports have come from the immediate coast.



*Contributors:*



Jesse Amesbury (JA), Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo, Vince Elia (VE), Sam
Galick (SG), Tom Gleason (TG), Emily Heiser (EH), Kathy Horn (KH), Mike
Kilpatrick (MK), Josh Nemeth (JN), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR),
Bill Roache (BR), Clay Sutton (CS), Pat Sutton (PS), Dustin Welch (DW),
Scott Whittle (SWh), Sam Wilson (SWi).



*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 23 January 2015).



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 23 January
2015).


-End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:29:22 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1501.22
* January 22, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Oregon Dark-eyed Junco
+ Thick-billed Murre
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Pipit
Black-headed Gull
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Northern Goshawk
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Pink Footed Goose
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday January 
23, 2015 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, 
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, THICK-BILLED MURRE, DARK-EYED "OREGON" JUNCO, seasonal and 
local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continues this week in Wall Twp, Monmouth County, most 
often seen in fields along Allaire Rd (Rte. 524), Bailey's Corner Rd, or 18th 
Avenue. 


A BARNACLE GOOSE was seen in the Ramapo River along Halifax Rd in Bergen County 
Jan 17. 


Three TRUMPETER SWANS (presumably the same birds seen at Assunpink WMA until 
the lake froze up) were found at Hamilton/Trenton Marsh off the end of Sewell 
Ave in Hamilton Jan 20. 


A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen from the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware 
River opposite Phillipsburg, NJ; the bird might be present in NJ waters or 
viewable from the jersey side. 


A THICK-BILLED MURRE was found off Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach 
Jan 19. 


An "Oregon" DARK-EYED JUNCO was found at a backyard in Newfield, Gloucester 
County this week. 


COMMON REDPOLLS spread into New Jersey this week, with sightings from many 
parts of the state. Barnegat Light had 30-50 birds Jan 17 and 20 Common 
Redpolls were found at the opposite end of Long Beach Island at Holgate the 
same day. Six Common Redpolls were found at Sandy Hook Jan 19; smaller numbers 
were found this week at Losen Slote in Bergen County, the birch grove near the 
interpretive center at Liberty State Park, Round Valley Reservoir, and Spruce 
Run Reservoir. 


Sussex County reports were of 4 ICELAND GULLS and 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS at the 
Sussex County Landfill in Lafayette, and at Wallkill River NWR ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK and 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS were noted Jan 15. 


Hudson County sightings this week included a drake EURASIAN WIGEON in Newark 
Bay at Old Tressel, a continuing juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK and an 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Liberty State Park, and SHORT-EARED OWL and SNOWY OWL 
at Ocean Terminal. 


In Somerset County, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was last reported at Duke 
Island Park Jan 16, and 8 SANDHILL CRANES continue in Franklin Twp. along 
Randolph Rd or at the nearby cornfields near the intersection of Mettler/Weston 
Roads. 


Middlesex County sightings were of a drake EURASIAN WIGEON at the Perth Amboy 
Yacht Club and an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL at Raritan Bayshore Waterfront Park 
in South Amboy Jan 17. 


Sandy Hook had 75 SNOW BUNTINGS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and a CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW off the end of the fisherman's trail Jan 19. Also in Monmouth County 
along the north shore were EURASIAN WIGEON and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL in 
Shark River Estuary. 


The Trenton Sewage Authority continued to host un-seasonal birds this week, 
with NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and 
PALM WARBLER. At the Rte. 295 overlook on the Delaware River in Mercer County, 
a female LONG-TAILED DUCK and ICELAND GULL were noted this week. 


The ROSS'S GOOSE was seen again at Marshall's Pond in Toms River Jan 16. Also 
in Ocean County was the continuing hen KING EIDER at Barnegat Inlet. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had a SNOWY OWL this week, and a first-cycle 
BLACK-HEADED GULL was there Jan 22. 


Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth had a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, the 
continuing SEDGE WREN, AMERICAN PIPIT, 4 PALM WARBLERS, and 8 PINE WARBLERS Jan 
17. Also in Burlington County, Florence hosted several LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLS, ICELAND GULL, and GLAUCOUS GULL Jan 17. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted at Featherbed Lane in Sharptown, Salem County Jan 
20. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 



- End Transcript

 

 

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Delaware River
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:23:26 -0500
A female Barrow's Goldeneye was photographed on the PA side of the river
this morning by Matt Sabatine, just north of Phillipsburg in Warren County.
There's a good chance that the bird could end up on the NJ side of the
river. It was photographed across from Marble Hill Natural Area along River
Road.

Matt's eBird checklist with photos and GPS location are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21433447

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:59:34 -0500
From Alex Tongas via Scott Barnes:

Hi Scott, I had a molting Thick-billed Murre roughly 100 yards off Jenkinsons 
in Point Pleasant Beach around 0900 today 1/19/15 . The bird was doing a steady 
paddle traveling south and could be refound several times. 


Good birding,

Sam
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:30:30 -0500
Double oops! As many have pointed out, Monroe Township is in Middlesex
County. I think I've got it right this time.

 

Bill Boyle

Cape May, NJ

 

From: Bill Boyle [mailto:njsawwhet AT comcast.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 5:58 PM
To: JerseyBirds (jerseybi AT lists.princeton.edu); Bill Boyle
(njsawwhet AT comcast.net)
Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese

 

Oops. Monroe Township is in Monmouth County, not Mercer.

 

From: Bill Boyle [mailto:njsawwhet AT comcast.net] 
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 4:17 PM
To: JerseyBirds (jerseybi AT lists.princeton.edu); NJBIRDS
(NJBirds AT lists.princeton.edu)
Subject: Barnacle Geese

 

The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

The Barnacle Goose that has been seen in the Ramsey, Bergen County, area
since December 15, 2014, has been accepted as a returning bird. It was
present there in December 2013 and January 2014 with three apparent hybrid
offspring. At least two of the apparent hybrid offspring are with it again
this winter.

 

The Barnacle Goose discovered on December 13, 2014, at Lake Etra, Mercer
County, was subsequently seen there and in adjacent Monroe Township, Mercer
County. The last report of the known to the Committee was December 18, 2014.

 

A third Barnacle Goose was found on December 25, 2014, at Duke Island Park,
Somerset County. It was seen there and at nearby North Branch Park through
at least January 11, 2015, and may still be in the area.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:17:19 -0500
The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

The Barnacle Goose that has been seen in the Ramsey, Bergen County, area
since December 15, 2014, has been accepted as a returning bird. It was
present there in December 2013 and January 2014 with three apparent hybrid
offspring. At least two of the apparent hybrid offspring are with it again
this winter.

 

The Barnacle Goose discovered on December 13, 2014, at Lake Etra, Mercer
County, was subsequently seen there and in adjacent Monroe Township, Mercer
County. The last report of the known to the Committee was December 18, 2014.

 

A third Barnacle Goose was found on December 25, 2014, at Duke Island Park,
Somerset County. It was seen there and at nearby North Branch Park through
at least January 11, 2015, and may still be in the area.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:36:15 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1501.17
* January 17, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Tree Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Black-headed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Merganser
Common Redpoll
Dovekie
Eastern Phoebe
Horned Grebe
Orange-crowned Warbler
Osprey
Palm Warbler
Pine Siskin
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruddy Shelduck
Short-eared Owl
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Tree Swallow
Yellow-breasted Chat

- Transcript

Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

------------

Week in review: 10 – 16 January, 2015



*CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to bird sightings in Cape May County.
Readers should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The
vast majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird
data and "Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are also encouraged to send
reports and photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).*



*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); WMA (Wildlife Management Area).





*WATERFOWL THROUGH BITTERN*

       Cold weather continued to adversely affect freshwater duck numbers,
with significant ice cover remaining on most fresh and brackish water. The
award for week’s most bizarre report goes to the RUDDY SHELDUCK that
appeared at Erma and Villas 15 Jan (SW, JD, TL). The bird, an unbanded
female, has not been seen since. Though most North American records
presumably refer to individuals that have escaped from captivity, the
species is a candidate for natural vagrancy and free-flying birds should be
thoroughly documented. A CACKLING GOOSE remained on the pond at Champlain
Drive, Villas through at least 14 Jan (m. ob.). Both a CACKLING GOOSE and a
ROSS’S GOOSE were seen flying with SNOW GEESE over West Cape May 16 Jan
(MO). Notable ducks included 12 CANVASBACKS and 21 REDHEADS that flew south
past Avalon 11 Jan (TR), and multiple reports of the locally uncommon
COMMON MERGANSER -- including a max of 9 at Tuckahoe WMA 14 Jan (SG).
Grebes were in the news this week, headlined by 70+ HORNED GREBES at Avalon
11 Jan (TR et al.) and at least 1 RED-NECKED GREBE at Avalon 11–12 Jan (m.
ob.). Reports of AMERICAN BITTERN were limited to CMPSP, where 2 were noted
11 Jan (TB), followed by 1 on 13 Jan (WC).



*RAPTORS THROUGH GULLS*

       After nearly a week without sightings, a/the OSPREY appeared at CMP
13 Jan (MP). The same or another was photographed at Stone Harbor Point 11
Jan (HT, LW). Tuckahoe WMA continued to host a dark-type ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
through much of the week (m. ob.). An unprecedented southbound alcid
movement, involving 2 DOVEKIES, 131 RAZORBILLS, and 488 unidentified large
alcids, was witnessed from Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 11 Jan (TR, m. ob.).
Additional RAZORBILL reports from Avalon included 2 on 12 Jan (MP) and 1 on
15 Jan (TR), while at Cape Island several were scoped from CMP 11 Jan (GD)
and 7 moved west past Cape May City 12 Jan (MO). Perhaps a product of
increased observer effort, multiple BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES were tallied--7
were offshore CMP 11 Jan (GD et al.) along with 2 offshore Avalon 13 Jan
(TR). An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL once again appeared in the vicinity of the
Cox Hall Creek outflow, near the south end of Villas, 15 Jan (JN, DW, m.
ob.).



*COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH FINCHES*

       A long-staying EURASIAN-COLLARED DOVE was most recently encountered
at CMP 12 Jan (SG); there were no White-winged Dove sightings this week.
The year’s first SNOWY OWL was discovered roosting on a rooftop at 61st 
Street, 

Avalon 13 Jan (TR et al.). At least 1 SHORT-EARED OWL again entertained
observers at Jake’s Landing through the period, and another was seen from
Nummy Island 13 Jan (CM). CMPSP’s EASTERN PHOEBE continued through 16 Jan
(JK), and at least 60 TREE SWALLOWS survived the Cape Island winter through
16 Jan (m. ob.). Additional lingerers included at least 1 ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER at CMP through 13 Jan (m. ob.), a PALM WARBLER at Rea Farm/Beanery
15 Jan (BB), a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at CMPSP 10 Jan (v. ob.), and a
BALTIMORE ORIOLE at CMPSP 16 Jan (SG). Always notable at Cape Island, a
single AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was reported at CMPSP 11 Jan (SS). After a
notable absence during early winter, PINE SISKINS became more conspicuous
in recent days-- at least 7 reports came in from Cape Island, including a
flock of 11 over CMP 11 Jan (MO). A few more COMMON REDPOLLS followed
behind last week’s single sighting, such as 1 over CMP 10 Jan (DF), 6 over
CMP 13 Jan (MP), 1 at Reed’s Beach 14 Jan (TR), 1 at CMBO’s Northwood
Center 14–16 Jan (BM, m. ob.), and 1 near Villas 15 Jan (JN, DW).



*Contributors:*

Barb Bassett (BB), Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo (WC), Glen Davis (GD), Jim
Dowdell (JD), Don Freiday (DF), Sam Galick (SG), John King (JK), Tony
Leukering (TL), Christina Marks (CM), Brian Moscatello (BM), Josh Nemeth
(JN), Michael O'Brien (MO), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), Susanna
Stippick (SS), Harvey Tomlinson (HT), Dustin Welch (DW), Scott Whittle
(SW), Linda Widdop (LW).



*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].  eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 16 January 2015).



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 16 January
2015).


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:44:44 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1501.15
* January 15, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Pink-footed Goose
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barn Owl
Black-headed Gull
Canvasback
Common Eider
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Goshawk
Northern Shrike
Purple Sandpiper
Razorbill
Redhead
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
Virginia Rail


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/



This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
15, 2015 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LARK 
SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continues in Wall Twp, Monmouth County this week. The 
bird is usually with the Canada Goose flock in the large field on the north 
side of 18th Ave opposite the Wall High School athletic fields. If not there, 
look for the bird on Allaire Rd (Rte 524) or along Bailey's Corner Rd. 


Three TRUMPETER SWANS were still on a mostly frozen Lake Assunpink this week.

North Shore sightings this week included two drake EURASIAN WIGEONS on Shark 
River Estuary, generally seen on the north side off Riverside Dr. Another two 
drake EURASIAN WIGEONS and 20 REDHEADS were found in a small section of open 
water in the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth Beach off Seacrest Rd, opposite the 
Monmouth Beach Cultural Center. A hen HARLEQUIN DUCK and RAZORBILL were found 
at Manasquan Inlet Jan 11. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found on Shark 
River and a single was on Lake Takanassee this week. 


The LARK SPARROW was still present at the Monmouth Corporate Park in Eatontown 
Jan 10, accessed off Eatontown Blvd. 


The ROSS'S GOOSE at Marshall's Pond in Toms River was seen Jan 11.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE (possibly the same individual seen there late last year) was 
found at Whitesbog Jan 15. 


Barnegat Light State Park hosted 300+ COMMON EIDERS, a hen KING EIDER, 4 
HARLEQUIN DUCKS, a VIRGINIA RAIL (photographed in the rocks of the south 
jetty), and 50 PURPLE SANDPIPERS Jan 10-11. 


A light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near the end of Cedar Run Dock Rd Jan 
11. 


Sightings at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 200 TUNDRA SWANS, a 
light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, and SHORT-EARED OWL. 


Raritan Bayshore Waterfront Park in South Amboy continues to host an adult 
BLACK-HEADED GULL; an immature ICELAND GULL and an adult GLAUCOUS GULL were 
seen there Jan 11. Also in Middlesex County was a EURASIAN WIGEON at the mouth 
of the Arthur Kill near the Perth Amboy Yacht Club Jan 10. 


A BARN OWL was hunting over Ocean Terminal in Bayonne Jan 9 and a SNOWY OWL was 
seen there Jan 10. A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK continues this week around 
Liberty State Park. 


Somerset County reports were of the continuing 8 SANDHILL CRANES in Franklin 
Twp, usually seen along Randolph Rd or in the cornfield at the intersection of 
Mettlers Lane and Weston Rd. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues at Duke 
Island Park, and it or another white-fonted goose was found at nearby North 
Branch Park, where a BARNACLE GOOSE was seen Jan 10. 


Hunterdon County sightings included 6 REDHEADS and CANVASBACK at Round Valley 
Reservoir and 9 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and an ICELAND GULL were found at 
Spruce Run Reservior. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on Lake Tranquility in Sussex Count Jan 
12. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 

 

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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:20:02 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1501.09
* January 9, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ White-winged Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Oystercatcher
American Tree Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Eider
Common Redpoll
Dovekie
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Wigeon
Little Blue Heron
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Orange-crowned Warbler
Osprey
Palm Warbler
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Razorbill
Red Knot
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Snow Goose
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
Yellow-breasted Chat

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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

Week in review: 3 – 9 January, 2015

*CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers
should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast
majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and
"Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are encouraged to send reports and
photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).*



Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); SHPt (Stone Harbor Point); WMA (Wildlife
Management Area).



