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20 Jul A note about viewing the European Golden-Plover [Samuel Galick ]
20 Jul European Golden-Plover continues, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
19 Jul Note about birding Pittstown Road, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
19 Jul European Golden-Plover update, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jul European Golden-Plover, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jul RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 19, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Jul Swainson's Warbler, Burlington County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Jul RBA: New Jersey, July 17, 2014 [L Larson ]
15 Jul White-faced Ibis continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Jul White-faced Ibis, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
13 Jul RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 12, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
13 Jul White-winged Dove continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Jul White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
11 Jul RBA: NJ, July 9, 2014 [L Larson ]
9 Jul RBA: New Jersey, July 9, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Jul RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 5, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Jul Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
3 Jul Sooty Tern, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
28 Jun RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, June 28, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Jun RBA: Cape May, NJ, June 21, 2014 [L Larson ]
20 Jun Wilson's Plover, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Jun RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, June 14, 2014 [L Larson ]
11 Jun Neotropic Cormorant continues, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
7 Jun New Jersey Bird Records Committee Results [Bill Boyle ]
6 Jun Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County [Sam Galick ]
5 Jun RBA: New Jersey, June 5, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Jun RBA: New Jersey, June 5, 2014 [Laurie Larson ]
28 May Cinnamon Teal continues, Bergen County [Sam Galick ]
26 May Painted Bunting continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 May Painted Bunting, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
23 May Cinnamon Teal, Bergen County [Sam Galick ]
22 May RBA: New Jersey, May 22, 2014 [L Larson ]
17 May Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
16 May Barrow's Goldeneye, Bergen County [Samuel Galick ]
16 May Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
16 May Swainson's Warbler, Passaic County [Samuel Galick ]
16 May "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
15 May Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Atlantic County [Sam Galick ]
14 May RBA: New Jersey, May 14, 2014 [L Larson ]
14 May Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
6 May White-faced Ibis, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
5 May Townsend's Warbler directions, Sussex County [Samuel Galick ]
5 May Crested Caracara continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
5 May Townsend's Warbler, Sussex County [Samuel Galick ]
4 May Townsend's Warbler, Sussex County May 4 [Scott Barnes ]
4 May Yellow Rail continues, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
4 May Crested Caracara, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
4 May RBA: Cape May, NJ, May 3, 2014 [L Larson ]
3 May Bar-tailed Godwit continues, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
2 May Swainson's Hawk, Essex County [Sam Galick ]
1 May RBA: New Jersey, May 1, 2014 [L Larson ]
1 May Re: Yellow Rail, Cumberland County [Paul Guris ]
1 May Fwd: White-faced Ibis, Cape May County **NOT VIEWABLE** [Samuel Galick ]
1 May Bar-tailed Godwit, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
1 May Yellow Rail, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
1 May White-faced Ibis, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
27 Apr RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 26, 2014 [L Larson ]
26 Apr Painted Bunting, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
24 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 24, 2014 [L Larson ]
19 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
16 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014 [L Larson ]
12 Apr RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
11 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
10 Apr Potential Neotropic Cormorant, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
9 Apr Recinding the Painted Redstart report [Samuel Galick ]
8 Apr Belated Painted Redstart report, Gloucester County [Samuel Galick ]
5 Apr Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
28 Mar White-faced Ibis continues, Cumberland County [Sam Galick ]
27 Mar Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 Mar White-faced Ibis, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
23 Mar Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
20 Mar RBA: New Jersey, March 20, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Mar LeConte's Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Mar REMINDER: Stone Harbor Point fencing [Samuel Galick ]
17 Mar Le Conte's Sparrow, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
14 Mar "Gambell's" White-crowned Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]

Subject: A note about viewing the European Golden-Plover
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:13:09 -0400
Passing along a note that the property owner is wary of people viewing this
bird along the road. Obviously there's a liability for him if someone gets
hurt on his property so please do not trespass on his land- stay to the
road. "Parking" is very limited there; there's only enough room for about
eight cars. A possible solution could be to park along a nearby road and
carpooling to the destination to lessen the amount of cars there. Garnering
this much attention will likely cause police to ask for people to move on
from this busy 50 MPH CR road.

This goes without saying in looking for any rarity, please try to be on
your best birding behavior. All of us want this to be a positive experience
for locals and birders alike; especially a bird that will catch regional
attention. The ABA code of ethics can be found here:

http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

As of 9:05 AM the bird flew off to the west and has not been seen in the
field since.This is the same direction it flew out of the field yesterday,
so it could still be in the area.

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: European Golden-Plover continues, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:34:52 -0400
The European Golden-Plover was seen again this morning, observation and photos 
have been taken of the underwing- it's white. Please look at previous messages 
for directions, and again use caution while parking along this busy CR with no 
shoulder. 


If anybody needs assistance with directions, please feel free to drop me a 
line. But to reiterate, here's Alan's text directions again: 


Some added details. The sod field (west side Rt 615) is in the process of being 
harvested and is opposite the Dubrow's Nursery sign (east side of 615). I think 
Sam's map is pretty accurate. The bird was by itself and stayed in the same 
basic location (a little south and west of the fields center) almost directly 
across from sign. I viewed the bird from about2:15-2:45. It remained nearly 
motionless (head view only) for the first 15 mins. When it moved, showing its 
full body, it may have move another 15 ft south. It did not fly while I was 
there and therefore I have no info on underwing color. 


http://goo.gl/maps/c8fc1

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: Note about birding Pittstown Road, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:47:55 -0400
As Alan mentioned, this CR gets lots of traffic and cars whiz by doing at least 
55-60 (though 50 is posted) mph. There's hardly a shoulder there, so please use 
extreme caution when trying to view the bird from the road which is the only 
option as the surrounding property is private. 


If the bird is not located in that field I suggest spreading out and searching 
nearby ones. I grew up only minutes from the location and there are some 
fantastic grassy shorebird fields that it may have chosen to drop in. But 
please do so while respecting their property during this active time as farmers 
work their fields. 


Good birding,

Sam

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

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Alan Mart 
> Date: July 19, 2014 at 11:37:14 PM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Golden Plover
> Reply-To: a.mart67 AT COMCAST.NET
> 
> A couple of thoughts: 
> 
> First, given my lack of experience with either species, I welcome discussion 
re this bird (for or against European or Pacific GPL) as I know I will benefit 
from the knowledge and assessment of others before forming my final opinion. 

> 
> Second, if you are going to try and find the bird tomorrow, please note this 
is a county road with no real shoulder and it gets some traffic. The land on 
both sides is private property. The bird was in the sod field on the west side 
of Rt 615 (see the map in Sam's original post). I would assume we do not have 
permission to access the sod fields. A scope was definitely needed today. 

> 
> 
> 
> 
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: European Golden-Plover update, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:19:37 -0400
Frank Sencher was present when the plover flew off, at 4:51 PM. That area
has many large agricultural fields where it could put down again,
especially with the impending stormy weather tonight there's still a chance
that it's in the area.

Good luck,

Sam

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

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Subject: European Golden-Plover, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:26:27 -0400
Alan Mart followed up on a report of the large plover in a field outside of
Pittstown and sent along the linked photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/110167896 AT N07/

This looks good for European Golden-Plover, I passed it along to a couple
of shorebird gurus that concluded the same ID.

http://goo.gl/maps/LKOf8

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: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 19, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:22:11 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1407.19
* July 19, 2014

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

Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black Scoter
Black Tern
Bobolink
Brown Pelican
Caspian Tern
Cliff Swallow
Gadwall
Gull-billed Tern
Least Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Yellowlegs
Marbled Godwit
Mute Swan
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Short-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Surf Scoter
Upland Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Wild Turkey
Willow Flycatcher
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow Warbler

- 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
 
Week in review: 12 – 18 July, 2014

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). 


* 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 calling and reporting. 


Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape 
May Pt. State Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), Cove Pool (boardwalk and 
adjacent marsh/pools, accessible from the west end of Mount Vernon Ave in Cape 
May). 


 
Waterfowl Through Ibis

 Numerous observers noted the increasing number of MUTE SWANS at CMPSP this 
week. An unfortunate total of 42 was logged there 17 Jul (MH). GADWALL remained 
a regular sight at CMPSP, SCMM, and Cove Pool through the week. Breeding was 
confirmed when a hen was seen with 4 ducklings at SCMM 17 Jul (FS). "Scoter 
Summer" is still going strong around CMP, where as many as 100 BLACK SCOTERS 
and at least 3 SURF SCOTERS continued to be reported (m. ob.). At least one 
WILD TURKEY was still wandering about CMP, most recently detected along 
Seagrove Avenue 14 Jul (BR). It was a slow week for seawatching. Small numbers 
of WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS continued to be reported from shore at Cape Island. 
Various vantage points at CMP, CMPSP, and SCMM provided views of the species, 
and reports also came in from ferry crossings (m. ob.). There was a marked 
decrease in BROWN PELICAN reports, though one ventured into Delaware Bay as far 
north as Reed's Beach 14 Jul (TR). The species is irregular and ! 

 uncommon that far up the bay. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was gleaned from a flock of 
102 Glossy Ibis at SCMM 14 Jul (TR), and was seen again 15 Jul (LZ, WC). It has 
not been seen again. 