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS

       Cold weather during the second half of the period adversely affected
waterfowl numbers, with significant ice cover on most fresh and brackish
water, along with nearshore waters of the Delaware Bay by 9 Jan. A ROSS’S
GOOSE was gleaned from a flock of 2500 SNOW GOOSE at Reed’s Beach 7 Jan
(TR), though numbers of geese have decreased there since. A CACKLING GOOSE
continued at Champlain Drive, Villas through 5 Jan (m. ob.). There were
several reports of TUNDRA SWAN, including a flock of 12 fleeing southward
over CMP 8 Jan (MS, DW). Also at CMP, at least 1 EURASIAN WIGEON hung on
through 9 Jan (m. ob.). Other notable ducks included a CANVASBACK and 3
REDHEADS at Cape May Court House 4 Jan (TB, TG), and a flock of 22 COMMON
EIDERS at the north end of Ocean City 3 Jan (JC). A RED-NECKED GREBE was
also viewed in the same area 3 Jan (JC). Lingering waders included 2
AMERICAN BITTERNS at SHPt 3 Jan (HT) and a LITTLE BLUE HERON along Ocean
Drive through at least 6 Jan (m. ob.).



RAPTORS THROUGH OWLS

       An OSPREY survived at CMP until 6 Jan, but has not been encountered
since (m. ob.). A dark-type ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was relatively cooperative at
Tuckahoe WMA through much of the week (m. ob.). At least 52 AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHERS continued to tough it out at Hereford Inlet 5 Jan (WC),
while 52 RED KNOTS made for a nice January tally at Two Mile Beach 6 Jan
(KH). Two DOVEKIES whizzed past the north end of Ocean City 3 Jan (JC),
representing the latest in a series of land-based reports during the past
two weeks. Particularly surprising was a RAZORBILL reported in Delaware Bay
from High’s Beach 5 Jan (WK). A WHITE-WINGED DOVE, first noted at CMP 2
Jan, was last reported there 4 Jan (FL); a long-staying EURASIAN COLLARED
DOVE was most recently glimpsed at CMP 3 Jan (VE). At least 4 SHORT-EARED
OWLS entertained observers at Jake’s Landing throughout the period; 2 were
once again seen from SHPt 3 Jan (HT). A Northern SAW-WHET OWL flashed in
front of a vehicle traveling past mile 2 of the Garden State Parkway 7 Jan
(GD).



PHOEBE THROUGH FINCHES

       Most local winters feature a hardy EASTERN PHOEBE or two, such as
the one that persisted at CMP through at least 4 Jan (m. ob.). Impressive
was the 80 or so TREE SWALLOWS that survived at CMP through the week (m.
ob.). Additional noteworthy lingerers included 5 PALM WARBLERS and a
BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the Rea Farm/Beanery 5 Jan (SG), single ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLERS at Cape May City 6 Jan (WC) and CMPSP 8 Jan (TB), and a
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at High’s Beach 6 Jan (WK). A couple of AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS were reported from Tuckahoe WMA, the county’s most reliable site
for the species, 7 Jan (SG). Following strong movements during Fall 2014,
both PURPLE FINCH and PINE SISKIN have once again become scarce. The
period’s only PINE SISKIN report entailed a single bird at West Cape May 4
Jan (MO). There have been widely scattered reports of COMMON REDPOLLS in
the Mid-Atlantic recently, including a flock of 5 that flew over CMP 7 Jan
(GD).



Contributors:

Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo (WC), Jacob Cuomo (JC), Glen Davis (GD),
Vince Elia (VE), Sam Galick (SG), Tom Gleason (TG), Kathy Horn (KH), Will
Kerling (WK), Frank Lenik (FL), Michael O'Brien (MO), Tom Reed (TR), Maria
Smith (MS), Harvey Tomlinson (HT), David Weber (DW).



----

References:



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 9 January 2015).



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr
. *(Accessed: 9 January 2015).




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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 8, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:23:31 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1501.08
* January 8, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Pink-footed Goose
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ Black-headed Grosbeak
+ Common Murre
+ Eared Grebe
+ Rufous Hummingbird
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Oystercatcher
American Pipit
Bald Eagle
Barn Owl
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-headed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Blue-winged Teal
Canvasback
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Common Loon
Common Raven
Common Redpoll
Common Yellowthroat
Dovekie
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-eared Owl
Manx Shearwater
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Northern Goshawk
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Piping Plover
Purple Finch
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Tundra Swan
Virginia Rail
White-winged Crossbill
Wild Turkey
Yellow-headed Blackbird


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
8, 2015 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, BARNACLE GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, 
EARED GREBE, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, 
COMMON MURRE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, 
seasonal and local reports of interest and Christmas Bird Count results. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


Two PINK-FOOTED GEESE continue in the state. One bird remains in Wall Twp, 
Monmouth County and has been seen most regularly in fields along 18th Ave 
opposite the Wall High School athletic fields. It has also been seen along 
Allaire Rd (Rt 524) and Bailey's Corner Rd. Another PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was last 
reported from Twin Rivers in Mercer County Jan 3. That bird was found at Quad 
Lake and at nearby Etra Lake. 


A BARNACLE GOOSE was found this week at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, and 
at nearby Duke Island Park a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continues in the pond. 
Possibly a second BARNACLE GOOSE was seen in Branchburg along Studdiford Rd Jan 
4. 


The three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Lake Assunpink.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was photographed at the F. Bliss Price Arboretum in 
Eatontown, Monmouth County Jan 2. The bird was in the southeast corner of the 
arboretum access off Rte 547 (Wykoff Rd). 


A GOLDEN EAGLE was noted at Culver Gap in Sussex County Jan 1.

Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found in the Horned Lark flock along Oberly Rd in 
Alpha, Warren County Jan 7. 


Eight SANDHILL CRANES continue this week in Franklin Twp, Somerset County. They 
are usually found in the cornfields along Randolph Rd or near the intersection 
of Mettler and Weston Rds. 


A REDHEAD was seen from Society Hill in Jersey City this week and a SHORT-EARED 
OWL was at Ocean Terminal Jan 6. 


A MARBLED GODWIT was found at DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Jan 3-5 
and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was also there. Another ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
was found at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. 


A BLACK-HEADED GULL was found at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy Jan 
4. 


Sandy Hook had RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON RAVEN, 55 SNOW BUNTINGS, and a 
NASHVILLE WARBLER Jan 1. 


An EARED GREBE and BLACK-HEADED GULL were noted off the Monmouth Beach Cultural 
Center Dec 27. 


A "inshore" Pelagic trip from Belmar found 2 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, 12 
RAZORBILLS, and 3 COMMON MURRES Jan 2. 


The Trenton Sewage Treatment Plant hosted 6 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS, 3-4 
PINE WARBLERS, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, 3-4 PALM WARBLERS, and a NASHVILLE 
WARBLER Jan 4. Also in Mercer County was a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at 
Conover Fields across from Mercer Oaks Country Club in Princeton Junction Jan 
4. 


A ROSS'S GOOSE has been frequenting Marshall's Pond in Toms River through Jan 
4. It has also been seen in athletic fields at nearby Whittly Rd. Three 
REDHEADS and two CANVASBACKS were noted at Riverfront Landing in Toms River Jan 
3. 


An AMERICAN BITTERN remained through Jan 5 at Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson, 
Burlington County. 


Reports from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 60 TUNDRA SWANS, 
EURASIAN WIGEON, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, SNOWY EGRET, GOLDEN EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK, a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK, SHORT-EARED OWL, and SNOWY OWL. 


Brigantine Island/Absecon Inlet hosted 300 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 106 WESTERN 
WILLETS, and 20 MARBLED GODWITS. Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS were found at the inlet 
Jan 3. 


In Salem County, a SHORT-EARED OWL was found at Featherbed Lane near Sharptown 
Jan 6 and a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was noted in a large blackbird flock at Rte 
40 and Glassboro Rd in Upper Pittsgrove Jan 1. 


CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS:

Great Swamp CBC Dec 20 found 84 species including 4 REDHEADS, COMMON LOON, 
LONG-EARED OWL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 
PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, and 6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS. 


Boonton CBC Dec 21 tallied 100 species including 4 REDHEADS, 91 WILD TURKEYS, 
GOLDEN EAGLE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 5 AMERICAN 
PIPITS, 4 PALM WARBLERS, 3 COMMON REDPOLLS, and 23 PINE SISKINS. 


Barnegat CBC Dec 21 found 134 species plus 2 count-week birds including 6 
REDHEADS, 505 COMMON EIDERS, KING EIDER, 12 RED-NECKED GREBES, AMERICAN 
BITTERN, 21+ BALD EAGLES, 7 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, PIPING PLOVER, 10 RAZORBILLS, 8 
DOVEKIES, 3 SNOWY OWLS, LONG-EARED OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, 
and SEDGE WREN. 


Raritan Estuary CBC Dec 26 recorded 103 species including 3 RED-NECKED GREBES 
and SURF SCOTER at South Amboy, EURASIAN WIGEON in Perth Amboy, REDHEAD, 
VIRGINIA RAIL, EASTERN PHOEBE, and 5 COMMON RAVENS. 


Long Branch CBC Jan 3 tallied 122 species plus two count-week birds including 
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, MANX SHEARWATER off Spring Lake, RAZORBILL, 
BARN OWL, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, 2 COMMON RAVENS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 
COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PALM WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, an 
ammodramus sparrow species, and the count-week BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Rarity map update
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:05:02 -0500
The Somerset County Barnacle Goose has moved from Duke Island Park to
nearby North Branch Park on the north side of Rt. 202. The Monmouth County
Pink-footed Goose has moved a bit west to a small pond along CR 524.

The White-winged Dove slept for most of the day in a holly tree, I've
marked that as well.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/15990792868/

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zay8vWJAhOQw.kVMZ9yK3ee-o

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:46:14 -0500
A White-winged Dove is currently resting in a holly tree at 302 Yale Ave., Cape 
May Point. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Re: Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose - WHY is this bird not showing up in eBird?
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:35:02 -0500
The New Jersey Bird Records Committee is working to set up an arrangement with 
eBird reviewers similar to what Tyler described for Maryland. The Committee 
will try to quickly review species like the Pink-footed Goose where the birds 
have been well photographed and documented in eBird reports. That said, the 
holidays have slowed the implementation of this plan. 


The Wall Township PFGO has now been accepted by the NJBRC and should show up on 
eBird soon. The Mercer/Monmouth PFGO was approved early on by one of the eBird 
reporters, but it has also been accepted by the NJBRC. 


Bill Boyle, Secretary
New Jersey Bird Records Committee

-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of James 
Tyler Bell 

Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:40 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose - WHY is this bird not 
showing up in eBird? 


I don't know how NJ eBird review works but there may be regional editors who 
only cover certain counties. Perhaps the Wall reviewer is old school and thinks 
the PFGO has to go through the records committee first? 



Consider another possibility. It's the holidays. eBird reviewers are people, 
not machines. They take time off to visit family or just to take a break from 
reviewing data. If you're not an eBird reviewer, you have no idea what it's 
like every day to log on and see a fresh pile of reports to review. PFGO should 
be easy since the birds have been well photodocumented but still... 


Interestingly, the MD eBird reviewers recently had a discussion about records 
committee review species submitted to eBird. In some cases, like the November 
first state record Couch's Kingbird, definitive audio recordings were obtained 
and linked to eBird checklists, along with many photos, so the need to wait for 
the RC was negated. Henceforth, all other submissions were validated as Species 
- Known to be at Location. However, other species, like Northern Goshawk, which 
is again a MD statewide review species, are punted over to the RC unless there 
is a definitive photo. Other difficult IDs are also pushed to the RC unless 
there is definitive audio or photos. 


Anyway, long story short, be patient.

 Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com

California, Maryland

Subject: Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose - WHY is this bird not showing up in eBird?
Date: Tue Dec 30 2014 12:34 pm
From: jjcbird AT verizon.net 

Can someone please explain to me why this Pink-footed Goose is not showing up 
in eBird? I entered it with a proper description when I went to see it two 
weeks ago and there must be other people who have entered it in eBird (or am I 
wrong about this?). Yet it is just not showing up when you "Explore Data" in 
the eBird system. The one in East Windsor is being shown but not the Wall bird. 


John J. Collins
Raritan, NJ
jjcbird AT verizon.net



-----Original Message-----
From: JerseyBirds [mailto:JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Bob 
Dodelson 

Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:52 AM
To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose

At 9:50AM today I saw the Pink-footed Goose with a hundred or so Canada Geese 
on the lawn of the Wall Twp Municipal complex near junction of Baileys Corner 
Rd and Allaire Rd (CR 524). 


Bob Dodelson

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Rarities Map: 12/31
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:31:42 -0500
Here's an updated map of review list species, please feel free to contact
me with updated information:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zay8vWJAhOQw.kVMZ9yK3ee-o

Good birding in the new year,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Fwd: Couch's Kingbird in Manhattan
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:33:52 -0500
This was posted this morning about 10:15 on NYSbirds-L List, and it's located 
so close to northern NJ birders I'm quoting it in full. Please check NY sources 
for updates. Good luck if you try, and Happy Holidays. 


Laurie Larson, Princeton
 
>  
> Friday 26 Dec. 2014 - West (Greenwich) Village area in Manhattan, N.Y. City
> 
> The COUCH'S KINGBIRD (heard giving diagnostic calls and very well 
photographed by many) was last being seen where reported as posted by Gabriel 
Willow, the building taking the full length of a short city block between Jane 
Street & Horatio Street, along the western side of Washington Street, in 
Manhattan's (New York City) West Village neighborhood, this specific location a 
few short blocks south of the western terminus of West 14 Street, from & to 
which there is access for the West Side Highway that runs along Manhattan's far 
west edge adjacent the Hudson River (connecting to Holland, Lincoln, Brooklyn 
Battery Tunnels, and the G.W. Bridge uptown). 

> 
> The Kingbird was sought by a small number of us at various locations within a 
few short blocks very early this a.m., & thanks to Jacob Drucker & Lila Fried 
the kingbird was seen for a good 15 min's. or more just north of Bleecker 
Street & Hudson St. (which becomes Eighth Ave. as it gets to W. 14 Street), but 
after a number of us fast-walked to Jacob & Lila's "alternate" location around 
8:15 a.m. or so, for some great views for a short time, 

> 
> the kingbird flew around the corner, west, & as we soon saw, right to the 
(previously-noted building - first paragraph!), where more & more observers 
were arriving for great views, the bird perching on balconies, in trees 
immediately in front of the building, & quite actively appearing to feed on 
minute or at least small insect life, with temp. around 40+ F. in the bright 
sun. 

> 
> Also present in the area were (at least) some American Robins, a 
brightly-plumaged Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (at above bldg.), White-throated 
Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, N. Mockingbird, and assorted other species - 
perhaps a Sharp-shinned or Cooper's Hawk, briefly in the earliest hour, before 
the kingbird was being seen by us. Certainly other birds of interest may be in 
the vicinity and it would be interesting to note all of them as well as the 
amazing visitor from the west. Thanks to all present who were so helpful in 
searching & immediately putting word out amongst the wandering small group of 
observers. 

> 
> Hopefully the building & neighborhood residents will appreciate the rarity & 
fascination of such a bird in their midst, and all who were passing in the 
early a.m. hours today seemed quite interested. The 'night' shift doorman at 
the building had been informed that a "few" (!) more folks could be on the way, 
& that NO one is at all trying to peep in windows or otherwise disturb building 
or neighborhood residents. (and thanks, Shane B.) 

> 
> best of luck to all who try, and if possible do allow a couple of hours for 
the attempt, as this bird can (we now know) wander a bit at times (but as 
Gabriel's post indicated, it has been regular at the Washington St. address for 
a month or maybe more now)... 

> 
> Please post updates on yes/no sightings, and other details should their be 
additional locations noted, esp. if no updates have been offered in a few hours 
or on any given day, & thanks. 