Shorebirds Through Terns

 Shorebirds moved past in dribs and drabs throughout the period. LEAST 
SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were among the more 
common species migrating south during the last several days. Over 250 LEAST 
SANDPIPERS were counted from SCMM 16 Jul (TR), and 50+ LESSER YELLOWLEGS zipped 
by CMP 17 Jul (TR et al.). WHIMBREL were moving along both sides of a cold 
front this week. A total of 31 motored over SCMM during strong south winds 
ahead of the front 14 Jul (MC, TR), before another 21 navigated past the same 
site during foggy conditions, just as the front moved through 16 Jul (TR). Less 
common migrants at Cape Island included a MARBLED GODWIT over CMPSP 16 Jul (FS 
et al.), along with an UPLAND SANDPIPER, 6 WESTERN SANDPIPERS (TR) and at least 
1 STILT SANDPIPER (KL et al.) in or above SCMM the same day. LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued to roam ocean side beaches, and a count of 12 was 
obtained at SCMM 14 Jul (MO'B). Terns featured prominently again this ! 

 week. A SANDWICH TERN dropped in at Bunker Pond, CMPSP on 18 Jul (WC, m. ob.), 
and 2–3 ROSEATE TERNS continued to put in sporadic appearances on the beaches 
between SCMM, CMPSP, and CMP (m. ob.). BLACK TERN should become more regular in 
coming weeks-- the only recent report was of a single at SCMM on 13 Jul (JC). 
CASPIAN TERN will likewise increase through the rest of summer, and several 
arrived at sites such as Corson's Inlet, Hereford Inlet, and CMPSP in recent 
days (m. ob.). GULL-BILLED TERN is generally uncommon at Cape Island, therefore 
2 at SCMM 14 Jul, and the same or another there 16 Jul, are worth mentioning 
(MC, TR). 


Doves Through Bobolink

 A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was discovered at the corner of Lincoln & Lehigh Aves, CMP 
11 Jul and continued in the immediate area through 15 Jul (EO, m. ob.). There 
have been no reports since. This individual represents the second seen in Cape 
May County this year. CMP's EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE remained elusive, apart from 
one sighting of it on the wing near Lighthouse & Seagrove Aves 13 Jul (TR). 
WILLOW FLYCATCHER reports have been sparse in recent days, but 2 were heard at 
CMPSP 17 Jul (TR et al.). There was a noticeable movement of swallows and 
songbirds over Cape Island 17 Jul, following the passage of a cold front. 
Swallow estimates included 10+ CLIFF SWALLOWS, 20+ BANK SWALLOWS, and 400+ BARN 
SWALLOWS. (m. ob.). Songbird migrants included 25+ YELLOW WARBLERS and 20+ 
BOBOLINKS (m. ob.). 

 
Contributors:

Catherine Busch, Warren Cairo (WC), John Collins (JC), Mike Crewe (MC), Marilyn 
Henry (MH), Karl Lukens (KL), Emelia Oleson (EO), Michael O'Brien (MO'B), Tom 
Reed (TR), Bill Roache (BR), Frank Sencher Jr. (FS), Louise Zemaitis (LZ). 


References:

*eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 18 
Jul 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 18 Jul 2014. 
Available: http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr 


- End Transcript

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Swainson's Warbler, Burlington County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:23:01 -0400
Eric Houser reported the following:

I listened to this bird carefully for about 30 minutes, and it didn't sound
quite like a LOWA. The more I listened, the more it sounded different.
Particularly, the 2nd half of its call. I kept hearing: "Seer, seer,
Whip-poor-will." I finally realized it was not a LOWA, but a Swainson's
Warbler. "Seer, seer, "SIST rshrew" It was in the right habitat, singing
high in the tree thickets. Had a brief look at it. It was drab,
long-billed, short stubby tail, brown cap, pale eyebrow, darkish eye line,
medium-sized, stocky build, olive-brown above, brown-grayish, below, pink
legs, overall, resembled a Worm-eating Warbler.

This was at Black Run Preserve in Evesham. Hoping to get more directions
soon.

http://goo.gl/maps/LKOf8

Good birding,

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

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, July 17, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:01:09 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1407.17
* July 17, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Grosbeak
Cattle Egret
Common Eider
Dickcissel
Great Shearwater
Least Bittern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Red-necked Grebe
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Virginia Rail
Whimbrel
Whip-poor-will
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 Wednesday July 
17, 2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, CATTLE EGRET, AMERICAN WHITE 
PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


NJ's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues along the South Branch of the Raritan 
River in downtown Clinton, Hunterdon County through Jul 13. 


The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues in the NJ Meadowlands through Jul 14, 
usually seen from the trails at the DeKorte Environment Center. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE continues in Hudson County at the Hudson River Waterfront 
Walkway through Jul 12. 


Up to 3 DICKCISSELS are being seen at Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin Twp, 
Somerset County through Jul 13. 


Two CATTLE EGRETS were noted at Duke Farms in Hillsborough Jul 13.

Two AMERICAN AVOCETS were discovered at the Morgan Ave Mudflats (South Amboy) 
Jul 14. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included a hen COMMON EIDER off Officer's Row, 
up to 24 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS off the end of the fisherman's trail, LEAST 
BITTERN at north pond, VIRGINIA RAIL, 5 first-cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS 
off north beach, and single BLACK TERN and ROYAL TERN. 


Two MARBLED GODWITS were noted at Shark River Inlet Jul 9 and a subadult LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was on the beach at Ocean Grove Jul 16. 


Two BLACK TERNS and a SANDWICH TERN were found at Holgate on Long Beach Island 
Jul 14. A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen there Jul 15. 


Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth Jul 5 had 4 VIRGINIA RAILS, 
WHIP-POOR-WILL, and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO. 


Reports from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included LEAST BITTERN, 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 8 WHIMBREL, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 4 BLUE 
GROSBEAKS. 


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: White-faced Ibis continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:51 -0400
Louise Zemaitis reports:

WFIB [White-faced Ibis] at South Cape May Meadows center pool. Seen from
platform with W. Cairo. Flew towards lighthouse with flock of GLIB [Glossy
Ibis].

Good birding,

Sam

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

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Subject: White-faced Ibis, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:57:41 -0400
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Tom Reed 
> Date: July 15, 2014 at 1:25:26 AM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-faced Ibis, Cape May
> Reply-To: Tom Reed 
> 
> Hi all –
> 
> Apologies for the late note. A Monday evening survey of the South Cape May
> Meadows was headlined by a White-faced Ibis. The bird was resting in the
> center pool with 102 Glossy Ibis. I'm unsure of its age, but it's not a
> breeding plumage adult and is quite dull.
> 
> I took a conservative approach with this individual, as hybrids are always
> a consideration. My main concern was with the bird's bland, gray legs. This
> feature is variable, though, and other field marks-- red iris, pink facial
> skin, and bronze upperparts (paler/brighter than Glossy), were all
> accounted for.
> 
> A couple photos of the ibis can be found here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/35435397 AT N08/
> 
> Other SCMM highlights included two Gull-billed Terns feeding along the east
> path and a few flocks of Whimbrel and Willets moving south, ahead of an
> approaching squall line. Water levels along the east path are excellent for
> shorebirds at the moment, and fair numbers of terns have been roosting on
> the flats in the center pool.
> 
> Cape May Point's White-winged Dove continues as of Monday afternoon.
> 
> 
> good birding,
> tr
> 
> 
> --
> Tom Reed
> Reed's Beach NJ
> coturnicops at gmail dot com
> 
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 12, 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:15:00 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1407.12
* July 12, 2014

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

American Avocet
Black Scoter
Black Tern
Bobolink
Brown Pelican
Cliff Swallow
Gadwall
Glossy Ibis
Great Blue Heron
Greater Shearwater
Gull-billed Tern
Indigo Bunting
Least Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Yellowlegs
Mississippi Kite
Mute Swan
Parasitic Jaeger
Red-breasted Merganser
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Short-billed Dowitcher
Stilt Sandpiper
Surf Scoter
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Wilson's Storm-Petrel

---------

- 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: 5 – 11 July, 2014

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), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), Cove Pool
(boardwalk and adjacent marsh/pools, accessible from the west end of Mount
Vernon Ave in Cape May),WMA (Wildlife Management Area-- Tuckahoe).



WATERFOWL THROUGH KITE

A disturbingly large congregation of MUTE SWANS remained at Tuckahoe WMA
this week, with 54 individuals counted there 8 Jul (CB, CM). CMP's
summering BLACK SCOTER flock still numbered between 80–100 individuals
through the period, along with at least 3 SURF SCOTERS (m. ob.). A
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, also summering locally, was again reported from
Jarvis Sound 6 Jul (SGa). GADWALL continued to be reported on a daily basis
from Cove Pool, SCMM, and CMPSP, with a maximum of 7 at SCMM on 8 Jul (VE).
Evidence of breeding at these sites remained elusive. Another land-based
report of GREATER SHEARWATER was logged this week, when one flew south past
Sunset Beach 9 Jul (m. ob.). WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS continued to be seen in
small numbers from CMP, and 7 were tallied during the New Jersey portion of
a ferry crossing 10 Jul (JS). Occasional reports of BROWN PELICANS
continued to trickle in as the week progressed; the period's max of 6 was
notched at Poverty Beach on 6 Jul (AC). GREAT BLUE HERONS are largely
absent from Cape May County during late-spring and early-summer, but
apparent southbound migrants start to appear in Jul as demonstrated by 9+
over CMP on 5 Jul, following the passage of a cold front (TR et al.). Jul
also likely serves as the peak for GLOSSY IBIS migration-- 150+ headed
south past Cape Island 5 Jul (TR et al.). A MISSISSIPPI KITE over SCMM and
CMP 5 Jul was undoubtedly a product of northwest winds (m. ob.).