> 
> good urban birding!
> 
> Tom Fiore,
> Manhattan

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Goose, Somserset County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 22:33:24 -0500
I was driving by Duke Island Park in the Bradley Gardens section of
Bridgewater after Christmas festivities and saw a large congregation of
geese on the ball fields next to Old York Road. I pulled in and right away
without lifting the bins there was a silver-backed goose feeding on the
short grass- a Barnacle Goose. Further study of the geese flock revealed an
adult Greater White-fronted Goose, but shortly there after a dog came
flying out of the woods and the geese took off to the southwest along the
river. I decided to enter and check the rest of the park out for geese
where there was yet another Greater White-fronted Goose resting on the
water in a small pond on the left as you immediately enter upon passing the
bridge. After that I left and went searching in nearby corn & soy fields to
no avail.

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Apologies for not providing updates lately on the other Barnacle Geese in
the state; at least one other bird has returned to the Ramsey Golf Course
in Bergen County. Another was being seen in Middlesex County on Wycoffs
Mills Applegarth Road up until the 18th but could still be in the area.

The Pink-footed Goose in Wall Township disappeared on the 17th, when a
Pink-footed Goose was found the next day with the Barnacle Goose on Wycoffs
Mills Applegarth Road, disappeared from that location on the 20th and
another Pink-footed showed up the next day in Twin Rivers at Quad Lake II.
You can get the gist that these birds are moving around, but with multiple
records at the same time in past years it may be good to check old spots to
make sure we're not missing an extra Pink-footed or Barnacle Goose in the
state.

Lastly, to alleviate the headache of keeping up with these, I've updated
the rarity map:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zay8vWJAhOQw.kVMZ9yK3ee-o


Good birding and Happy Holidays,


Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:05:50 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1412.18
* December 18, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Barn Owl
Black-legged Kittiwake
Blue-headed Vireo
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Eider
Common Loon
Common Raven
Common Redpoll
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Screech-Owl
Evening Grosbeak
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Great Egret
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
House Wren
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Gull
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck
Marbled Godwit
Marsh Wren
Merlin
Northern Goshawk
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Siskin
Pink Footed Goose
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ring-necked Pheasant
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Trumpeter Swan
White-winged Scoter
Wild Turkey

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
18, 2014 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, Christmas Bird 
Count results/highlights, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continues in fields along 18th Ave in Wall Twp., Monmouth 
County through Dec 17; look for the bird around the high school athletic fields 
or across the street. The bird has also been seen in fields along nearby 
Bailey's Corner Rd and Allaire Rd (Rt 524). Also seen in this area has been a 
Ross's Goose. 


Another PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was discovered Dec 13-14 on fields in Monroe Twp, 
Middlesex County along Wyckoff Mills-Applegarth Rd; also there was a BARNACLE 
GOOSE and 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, and BARNACLE GOOSE were also seen this week at Lake Etra 
in Twin Rivers (near Hightstown). 


A BARNACLE GOOSE was found at the Ramsey Golf Course in Bergen County this 
week. 


Dec 14 was opening day of this winter's Christmas Bird Count season. Totals and 
highlights follow. 


Sussex CBC had 85 species plus 5 count-week birds including CANVASBACK, 
LONG-TAILED DUCK, MERLIN, ICELAND GULL, EASTERN PHOEBE, and PURPLE FINCH. 


Northwest Hunterdon CBC tallied 89 species with 25,777 SNOW GEESE, 2 GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 4 CACKLING GEESE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 ICELAND GULLS, 51 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 27 EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS, LONG-EARED OWL, and 2 
EVENING GROSBEAKS. 


The NJ portion of the Lower Hudson CBC found 94 species plus one count-week 
bird including WILD TURKEY, "wild" RING-NECKED PHEASANT, AMERICAN BITTERN, 3 
GREAT EGRETS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK, BARN OWL, 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 5 PURPLE FINCHES, and 2 PINE SISKINS. 


Sandy Hook CBC recorded 107 species plus 3 count-week birds with RED-NECKED 
GREBE, AMERICAN BITTERN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 7 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, 2 
MARSH WRENS, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and COMMON REDPOLL. 


The Princeton CBC tallied 91 species plus 2 count-week birds including CACKLING 
GOOSE, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON LOON, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER, COMMON RAVEN, HOUSE WREN, and BLUE-HEADED VIREO. 


The new Island Beach CBC found 87 species including 4 MARBLED GODWITS, LITTLE 
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and 2 SNOWY OWLS. 

 
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority 
(Landfill) Dec 16. 


Budd Lake hosted a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Dec 15-16; also in Morris County 
was a RED-NECKED GREBE at Boonton Reservoir Dec 14. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continued this week at Duke Island Park in 
Hillsborough this week. Also in Somerset County was the wintering flock of 8 
SANDHILL CRANES along Randolph Rd in Franklin Twp. and 2 COMMON REDPOLLS at 
Great Swamp NWR Dec 13. 


Fourteen COMMON EIDERS and a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE were noted off Monmouth 
Beach Dec 12. 


Three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Lake Assunpink this week.

Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson had RED-NECKED GREBE, 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and 3 
PINE SISKINS Dec 13. 


Barnegat Inlet hosted 283 COMMON EIDERS and 8 HARLEQUIN DUCKS Dec 16.

A GOLDEN EAGLE was noted at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week. A CACKLING 
GOOSE was seen on Lake Fred at Stockton College Dec 17. 

 
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: NJBRC Annual Report
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:21:56 -0500
Jersey Birders,

 

I have added the New Jersey Bird Records Committee 2014 Annual Report,
covering the year 2013, to the Committee web site. Also updated there are
the New Jersey State List and the NJBRC Review List. The Summary of Results,
first half of 2014, from the Committee meeting November 2, 2014 was recently
posted. An update of the Accepted Records List will be posted soon.

 

All of these items can be found at www.njbrc.net

 

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

NJ Bird Records Committee


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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:03:26 -0500
* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1412.11
* December 11, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eared Grebe
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Bicknell's Thrush
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Cape May Warbler
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Evening Grosbeak
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hudsonian Godwit
Pink Footed Goose
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Trumpeter Swan

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
11, 2014 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, EARED GREBE, ROSS'S 
GOOSE, SEDGE WREN, EVENING GROSBEAK, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was discovered in Wall Twp, Monmouth County Dec 7 and 
continues through Dec 11. Look for the bird in the CANADA GOOSE flocks roaming 
the fields along Allaire Rd west of the intersection with Bailey's Corner Rd or 
on Bailey's Corner Rd; if not there it may also be worth checking fields around 
the Wall Twp municipal complex or at the recreation site just north along 18th 
Ave. A ROSS'S GOOSE was also present Dec 7; this is presumably the same 
individual seen at the west end of Wreck Pond in Spring Lake Heights over the 
weekend. 


The EARED GREBE continues at Sandy Hook in Horseshoe Cove through Dec 5. The 
juvenile HUDSONIAN GODWIT was still present at lower tides feeding on the 
Horseshoe Cove sandbar through Dec 7. 


The three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at the east end of Lake Assunpink this week. 
A COMMON REDPOLL was also reported there. [Hunting is likely at Assunpink; 
please dress appropriately. -transcriber] 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was found in Shark River Estuary Dec 6-7; seen at the 
north end in Musquash Cove near East End Ave. 


Sussex County reports included a RED-NECKED GREBE and CACKLING GOOSE at Culvers 
Lake Dec 7 and a Sandhill Crane along Rt. 519 north of Newtonn just north of 
the Paulinskill River Dec 6. 


An extremely late GRAY-CHEEKED/BICKNELL'S THRUSH was photographed in Blairstown 
Dec 7. 


Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were found around the Bayonne Golf Club/Ocean Terminal 
this week. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at Cushetunk Lake in Hunterdon County 
Dec 6. Also in the county was a pair of EVENING GROSBEAKS at Capoolong Creek 
WMA Dec 10. 


Eight SANDHILL CRANES continue to visit the cornfields around Randolph Rd in 
Franklin Twp, Somerset County this week. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen 
at Duke Island Park Dec 7. 


The SEDGE WREN continues at Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth through 
Dec 7; also there was a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. Other Burlington County sightings 
included 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS and 3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Taylor's Refuge and a 
very late CAPE MAY WARBLER at a feeder in Moorestown Dec 7. 


A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Dec 6.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pink-footed Goose, Monmounth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:32:01 -0500
Multiple observers have reported and photographed a Pink-footed Goose at
Allaire Farm along Allaire Road.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zay8vWJAhOQw.kVMZ9yK3ee-o

http://tinyurl.com/mscvbbj

There was a Ross's Goose present as well.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:37:17 -0500
Mark Garland reports a White-winged Dove with Mourning Dove flock at Third and 
Pacific Ave. in West Cape May. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, December 4, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:56:49 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1412.04
* December 4, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eared Grebe
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Pipit
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue-winged Teal
Cackling Goose
Common Eider
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Horned Grebe
Hudsonian Godwit
King Eider
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snow Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Wilson's Warbler

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
4, 2014 with reports of EARED GREBE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED 
GOOSE, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, SEDGE WREN, VESPER SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, 
COMMON REDPOLL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The EARED GREBE continues at Sandy Hook through Dec 2. The bird has been in 
Horseshoe Cove in the company of a large flock of HORNED GREBES. A juvenile 
HUDSONIAN GODWIT has been seen on the sand bar near the road at Horseshoe Cove 
at low tide Nov 26-Dec 4. Other birds noted at Sandy Hook this week included a 
late BLUE-WINGED TEAL at north pond, COMMON EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, a SEDGE WREN in the grassy field southwest of the garden Dec 
1, 50+ SNOW BUNTINGS, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


Also in Monmouth County, a ROSS'S GOOSE was photographed at Wreck Pond on Dec. 
4 [this report added to Scott's text by transcriber. -LL]. Other Monmouth Co. 
sightings were of a TRUMPETER SWAN at Assunpink WMA Nov 28 and a LARK SPARROW 
at Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch Nov 29. 


The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at McNamara WMA-Corbin City Unit in Atlantic 
County through Nov 30. From Rt. 50 in Corbin City take Griscom Mill Rd 2.6 
miles to a wooden observation platform. The shrike is often observed several 
hundred yards past the wooden platform in an isolated clump of shrubs and trees 
in the marsh to the southeast. It has also been viewed hunting from the shrubs 
along the road. Also there was a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. 


The lone ROSS'S GOOSE continued at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR through Nov 29 and 
two ROSS'S GEESE were gleaned from a SNOW GOOSE flock there Dec 3; also at Brig 
was a GOLDEN EAGLE. 


Ocean County sightings this week included a hen KING EIDER, 64 COMMON EIDERS, 
and HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Barnegat Inlet State Park, and a light-morph 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Cedar Run Dock Road. 


Birds found at Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth this week were AMERICAN 
BITTERN, SEDGE WREN, 3 PALM WARBLERS, 11 PINE WARBLERS, VESPER SPARROW, and 
RUSTY BLACKBIRD. Also in Burlington County at Palmyra Cove were RED-NECKED 
GREBE, 2 REDHEADS, and a BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE (very rare in the county). 


Three GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were found at the Sunset Rd section of 
Mannington Marsh in Salem County. Another GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found 
near the intersection of Rt. 658 and Cuff Rd in Hancock's Bridge. 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was found at the southeast corner of Perth Amboy near 
the yacht club Nov 27. 


Duke Island Park hosted a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and 9 CACKLING GEESE Dec 
1. Also in Somerset County this week was the continuing flock of 8 SANDHILL 
CRANES along Randolph Rd in Franklin Twp. 


Great Swamp NWR had a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and flyover COMMON REDPOLLS 
this week. 


The Melanie Lane Wetlands in Hanover Twp hosted 49 SNOW BUNTINGS and a VESPER 
SPARROW Nov 30. 


Hunterdon County reports this week were of a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at 
Cushetunk Lake Dec 3, ten AMERICAN PIPITS and 40 SNOW BUNTINGS at Spruce Run 
Reservoir, and a late WILSON'S WARBLER at Round Valley Reservoir. 


A dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

Five GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied at the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch Nov 28.

Three SHORT-EARED OWLS were found in the NJ portion of Oil City Rd in Wallkill 
River NWR Nov 30. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 

  

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Trumpeter Swans, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:15:09 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bob Dodelson 
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Return Assupink Trumpeter Swans(3)
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


I saw the 3 Trumpeter Swans this AM at Lake Assunpink. To reach the spot
where they were this morning take the dirt road towards the lake by the old
adm. bldg. (boarded up), drive past the model airplane field and continue
on the road as it makes a 90 degree turn to the left. After a couple of
hundred yards you will reach a turnout to the right. Do not stop here.
After another couple of hundred yards you will reach a second turnout to
the right. This is where the three birds were along with 5 Mute Swans.
Bob Dodelson
Yes they are countable thanks to a recent ruling by the NJ RBC

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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov 26, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:36 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1411.26
* November 26, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eared Grebe
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Black-and-white Warbler
Bonaparte's Gull
Common Eider
Common Goldeneye
Common Raven
Eurasian Wigeon
Fox Sparrow
Horned Grebe
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Long-tailed Duck
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red Crossbill
Red-breasted Merganser
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ross's Goose
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Snow Bunting
Virginia Rail

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday 
November 26, 2014 with reports of EARED GREBE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, SEDGE WREN, 
RED CROSSBILL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


An EARED GREBE was seen at Sandy Hook Nov 23-25. The bird was in Horseshoe Cove 
in the company of a large flock of HORNED GREBES. Other birds noted at Sandy 
Hook this week included COMMON EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, VIRGINIA RAIL at north 
pond, 350 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, COMMON RAVEN, 85 SNOW BUNTINGS, and ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER. 


The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at McNamara WMA-Corbin City Unit in Atlantic 
County. From Rt. 50 in Corbin City take Griscom Mill Rd 2.6 miles to a wooden 
observation platform. The shrike is often observed several hundred yards past 
the wooden platform in an isolated clump of shrubs and trees in the marsh to 
the southeast. It has also been viewed hunting from the shrubs along the road. 


The drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues this week at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

A MARBLED GODWIT was seen at DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst.

A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was observed eating duck at Cushetunk Lake in 
Hunterdon County Nov 22-23. 


Up to 8 SANDHILL CRANES continue this week in the fields around Randolph Rd, 
Franklin Twp, Somerset County. At nearby Colonial Park, a very late 
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was found Nov 22. 


Ocean County reports this week included 4 RED CROSSBILLS at the Reedy Creek 
Section of Forsythe NWR in Brick Nov 24, RED-NECKED GREBE and LAPLAND LONGSPUR 
at Island Beach State Park, an immature male KING EIDER at Barnegat Light, and 
a SEDGE WREN at the Barnegat Division of Forsythe NWR. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues to host a ROSS'S GOOSE along the north dike 
through Nov 22; also there was a LAPLAND LONGSPUR. At the North Brigantine 
Natural Area unit of Forsythe NWR 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found Nov 20. 


Burlington County sightings this week were of 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS, 2 
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 6 COMMON GOLDENEYES, 4 HORNED GREBES, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 
and 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Taylor's Refuge and Riverton. Palmyra Cove hosted 
REDHEAD, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, and 10 FOX SPARROWS. A 
SEDGE WREN was detected at Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth Nov 23. 


A SANDHILL CRANE was noted along Rt. 641 in Gloucester County Nov 22.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was found along Sunset Rd in Mannington Marsh, Salem County Nov 
23. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 

 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Eared Grebe, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:32:33 -0500
Scott Barnes reports: Eared Grebe at Sandy Hook now, in Horseshoe Cove on the 
far side of the Horned Grebe flock. Scope necessary. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:54 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1411.21
* November 21, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Calliope Hummingbird
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Barn Owl
Cave Swallow
Common Eider
Eurasian Wigeon
Evening Grosbeak
Fox Sparrow
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Northern Shrike
Northern Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Spotted Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

 
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday, November 
21, 2014 with reports of CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, ROSS'S GOOSE, 
HUDSONIAN GODWIT, NORTHERN SHRIKE, CAVE SWALLOW, EVENING GROSBEAK, seasonal and 
local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD has been seen in Hunterdon County through Nov 20. 
Address is 43 Church Road, Milford NJ. Birders are welcome, but MUST park on 
nearby Faber Street. The bird is frequenting the feeder in the front yard. 


Also in Hunterdon County was a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Cushetunk Lake in 
Whitehouse Station. 


The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at the Corbin City Unit of McNamara WMA in 
Atlantic County through Nov 18. Look for the bird along the impoundment road 
near the observation deck. Also in the county at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this 
week were 120 TUNDRA SWANS, ROSS'S GOOSE, AMERICAN BITTERN, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 8 
WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 2 SNOW BUNTINGS Nov 15. 


The Owens Station Rd section of Wallkill River NWR had VIRGINIA RAIL, BARN OWL, 
and SHORT-EARED OWL Nov 18. 


Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch had several Golden Eagles and a juvenile NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK this week. 


Two EURASIAN WIGEONS, RED-NECKED GREBE, and SALTMARSH SPARROW were found at 
Ocean Terminal in Bayonne this week. 


The Rutgers Newark Campus had PHILADELPHIA VIREO, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and 
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH Nov 14: all very late dates for these neotropic migrant 
species. 


Troy Meadows hosted a VESPER SPARROW Nov 15. Very rare in Morris County was a 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at Tilcon Lake in Olive Twp Nov 15; also there that day 
was a late SPOTTED SANDPIPER. 


Four SANDHILL CRANES have returned for another winter around the Randolph Rd 
fields in Franklin Twp, Somerset County this week. 


An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South 
Amboy Nov 15. Another ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found at Rutkowski Park in 
Bayonne Nov 20. 


Sandy Hook had an immature male COMMON EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, VIRGINIA RAIL, 
and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLEr this week. Accidentally omitted from last week's 
report was a female EVENING GROSBEAK at the hook. 


A MARBLED GODWIT was found on the beach in nearby Sea Bright Nov 15.

Ocean County sightings this week were of a NORTHERN SHRIKE at Whitesbog through 
Nov 17 and a belated report of 2 CAVE SWALLOWS at Holgate Nov 12. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park had a late PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 21 FOX SPARROWS this 
week; at nearby Taylor's Refuge 7 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were noted. 


The HUDSONIAN GODWIT at the National Park Dredge Spoils was last seen Nov 16.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at Sunset Rd in Mannington Marsh Nov 
13. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Western Tanager, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:41:22 -0500
A female type Western Tanager was around the Beanery parking lot eating
porcelain berries loosely associating with five Baltimore Orioles.

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:41:09 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry scacchetti 
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


I received a text from Frank Sencher 7:00 Thursday morning with an amazing
question, "are you interested in a Calliope Hummingbird?!"  even though I
couldn't get out there until Saturday, I threw on my clothes as if I were
about to run out the door.  I quickly called Frank and paced around the
living room as we discussed the situation.  As Thursday pressed on, I
thought I might have a chance to go in the afternoon, nope.  Friday, My day
was split up between 2 jobs, 1 in North Bergen and the other in Mahwah.
When I finished with the North Bergen job I decided to call it a week and
head to Franks.  Upon arrival, Joe Dolan was in the driveway and the
Calliope was on the feeder.  I parked, and watched the bird for the next
hour.  It came back every 10 minutes and offered amazing looks and even
vocalized as it perched and flew in.  This tiny little hummer has been a NJ
nemesis since the one in Denville I missed by a day on Thanksgiving.  And
when a Calliope shows up in Cape May !
 on a Monday morning, its hard to leave work or hope that the bird will
stick until the weekend.  So this was a huge sighting for me and I want to
thank Frank again for allowing me to come to his house.  The bird has been
seen all throughout the weekend and up until night today.  Frank is
allowing people to come to view the bird now.  The address is 43 Church Rd.
Milford NJ.  Please park on the side street, Faber St. and walk to his
house.  The bird is frequenting the hummingbird feeder in the front.

Photos of the bird can be seen here :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/larrybird13/

Good birding,

Larry Scacchetti
Westwood, NJ

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pink-footed Goose NOT, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:30:49 -0500
The reported Pink-footed Goose has been seen by other observers and 
reidentified as a Greater White-fronted Goose. Apologies for the initial 
message. 


Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pink-footed Goose, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:20:03 -0500
Joey Dolan reports a Pink-footed Goose on Chusetunk Lake in Whitehouse Station.

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, November 13, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:33:48 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1411.13
* November 13, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

American Bittern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Eurasian Wigeon
Fox Sparrow
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hudsonian Godwit
Long-eared Owl
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Shrike
Palm Warbler
Pied-billed Grebe
Piping Plover
Purple Finch
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tennessee Warbler
Winter Wren

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday November 
13, 2014 with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANE, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, SNOWY 
OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


GOLDEN EAGLES and NORTHERN GOSHAWK were tallied among many other raptors at 
Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch this week. 


A SNOWY OWL was found in Bayonne, seen from the public walkway near the golf 
club; also in the area were 2 EURASIAN WIGEONS, and 4 RED-NECKED GREBES. 


A MARBLED GODWIT was detected from the Saw Mill Creek Trail in the NJ 
Meadowlands Nov 10. 


Two SANDHILL CRANES have returned to the Randolph Rd fields in Franklin Twp, 
Somerset County. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week were of COMMON EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, a late 
PIPING PLOVER, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, LONG-EARED OWL, TENNESSEE WARBLER, 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and 30 SNOW BUNTINGS. 


Ocean County reports included EURASIAN WIGEON at the Bayshore impoundments in 
Barnegat Twp, 5 MARBLED GODWITS at Island Beach State Park and single AMERICAN 
BITTERNS at Island Beach and Tuckerton. 


A NORTHERN SHRIKE was detected at Whitesbog along the Ocean/Burlington County 
Line Nov 10-11. Also there were 18 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth hosted 6 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 6 WINTER 
WRENS, SNOW BUNTING, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 3 FOX SPARROWS, 13 PURPLE FINCHES, and 16 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Nov 8-9. 


A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at the National Park Dredge Spoils this week.

A ROSS'S GOOSE was noted at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Nov 13 along the north 
dike. 


Two SANDHILL CRANES were noted at Sunset Rd, Mannington Marsh Nov 9 and a 
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was there Nov 13. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


- End Transcript

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 16:15:47 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1411.06
* November 6, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Pipit
Clay-colored Sparrow
Dickcissel
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Hudsonian Godwit
Lark Sparrow
Long-tailed Duck
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Piping Plover
Redhead
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Vesper Sparrow
White-winged Scoter

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday November 
6, 2014 with reports of LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, SNOWY OWL, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at the Corbin City unit of McNamara WMA in 
Atlantic County. The bird is often in the isolated stand of trees southeast of 
the observation deck along the dike road. Also there was a MARBLED GODWIT. A 
EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 REDHEADS were noted at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK passed Sunrise Mountain Oct 30 and 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were 
noted there Nov 4. 


Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch recorded 24 GOLDEN EAGLES this week, along with 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK and 10 SNOW BUNTINGS. For details about birding this site 
visit the NJ Audubon eBird portal 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/ 


A VESPER SPARROW was noted at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

A LARK SPARROW has been present most of the week at the DeKorte Environment 
Center in Lyndhurst; also there was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. 


Glenhurst Meadows hosted 21 AMERICAN PIPITS, VESPER SPARROW, and 3 RUSTY 
BLACKBIRDS this week. More information about birding Glenhurst Meadows can be 
found on the NJ Audubon eBird Portal at: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-glenhurst-meadows-warren-somerset-county-by-jonathan-klizas/ 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch had 3 GOLDEN EAGLES Nov 2 & Nov 4; and a NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK Nov 3. 


Sandy Hook had a late PIPING PLOVER, 15 SNOW BUNTINGS, 3 ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLERS, DICKCISSEL, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD this week. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen in Barnegat Light on the oceanfront Nov 4. Four MARBLED 
GODWITS were seen at Island Beach State Park this week. 


A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at the National Park Dredge Spoils Nov 5. Also in 
Gloucester County were 2 REDHEADS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and LONG-TAILED DUCK at 
the Red Bank Scenic Overlook in Gloucester County. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:23:40 -0500
Glen Davis reports:

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Higbee Beach WMA, center wooded path between
fields near end of second field.

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:10:21 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1410.30
* October 30, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Fork-tailed Flycatcher
+ Le Conte's Sparrow
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
Bonaparte's Gull
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Dickcissel
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Parasitic Jaeger
Pine Siskin
Piping Plover
Purple Finch
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Western Kingbird

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings AT njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/sightings

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday October 
30, 2014 with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, PARASITIC JAEGER, WESTERN 
KINGBIRD, LARK SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


A FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen briefly in Cape May Oct 25-26; see the CMBO 
blog for details: 


Sunrise Mountain saw GOLDEN EAGLES pass by Oct 25. Also in Sussex County at 
Kittatinny Valley State Park were 3 VESPER SPARROWS. 


Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch highlights included 4 GOLDEN EAGLES and a NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK Oct 25. For details about birding this site see 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/ 


Hudson County sightings this week were of a drake EURASIAN WIGEON at the 
Bayonne Golf Club, two SHORT-EARED OWLS and 3 VESPER SPARROWS at Ocean 
Terminal, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Mill Creek Marsh. 


A LARK SPARROW was discovered near the carillon at DeKorte Environment Center 
in Lyndhurst Oct 30. 


Three SANDHILL CRANES flew over Brookdale Park in Essex County Oct 28.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was photographed at Lord Stirling Park Oct 25 and represents 
the first record for Somerset County. Three VESPER SPARROWS were tallied at 
Great Swamp NWR that day. 


Glenhurst Meadows had 2-3 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and 2 VESPER SPARROWS this 
week. Chimney Rock Hawk Watch sightings included GOLDEN EAGLE and RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER. More information about birding Glenhurst Meadows can be found on 
the NJ Audubon eBird Portal at: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-glenhurst-meadows-warren-somerset-county-by-jonathan-klizas/ 


Reports from Sandy Hook this week included COMMON EIDER, AMERICAN BITTERN, 2 
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, a late PIPING PLOVER Oct 25, PARASITIC JAEGER, VESPER 
SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, a LE CONTE’S SPARROW near Battery 
Mills Oct 28, DICKCISSEL, 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, and 50 PINE SISKINS. 


Ocean County birds this week included an AMERICAN AVOCET at the Barnegat 
Division of Forsythe NWR (off Bayshore Drive), 4 MARBLED GODWITS at Island 
Beach State Park, and a VESPER SPARROW at Great Bay Blvd WMA. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had TUNDRA SWAN, 3 REDHEADS, AMERICAN BITTERN, VESPER 
SPARROW, and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. 


In Burlington County 11 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and 22 PURPLE FINCHES were noted at 
Taylor’s Refuge and nearby Palmyra Cove Nature Park had BONAPARTE’S GULL, 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


An AMERICAN AVOCET was noted at Stow Neck Rd in Salem County Oct 26.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:22:56 -0400
Michael O'Brien reports: WWDO (White-winged Dove) fly by at Coral Ave, Cape May 
Point. 


Good birding.

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:05:19 -0400
Louise Zemaitis reports: ATFL (Ash-throated Flycatcher) at Cox Hall Creek near 
Delview entrance in field with Martin house. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:49:14 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1410.23
* October 23, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Ash-throated Flycatcher
+ White-winged Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Bobolink
Clay-colored Sparrow
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Lark Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Long-billed Dowitcher
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Flicker
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Rusty Blackbird
Sedge Wren
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Western Kingbird
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-rumped Warbler

- Transcript

Hotline: Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report: email "sightings AT njaudubon.org"
Compiler: Scott Barnes 
Web: http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday October 
23, 2014 with reports of WHITE-WINGED DOVE, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, WESTERN 
KINGBIRD, SEDGE WREN, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was photographed at Sandy Hook Oct 19-no reports 
since. Also there that day were ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and LARK SPARROW around 
the south end of E-lot, where the flycatcher was found. Birds noted at the hook 
Oct 18 included AMERICAN BITTERN, a juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK, a fly-by 
WHITE-WINGED DOVE, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. An excellent migratory flight Oct 
20 included AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, SORA, 150 NORTHERN FLICKERS, 100+ EASTERN 
PHOEBES, 120 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, 250 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 80 HERMIT 
THRUSHES, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 600 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW, 3 NELSON'S SPARROWS, 500 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 
41 PURPLE FINCHES, and 49 PINE SISKINS. 


Two GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied at Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest Oct 
20. 


Raccoon Ridge saw 13 species of raptors pass the hawk watch there Oct 19, 
including 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 6 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, and 78 
RED-TAILED HAWKS. More information about birding this site can be found on the 
New Jersey Audubon eBird Portal: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/ 


Also in Warren County, a WESTERN KINGBIRD was photographed along the Kittatinny 
Ridge in Blairstown Oct 18 and a RED-NECKED GREBE was at Merrill Creek 
Reservoir Oct 22. 


Hudson County reports this week were of a EURASIAN WIGEON at Rutkowski Park Oct 
18, two YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and a VESPER SPARROW at Ocean Terminal, all 
in Bayonne; ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 8 
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and a late BOBOLINK at Liberty State Park Oct 19. STILT 
SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were found at Mill 
Creek Marsh in Secaucus. 


A GOLDEN EAGLE passed the Montclair Hawk Watch Oct 19 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK 
was there Oct 20. 


Great Swamp NWR had an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER Oct 19 and 2 VESPER SPARROWS Oct 
20, both around the Fenske Visitor Center. Nearby, NJ Audubon's 
Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary saw 3 GOLDEN EAGLES pass overhead Oct 18. 


Glenhurst Meadows in Warren had a good count of 7 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and a 
NASHVILLE WARBLER Oct 20. More information about birding this site can be found 
on the New Jersey Audubon eBird Portal: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-glenhurst-meadows-warren-somerset-county-by-jonathan-klizas/ 


A GOLDEN EAGLE passed the Chimney Rock Hawk Watch Oct 22.

A SEDGE WREN was an excellent find at Donaldson Park in Middlesex County Oct 
20. 


The Forsythe NWR Barnegat impoundments continue to host 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS this 
week. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park Oct 19 had AMERICAN BITTERN, STILT SANDPIPER, 
TENNESSEE WARBLER, and small numbers of PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES. 


An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN appeared at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Oct 22-23. Also 
there this week was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the start of Jen's Trail. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:32:57 -0400
Skye Hass reports a White-winged Dove flying west from Coral Ave., Cape May 
Point. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Asg-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:37:56 -0400
Scott Barnes: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Sandy Hook. Bird is along west edge of 
lot E near a broad sandy patch. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:11:29 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1410.17
* October 17, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ Vermillion Flycatcher
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
American Oystercatcher
American Pipit
American White Pelican
Barred Owl
Black Skimmer
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Nighthawk
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great Cormorant
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-necked Grebe
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sedge Wren
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Swainson's Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings AT njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday October 
17, 2014 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, VERMILLION 
FLYCATCHER, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


A BARNACLE GOOSE was photographed on Crestwood Lake in Allendale, Bergen County 
Oct 11. At the DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst, the AMERICAN WHITE 
PELICAN continues this week; a MARBLED GODWIT and STILT SANDPIPER were noted 
there Oct 12. 


The LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continues at the Corbin City Unit of McNamara WMA in 
Atlantic County through Oct 16. The bird is usually in the small stand of trees 
in the marsh south of the observation deck along the dike road. 


Also in Atlantic County at Brigantine Island were 150 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 
34 MARBLED GODWITS, 120+ WESTERN WILLETS, and 250 BLACK SKIMMERS Oct 13. Birds 
noted at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 3 AMERICAN BITTERNS, 
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 3 NELSON’S SPARROWS. 


A VERMILLION FLYCATCHER was a “one-day wonder” at Cape May Oct 14.

Ocean Terminal in Bayonne had a EURASIAN WIGEON Oct 11. Also there this week 
were RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 
NELSON’S SPARROW, SALTMARSH SPARROW, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW. 


Garret Mountain had 13 species of warbler Oct 11 including 2 TENNESSEE WARBLERS 
and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. Also there that day were 12 YELLOW-BELLIED 
SAPSUCKERS, 9 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, 9 PURPLE FINCHES, and 14 PINE SISKINS. 


Troy Meadows hosted 3 VESPER SPARROWS at the end of Troy Meadows Rd Oct 12. 
Also in Morris County was an immature GREAT CORMORANT at Mt. Hope Lake that 
day. 


Great Swamp NWR Oct 12 had AMERICAN BITTERN, SORA, BARRED OWL, AMERICAN PIPIT, 
VESPER SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, and PINE SISKIN. 


Birds noted at Glenhurst Meadows Oct 10 included 7 AMERICAN PIPITS, VESPER 
SPARROW, 2 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS, 21 PURPLE FINCHES, and 15 PINE SISKINS. Three 
VESPER SPARROWS were noted there Oct 17. More information about birding this 
site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird Portal at: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-glenhurst-meadows-warren-somerset-county-by-jonathan-klizas/ 


A VESPER SPARROW was found at Finderne Wetlands Oct 10. More information about 
birding this site can be found at the NJ Audubon eBird Portal: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/finderne-wetlands-birding/ 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch had a GOLDEN EAGLE, 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, and a 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO Oct 10. An excellent songbird fallout there Oct 12 had 16 
species of warbler including CONNECTICUT WARBLER, 10 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES 
and 12 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS. 


Sandy Hook reports this week included AMERICAN BITTERN, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 1-2 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS around K & G lots, 2 flyover DICKCISSELS Oct 10 and 
another DICKCISSEL Oct 13, 3 NELSON’S SPARROWS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, A 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW Oct 17, and daily small flights of PURPLE FINCHES AND PINE 
SISKINS. 


SORA and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were noted at Dorbrook Park Oct 13. An 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and NELSON’S SPARROW Were there Oct 17. 


An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and LINCOLN’S SPARROW were found near Wargo Lake at 
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Oct 10. Also in Mercer County was a juvenile 
LITTLE BLUE HERON at Windsor Cove retention pond off Endeavor Dr Oct 11. 

  
Palmyra Cove had a SEDGE WREN Oct 11, a first site record. Other birds noted at 
Palmyra this week included 70 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS, 2 SWAINSON’S 
THRUSHES, 2 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and 2 PURPLE FINCHES. At nearby Taylor’s 
Refuge 3 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and 5 PURPLE FINCHES were found 
Oct 12. 


Three AMERICAN AVOCETS continued this week at the Barnegat Impoundments in 
Ocean County and a EURASIAN WIGEON was found there Oct 16. A Clay-colored 
Sparrow was found along Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton Oct 12. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds for this report, please email "sightings AT njaudubon.org". Please submit 
reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written 
documentation) to the NJ Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 
Strawberry Lane, Cape May NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Fwd: VERMILLION Flycatcher
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:44:42 -0400
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mike Pasquarello 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] VERMILLION Flycatcher
> Date: October 14, 2014 at 8:08:59 AM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>  
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> A 1st year male Vermillion Flycatcher is currently putting on a great show
> at Rea's Farm " the beanery" in Cape May.
> 
> Good Birding!
> 
> Mike
> Cape May Point
 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Listserv outage for software update
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:38:30 +0000
The Jerseybirds and NJBIRDS lists will be unavailable on Tuesday October 14, 
2014, 6 - 7 AM. 


The Princeton LISTSERV software will be patched to version 16-2014b. This 
update fixes bugs and improves security. 


If you send messages to the lists while they are down, the mail will be queued 
and posted when the software is back online. 


We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please write to 
jerseybi-request AT lists.princeton.edu or 

njbirds-request AT lists.princeton.edu. 

Thank you!
For Tyler Bell, Tom Bailey, Laurie Larson
Co-listowners, Jerseybirds

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Loggerhead Shrike, Atlantic County
From: Scott Barnes <myiarchus16 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:34:16 -0700
NJ Birds,

A few birders were able to obtain better images of the shrike at the Corbin 
City unit of McNamara WMA in Atlantic County today, and the bird is a 
Loggerhead Shrike. The bill shape and structure (upper mandible not very 
hooked; shorter and stouter than Northern Shrike), the black mask extending 
over the top of the bill, and no signs of any grayish vermiculation on the 
breast all point to Loggerhead. Also, this would be a very early date for a 
Northern Shrike to appear in NJ; most Northerns tend not to show up in our neck 
of the woods until November or later. 


The bird has been viewed at a distance from the observation deck along the 
impoundment loop road accessed off Route 50 from either Gibson Creek Road 
(north end) or Griscom Mill Rd (south end). This is a NJ Bird Records Committee 
Review-list species, so documentation is requested. 


Good Birding,

Scott Barnes

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Rufous Hummingbird, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:28:07 -0400
A Rufous Hummingbird is coming to feeder at 400 Coral Ave. Cape May Point. 
Viewable from road. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:50:12 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1410.09
* October 9, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Leach's Storm-Petrel
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Connecticut Warbler
Cory's Shearwater
Dickcissel
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Greater Shearwater
Long-billed Dowitcher
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Goshawk
Northern Shrike
Red Knot
Red-necked Grebe
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Vesper Sparrow
Western Kingbird
Western Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday October 
9, 2014 with reports of EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WESTERN 
KINGBIRD, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


Ocean Terminal in Hudson County continued to host a resident RED-NECKED GREBE 
this week; other birds noted there included SORA, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and 8 
NELSON'S SPARROWS. A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was found at Stephen R. Gregg Park 
in Bayonne Oct 6 and at Mill Creek Marsh STILT SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHER were noted Oct 5. 


The long-staying AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at DeKorte 
Environment Center in Lyndhurst. Also in Bergen County was a GRAY-CHEEKED 
THRUSH at the Celery Farm. 


A SUMMER TANAGER was found on the Rutgers Newark Campus Oct 3. 

Kittatinny Valley State Park in Sussex County had 2 VESPER SPARROWS Oct 7. 

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch Oct 5. Also in Morris 
County was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the trap shoot area of Troy Meadows, 
accessed off Troy Meadows Rd Oct 8. 


Chimney Rock tallied an early GOLDEN EAGLE Oct 5. Two Golden Eagles were 
counted there Oct 8. Also in Somerset County was a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at 
Glenhurst Meadows Oct 3. 


Sandy Hook reports this week included an AMERICAN BITTERN at plum island, up to 
4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at the end of the fisherman's trail, a CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW at the north end of Raccoon Alley Oct 5-6, NELSON'S SPARROW, and a 
DICKCISSEL Oct 5. 


Seven AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were noted at Reed Sod Farm near Allentown Oct 4. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found in Mercer County at Hancock Fields Oct 5. 

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was found at the end of Reed's Rd at Island Beach State Park 
Oct 9. Three AMERICAN AVOCETS were noted at the Barnegat Impoundments Oct 7. 
Great Bay Blvd WMA in Tuckerton had BROWN PELICAN and 8 NELSON'S SPARROWS Oct 
4. 


A NORTHERN SHRIKE was found at the Corbin City unit of McNamara WMA southeast 
of the platform along the dike loop. This would be exceptionally early for a 
Northern Shrike to appear in NJ; observers should attempt to obtain photos and 
rule out Loggerhead Shrike. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Oct 5 had YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 6 RED KNOTS, 
WESTERN SANDPIPER, and 2 CASPIAN TERNS. 


A birder on a tuna trip out of Point Pleasant to the Hudson Canyon Oct 4 found 
4 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 3 GREATER SHEARWATERS, 3 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, and a 
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:38:07 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1410.02
* October 2, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eared Grebe
+ Zone-tailed Hawk
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
American Pipit
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Brant
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Raven
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Lark Sparrow
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Piping Plover
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-throated Loon
Rusty Blackbird
Sedge Wren
Solitary Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow
Western Kingbird
Whip-poor-will
White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Pete Bacinski 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, 
October 2 , 2014 with reports of EARED GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, 
ZONE-TAILED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, PIPING PLOVER, SOLITARY 
SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, CASPIAN TERN, RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 
COMMON RAVEN, SEDGE WREN, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, AMERICAN PIPIT, ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, VESPER 
SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, NELSON'S SPARROW, DICKCISSEL and 
RUSTY BLACKBIRD and seasonal reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
A first state record ZONE-TAILED HAWK made a brief appearance Sept. 27 over the 
Cape May Point Hawkwatch to the amazement of everyone there only to quickly 
cross Delaware Bay to be logged on the Cape Henlopen (Delaware) Hawkwatch for 
another first state record. 

 
An EARED GREBE was identified from a boat in Barnegat Bay near Cattus Island in 
Toms River Sept. 30, while a WESTERN KINGBIRD visited Forsythe (Brigantine) 
Sept. 26-27. 

 
The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues at DeKorte in the NJ Meadowlands, 
Lyndhurst as of September 29, while an early GOLDEN EAGLE passed over the 
Chimney Rock Hawkwatch in Martinsville Sept. 25. 

 
Locations at the end of the Sandy Hook Fishermen's Trail hosted four AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS Sept. 29 and a single BAIRD'S SANDPIPER Sept. 29 and two Oct. 1. 
A single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was present at Spruce Run Reservoir's 
Mulhockaway Creek flats Sept. 25-30, while one was observed in Seaville Sept. 
25 and two at the intersection of Herbert Road and Route 539 near Assunpink WMA 
Sept. 29. 

 
Individual SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were tallied at Negri Nepote in Franklin Twp. 
Sept. 27 and Glenhurst Meadows in Warren Sept. 28. Glenhurst Meadows also 
hosted a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, seven AMERICAN PIPITS, 
and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER Sept. 28. A MOURNING WARBLER was discovered along the 
Appalachian Trail near Millbrook Gap Sept. 29, while an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
was observed along Halifax Road in Mahwah Sept. 28. 

 
Ocean Terminal in Bayonne hosted a SEDGE WREN Sept. Sept. 30 and a Nelson's 
Sparrow Sept. 29-30, while a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH visited Liberty SP Sept. 26. A 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was noted in Verona Sept. 27. 

 
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found near DeKorte in the New Jersey Meadowlands in 
Lyndhurst Sept. 28, while two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were present at Cold Brook 
Preserve in Tewksbury Sept. 26. Sandy Hook was home to a PHILADELPHIA VIREO 
Sept. 27, a COMMON RAVEN Sept. 28 and a DICKCISSEL Sept. 29. 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) produced a calling WHIP-POOR-WILL Sept. 27, a LARK 
SPARROW Sept. 25 and 25 CASPIAN TERNS Sept. 28. Five plus MARBLED GODWITS were 
tallied at Great Sedge Island near Island Beach SP Sept. 26-28, while two 
PIPING PLOVER were still present at Holgate at the southern end of Long Beach 
Islands Sept. 28. 

 
Returning birds this week include: RED-THROATED LOON, BRANT, WHITE-CROWNED 
SPARROW and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 

 
Visit the New Jersey Audubon eBird portal for feature articles, announcements, 
and to submit your bird sightings: http://ebird.org/content/nj 

Check out the All Things Birds Blog, (Newly revised" 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 

The NJ Young Birders Club's next scheduled field trip is to Sandy Hook Saturday 
March 29. The trip is free for young birders and parent/guardian, but 
pre-registration is required. For more info see 
http://njyoungbirders.weebly.com/ 

 
The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. This is Pete Bacinski wishing you the best birding and thanks for 
calling, surfing, and reporting 


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Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction)
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:27:47 -0400
(Re-post. Originally posted with subject "New Jersey" instead of "Cape May.") 

- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1409.29
* September 29, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Whiskered Tern
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
American Kestrel
American Wigeon
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Tern
Black-capped Chickadee
Bonaparte's Gull
Brant
Brown Pelican
Cattle Egret
Clay-colored Sparrow
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Forster's Tern
Little Gull
Long-tailed Jaeger
Marbled Godwit
Merlin
Northern Flicker
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Osprey
Parasitic Jaeger
Peregrine Falcon
Philadelphia Vireo
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-throated Loon
Rusty Blackbird
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sora
Virginia Rail
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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Hotline: Cape May Week in Review
To report: Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com)
Coverage: Cape May County, NJ
Compiler: Tom Reed
URL: http://www.birdcapemay.org

CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding highlights. 
Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers should keep in 
mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast majority of information 
utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and "Keekeekerr" text alerts. 
Observers are encouraged to send reports and photos to compiler Tom Reed 
(coturnicops at gmail dot com). 


Location Abbreviations/Explanations: ASW (Avalon Seawatch); CMP (town of Cape 
May Point); CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park); Higbee Dike (dredge spoils at 
northwest corner of Cape Island, site of CMBO's Morning Flight count); SCMM 
(South Cape May Meadows). 



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

Waterfowl migration continued to become more obvious in recent days. Numbers of 
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, AMERICAN WIGEON, and NORTHERN PINTAIL increased at CMPSP 
and SCMM (m. ob.), and 49 NORTHERN PINTAIL migrated past ASW on 22 Sep (TR). 
The first southbound BRANT passed ASW on 22 Sep (TR) and 25 Sep (SH). The 
season's first RED-THROATED LOON shot past ASW 23 Sep (TR). BROWN PELICANS were 
seen from ASW on multiple days (SH, TR), though the period's max of 8 was 
notched at CMP 20 Sep (LM). A pair of CATTLE EGRETS took up residence at West 
Cape May 2526 Sep (m. ob.), and small numbers of YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
lingered in Atlantic Coast marshes, e.g. 6 at Jarvis Sound 20 Sep (WC). Peak 
daily totals for various migrant raptors at CMPSP included 554 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS on 22 Sep, 284 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on 23 Sep, 116 OSPREY, 129 COOPER'S 
HAWKS, 68 MERLINS, and 32 PEREGRINE FALCONS on 26 Sep (MR). 


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

Multiple VIRGINIA RAILS were found at CMP/CMPSP during stormy conditions 25 Sep 
(m. ob.), and at least 1 SORA occupied SCMM on multiple days (m. ob.). Notable 
shorebirds included single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at ASW 22 Sep (TR) and South 
Seaville 25 Sep (CS), multiple MARBLED GODWITS in the Stone Harbor area on 
several days (m. ob.), and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at Cape May NWR 20 Sep (MB), SCMM 
24 Sep (MG), and the Higbee Dike 26 Sep (TR). A juv. LONG-TAILED JAEGER was an 
exciting find at ASW 25 Sep (SH), one of only a handful of records at that 
site. PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from CMP on a daily basis (m. ob.), and 4 
migrated south past ASW 22 Sep (TR). A LITTLE GULL was traveling with a flock 
of FORSTER'S TERNS offshore CMP 22 Sep (SH), the second recorded this season. 
The season's first BONAPARTE'S GULLS were a bit early when they passed ASW 24 
Sep (SH). The WHISKERED TERN was last seen at CMP 20 Sep (m. ob.), and BLACK 
TERN was last reported the same day (MG). 