 SHOREBIRDS

PIPING PLOVER continues to struggle mightily this summer, with just a
single pair still attempting to nest in the county as of 11 Jul (NJDFW). On
a happier note, shorebird migration picked up the pace this week.
Southbound AMERICAN AVOCETS were exceptional on multiple days at Cape
Island. A brace was observed fleeing Cove Pool toward Delaware 8 Jul (DW),
followed by a trio over SCMM 10 Jul which eventually exited toward the west
(WC, AC). Northerly winds produced a light but steady flight of shorebirds
at SCMM 9 Jul, including 42 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 48 SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHERS (SR). The next day, rainy conditions teamed up with northwest
winds to produce another morning movement that included 30+ WHIMBREL, 40+
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 60+ SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and 100+ LEAST SANDPIPERS
over SCMM 10 Jul (m. ob.). UPLAND SANDPIPER has unfortunately become a
scarce fall migrant at Cape May, therefore one was a most welcome sight in
the dunes at SCMM 5 Jul (VE, m. ob.). The season's first STILT SANDPIPER
flew over West Cape May 9 Jul (MO'B).


 JAEGER THROUGH TERNS

Increased numbers of gulls and terns were feeding in "the rips" offshore
CMP this week, and this influx likely drew in a slightly unseasonal
PARASITIC JAEGER, reported from the Coral Avenue dune crossover 8 Jul
(SGl). Scattered LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued to occupy beaches
along the ocean side and at Cape Island, including 6+ encountered at SCMM
in recent days (m. ob.). Terns were also in the news this week. The year's
first SANDWICH TERN, an adult, was photographed at SCMM 7 Jul (m. ob.), and
the same or another was noted at CMP 9 Jul (MK). Rare in Delaware Bay north
of Cape Island, another SANDWICH TERN put in a brief appearance at Reed's
Beach 8 Jul (TR). At least 2 ROSEATE TERNS played hide-and-seek with
birders between SCMM and CMP through the week, and a BLACK TERN visited
CMPSP 8 Jul (SGl). Tuckahoe WMA continued to host GULL-BILLED TERNS on a
regular basis, and at least 4 were studied in the impoundments there 8 Jul
(CB, CM).


 COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH BOBOLINK

After a lengthy absence, a/the EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE surfaced at CMP this
week, with the most recent report coming from the corner of Lehigh &
Lincoln Avenues 11 Jul (WC, m. ob.). Observers are encouraged to continue
reporting any sightings of this species. CLIFF SWALLOW occurrences in Cape
May seem intensely tied to westerly winds-- 8+ were found at SCMM and CMPSP
during strong northwest winds 5 Jul (m. ob.). New Jersey's 4th BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCH briefly made its presence known at the Coral Avenue dune
crossover, CMP 5 Jul (MO'B, LZ). It has not been reported since. Perhaps
not surprisingly, all New Jersey records of this southern species have
occurred at CMP, and 3 have been discovered in the dune-top pines along the
bay side of town. Southbound songbird migration is just starting to fire
up. The aforementioned cold front produced a few migrants over SCMM and CMP
5 Jul, including 9 INDIGO BUNTINGS and 4 BOBOLINKS (m. ob.). Single
BOBOLINKS were also noted flying over Reed's Beach 6 Jul and 11 Jul (TR).







Contributors:

Catherine Busch (CB), Warren Cairo (WC), Alan Crawford (AC), Vince Elia
(VE), Sam Galick (SGa), Steven Glynn (SGl), Mark Kantrowitz (MK), Karl
Lukens, Christina Marks (CM), NJDFW (New Jersey Divison of Fish & Wildlife
staff), Michael O'Brien (MO'B), Tom Reed (TR), Steven Rodan (SR), Jeff
Shenot (JS), Daniel Weeks (DW), Louise Zemaitis (LZ).

----

References:


 *eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Accessed 11 Jul 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org.

*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 11 Jul 2014.
Available:http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr

*JerseyBirds [electronic mailing list]. 2014. July archives. Accessed 11
Jul 2014. Available:
https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1407&L=Jerseybi


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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: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:49:00 -0400
Roger Horn reports:

WWDO (White-winged Dove) (Lehigh side) Lehigh and Lincoln in Cape May Point.

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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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: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:32:39 -0400
A White-winged Dove was just reported at Lincoln and Leigh Ave. in Cape May 
Point. 


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: RBA: NJ, July 9, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:13:11 -0400
Resending, as some people reported recieving a blank message.
Laurie

- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1407.09
* July 9, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ NEOTROPIC CORMORANT
+ Sooty Tern
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Acadian Flycatcher
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Cerulean Warbler
Common Gallinule
Dickcissel
Great Shearwater
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hooded Warbler
Least Bittern
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marbled Godwit
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Veery
Virginia Rail
Whimbrel
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Wood Thrush
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Vireo


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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 Wednesday July 9, 
2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, SOOTY TERN, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, 
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, ROSEATE TERN, SANDWICH TERN, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and 
local reports of interest. 


NJ's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues along the South Branch of the Raritan 
River in downtown Clinton, Hunterdon County through Jul 4. 


An adult SOOTY TERN was photographed on mudflats at the Sedge Islands, adjacent 
to Island Beach State Park Jul 3. Also there this week was an unbanded ROSEATE 
TERN Jul 3 and a SANDWICH TERN Jul 2. A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen from the 
southern-most parking area at Island Beach Jul 4. 


An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN has been in the Kingsland Impoundment and along the 
Saw Mill Creek, viewed from the DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Jul 
7-9. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE has been seen around the Bayonne Golf Club and Ocean 
Terminal Jul 3-8. 


A COMMON GALLINULE was photographed at Twin Lakes in Kittatinny Valley State 
Park Jul 4. 


A survey of birds along Old Mine Rd in the Delaware Water Gap Jul 4 produced 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 7 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 30 WOOD THRUSHES, 14 VEERIES, 6 
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS, and 14 HOODED WARBLERS. 


A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON has been frequenting the Jefferson Rd 
Pond in Parsippany Twp through Jul 3. 


ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were found along White Bridge Rd 
in the Great Swamp NWR Jul 3. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted at Glenhurst Meadows Jul 5.

A DICKCISSEL and several GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were noted at the Negri-Nepote 
Grasslands in Franklin Twp, Somerset County Jul 5-7. 


Sandy Hook had WILSON'S STORM-PETREL off north beach and 6 LEAST BITTERNS at 
north pond Jul 2. 


A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported over Joe Palaia Park in Ocean Twp, Monmouth 
County Jul 4. 


A BLACK TERN was noted in Monmouth Beach Jul 3.

Sightings from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 2 VIRGINIA RAILS 
and 2 WHIMBRELS Jul 5 and MARBLED GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, and BLACK TERN Jul 
7. 


An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was noted along the red trail at the Michael 
Huber Preserve in Burlington County Jul 5. 


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: New Jersey, July 9, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:09:42 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1407.09
* July 9, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ NEOTROPIC CORMORANT
+ Sooty Tern
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Acadian Flycatcher
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Cerulean Warbler
Common Gallinule
Dickcissel
Great Shearwater
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hooded Warbler
Least Bittern
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marbled Godwit
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Veery
Virginia Rail
Whimbrel
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Wood Thrush
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Vireo


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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 Wednesday July 9, 
2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, SOOTY TERN, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, 
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, ROSEATE TERN, SANDWICH TERN, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and 
local reports of interest. 


NJ's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues along the South Branch of the Raritan 
River in downtown Clinton, Hunterdon County through Jul 4. 


An adult SOOTY TERN was photographed on mudflats at the Sedge Islands, adjacent 
to Island Beach State Park Jul 3. Also there this week was an unbanded ROSEATE 
TERN Jul 3 and a SANDWICH TERN Jul 2. A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen from the 
southern-most parking area at Island Beach Jul 4. 


An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN has been in the Kingsland Impoundment and along the 
Saw Mill Creek, viewed from the DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Jul 
7-9. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE has been seen around the Bayonne Golf Club and Ocean 
Terminal Jul 3-8. 


A COMMON GALLINULE was photographed at Twin Lakes in Kittatinny Valley State 
Park Jul 4. 


A survey of birds along Old Mine Rd in the Delaware Water Gap Jul 4 produced 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 7 YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, 30 WOOD THRUSHES, 14 VEERIES, 6 
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS, and 14 HOODED WARBLERS. 


A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON has been frequenting the Jefferson Rd 
Pond in Parsippany Twp through Jul 3. 


ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were found along White Bridge Rd 
in the Great Swamp NWR Jul 3. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted at Glenhurst Meadows Jul 5.

A DICKCISSEL and several GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were noted at the Negri-Nepote 
Grasslands in Franklin Twp, Somerset County Jul 5-7. 


Sandy Hook had WILSON'S STORM-PETREL off north beach and 6 LEAST BITTERNS at 
north pond Jul 2. 


A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was reported over Joe Palaia Park in Ocean Twp, Monmouth 
County Jul 4. 


A BLACK TERN was noted in Monmouth Beach Jul 3.