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

At least 1 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continued at CMP this week (m. ob.). 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been quite scarce this fall; at least 2 were found 
at HB 26 Sep (m. ob.). The Higbee Dike played host to a flight of 451 NORTHERN 
FLICKERS 23 Sep (GD, m. ob.). A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, possibly the same 
individual seen earlier in 2014, was detected at CMPSP 22 Sep (MO'B, m. ob). 
Songbird diversity remained high through the period-- recent sightings of 
uncommon migrants included WARBLING VIREO at the Higbee Dike 26 Sep (TR), 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO at HB 26 Sep (m. ob.), and CONNECTICUT WARBLER at HB/Higbee 
Dike on multiple dates (m. ob.). CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were noted at CMPSP 25 
Sep (m. ob.) and at Del Haven 26 Sep (HT). The season's first RUSTY BLACKBIRD 
arrived at CMPSP 24 Sep (TR, m. ob.). Small numbers of PURPLE FINCHES were 
reported throughout the county (m. ob.), and Cape Island's first PINE SISKIN of 
the season flew over HB 26 Sep (MC, m. ob.). 



Contributors: Margaret Barbuty (MB), Warren Cairo (WC), Mike Crewe (MC), Glen 
Davis (GD), Mark Garland (MG), Skye Haas (SH), Larry Meade (LM), Michael 
O'Brien (MO'B), Mary Raikes (MR), Tom Reed (TR), Clay Sutton (CS), Harvey 
Tomlinson (HT). 



References:

*eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 27 
Sep 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 


*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 27 Sep 2014. 
Available: http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr 


* Birders are encouraged to submit reports of Review List Species (photos, 
field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the New Jersey Bird Records 
Committee at 'report (at) njbrc.net' or hard copy to 14 Crown Drive, Warren NJ 
07059. Thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:56:31 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1409.29
* September 29, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Whiskered Tern
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
American Kestrel
American Wigeon
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Tern
Black-capped Chickadee
Bonaparte's Gull
Brant
Brown Pelican
Cattle Egret
Clay-colored Sparrow
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Forster's Tern
Little Gull
Long-tailed Jaeger
Marbled Godwit
Merlin
Northern Flicker
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Osprey
Parasitic Jaeger
Peregrine Falcon
Philadelphia Vireo
Pine Siskin
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-throated Loon
Rusty Blackbird
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sora
Virginia Rail
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

- Transcript

Hotline: Cape May Week in Review
To report: Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com)
Coverage: Cape May County, NJ
Compiler: Tom Reed
URL: http://www.birdcapemay.org

CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding highlights. 
Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers should keep in 
mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast majority of information 
utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and "Keekeekerr" text alerts. 
Observers are encouraged to send reports and photos to compiler Tom Reed 
(coturnicops at gmail dot com). 


Location Abbreviations/Explanations: ASW (Avalon Seawatch); CMP (town of Cape 
May Point); CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park); Higbee Dike (dredge spoils at 
northwest corner of Cape Island, site of CMBO's Morning Flight count); SCMM 
(South Cape May Meadows). 



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

Waterfowl migration continued to become more obvious in recent days. Numbers of 
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, AMERICAN WIGEON, and NORTHERN PINTAIL increased at CMPSP 
and SCMM (m. ob.), and 49 NORTHERN PINTAIL migrated past ASW on 22 Sep (TR). 
The first southbound BRANT passed ASW on 22 Sep (TR) and 25 Sep (SH). The 
season's first RED-THROATED LOON shot past ASW 23 Sep (TR). BROWN PELICANS were 
seen from ASW on multiple days (SH, TR), though the period's max of 8 was 
notched at CMP 20 Sep (LM). A pair of CATTLE EGRETS took up residence at West 
Cape May 2526 Sep (m. ob.), and small numbers of YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
lingered in Atlantic Coast marshes, e.g. 6 at Jarvis Sound 20 Sep (WC). Peak 
daily totals for various migrant raptors at CMPSP included 554 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS on 22 Sep, 284 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS on 23 Sep, 116 OSPREY, 129 COOPER'S 
HAWKS, 68 MERLINS, and 32 PEREGRINE FALCONS on 26 Sep (MR). 


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

Multiple VIRGINIA RAILS were found at CMP/CMPSP during stormy conditions 25 Sep 
(m. ob.), and at least 1 SORA occupied SCMM on multiple days (m. ob.). Notable 
shorebirds included single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at ASW 22 Sep (TR) and South 
Seaville 25 Sep (CS), multiple MARBLED GODWITS in the Stone Harbor area on 
several days (m. ob.), and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at Cape May NWR 20 Sep (MB), SCMM 
24 Sep (MG), and the Higbee Dike 26 Sep (TR). A juv. LONG-TAILED JAEGER was an 
exciting find at ASW 25 Sep (SH), one of only a handful of records at that 
site. PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from CMP on a daily basis (m. ob.), and 4 
migrated south past ASW 22 Sep (TR). A LITTLE GULL was traveling with a flock 
of FORSTER'S TERNS offshore CMP 22 Sep (SH), the second recorded this season. 
The season's first BONAPARTE'S GULLS were a bit early when they passed ASW 24 
Sep (SH). The WHISKERED TERN was last seen at CMP 20 Sep (m. ob.), and BLACK 
TERN was last reported the same day (MG). 


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

At least 1 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continued at CMP this week (m. ob.). 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been quite scarce this fall; at least 2 were found 
at HB 26 Sep (m. ob.). The Higbee Dike played host to a flight of 451 NORTHERN 
FLICKERS 23 Sep (GD, m. ob.). A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, possibly the same 
individual seen earlier in 2014, was detected at CMPSP 22 Sep (MO'B, m. ob). 
Songbird diversity remained high through the period-- recent sightings of 
uncommon migrants included WARBLING VIREO at the Higbee Dike 26 Sep (TR), 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO at HB 26 Sep (m. ob.), and CONNECTICUT WARBLER at HB/Higbee 
Dike on multiple dates (m. ob.). CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were noted at CMPSP 25 
Sep (m. ob.) and at Del Haven 26 Sep (HT). The season's first RUSTY BLACKBIRD 
arrived at CMPSP 24 Sep (TR, m. ob.). Small numbers of PURPLE FINCHES were 
reported throughout the county (m. ob.), and Cape Island's first PINE SISKIN of 
the season flew over HB 26 Sep (MC, m. ob.). 



Contributors: Margaret Barbuty (MB), Warren Cairo (WC), Mike Crewe (MC), Glen 
Davis (GD), Mark Garland (MG), Skye Haas (SH), Larry Meade (LM), Michael 
O'Brien (MO'B), Mary Raikes (MR), Tom Reed (TR), Clay Sutton (CS), Harvey 
Tomlinson (HT). 



References:

*eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 27 
Sep 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 


*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 27 Sep 2014. 
Available: http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr 


* Birders are encouraged to submit reports of Review List Species (photos, 
field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the New Jersey Bird Records 
Committee at 'report (at) njbrc.net' or hard copy to 14 Crown Drive, Warren NJ 
07059. Thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:47:56 -0400
Presumably the Zone-tailed Hawk that over-summered in parts of Massachusetts 
passed over the Cape May Hawkwatch at Cape May Point State Park around 10:50 
AM. Last seen heading to Delaware from Coral Ave., where hawkwatchers at Cape 
Henlopen State Park watched it fly over around 11:30 AM. If/when accepted it 
will represent a first state record for New Jersey. 


Good birding!!

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:15:33 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1409.25
* September 25, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
American Golden-Plover
American Kestrel
American White Pelican
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Pelican
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Golden-winged Warbler
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Lark Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Marbled Godwit
Philadelphia Vireo
Pine Siskin
Piping Plover
Purple Finch
Sedge Wren
Sora
Tennessee Warbler
White-rumped Sandpiper
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday 
September 25, 2014 with reports of SEDGE WREN, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, LARK 
SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, PINE SISKIN, seasonal and local reports of 
interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included a good passerine flight Sep 19 with 
SEDGE WREN and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at K-lot, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, 17 species 
of warbler, and 2 LINCOLNS SPARROWS. A LARK SPARROW was found at the north end 
of Raccoon alley Sep 21-22 and 4 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were detected near the 
Officers club and locust grove areas Sep 22. Up to 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS 
and 16 PIPING PLOVERS were found at the tidal cut/false hook area this week; 
other birds noted at the hook included YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, DICKCISSEL, 
and 2 PINE SISKINS were noted Sep 24. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park had a good flight Sep 23 including 11 EASTERN 
WOOD-PEWEES, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 15 species of warblers, and PURPLE FINCH. 


Island Beach State Park birds this week included 4 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 
16 BROWN PELICANS, 6 MARBLED GODWITS, and 4 CASPIAN TERNS. 


A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was found at Cattus Island Park in Toms River Sep 23.

A LARK SPARROW was found along the south dike at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Sep 
24. 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch tallied 222 AMERICAN KESTRELS Sep 22 and 731 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS Sep 23. PHILADELPHIA VIREO and 17 species of warbler were 
noted there this week. 


A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Glenhurst Meadows Sep 16-19. Also there were 
14 species of warbler including CAPE MAY WARBLER and TENNESSEE WARBLER, and 
LINCOLNS SPARROW Sep 23. 


Another CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Great Swamp NWR at the start of the 
White Bridge Rd wilderness access trail Sep 18-20. 


Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch recorded 1,074 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS Sep 19.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at DeKorte Environment Center in 
Lyndhurst. 


Liberty State Park had SORA and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER this week.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:19 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1409.21
* September 21, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Whiskered Tern
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Kestrel
American Oystercatcher
American Redstart
American Wigeon
Baird's Sandpiper
Barn Owl
Black Tern
Black-and-white Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Cattle Egret
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Gallinule
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Cory's Shearwater
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Great Cormorant
Greater Shearwater
Gull-billed Tern
Lark Sparrow
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-billed Dowitcher
Manx Shearwater
Marbled Godwit
Northern Flicker
Northern Parula
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Northern Waterthrush
Osprey
Pied-billed Grebe
Pine Siskin
Piping Plover
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sooty Shearwater
Sora
Summer Tanager
Tennessee Warbler
Whimbrel
Wilson's Phalarope
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
---------

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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

------------

*CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers
should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast
majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and
"Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are encouraged to send reports and
photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).*


*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); Higbee Dike (dredge spoils at northwest corner
of Cape Island, site of CMBO's Morning Flight count); SCMM (South Cape May
Meadows); SHPt (Stone Harbor Point).


 *WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS*

Dabbling ducks continued to enjoy a more obvious presence at Cape Island.
At least 50 BLUE-WINGED TEAL have been noted between CMP and SCMM during
recent days, along with scattered parties of NORTHERN PINTAILS, NORTHERN
SHOVELERS, and AMERICAN WIGEON (m. ob.). The season's first PIED-BILLED
GREBE arrived at CMPSP 19 Sep (m. ob.). A pelagic trip to the Wilmington
Canyon crossed paths with multiple CORY'S SHEARWATERS (including one
"Scopoli's"), MANX SHEARWATER, GREATER SHEARWATER, and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
13 Sep (m. ob.). Exceptional from shore during autumn, a SOOTY SHEARWATER
entertained many observers at CMP 14–16 Sep (JM, m. ob.). GREAT CORMORANT
reports saw a slight uptick this week-- news of singles came in from the
Higbee Dike, CMP, and Cold Spring Inlet (m. ob.). Flight calls of migrating
LEAST BITTERNS were detected over West Cape May 14 Sep (MO'B) and over Cape
May City 19 Sep (TR). Recent CATTLE EGRET reports have been few-- 1 flew
over SCMM 13 Sep (BH). Small numbers of YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS can
still be found at some sites, including 6 in the Jarvis Sound area 15 Sep
(BL, VE et al.). A good hawk flight 18 Sep brought 221 OSPREY, 563
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 118 COOPER'S HAWKS, and 193 AMERICAN KESTRELS past
CMPSP (TR). A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen from CMPSP 14 Sep (MR).



*GALLINULE THROUGH SPARROWS*

a COMMON GALLINULE entertained many observers at CMPSP 13 Sep, and at least
2 SORAS were noted at SCMM some days (m. ob.). Notable shorebird sightings
entailed a WILSON'S PHALAROPE (NBl, NBo) and a MARBLED GODWIT (m. ob.) over
CMPSP 13 Sep, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER over CMPSP 14 Sep (TR, KK), and 2
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS along Ocean Drive near Wildwood Crest 13 Sep (JM).
An exploration of SHPt turned up 200 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 5 PIPING
PLOVERS, a WHIMBREL, 30 RED KNOTS, and a notable total of 27 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS 13 Sep (NBl, NBo, GH, PR). Lingering terns included 2
BLACK TERNS and at least 1 LEAST TERN at CMP through 19 Sep (m. ob.), and a
GULL-BILLED TERN at CMPSP/SCMM on multiple days (m. ob.). North America's 3rd
*WHISKERED TERN *remained at CMP through 19 Sep, delighting a few thousand
birders thus far (m. ob.). At least 1 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continued to
be seen sporadically at CMP/CMPSP through 19 Sep (m. ob.). A migrating BARN
OWL was heard calling over West Cape May during the evening of 14 Sep
(DLP). RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have been in short supply; 1 was viewed from
CMPSP 19 Sep (MO'B). For the first time this fall, there were multiple
reports of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (m. ob.), and 144
NORTHERN FLICKERS were counted at the Higbee Dike 19 Sep (TR). A massive
songbird flight at the Higbee Dike 15 Sep produced over 4,000 warblers,
including 137 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 277 BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, 22
TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 2 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, 2331 AMERICAN REDSTARTS, and
391 NORTHERN PARULAS (GD et al.). An additional 2 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS and
a pair of late SUMMER TANAGERS flew past the Higbee Dike 19 Sep (TR).
CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were detected at Cape May City 16 Sep (MO'B) and at
SHPt 13 Sep (JM). A LARK SPARROW, the season's third, was discovered at Del
Haven 17 Sep (BB). The season's first PINE SISKIN visited a backyard at
Goshen 16–17 Sep (PS, CS).


Contributors:

Nicholas Block (NBl), Nick Bonomo (NBo), Bob Brown (BB), Glen Davis (GD),
Vince Elia (VE), Greg Hanisek (GH), Brian Henderson (BH), Kevin Karlson
(KK), David La Puma (DLP), Bob Lubberman (BL), Jay McGowan (JM), Michael
O'Brien (MO'B), Mary Raikes (MR), Tom Reed (TR), Phil Rusch (PR), Clay
Sutton (CS), Pat Sutton (PS).

References:

*eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Accessed 20 Sep 2014. Available: *http://www.ebird.org*
.

*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 20 Sep 2014.
Available: *http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Whiskered Tern NOT SEEN -- 21 Sep
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:01:17 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds:


It appears that the Whiskered Tern was NOT seen at Cape May Point today,
despite observers searching from dawn to dusk.

We'll have another update if it is found again.


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Cape May NJ
coturnicops at gmail dot com

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Whiskered Tern recap -- 20 Sep
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:18:55 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds:


The Whiskered Tern again showed reasonably well at Cape May Point through
at least 6:10 this evening (Saturday, 20 Sep).

It was fairly unpredictable through most of the day, with most reports
coming from the beachfront between Cape May Pt State Park and Coral Avenue,
often with a couple hours between sightings--particularly during the middle
of the day. It made only 1 or 2 appearances on Bunker Pond until about 5pm,
at which point it showed at least twice before vanishing just after 6pm.

Again, the best way to keep track of the tern is to monitor or subscribe to
"Keekeekerr," the local RBA text service. Recent entries can be found here:
http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr . To send/receive alerts on
your phone, text "SUBSCRIBE keekeekerr" (no quotes) to the number 41411.