Sightings from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 2 VIRGINIA RAILS 
and 2 WHIMBRELS Jul 5 and MARBLED GODWIT, STILT SANDPIPER, and BLACK TERN Jul 
7. 


An immature male SUMMER TANAGER was noted along the red trail at the Michael 
Huber Preserve in Burlington County Jul 5. 


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, July 5, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 22:24:43 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1407.05
* July 5, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ South Polar Skua
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Bank Swallow
Black Scoter
Black Tern
Brown Pelican
Common Loon
Cory's Shearwater
Gadwall
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Harrier
Parasitic Jaeger
Piping Plover
Roseate Tern
Royal Tern
Ruddy Duck
Spotted Sandpiper
Tree Swallow
Whimbrel
Wild Turkey
Willet
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler

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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). 


 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. 

 
 Location Abbreviations: CMP (town of Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. 
State Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), WMA (Wildlife Management Area-- Cox 
Hall Creek, Tuckahoe). 

 
Waterfowl Through Harrier

 At least 80 BLACK SCOTERS remained around CMP through the period, along with 
1-2 Surf Scoters (m. ob.). A RUDDY DUCK appeared at CMPSP 1-2 Jul, an 
unseasonal but not unprecedented date (JA, m. ob.). GADWALL sightings continued 
to roll in from SCMM and CMPSP on a daily basis, though confirmation of 
breeding remained elusive (m. ob.). COMMON LOONS were again noted offshore SCMM 
and along the Intracoastal Waterway on several days (m. ob.). Notable at CMP, 
at least one WILD TURKEY remained near Seagrove Avenue through at least 3 Jul 
(MG, KL). An impromptu pelagic trip crossed paths with a SOUTH POLAR SKUA about 
30 miles east of Cape May on 30 Jun (MeC, MiC, MF, TR). This apparently 
represents just the second county record of the species. That same voyage also 
recorded 95 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS, 6 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 
2 MANX SHEARWATERS, and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS. Hurricane Arthur stayed well east 
of Cape May as it moved past the area 4 Jul. As expected, the st! 

 orm did not produce any vagrant seabirds locally. BROWN PELICAN continued to 
be seen on a near-daily basis-- the period's high count of 9 was notched at 
SCMM 30 Jun (m. ob.). An exploration of salt marshes in the northern half of 
the county turned up male NORTHERN HARRIERS at Jake's Landing, Stipson's 
Island, and Tuckahoe WMA on 1 Jul (TR). 


Shorebirds Through Warbler

 PIPING PLOVER continues to struggle, with 3 pairs or less still nesting in the 
county this week (NJDFW). Southbound shorebirds started to trickle in. Some 
examples included 4 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS at SCMM 2 Jul (SR), 10 WHIMBREL at 
Sunset Beach 4 Jul (MiC et al.), and 119 WILLETS over Reed's Beach 4 Jul (TR). 
A ROSEATE TERN was seen between CMP and SCMM 4 Jul (TB, m. ob.). At least 2 
BLACK TERNS appeared at CMP during strong southerly winds 3 Jul (MeC, MiC), and 
another was observed at SCMM 4 Jul (m. ob.). ROYAL TERN remained a low-density 
but regular visitor to the ocean side and Cape Island (m. ob.). Peculiar for 
the date was a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO at Cox Hall Creek WMA 30 Jun (KH). The 
species has not been known to nest in the southern half of the county during 
recent years. A small influx of swallows, including 100+ TREE SWALLOWS and 
multiple BANK SWALLOWS, occupied CMP during the passage of a cold front 4 Jul 
(m. ob.). A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was singing again at CMPSP! 

  3 Jul (MG, TR).
 
Contributors:

Jesse Amesbury (JA), Tom Baxter (TB), Megan Crewe (MeC), Mike Crewe (MiC), 
Vince Elia (VE), Mike Fritz (MF), Mark Garland (MG), Kathy Horn (KH), Karl 
Lukens (KL), NJDFW (New Jersey Divison of Fish & Wildlife staff), Tom Reed 
(TR), Steven Rodan (SR). 


----
References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 4 
Jul 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 4 Jul 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 

 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:13:45 -0400
Michael O'Brien reports- Brown-headed Nuthatch at Coral Ave dune crossing in 
Cape May Point. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Sooty Tern, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2014 17:08:47 -0400
Alyssa Della Fave and I were kayaking in the Sedge Island section of Island
Beach State Park photographing terns this afternoon when an adult Sooty
Tern flew in overhead. It stayed two minutes trying to find it's own little
piece of sandbar amongst the terns that included an unbanded Roseate Tern.
It was last seen heading SSE towards Barnegat Light State Park which is
only a mile away. Yesterday there was an adult Sandwich Tern.

Photos of the terns can be found here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, June 28, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:16:58 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1406.28
* June 28, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

Acadian Flycatcher
American Oystercatcher
Black Scoter
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Pelican
Common Loon
Gadwall
Great Shearwater
Gull-billed Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Yellowlegs
Northern Harrier
Piping Plover
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Royal Tern
Summer Tanager
Surf Scoter
Whimbrel
White-winged Scoter
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo

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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

Week in review: 21 - 27 June, 2014

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). 

 
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. 



Location Abbreviations: BSF (Belleplain State Forest), CMP (town of Cape May 
Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt 
(Stone Harbor Point). 

 
Waterfowl through Pelican

 Cape May's summering scoters continued their stay, with at least 1 SURF SCOTER 
and 70 BLACK SCOTERS still present around CMP through the week (m. ob.). 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER is notable in late-June, and 2 were seen from the Wildwood 
Crest area 27 Jun (TN). At least one pair of GADWALL continued to occupy SCMM, 
though breeding has apparently not yet been confirmed this year (m. ob.). As 
usual, there are a few COMMON LOONS spending the summer locally-- reports this 
week included 2 offshore SCMM 21 Jun (TB, TG) and another near the north end of 
Ocean City the same day (RM). Yet another was northbound over SCMM 25 Jun 
(MiC). A whale-watching trip out of Cape May netted 2 GREAT SHEARWATERS and 16 
WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS on 24 Jun (WC, DL, TR). Single GREAT SHEARWATERS were 
also seen from shore at Avalon 24 Jun (MeC, MiC) and at CMPSP 25 Jun (MiC et 
al.). At least 18 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were tallied from CMP 26 Jun (VE et 
al.), where the species was fairly reliable this week. BRO! 

 WN PELICAN made its presence known on a daily basis, and reports included a 
high count of 18 at Sunset Beach on 24 Jun (JW). 


Raptors through Warblers 

 There were no reports of NORTHERN HARRIER at Cape Island this week-- observers 
are encouraged to note any additional sightings of that species through the end 
of July. BSF was home to a BROAD-WINGED HAWK 27 Jun (MO'B, LZ). PIPING PLOVER 
continued to have an atrocious breeding season, with only 3 pairs active in the 
county as of 27 Jun (NJDFW). AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER is faring a bit better on 
the barrier islands, with 25+ active pairs, many of which are at SHPt (NJDFW). 
A group of 4 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were apparently new arrivals at SCMM 27 Jun (m. 
ob.). At least 1 WHIMBREL was seen between SHPt and Nummy Island this week (m. 
ob.). LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued to be found on oceanfront beaches such 
as Avalon, SHPt, Wildwood Crest, SCMM, and Cape May Point (m. ob.). A trio of 
GULL-BILLED TERNS appeared at CMPSP 22 Jun (MJ), where there hadn't been any 
recent sightings. ROYAL TERN became a daily sight in recent days, particularly 
at SHPt and Cape Island (m. ob.). A RED-HE! 

 ADED WOODPECKER was noted at The Nature Conservancy's Lizard Tail Swamp 
Preserve, a known breeding location, on 24 Jun (WK). YELLOW-THROATED VIREO is a 
scarce breeding bird away from the Weatherby Rd. area in the far northern 
reaches of the county-- one remained on territory at BSF 27 Jun (MO'B, LZ). 
Other birds noted at BSF on 27 Jun included SUMMER TANAGER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, 
WORM-EATING WARBLER, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. (MO'B, LZ). 


Contributors:

Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo (WC), Megan Crewe (MeC), Mike Crewe (MiC), Vince 
Elia (VE), Tom Gleason (TG), Matt Jewell (MJ), Will Kerling (WK), David Lord 
(DL), Robert Maurer (RM), NJDFW (New Jersey Divison of Fish & Wildlife staff), 
Tom Nolan (TN), Michael O'Brien (MO'B), Tom Reed (TR), Jim Waldie (JW), Louise 
Zemaitis (LZ). 


References:

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

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 27 Jun 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, June 21, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:39:26 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1406.21
* June 21, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Wilson's Plover
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Bank Swallow
Black Scoter
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Brant
Brown Pelican
Gadwall
Gull-billed Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Northern Parula
Red-breasted Merganser
Royal Tern
Short-billed Dowitcher
Surf Scoter
Warbling Vireo
Whimbrel
Willet
Willow Flycatcher
Wood Duck
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 

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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


Week in review: 14 – 20 June, 2014

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). 


* 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 calling and reporting. 



Location Abbreviations: CMP (town of Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State 
Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt (Stone Harbor Point). 


   
WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

The back bays and oceanfront again played host to above-average numbers of 
summertime ducks. Sightings from the Jarvis Sound area included a continuing 
BRANT, a SURF SCOTER, 10 BLACK SCOTERS, and 4 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS 
throughout the period (VE, BL et al.). At least 60 BLACK SCOTERS could still be 
found around CMP most days (m. ob.). A male WOOD DUCK and 4 GADWALL occupied 
SCMM 19 Jun (MG, GR, TR). A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen from the north end of 
Avalon 15 Jun (JS, MB), and another was reported a few miles offshore Wildwood 
18 Jun (CMWW). BROWN PELICAN reports were on the rise this week, with 
near-daily sightings at Cape Island and along the barrier beaches (m. ob.). 
MISSISSIPPI KITE was last encountered 15 Jun, when 2 were seen from SCMM (SR, 
TR). A male NORTHERN HARRIER was again reported around Cape Island on several 
days, leaving open the possibility that the species is breeding locally (m. 
ob.). Another HARRIER was glimpsed at Tuckahoe WMA 17 Jun (TR). 


SHOREBIRDS THROUGH TERNS

a WILSON'S PLOVER was a stellar find at SHPt 20 Jun (TP, m. ob.). It made for 
the third county record since 2011, all of which have occurred at the same 
site. Scarce in June, a single WHIMBREL was in the Jarvis Sound area 15 Jun 
(BL). A little taste of fall came by way of an EASTERN WILLET and 3 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS that zipped south past CMPSP 18 Jun (MG, TR). LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS often accumulate along oceanfront beaches through the 
summer-- 11 were tallied at SHPt 15 Jun (TB). Reports of GULL-BILLED TERN have 
been few since May; one was at Tuckahoe WMA 17 Jun (MC, TR). A BLACK TERN 
appeared at CMPSP 14 Jun, and 1–2 individuals stayed put in the immediate area 
through at least 19 Jun (SR, m. ob.). ROYAL TERN remained difficult to track 
down this week, with only a handful of reports, mainly from CMPSP and SCMM. 


CUCKOOS THROUGH WARBLERS

The 3 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS found between CMPSP and SCMM 15 Jun were potentially 
northbound migrants (MO'B, SR, TR), and a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was a peculiar 
find at SHPt 20 Jun (JD et al.). WILLOW FLYCATCHER has been fairly reliable at 
SCMM in recent days; 3 were found there 19 Jun (MG, GR, TR). A vocal WARBLING 
VIREO at West Cape May was quite out of place 15 Jun (MO'B). Perhaps a product 
of northwest winds, 3 BANK SWALLOWS headed south across Delaware Bay from CMP 
18 Jun (VE, MG, TR). At least 3 NORTHERN PARULAS were heard singing at Head of 
River 17 Jun (MC, TR). 


Contributors: 

Tom Baxter (TB), Michael Britt (MB), Cape May Whale Watcher (CMWW), Mike Crewe 
(MC), Jim Dowdell (JD), Vince Elia (VE), Mark Garland (MG), Bob Lubberman (BL), 
Michael O'Brien (MO'B), Todd Pover (TP), Tom Reed (TR), Gibson Reynolds (GR), 
Steven Rodan (SR), Jon Stippick (JS). 

 
References:

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


Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 20 Jun 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 



  
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Subject: Wilson's Plover, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:36:33 -0400
Todd Pover found a Wilson's Plover at Stone Harbor Point this morning, 100
yards down from the beach entrance.

Good birding,

Sam

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

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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, June 14, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:22:03 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1406.14
* June 14, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Wood Stork
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Acadian Flycatcher
Black Scoter
Black-throated Green Warbler
Brant
Brown Pelican
Dunlin
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Mississippi Kite
Northern Gannet
Northern Harrier
Northern Parula
Piping Plover
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-necked Phalarope
Royal Tern
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Surf Scoter
Warbling Vireo
Willow Flycatcher
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-throated Warbler


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

Week in review: June 7  -  13, 2014

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). Birders are also 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. 


Location Abbreviations: CMP (town of Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State 
Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt (Stone Harbor Point). 

 
WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS
 Lingering waterfowl remained in the headlines this week. Single BRANT were 
noted along the Intracoastal Waterway near Ocean City 8 Jun (CD, TJ, TR) and 
near Wildwood 9 Jun (VE, BL et al.). BLACK SCOTERS continued to occupy the 
mouth of Delaware Bay near CMP; the week's high count of 88 was obtained 8 Jun 
(TJ). A handful of SURF SCOTERS also remained in the same area (m. ob.), and a 
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER stayed put at High's Beach through at least 7 Jun (WK). 
It's a good time of year to search for pelagic birds. At least 28 WILSON'S 
STORM-PETRELS were enjoyed from the Cape May Whale Watcher 7 Jun (JS, BD), 
while others were occasionally spied from land at Cape Island through the week 
(m. ob.). A WOOD STORK, soaring over the Middle Twp. bike path near Burleigh, 
was an exciting find 10 Jun (NW). It has not been reported again. Single 
NORTHERN GANNETS were noted offshore CMP 11 Jun (KL, WC, CM), and near Ocean 
City 9 Jun (RM). BROWN PELICANS continued to be scarce-- the ! 

 week's only report was of two birds seen from Poverty Beach 9 Jun (TB). 
MISSISSIPPI KITES were reported over the Rea Farm/Beanery 7 Jun (m. ob.) and 
over CMPSP 13 Jun (KL). A bit out of place during summer, a NORTHERN HARRIER 
was seen around Cape Island through the week (m. ob.). 


SHOREBIRDS THROUGH TERN
 Always notable from shore, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE flashed past CMP during the 
early-AM 8 Jun (TJ). Other shorebird highlights included 60 SEMIPALMATED 
SANDPIPERS lingering at SCMM through 9 Jun (m. ob.), with another 100+ seen 
along the Intracoastal Waterway 8 Jun (CD, TJ, TR). Additional late-staying 
shorebirds included 20 DUNLIN and 60 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS in the marshes 
between Avalon and Ocean City 8 Jun (CD, TJ, TR). PIPING PLOVER numbers are 
very low along the Atlantic Coast beaches, with only 7 active pairs in the 
county as of 13 Jun (fide NJDFW). Several LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS could be 
found at SCMM and CMP through the week, and another was at SHPt 7 Jun (TB). 
ROYAL TERN has been an irregular sight along the Atlantic Coast and at Cape 
Island; most sightings this week involved singles (m. ob.). 


FLYCATCHERS THROUGH WARBLERS
 Noteworthy at Cape Island, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER is apparently nesting at Higbee 
Beach WMA this year (fide SR). WILLOW FLYCATCHERS have settled into traditional 
breeding locations, such as CMPSP, SHPt, and the Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape 
May NWR (m. ob.). A late WARBLING VIREO was noted at Belleplain State Forest 7 
Jun (BR). BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER isn't known as a breeding bird in Cape 
May County, making a pair observed at Head of River 7 Jun particularly 
noteworthy (MC et al.). CMP was home to two significant discoveries this week. 
A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER nest was found at CMPSP 12 Jun (WC, CSl), possibly 
representing the first documented nesting attempt at Cape Island. A NORTHERN 
PARULA pair was observed feeding young along Seagrove Avenue 13 Jun (MO'B). 
This potentially represents the first confirmed breeding in Cape May County 
since the 1990s. 



Contributors: 
Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo (WC), Mike Crewe (MC), Christina Davis (CD), Bob 
Dodelson (BD), Vince Elia (VE), Tom Johnson (TJ), Will Kerling (WK), Bob 
Lubberman (BL), Karl Lukens (KL), Christina Marks (CM), Robert Maurer (RM), 
NJDFW (New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife staff), Michael O'Brien (MO'B), 
Tom Reed (TR), Bill Roache (BR), Steven Rodan (SR), Chuck Slugg (CSl), Jon 
Stippick (JS), Nancy Watson (NW). 


----
References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 13 
Jun 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 13 Jun 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Neotropic Cormorant continues, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:32 -0400
Frank Sencher reports:

Neotropic Cormorant on the South Branch (Red Mill Pond) in Clinton, viewed
from Halstead Street Bridge.

http://goo.gl/maps/5FkJ4

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: New Jersey Bird Records Committee Results
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 15:57:56 -0400
Jersey Birders,

 

I have posted a summary of the results of the Spring 2014 meeting of the New
Jersey Bird Records Committee on the committee's web site. This review
focused primarily on reports from the second half of 2013, although some
earlier reports were revisited. To see the document, go to www.njbrc.net and
scroll down to "Summary of Results, second half 2013." Click on the link to
read or download the pdf file. An Annual Report covering the year 2013 will
be published later this year.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:15:47 -0400
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Matt Webster 
> Date: June 6, 2014 at 2:55:28 PM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor Tailed Flycatcher - EB Forsythe NWR
> Reply-To: Matt Webster 
> 
> Yong Kong just called me. He currently has a SCISSOR TAILED FLYCATCHER at
> the experimental pond at EB Forsythe NWR (Brigantine Unit).
> 
> Good luck to all going to check it out!
> 
> Matt Webster
> Cedarbrook, NJ
> mattweb100 AT gmail.com
> 
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, June 5, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:24:29 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1406.05
* June 5, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Anhinga
+ Cinnamon Teal
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ White-winged Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Alder Flycatcher
Bicknell's Thrush
Black-billed Cuckoo
Bobolink
Caspian Tern
Cerulean Warbler
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Dickcissel
Eastern Meadowlark
Golden-winged Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
Horned Lark
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Mourning Warbler
Northern Parula
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Pied-billed Grebe
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Sandhill Crane
Solitary Sandpiper
Sooty Shearwater
Summer Tanager
Tundra Swan
Upland Sandpiper
Whip-poor-will
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Chat

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


This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, June 
5, 2014 with reports of TUNDRA SWAN, CINNAMON TEAL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, SOOTY 
SHEARWATER, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, LEAST BITTERN, ANHINGA, SANDHILL CRANE, 
UPLAND SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LEAST TERN, 
GULL-BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, 
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, COMMON RAVEN, 
HORNED LARK, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, ALDER 
FLYCATCHER, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, BICKNELL'S THRUSH, 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, MOURNING 
WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SUMMER TANAGER, DICKCISSEL, 
BOBOLINK and seasonal reports of interest, and announcements. 