At this point, details about searching for the bird are likely covered
fairly well in previous messages. It will continue to be beneficial for
folks to fan out around Cape May Point, with observers stationed at the
Hawkwatch Platform, State Park beach, St. Mary's, and Coral Avenue.

Best of luck to those searching tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Cape May NJ
coturnicops at gmail dot com

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:28:20 -0400
Hi all,

The Whiskered Tern continues this morning (Day 9). Today's first report was
from the beach at Cape May Pt State Park around 8:00am.


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Cape May NJ
coturnicops at gmail dot com

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Whiskered Tern recap -- 19 Sep
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:51:00 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds:


The Whiskered Tern continued at Cape May Point through 6:40 this evening
(Friday, 19 Sep).

A few items--

1) Its routine on Friday was almost the exact opposite of the previous two
days. The tern spent much of the morning at Cape May Point State Park,
alternating between Bunker Pond (first sighting at 7:22am) and the adjacent
beachfront. The bird became more elusive around midday and made more
infrequent visits to the pond through the PM hours (last visit 3:30pm?).
After a bit of searching this evening, it flew in from "the rips" and
joined a flock of Common Terns resting on the beach between Whilldin &
Coral Avenues. It was last seen flying off toward the east (6:40pm).

2) The best way to keep track of the bird is to monitor or subscribe to
"Keekeekerr," the local RBA text service. Recent entries can be found here:
http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr. To send/receive alerts on your
phone, text "SUBSCRIBE keekeekerr" (no quotes) to the number 41411.

3) Otherwise, the best strategy is to start at Bunker Pond and the
Hawkwatch Platform. If the bird hasn't been making recent visits--and
nobody on the platform knows of its current whereabouts--then check the
beachfront, starting at the old bunker and continuing west and north around
the Point, searching for roosting tern flocks and birds feeding close to
shore.


good luck and good birding,
tr


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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:28:55 -0400
Hi all,

The Whiskered Tern continues this morning-- multiple reports from the Cape May 
Point State Park beach and Bunker Pond, the most recent around 9:15am. 



good birding,
tr


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Subject: Whiskered Tern recap -- 18 Sep
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:05:49 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds –

The Whiskered Tern's appearances at Cape May Point today largely mirrored
its Wednesday routine.

The bird was first seen around 9:45am on the beach near St. Mary's (beyond
the south end of Lehigh Avenue), and was subsequently viewed on the beach
near Coral Avenue through much of the late-morning. It apparently went out
to feed in "the rips" around noon, and then made its first appearance on
Bunker Pond (Cape May Pt. State Park) at 12:45pm. It spent most of the
afternoon feeding on Bunker Pond or resting on the adjacent State Park
beach. The last sighting on Bunker Pond was apparently around 6pm.

Again, morning (especially early-AM) has become a tougher time to find the
bird, and it seems to be spending much of the AM lounging on beaches with
tern flocks or feeding over the rips. Midday/afternoon has been best,
particularly at Bunker Pond and the State Park beach. Evening continues to
be the toughest time to pin it down.

I know there's still a number of folks--both from NJ and from places much
farther away--who haven't yet had a chance to see this bird, so we'll
continue to supply updates, especially as likely locations/routines change,
or the bird disappears.

Thanks to everyone who provided information today.


good birding,
tr


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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:01:20 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1409.18
* September 18, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Whiskered Tern
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Blackburnian Warbler
Broad-winged Hawk
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Cape May Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Marbled Godwit
Mississippi Kite
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-necked Grebe
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Chat

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday 
September 18, 2014 with reports of WHISKERED TERN, seasonal and local reports 
of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


North Americas 3rd record of WHISKERED TERN was discovered in Cape May this 
week: see http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/ for updates. 


Sandy Hook had a good passerine flight Sep 15 with 2 YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHERS, 3 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and 20 species of warbler including CAPE 
MAY WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, WILSONS WARBLER, and 
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. Also there that day were 2 BAIRDS SANDPIPERS at the salt 
pond and a flyover adult MISSISSIPPI KITE. 


Reed Sod Farm fields near Sharon Road hosted 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 2 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS this week. 


A BAIRDS SANDPIPER was found at Shark River Inlet Sep 10.

Spruce Run Reservoir hosted 2 BAIRDS SANDPIPERS and 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS 
Sep 15. 


Wildcat Ridge tallied 2,639 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS Sep 15; Raccoon Ridge logged 
1,091 Broad-wings the same day, and Chimney Rock totaled 1,817 Broad-winged 
Hawks Sep 14. 


Two PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were found at Glenhurst Meadows Sep 14.

The RED-NECKED GREBE continued this week at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne. A 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was noted at Liberty State Park Sep 15. 


The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues at DeKorte Environment Center through Sep 
15. 


Two AMERICAN AVOCETS were found at the Barnegat Impoundments along Bayshore 
Drive Sep 14. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had 3 MARBLED GODWITS and a DICKCISSEL Sep 13.

The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings (AT) njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of 
Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to 
the NJ Bird Records Committee at report (AT) njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, 
Cape May NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:47:19 -0400
Hi all,

Apologies for the late update-- the Whiskered Tern continues at Cape May Point 
through 2:45pm. The bird was seen on the beach at Coral Ave during the late-AM, 
and has been putting in occasional appearances on Bunker Pond since 12:45. 



good birding,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ
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Subject: Whiskered Tern update -- 17 Sep
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:33:42 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds:

The Whiskered Tern was a bit more difficult to pin down today. It went
missing until about 10:30am, when it was located within a roosting flock on
the beach at Coral Avenue (Cape May Point). It did not appear on Bunker
Pond until 1pm, but proceeded to make brief+regular stops there through at
least 5:40. When not feeding on Bunker Pond, the bird would occasionally
land on the State Park beach, but would also just as frequently fly off
toward St. Mary's, Coral Ave, or the rips. It has changed its "usual
pattern" a bit, perhaps due to the location(s) of roosting tern flocks,
which haven't been as reliable on the State Park beach the last two days.
It's also worth mentioning that its appearances on Bunker Pond averaged
about 5min today, much shorter than the 15-20+min shows it often put on
during the weekend.

Evening continues to be the worst time to find the Whiskered Tern; morning
has become more challenging (first appearances after 8am/10am the last two
mornings); midday/afternoon continues to be best.

The best gameplan (other than just subscribing to "Keekeekerr") is probably
to try Bunker Pond first and, if the bird isn't present, work the beach
from Cape May Pt State Park west and north toward Coral Ave, searching for
concentrations of roosting terns/gulls, and watching for the bird flying
over/feeding close to shore. I'll be working the hawkwatch tomorrow
(Thursday), and will be happy to provide updates to anyone who stops by.

More news, good or bad, tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:54:33 -0400
More information about the Whiskered Tern- it was seen yesterday. Currently 
it's feeding off of St Pete's dune crossing. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mark Garland 
> Date: September 17, 2014 at 12:42:56 PM EDT
> To: Sam Galick 
> Subject: Re: [NJBIRDS] Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
> 
> Hi Sam:
> 
> It was on the beach at Coral for nearly an hour, and there were multiple 
sightings yesterday. 

> 
> Mark
> 
> 
>> On Sep 17, 2014, at 12:41 PM, Sam Galick  wrote:
>> 
>> The Whiskered Tern was found again this morning after not being seen 
yesterday; this time flying just offshore Cape May Point. It landed briefly in 
front of the Coral Ave. dune crossing. 

>> 
>> Good birding,
>> 
>> Sam
>> 
>> --
>> Sam Galick
>> Cape May, NJ
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick
>> 
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: 
> 

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:41:33 -0400
The Whiskered Tern was found again this morning after not being seen yesterday; 
this time flying just offshore Cape May Point. It landed briefly in front of 
the Coral Ave. dune crossing. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:36:12 -0400
The Whiskered Tern was seen again this morning on the Cape May Point State Park 
beach. Everyday it's been working between the beach and Bunker Pond in front of 
the Cape May Hawkwatch. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:27:45 -0400
KEEKEEKERR - DLaPuma:
Whst (Whiskered Tern) seen earlier on beach, flushed and not currently in view. 
If found, please report. 


KEEKEEKERR - DLaPuma:
Last seen in tern flock west of Bunker, CMSP

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:16:18 -0400
The Whiskered Tern is back on Bunker Pond in Cape May Point State Park.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:22:09 -0400
The Whiskered Tern continues this morning flying around Bunker Pond in Cape May 
Point State Park. 


Good birding!

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:10:43 -0400
The Whiskered Tern is back on Bunker Pond at Cape May Point State Park. It was 
seen yesterday in the company of a Black Tern. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Whiskered Tern, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:42:30 -0400
KEEKEEKERR - LZemaitis:
Whiskered Tern flying with Black Tern at Bunker Pond. Just flew towards Coral 
Ave 


More info will be posted when available.

Good birding!!

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:11:08 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1409.11
* September 11, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
Acadian Flycatcher
American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Tern
Brown Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Common Nighthawk
Dickcissel
Gull-billed Tern
Hudsonian Godwit
Lark Sparrow
Marbled Godwit
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Sanderling
Tricolored Heron
Upland Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday 
September 11, 2014 with reports of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 
WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LARK SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of 
interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The Johnson Sod Farm continued to host "grasspipers" this week, with much of 
the action centered around Grier's Lane, where 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 6 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and 80 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were found. 


Birds found at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Sep 6-7 included 3 TRICOLORED HERONS, 
3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, AMERICAN AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 3 MARBLED 
GODWITS, 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, 30 CASPIAN TERNS, 
and 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park had OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO this 
week. 


Whitesbog had 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS Sep 10.

The Sedge Islands/Barnegat Inlet area hosted a COMMON EIDER, BROWN PELICANS, 7 
MARBLED GODWITS, and BLACK TERN Sep 10. 


The sod fields along Rt. 539 near Gordon Rd and Herbert Rd hosted up to 11 
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS this week. 


A LARK SPARROW was found at Sandy Hook Sep 4 and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was 
near Randolph Rd Sep 5. 


A BLACK TERN was noted at Raritan Bayshore Waterfront Park Sep 6.

Chimney Rock Hawk Watch tallied 159 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS Sep 7; also there this 
week were RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and 15 species of warbler including CAPE MAY 
WARBLER. 


A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was photographed at Griggstown Grasslands Sep 6.

Spruce Run Reservoir had a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and SANDERLING at the Mulhockaway 
Creek access along with a Dickcissel Sep 7. 


The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at DeKorte Environment Center in 
Lyndhurst. An AMERICAN AVOCET was found there Sep 10. 


Liberty State Park had PHILADELPHIA VIREO and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER this week. 
Also in Hudson County was the continuing RED-NECKED GREBE at Ocean Terminal. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:58:46 -0400
Just posted to the textserv:

KEEKEEKERR - WWDO (White-winged Dove) on wire New England, W of Bayshore, flew 
North at 710 AM. 


This is along the road to Higbees Beach WMA on Cape Island.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:09:54 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1409.06
* September 6, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Bridled Tern
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ White-winged Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
American Kestrel
American Redstart
Bald Eagle
Barn Owl
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black Tern
Black-and-white Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Bobolink
Brewster's Warbler
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Clapper Rail
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Nighthawk
Connecticut Warbler
Cory's Shearwater
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Greater Shearwater
Green-winged Teal
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-tailed Jaeger
Merlin
Mute Swan
Northern Harrier
Northern Shoveler
Northern Waterthrush
Osprey
Parasitic Jaeger
Pectoral Sandpiper
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Roseate Tern
Solitary Sandpiper
Sora
White-Winged Dove
Wild Turkey
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

------------

CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers
should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast
majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and
"Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are encouraged to send reports and
photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).


*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); HB (Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area);
Higbee Dike (dredge spoils at northwest corner of Cape Island, site of
CMBO's Morning Flight count); SCMM (South Cape May Meadows); SHPt (Stone
Harbor Point).
*WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS*

CMPSP continued to host an abnormally large congregation of MUTE SWANS,
with a recent high of 38 on Bunker Pond (m. ob.). Dabbling ducks
established a more obvious presence at Cape Island-- 26 BLUE-WINGED
TEALmade for a nice sum at CMP 5 Sep (MO'B), while 13 NORTHERN SHOVELERS
were noted at CMPSP the same day (m. ob.). Several GREEN-WINGED TEAL put in
appearances at CMPSP and SCMM most days (m. ob.), and another was migrating
offshore CMP 4 Sep (TR). WILD TURKEY has become an expected sight along New
England Road; close to three dozen continued to be seen at times,
particularly during the morning hours (m. ob.). A fishing trip to ca. 30
miles east of Cape May found 2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 3 GREATER SHEARWATERS,
and 5 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS 4 Sep (JC, CH). Over 200 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS migrated south past CMP on easterly winds 4 Sep (m. ob.). A
LEAST BITTERN was noted in the Tuckahoe marshes, where the species nests,
30 Aug (TB). The first appreciable hawk flight of the season overtook CMP 3
Sep, and included 216 OSPREY, 11 BALD EAGLES, 21 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 138
AMERICAN KESTREL, and 10 MERLIN (TR, SB).

*RAILS THROUGH TERNS*
       A migrant CLAPPER RAIL made for an odd sight on Bunker Pond, CMPSP 3
Aug (m. ob.). A minimum of 2 SORAS could be found at SCMM some days (m.
ob.). At least one adult AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER entertained observers at
SCMM and CMPSP 30 Aug–3 Sep (m. ob.). Early-Sep is likely the best time to
seek out BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at Cape May. Flyovers were notched at CMP
1 Sep and at the Higbee Dike 3 Sep (GD). Another dropped in at SHPt 3 Sep
(EH). The morning of 1 Sep brought a nice movement of shorebirds past Cape
Island, including 19 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, 112 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and 22
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS tallied at CMPSP (VE, MR, TR). A juvenile LONG-TAILED
JAEGER put in a brief but exciting appearance at CMPSP 1 Sep (TR et al.).
The majority of land-based records of this species have occurred in
early-Sep. PARASITIC JAEGER will become a more regular sight in coming
weeks; at least 1 was reported from CMP on several days (m. ob.). Multiple
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued to be found at oceanside beaches such
as SCMM and SHPt (m. ob.). Notably late were 2 adult ROSEATE TERNS at CMP
30 Aug (MO'B, m. ob.). LEAST TERN reports continued through 3 Sep (m. ob.),
but the species will soon be gone until next spring. The aforementioned
fishing trip also encountered 2 BRIDLED TERNS and a BLACK TERN offshore
Cape May 4 Sep (JC, CH). Additional BLACK TERN reports included 1 at Jarvis
Sound 2 Sep (VE, BL, m. ob.) and another at CMPSP 5 Sep (m. ob.).

*DOVES THROUGH SONGBIRDS*
A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was discovered near Coral Avenue, CMP 2 Sep (MO'B, m.
ob.). There have been no reports since-- this potentially represents the
4th individual seen in Cape May County during 2014. EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE
continued to put in sporadic appearances at CMP. One flew west over CMPSP 3
Sep, and a pair did the same the next day (TR). A BARN OWL flew west past
SCMM at dusk 1 Sep (MO'B), the third recorded this season. Light westerly
winds brought a noticeable movement of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS over Cape Island
during the evening hours 3 Sep, including 100+ seen over West Cape May
during a 5-minute period (MG). An impressive songbird flight was witnessed
from CMPSP 4 Sep which included 7500 BOBOLINKS, 315 EASTERN KINGBIRDS, 200
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 750 AMERICAN REDSTARTS, 80 YELLOW WARBLERS, 40
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, 2 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, and a YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER (TR, SW, VE). A strong songbird flight was also noted at the
Higbee Dike the same day, with highlights including a PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 2
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, and a Dickcissel (GD et al.). A "Lawrence's" Warbler
was detected at HB 2 Sep (CBN), and a "BREWSTER'S" WARBLER put in an
appearance at CMPSP 4 Sep (KL). Small numbers of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES
were recorded most days at the Higbee Dike, HB, and CMP (m. ob.). The
fall's first CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were photographed at CMPSP 1 Sep (JA)
and at SHPt 2 Sep (KH et al.).