The NJ Meadowlands-Lyndhurst CINNAMON TEAL was last seen May 28, but could 
still be in the area. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was present there May 31, while an 
ALDER FLYCATCHER was discovered at the Kearny Marsh May 31. A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE 
made a one day appearance at Hyper Humus in Lafayette May 29. This has become 
an extremely scarce bird in NJ. Sparta Mountain Preserve had a RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER May 30. A SANDHILL CRANE was observed at High Point SP May 29 and an 
ANHINGA was seen over the Passaic River in Newark near Market Street June 2. 


Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge has been home to some excellent birds this 
week with SUMMER TANAGER present June 2-4, two YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS June 3 
with one observed June 1-2, and two ALDER FLYCATCHERS June 1. An ALDER 
FLYCATCHER was identified at the Great Swamp NWR June 2. 


Two GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, great find were discovered in West Milford along a 
powerline-cut May 31. Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park hosted a 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER along with a calling GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and ALDER FLYCATCHER May 29. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 
was registered along the Skyline Drive in Oakland, May 29. 


Unusual was a PIED-BILLED GREBE at Lincoln Park west in Jersey City, June 1-3, 
while an ALDER FLYCATCHER was present at Liberty SP May 29. A CERULEAN WARBLER 
was discovered at Chimney Rock in Mountainside May 29, and a MOURNING WARBLER 
at the Dismal Swamp in Edison May 29. Negri-Nepote in Franklin hosted 14 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS May 30, a BOBOLINK May 31 and a COMMON RAVEN June 4. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR May 31 was home to the lingering TUNDRA SWAN, three 
GULL-BILLED TERNS, a CASPIAN TERN, two LEAST TERNS and three WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPERS, along with six CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS and a WHIP-POOR-WILL calling at 
dusk. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was discovered at the Wells Mills Park Feeders May 29 
to 31 in Waretown, while an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was also noted there May 31. 


A BICKNELL'S THRUSH and a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were banded at Sandy Hook May 30, 
while an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were present 
there May 29. A SOOTY SHEARWATER and 18 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS was observed off 
Sea Girt, June 1, while MOURNING WARBLER was detected at Tatum Park in 
Middletown May 31 and several LEAST TERNS at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake June 3. 


An All Things Birds trip into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst June 5 tallied 
five or six calling UPLAND SANDPIPERS with many looks, several HORNED LARKS 
including one skylarking, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK, a COMMON RAVEN, several 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and three EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. We have about four spaces 
remaining for our June 18 trip into the base. For more information or to 
sign-up call 908-766-5787. 


Old Mine Road at Delaware Watergap NRA and Worthington SF June 1 produced 
CERULEAN WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULA, MOURNING WARBLER, ALDER FLYCATCHER and a 
family group of HOODED MERGANSERS found in the Delaware River. 


All Things Birds has a field trip to Old Mine Road this Saturday at 8:15 a.m. 
call 908-766-5787 to register or for more information. 


A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was discovered along Black River Road in Tewksbury May 
29 and still present June 3, while an ALDER FLYCATCHER was registered at Spruce 
Run Reservoir June 1. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed at Lebanon SF June 2, while a MOURNING 
WARBLER was discovered in Camden June 1. A DICKCISSEL was noted at the Lincoln 
Road Marsh, three GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS along the Painter's-Auburn Road and 
SOLITARY SANDPIPER along Featherbed Lane all June 1 and all in Pilesgrove in 
Salem County. 


ALDER FLYCATCHERS were present at Fort Mott SP and Mannington Marsh June 1, 
while a LEAST BITTERN appeared at Palmyra Cove Park the same day. 


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. 


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 -- 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


The new All Things Birds-Pete Bacinski Facebook page, please check it out--
https://m.facebook.com/AllThingsBirds

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/ 



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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, June 5, 2014
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:32:20 +0000
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1406.05
* June 5, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Anhinga
+ Cinnamon Teal
+ Loggerhead Shrike
+ White-winged Dove
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Alder Flycatcher
Bicknell's Thrush
Black-billed Cuckoo
Bobolink
Caspian Tern
Cerulean Warbler
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Dickcissel
Eastern Meadowlark
Golden-winged Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
Horned Lark
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Mourning Warbler
Northern Parula
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Pied-billed Grebe
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Sandhill Crane
Solitary Sandpiper
Sooty Shearwater
Summer Tanager
Tundra Swan
Upland Sandpiper
Whip-poor-will
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Chat

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


This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, June 
5, 2014 with reports of TUNDRA SWAN, CINNAMON TEAL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, SOOTY 
SHEARWATER, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, LEAST BITTERN, ANHINGA, SANDHILL CRANE, 
UPLAND SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LEAST TERN, 
GULL-BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, 
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, COMMON RAVEN, 
HORNED LARK, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, ALDER 
FLYCATCHER, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, BICKNELL'S THRUSH, 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, MOURNING 
WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SUMMER TANAGER, DICKCISSEL, 
BOBOLINK and seasonal reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
The NJ Meadowlands-Lyndhurst CINNAMON TEAL was last seen May 28, but could 
still be in the area. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was present there May 31, while an 
ALDER FLYCATCHER was discovered at the Kearny Marsh May 31. A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE 
made a one day appearance at Hyper Humus in Lafayette May 29. This has become 
an extremely scarce bird in NJ. Sparta Mountain Preserve had a RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER May 30. A SANDHILL CRANE was observed at High Point SP May 29 and an 
ANHINGA was seen over the Passaic River in Newark near Market Street June 2. 

 
Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge has been home to some excellent birds this 
week with SUMMER TANAGER present June 2-4, two YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS June 3 
with one observed June 1-2, and two ALDER FLYCATCHERS June 1. An ALDER 
FLYCATCHER was identified at the Great Swamp NWR June 2. 

 
Two GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS, great find were discovered in West Milford along a 
powerline-cut May 31. Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park hosted a 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER along with a calling GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and ALDER FLYCATCHER May 29. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 
was registered along the Skyline Drive in Oakland, May 29. 

 
Unusual was a PIED-BILLED GREBE at Lincoln Park west in Jersey City, June 1-3, 
while an ALDER FLYCATCHER was present at Liberty SP May 29. A CERULEAN WARBLER 
was discovered at Chimney Rock in Mountainside May 29, and a MOURNING WARBLER 
at the Dismal Swamp in Edison May 29. Negri-Nepote in Franklin hosted 14 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS May 30, a BOBOLINK May 31 and a COMMON RAVEN June 4. 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR May 31 was home to the lingering TUNDRA SWAN, three 
GULL-BILLED TERNS, a CASPIAN TERN, two LEAST TERNS and three WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPERS, along with six CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS and a WHIP-POOR-WILL calling at 
dusk. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was discovered at the Wells Mills Park Feeders May 29 
to 31 in Waretown, while an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was also noted there May 31. 

 
A BICKNELL'S THRUSH and a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were banded at Sandy Hook May 30, 
while an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were present 
there May 29. A SOOTY SHEARWATER and 18 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS was observed off 
Sea Girt, June 1, while MOURNING WARBLER was detected at Tatum Park in 
Middletown May 31 and several LEAST TERNS at Wreck Pond in Spring Lake June 3. 

 
An All Things Birds trip into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst June 5 tallied 
five or six calling UPLAND SANDPIPERS with many looks, several HORNED LARKS 
including one skylarking, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK, a COMMON RAVEN, several 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and three EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. We have about four spaces 
remaining for our June 18 trip into the base. For more information or to 
sign-up call 908-766-5787. 

 
Old Mine Road at Delaware Watergap NRA and Worthington SF June 1 produced 
CERULEAN WARBLERS, NORTHERN PARULA, MOURNING WARBLER, ALDER FLYCATCHER and a 
family group of HOODED MERGANSERS found in the Delaware River. 

 
All Things Birds has a field trip to Old Mine Road this Saturday at 8:15 a.m. 
call 908-766-5787 to register or for more information. 

 
A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was discovered along Black River Road in Tewksbury May 
29 and still present June 3, while an ALDER FLYCATCHER was registered at Spruce 
Run Reservoir June 1. 

 
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed at Lebanon SF June 2, while a MOURNING 
WARBLER was discovered in Camden June 1. A DICKCISSEL was noted at the Lincoln 
Road Marsh, three GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS along the Painter's-Auburn Road and 
SOLITARY SANDPIPER along Featherbed Lane all June 1 and all in Pilesgrove in 
Salem County. 

 
ALDER FLYCATCHERS were present at Fort Mott SP and Mannington Marsh June 1, 
while a LEAST BITTERN appeared at Palmyra Cove Park the same day. 


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. 


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 -- 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


The new All Things Birds-Pete Bacinski Facebook page, please check it out--
https://m.facebook.com/AllThingsBirds

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/ 



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Subject: Cinnamon Teal continues, Bergen County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 15:20:49 -0400
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Christopher Takacs 
> Date: May 28, 2014 at 3:18:20 PM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cinnamon Teal refound
> Reply-To: Christopher Takacs 
> 
> Cinnamon Teal refound in NJ Meadowlands DeKorte Park. Currently sleeping on
> shore of Teal Pool. See Meadowlands blog for map
> Chris Takacs
> LYNDHURST
> 
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> How to report NJ bird sightings: 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Painted Bunting continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 09:20:31 -0400
Bill Boyle reports that the male Painted Bunting continues singing around the 
edges of the third field toward the south end of Hidden Valley along New 
England Road. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Painted Bunting, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 11:29:25 -0400
Multiple observers report a male Painted Bunting at Hidden Valley around the 
edge of 3rd field Hidden Valley along New England Road. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Cinnamon Teal, Bergen County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 11:28:49 -0400
A male Cinnamon Teal was photographed at the Meadowlands at DeKorte.

http://meadowblog.net/2014/05/cinnamon-teal-pix-dekorte/

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, May 22, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 11:30:20 -0400
- RBA

* https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1405.22
* May 22, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ Oregon Dark-eyed Junco
+ Swainson's Warbler
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Alder Flycatcher
Bay-breasted Warbler
Bicknell's Thrush
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Brown Pelican
Canada Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Loon
Dark-eyed Junco
Dickcissel
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Iceland Gull
Kentucky Warbler
Least Bittern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lincoln's Sparrow
Mississippi Kite
Mourning Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-throated Loon
Ruddy Turnstone
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Sora
Summer Tanager
Tennessee Warbler
White-winged Scoter
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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 May 22, 
2014 with reports of BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 
NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, SWAINSON'S WARBLER, DARK-EYED "OREGON" JUNCO, MISSISSIPPI 
KITE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, BICKNELL'S THRUSH, KENTUCKY 
WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


Four BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS have been seen May 15-18 at Patriot Lake off 
Imagination Station Rd near the Galloway Twp public library in Atlantic County. 


A male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was photographed at Zabriskie Pond in Wyckoff, Bergen 
County May 16. A male at this date and location provokes questions about 
provenance, as the species is kept in captivity. 


New Jersey's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (pending acceptance by the NJ Bird 
Records Committee) continued this week at DeMott Pond in Clinton, Hunterdon 
County NJ. This is along West Main Street just northwest of the Holiday Inn. 
The bird roosts on the pond's island, often in the Dawn Redwood tree; it 
continues there through May 19. 


A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was a one-day-wonder at Garret Mountain May 16. Also there 
this week was the continuing LEAST BITTERN through May 17, a flyover SANDHILL 
CRANE May 19, a MISSISSIPPI KITE, CERULEAN WARBLER, and MOURNING WARBLER -- all 
May 17. Over 22 species of warblers were noted at Garret this week. An 
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was there May 21. 


A DARK-EYED "OREGON" JUNCO was photographed at a Point Pleasant Beach backyard 
May 13-14. 


A BICKNELL'S THRUSH was recorded singing at the Allendale Celery Farm May 
14-17. Also there May 15-17 was a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. 


A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found along Roy Rd in Sussex County May 16. Also 
that day 85 COMMON LOONS and 4 RED-THROATED LOONS were found on Culvers Lake. 
An ALDER FLYCATCHER was singing at the intersection of Decker and Sawmill Roads 
May 16. Eight WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were found on Swartswood Lake May 14. 


Liberty State Park had a drake WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 
and an immature male SUMMER TANAGER May 20. 


Single MOURNING WARBLERS were found this week along Old Mine Rd/Delaware Water 
Gap, Troy Meadows, and Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville. 


A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen over Spruce Run Reservoir May 15; also there that 
day was a locally rare RUDDY TURNSTONE and 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS. 


Sightings from Great Swamp NWR this week included BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, ALDER 
FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, TENNESSEE WARBLER, 2 
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. 


An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Griggstown Grasslands May 18. Other 
Somerset County sightings this week included OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER at Chimney 
Rock May 15 and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Glenhurst Meadows May 18. 


A DICKCISSEL was seen at Linden's Hawk Rise Sanctuary along the marsh overlook 
trail May 15. 


A SUMMER TANAGER has been present May 16-20 at Baldpate Mountain in Mercer 
County. 


Two BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were noted at Lenape Park in Union County May 20.

A first-cycle Little Gull was found at the boat launch in South Amboy near 
Raritan Reach Road May 21. A KENTUCKY WARBLER was found at the Dismal Swamp in 
Edison May 17. Also in Middlesex County May 18 were 16 species of warblers 
including 11 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS at William Warren County Park. Three 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES and a MOURNING WARBLER were found there May 21. Another 
MOURNING WARBLER was seen at Oros Preserve in Woodbridge May 21. 


Reports from Sandy Hook this week included LEAST BITTERN at north pond May 19, 
a SORA at the salt pond, a first-cycle ICELAND GULL at spermaceti cove, 3 
immature LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the false hook, CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW calling 
pre-dawn along Atlantic Dr May 19, 3 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS and ALDER 
FLYCATCHER May 21, 22+ species of warblers with a CERULEAN WARBLER May 21, 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, 10 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, and 3 MOURNING WARBLERS among 
them, 7 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS May 21, a very late RUSTY BLACKBIRD May 18-19, and 
an immature male SUMMER TANAGER along raccoon alley May 17-18. 


A BROWN PELICAN was found at the end of Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton May 18.

Palmyra Cove had GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and 15 species of warblers including 3 
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and 5 CANADA WARBLERS May 20. 



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 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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: Curlew Sandpiper, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 08:08:43 -0400
Tom Johnson reports: Curlew Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper at Heislerville
on flats S of main impoundment.

http://goo.gl/maps/XHcIs

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Bergen County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 14:46:31 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rick Wright 
Date: Fri, May 16, 2014 at 2:44 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] (not my sighting:) Barrow's Goldeneye photo from Wyckoff
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Of all things, Patti Lynne photographed a drake Barrow's goldeneye in
Wyckoff, Bergen County, this morning, and 'posted' a photo to facebook.

The bird was on Zabriskie Pond but flew north on the arrival of a flock of
Canada geese. Surely worth looking for in the area after you've enjoyed the
Garrett Mountain Swainson's warbler: odd bedfellows indeed.

--
Rick Wright
Bloomfield, NJ

Review Editor, Birding 
Senior Leader, WINGS 
http://birdingnewjersey.com

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-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks continue, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 09:56:09 -0400
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks still at Patriot Lake in Galloway - now in
picnic area.

Updated rarities map as of 10:00 AM:

http://goo.gl/maps/n170T

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Swainson's Warbler, Passaic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 09:41:12 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Byland 
Date: Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Swainson's Warbler - Garrett Mountain
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Bruce McWhorter just called me to report a Swainson's Warbler at Garrett
Mountain. It has been present and singing and easily viewable since about
7:30am

It is near the south end of the pond near the "Elvis Lot" which you reach
by driving around the pond and it's the first large lot past the pond. This
is the area with the large grassy field.

To find the bird, take the path that runs around the pond
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. It is not far from the parking area. It is in the wet
area between the road and the pond. Taking the path on the east side of the
pond, the bird is about 70 yards from the parking lot and is still being
seen at 9:30 am

Steve Byland
Warren, NJ


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Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2014 09:31:55 -0400
I received photos and video yesterday evening of a male "Oregon" Dark-eyed
Junco coming to a feeder in Point Pleasant Beach. Birders are welcome to
visit the house and look at the feeders there.

A photo of the bird can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/14195927232/

"The bird was seen on Tuesday, May 13, and Wed. morning.  My husband and I
were away on Wed. afternoon and this morning, so we can't say if he was
around then.  Since we've been back (from about 3:00 Thurs. afternoon) we
haven't seen him.

...

We are at* 101 Niblick St., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ* and there is no
problem with anyone coming to look for the bird.  Our house fronts on a
dead end street, so you can kind of sneak up on the bird if he's by our
feeders in the backyard.

Christine LaBastille"

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Atlantic County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 14:32:26 -0400
DonFreiday:
per M. Roche, 4 bbwd (Black-bellied Whistling-Duck) at Patriot Lake behind 
Galloway Twp library off Jimmie Leeds road. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, May 14, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 17:46:53 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1405.14
* May 14, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ Swainson's Hawk
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ Townsend's Warbler
+ White-faced Ibis
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Grosbeak
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Chuck-will's-widow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Gallinule
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Glaucous Gull
Golden-winged Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Least Bittern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Gull
Mississippi Kite
Mourning Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Tennessee Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Wilson's Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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 May 8, 
2014 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 
SWAINSON'S HAWK, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, and seasonal/local reports of interest. 


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 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


A WHITE-FACED IBIS was photographed near the gull pond tower at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR May 5. The male BAR-TAILED GODWIT continues in the Danzenbaker 
(East) Pool this week through May 6. This is presumably the same individual 
that has stopped here for a brief period the last four years in early May. 
Other sightings at Brig this week included an AMERICAN AVOCET May 10, GLAUCOUS 
GULL May 3, and COMMON GALLINULE, STILT SANDPIPER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CAPE 
MAY WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER, all May 4. 