 *--===============--*

*Contributors:*

Jesse Amesbury (JA), Steve Bauer (SB), Tom Baxter (TB), Jacob Cuomo (JC),
Glen Davis (GD), Vince Elia (VE), Mark Garland (MG), Chris Hajduk (CH),
Emily Heiser (EH), Kathy Horn (KH), Karl Lukens (KL), Bob Lubberman (BL),
Claus Brostrøm Nielsen (CBN), Michael O'Brien (MO'B), Mary Raikes (MR), Tom
Reed (TR), Scott Whittle (SW).

----

References:

**eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and
abundance [web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New
York. Accessed 6 Sep 2014. Available: *http://www.ebird.org*
.

**Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 6 Sep 2014.
Available: *http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*





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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept 4 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 22:34:33 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1409.04
* September 4, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Tern
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-winged Teal
Bobolink
Brown Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit
King Rail
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Piping Plover
Purple Martin
Red-necked Grebe
Seaside Sparrow
Sora
Tricolored Heron
Upland Sandpiper
Western Kingbird
Western Sandpiper
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday 
September 4, 2014 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, KING RAIL, HUDSONIAN 
GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, WESTERN 
KINGBIRD, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The KING RAIL continues this week at the walkway along the Bayonne Golf Club. 
Also in that area and adjacent Ocean Terminal were the summering RED-NECKED 
GREBE, SORA, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, and 
SEASIDE SPARROW. Also in Hudson County was an UPLAND SANDPIPER at Liberty State 
Park Aug 27 and a MOURNING WARBLER at Hudson County Park Sep 4. 


The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at the DeKorte Environment 
Center in Lyndhurst. The AMERICAN AVOCET remains through Aug 31 at Harrier 
Meadow (restricted access). 


A LEAST BITTERN was noted at the Vernon Crossing Marshes Aug 30. Also in Sussex 
County were OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS along Rt. 615 in the Delaware Water Gap NRA 
and at Allamuchy State Park. 


The Great Piece Meadows Sod Farm in Warren County hosted 3 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS Sep 1-2 and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER Aug 31-Sep 1. 


Spruce Run Reservoir had a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER this 
week, seen at the mouth of Mulhockaway Creek. 


An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was found at Skillman Park Aug 31 and at nearby 
Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was noted Sep 1. 


Eleven AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were found in the sod fields near the corner of 
Gordon Rd and Rt. 539 in Mercer County Aug 31; also there this week were 2 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS. At nearby sod fields in Monmouth County around 
Herbert Road and Rt. 539/Sharon Station Rd AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and a 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were noted. 


Sandy Hook sightings included 6 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 22 PIPING PLOVERS, and 
2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at the tidal cut/false hook area Sep 1; SORA, a 
WESTERN KINGBIRD Aug 29 along the fisherman's trail, 2 YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHERS, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and MOURNING WARBLER. 


Wreck Pond hosted 6 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 4 HUDSONIAN GODWITS Sep 1.

In Ocean County, several MARBLED GODWITS were found this week at the Sedge 
Islands accessed from Island Beach State Park. At Barnegat Inlet 40 BROWN 
PELICANS and 3 BLACK TERNS were noted. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER flew into the 
Ocean County zone of Whitesbog 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR birds this week included 7 HUDSONIAN GODWITS Aug 31 
and 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, MARBLED GODWIT, 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, and 2 BLACK TERNS Aug 30. 


Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth Aug 31 had BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 400 PURPLE 
MARTINS, 5 BOBOLINKS, and 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS. 


Floodgates in Gloucester County had BLACK TERN and LEAST TERN Sep 1.

The Johnson Sod Farm on the Cumberland/Salem County border had AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, and 7 UPLAND SANDPIPERS this week, 
mostly seen along Grier's Lane. Another BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the 
East Coast Sod Farm Sep 1; The Coombs Sod Farm near Elmer had 3 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER this week, and 
Franzen Rd in Monroeville had an excellent count of 40 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS 
Sep 1. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon.org. Please submit reports of Review 
List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or written documentation) to the NJ 
Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May 
NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:43:30 -0400
Michael O'Brien reports: White-winged Dove on wires along Coral Avenue,
Cape May Point.

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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Subject: Long-tailed Jaeger, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:25:02 -0400
Hi all -

A juv. Long-tailed Jaeger just made a couple brief passes over the Cape May 
Hawk Watch. It was last seen drifting off toward the southwest. More updates 
if/when available. 



good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ
coturnicops at gmail dot com

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 29, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:04 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1408.29
* August 29, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American Oystercatcher
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Skimmer
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-winged Warbler
Brown Pelican
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Cliff Swallow
Dickcissel
Forster's Tern
King Rail
Least Bittern
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Philadelphia Vireo
Piping Plover
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Tennessee Warbler
Tricolored Heron
Upland Sandpiper
Virginia Rail
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  email "sightings (at) njaudubon.org"
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday August 
28, 2014 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, KING RAIL, AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and 
local reports of interest. 


If you are a frequent reader of the VONJA, please consider joining New Jersey 
Audubon. Find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or see 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues this week at the DeKorte Environment 
Center in Lyndhurst. An AMERICAN AVOCET was found at Harrier Meadow (restricted 
access) Aug 27. Also at DeKorte this week were BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and BLUE 
GROSBEAK. 


The KING RAIL continues through Aug 26 at the Hudson River Walkway in Bayonne 
along with the summering RED-NECKED GREBE. 


Two AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were noted at Liberty Sod Farm in Warren County Aug 
20. 


An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Timberbrook Pond in Rockaway Aug 23.

Birds noted at Glenhurst Meadows in Warren Twp this week were 2 RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and 2 NASHVILLE WARBLERS Aug 26. 


Linden's Hawk Rise Sanctuary had 1-2 BLUE GROSBEAKS this week.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Oros Wildlife Preserve in Woodbridge Aug 
28. 


Sod Farms near Allentown in western Monmouth County have erratically hosted 
interesting shorebirds this week including AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 UPLAND 
SANDPIPERS, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. Look for the birds on sod fields near the 
intersection of Rt. 526 and Sharon Station Road, along Herbert Rd just east of 
its intersection with Rt. 539, and at Reed Sod Farm headquarters on Rt. 539 
opposite the Valero gas station just north of Allentown. Remember all land here 
is private, and all birding must be done from public roads. 


Reports from Sandy Hook this week included 24 PIPING PLOVERS, MARBLED GODWIT, 2 
WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS at the tidal cut/false hook 
area; CASPIAN TERN; up to 12 BLACK TERNS at Spermaceti Cove; 3 CLIFF SWALLOWS; 
14 species of warblers including PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CAPE 
MAY WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, mostly seen along raccoon alley; and 2 
flyover DICKCISSELS Aug 21. 


Four BLACK TERNS and 2 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were noted at Manasquan Inlet Aug 
24. 


Great Bay Blvd WMA near Tuckerton had 9 BROWN PELICANS, 90 AMERICAN 
OYSTERCATCHERS, and 100 BLACK SKIMMERS Aug 23. Also in Ocean County was an 
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER at Island Beach SP's winter anchorage sandbars Aug 28. 


Sightings from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Aug 23 were of LEAST BITTERN, 
TRICOLORED HERON, 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, VIRGINIA RAIL, 4 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, 4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and BLACK TERN. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park had 13 species of warblers Aug 24 including 3 
BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS, 2 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, and 2 CANADA 
WARBLERS. Other birds of note there were 5 CASPIAN TERNS and 4 FORSTER'S TERNS. 


Floodgates had an excellent count of 92 CASPIAN TERNS Aug 24.

In Salem County, up to 6 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were found at the Coombs Sod 
Farm in Elmer and 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were detected along County Home Rd 
in Pilesgrove Twp Aug 23. Fifty CATTLE EGRETS were tallied at the ponds along 
Sharptown-Auburn Rd north of Rt. 40 Aug 24. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. 
Please submit reports of Review List Species (photos, field sketches, and/or 
written documentation) to the NJ Bird Records Committee at report AT njbrc.net 
or 13 Strawberry Lane, Cape May NJ 00824. Good Birding and thanks for 
reporting. 



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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:06:57 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1408.23
* August 23, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black Scoter
Black Skimmer
Black Tern
Bobolink
Broad-winged Hawk
Common Nighthawk
Common Tern
Cory's Shearwater
Dickcissel
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Glossy Ibis
Golden-winged Warbler
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Blue Heron
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Mute Swan
Northern Gannet
Osprey
Parasitic Jaeger
Piping Plover
Prothonotary Warbler
Red Knot
Ring-billed Gull
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Egret
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Wild Turkey

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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

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CMBO is pleased to provide weekly summaries of the Cape's birding
highlights. Coverage is limited to sightings in Cape May County. Readers
should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast
majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and
"Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are encouraged to send reports and
photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).


Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); HB (Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area);
Higbee Dike (dredge spoils at northwest corner of Cape Island, site of
CMBO's Morning Flight count); SCMM (South Cape May Meadows); SHPt (Stone
Harbor Point).

WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

       The infestation of MUTE SWANS at CMPSP continued; a count of 40 was
obtained at Bunker Pond 22 Aug (MiC, TR). The oft-mentioned, summering pack
of BLACK-SCOTERS remained at CMP along with at least 3 SURF SCOTERS (m.
ob.). Unusual for the date was a female HOODED MERGANSER reported at Dias
Creek 18 Aug (TB). A female WILD TURKEY and 2 young birds continued at CMP
through 21 Aug (MiC). The species was also reported along New England Road
(m. ob.). Strong southeast winds were likely associated with the CORY'S
SHEARWATER seen from SHPt 21 Aug (TR). After a typical midsummer absence,
NORTHERN GANNETS re-appeared in recent days, with sightings of immatures
from the Higbee Dike 21 Aug (GD, TR) and SHPt 22 Aug (MG). Less expected
was an adult reported from Ocean City 16 Aug (JI). Small flocks of
southbound DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were reported over Cape Island with
increasing frequency through the week (m. ob.). Large numbers of wading
birds were noted on multiple evenings as they entered the Gull Island
colony/roost near Stone Harbor. Counts conducted from Stone Harbor
Boulevard produced 92 TRICOLORED HERONS and 27 LITTLE BLUE HERONS on 19 Aug
(TR et al.); 597 GREAT EGRETS, 1081 SNOWY EGRETS, 39 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 86
TRICOLORED HERONS, and 252 GLOSSY IBISES were recorded 20 Aug (TR, MiC,
GD). Southbound GREAT BLUE HERONS are often noted during evenings with
northeast winds; such was the case when 21 were flying over Stone Harbor
Boulevard around sunset 19 Aug (MeC, TR). Raptor migration was unremarkable
throughout the week, but 4 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were seen over the Rea
Farm/Beanery 18 Aug (TJ, MR) and a few southbound OSPREY were noted most
days at CMP (m. ob.).

SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SKIMMER

       There were no noteworthy shorebird flights during the past week; a
single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER flew over SCMM 21 Aug (TR). Water levels
remained high at most sites around Cape Island, putting a dent in shorebird
reports, but the Stone Harbor area enjoyed a productive week. Nummy Island
held 36 'WESTERN' WILLETS 22 Aug (MG), and nearby SHPt was home to 92
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 1200 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 130 WESTERN SANDPIPERS,
and 7 PIPING PLOVERS 21 Aug (TR). The marshes and salt pannes surrounding
the Wetlands Institute hosted 7 WHIMBREL, 215 RED KNOTS, and 2 MARBLED
GODWITS during the afternoon high tide 18 Aug (TR). Another MARBLED GODWIT
was photographed at Jarvis Sound 20 Aug (BL et al.). Last week's AMERICAN
AVOCET remained in the area, seen at both Jarvis Sound and SCMM through at
least 20 Aug (m. ob.). A PARASITIC JAEGER was attracted to a feeding flock
of terns and gulls near SHPt 21 Aug (TR). Intriguing was an apparent
juvenile LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Sunset Beach 22 Aug (MiC); several
other individuals of various ages remained on Cape Island beaches and at
SHPt through the period (m. ob.).RING-BILLED GULLS continued to filter in
from points north and west-- weekly highs included 12 at SHPt 19 Aug (JI)
and 10 at SCMM 21 Aug (LZ). BLACK TERN should be nearing peak southbound
densities. The year's maximum to date, 14 migrated south past SHPt 21 Aug
(TR). An additional 6 were reported at Sunset Beach 22 Aug (TB), and
occasional singletons were found at various sites between SCMM, CMP, and
the Higbee Dike (m. ob.).A trio of GULL-BILLED TERNS entertained observers
at SCMM 22 Aug (CH, DH), and at least 2 were seen from Stone Harbor
Boulevard at Scotch Bonnet 20 Aug (TR et al.). Rare by late-Aug, a ROSEATE
TERN tagged along with a flock of COMMON TERNS offshore SHPt 21 Aug (TR).
ROYAL TERN numbers increased once again, as more individuals arrived from
the south. A few hundred were noted flying past Poverty Beach on at least
one recent evening (CS), and 250+ were roosting at Hereford Inlet 21 Aug
(TR). Beach-nesting birds endured a tough season locally, therefore a
report of recently fledged BLACK- SKIMMERS at Poverty Beach was especially
heartening. Approximately 175 skimmers have been noted at the site in
recent days (fide NJDFW).

COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH BOBOLINK

       Notable were the 2 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES that flew over CMPSP 22
Aug (TR, MiC). This is the first time more than 1 individual had been
reported at Cape Island since early-Feb. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was hunting
over Dias Creek at dusk 17 Aug (TR). A nice early-morning movement of
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS 17 Aug included 33 that buzzed past the Higbee
Dike (GD). Passerine migration was limited, save for a small influx that
arrived on light northwest winds 18 Aug. Fair numbers of EASTERN KINGBIRDS
could be found at HB through the period, with 300–400 individuals present
most days (m. ob.). The week's warbler highlight was a GOLDEN-WINGED at HB
16 Aug (JA). Now is a great time to look for MOURNING WARBLER-- singles
were noted at the Rea Farm/Beanery 16 Aug (RH), HB 18 Aug (MeC, MiC), and
near Goshen 22 Aug (DW, JN). Solo PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were recorded at
the Higbee Dike on 16, 17, 18, and 22 Aug (GD, TR), and LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH was noted there 17 and 18 Aug (GD). The season's first
DICKCISSEL made its presence known over the Higbee Dike 17 Aug (GD),
before the season's second LARK SPARROW put in a brief appearance at SCMM
20 Aug (SR). BOBOLINKS have become more apparent at many sites, and the
period's high count consisted of 193 at the Higbee Dike 18 Aug (GD).


Contributors:

Jesse Amesbury (JA), Tom Baxter (TB), Megan Crewe (MeC), Mike Crewe (MiC),
Glen Davis (GD), Matt Garvey (MG), Roger Horn (RH), Corey Husic (CH), Diane
Husic (DH), Jon Isacoff (JI), Tom Johnson (TJ), Bob Lubberman (BL), Josh
Nemeth (JN), NJDFW (New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife staff), Tom Reed
(TR), Melissa Roach (MR), Steven Rodan (SR), Clay Sutton (CS), Dustin Welch
(DW), Louise Zemaitis (LZ).

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References:


 *eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Accessed 23 Aug 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org.

*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 23 Aug 2014.
Available: http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr

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