New Jersey's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (pending acceptance by the NJ Bird 
Records Committee) continued this week at DeMott Pond in Clinton, Hunterdon 
County NJ. This is along West Main Street just northwest of the Holiday Inn. 
The bird roosts on the pond's island, often in the dawn redwood tree; it 
continues there through May 14. 


Also in Hunterdon County this week was a LITTLE GULL at Spruce Run Reservoir 
May 3-7 along with 26 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS May 4 and a BLACK TERN May 8. A 
MISSISSIPPI KITE was observed over Assiscong Marsh May 12. 


A SWAINSON'S HAWK was an extremely rare find as it passed the Montclair Hawk 
Watch May 2. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was another good find over the watch May 12. 


A TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was photographed at the Blewett Tract of Flatbrook-Roy WMA 
in Sussex County May 4; no reports since. Also in Sussex County were 2 
RED-NECKED GREBES on Swartswood Lake May 2 and another RED-NECKED GREBE on 
Culver's Lake May 7. 


A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE Passed over Sandy Hook May 12. A MISSISSIPPI KITE was 
observed over the north end May 11. Other birds noted recently at the hook were 
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL and CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW, 2 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, 25 
species of warblers including TENNESSEE WARBLER, 4 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 
WORM-EATING WARBLER, and MOURNING WARBLER; 5 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, a CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW May 12, and an immature male SUMMER TANAGER May 10. 


William Warren Park in Perth Amboy hosted an EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL and an 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER May 7. 


A KENTUCKY WARBLER was found at Watchung Reservation May 5. Another KENTUCKY 
WARBLER was found at Chimney Rock May 8. 


Sightings from the Great Swamp NWR included a SANDHILL CRANE May 11 and an 
AMERICAN BITTERN from the Pleasant Plains Overlook May 13 and a VESPER SPARROW 
near the Fenske Visitor Center May 2. 


A LEAST BITTERN has been present May 4-14 at the north end of Barbour's Pond at 
Garret Mountain. Over 20 species of warblers have been recorded there this week 
including GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and 
MOURNING WARBLER. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO - very rare in spring - was noted there 
May 13. 


A BLACK TERN was found at Mercer Corporate Park May 14.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was noted at Kittattinny Valley State Park May 14.

A SEDGE WREN was detected along Beach Ave in Manahawkin May 10. Also in Ocean 
County at Island Beach State Park were 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, WILSON'S 
WARBLER, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW May 10. 


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: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 11:06:40 -0400
KEEKEEKERR - MarkGarland:
STFL (Scissor-tailed Flycatcher) at Cape May Pt St Park, on beach across from 
first plover pond. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: White-faced Ibis, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 11:02:49 -0400
An adult White-faced Ibis was photographed flying by with a small flock of
Glossy Ibis on 5/4 along the first part of the first dogleg.

https://flic.kr/p/nuqn2g

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Townsend's Warbler directions, Sussex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 11:28:58 -0400
Here are some further details:

Alan Boyd-

This is in the Flatbrook WMA just south of Peter's Valley at the
intersection of Rt 615 and Bridge Rd. Take the fisherman's trail along the
right-hand edge of the spruce grove going toward Flatbrook Creek. The
warbler was about half way to the creek and not high up in the spruces. It
was in a mixed flock that was moving and I lost track of it while I was
still there.

NJ Rarity Map:


https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203972922394275048173.0004d34a1a115d5233e40&msa=0&ll=40.002372,-74.514771&spn=3.016841,6.696167 


http://goo.gl/maps/1BpKn

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Crested Caracara continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 11:01:59 -0400
Multiple observers report the Crested Caracara flying over the beanery this AM.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Townsend's Warbler, Sussex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 09:52:10 -0400
Alan Boyd photographed a male Townsend's Warbler at the Walpack Valley
IBA--Blewett Tract. I don't have more details than the checklist he has
entered:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18221391


https://www.google.com/maps/preview?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1881335,-74.8476648&ll=41.1881335,-74.8476648 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Townsend's Warbler, Sussex County May 4
From: Scott Barnes <myiarchus16 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 19:44:43 -0700
NJ Birders,

Alan Boyd reports:

"At 4:30 there was a Townsend's Warbler at the Blewett Tract.  This is in the 
Flatbrook WMA just south of Peter's Valley at the intersetion of Rt 615 and 
Bridge Rd.  Take the fisherman's trail along the right-hand edge of the spruce 
grove going toward  Flatbrook Creek.  It was about half way to the creek and 
not high up in the spruces.  It was in a mixed flock that was moving and I lost 
track of it while I was still there."  



Scott Barnes
All Things Birds Program Director
Assistant Director, Eco-Travel 
Editor, NJ Audubon eBird 
New Jersey Audubon 
tel. 609-897-9400
scott.barnes AT njaudubon.org
http://www.njaudubon.org/  

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Subject: Yellow Rail continues, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 17:00:07 -0400
Sandra Keller reports, "The Yellow Rail at Turkey Point sounded off around
4:20am."

This is a review list species for New Jersey, if you have success, please
try to get a recording of it and forward it to the NJBRC (Details on how to
submit a report are below.). Recordings can be made easily from smartphones
using various apps.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Crested Caracara, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 15:31:25 -0400
A Crested Caracara was just reported soaring with vultures over the Beanery 
heading toward Sunset Blvd., and Cape May Point. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, May 3, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 09:35:52 -0400
 
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1405.03
* May 3, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Painted Bunting
+ White-faced Ibis
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Acadian Flycatcher
American Bittern
American Redstart
American Wigeon
Bald Eagle
Black Scoter
Black Skimmer
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler
Bobolink
Bonaparte's Gull
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Cave Swallow
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eurasian Wigeon
Gadwall
Glaucous Gull
Glossy Ibis
Grasshopper Sparrow
Green-winged Teal
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Warbler
Indigo Bunting
Least Flycatcher
Least Sandpiper
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Merlin
Nashville Warbler
Northern Harrier
Northern Shoveler
Northern Waterthrush
Orchard Oriole
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Royal Tern
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Semipalmated Plover
Short-billed Dowitcher
Summer Tanager
Surf Scoter
Veery
Whimbrel
Whip-poor-will
White-throated Sparrow
White-winged Scoter
Wild Turkey
Willet
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellowlegs sp.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo

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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). 


Weather: The period opened with mild conditions, featuring mostly sunny skies 
and west/northwest winds 26–27 Apr. Clouds increased through the day 28 Apr, 
ahead of a large and complex storm system that affected the area 29–30 Apr. 
This storm brought periods of heavy rainfall and gusty east winds that 
occasionally surpassed 30mph. The raw conditions gradually weakened through the 
overnight hours 30 Apr–1 May, as winds shifted to the south and dense fog 
formed over many areas. Skies gradually cleared through the rest of 1 May, and 
more substantial sunshine and mild temperatures returned to close out the 
period 2 May. 


Birding Summary: Observers submitted sightings of 221 species during the period 
26 Apr–2 May. This week's arrivals included LEAST TERN, BLACK SKIMMER, 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, 
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, VEERY, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN 
REDSTART, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, 
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, AND BOBOLINK. Notable rarities 
included EURASIAN WIGEON, WHITE-FACED IBIS, LITTLE GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, 
PILEATED WOODPECKER, CAVE SWALLOW, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, and PAINTED BUNTING. 


Location Abbreviations: Belleplain (Belleplain State Forest), CMP (town of Cape 
May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows). 


WATERFOWL THROUGH IBISES
 A small collection of dabbling ducks remained at Cape Island through much of 
the period, highlighted by a male EURASIAN WIGEON that lingered with 7 AMERICAN 
WIGEON at CMPSP/SCMM through at least 1 May (m. ob.). A pair of NORTHERN 
SHOVELERS could still be found at SCMM as of 30 Apr (m. ob.), and multiple 
pairs of GADWALL might be setting up shop at SCMM. Small numbers of 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL remained at CMPSP, SCMM, and at several locations along the 
Delaware Bayshore through the period (m. ob.). In the diving duck department, 
decent numbers of BLACK SCOTERS and SURF SCOTERS were still migrating past CMP 
most days (m. ob.), along with the occasional RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and 
LONG-TAILED DUCK. A flock of 8 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS there 2 May was a bit late 
for so many (VE). Three HOODED MERGANSERS were also tardy at SCMM 1 May (VE, 
TR). WILD TURKEYS continued to occupy CMP, where they are generally rare, with 
at least 2-3 individuals present through 2 May (m. ob.). RED-NECKED GREB! 

 ES haven't completely left yet-- 2 were at Champlain Drive, Villas 27 Apr (BP) 
with a single remaining 1 May (SG), while another was still in the back-bays 
near Wildwood 2 May (VE, BL et al.). A low-density spring migrant, an AMERICAN 
BITTERN was reported at SCMM on several occasions, most recently 2 May (m. 
ob.). Several CATTLE EGRETS continued to be seen along Route 9 in Swainton (m. 
ob.), while another was near the intersection of Goshen Road & Goshen-Swainton 
Road 30 Apr (TR). A large flock of GLOSSY IBIS, peaking at approximately 400 
birds, took up residence at Dias Creek 27–30 Apr (m. ob.). An adult WHITE-FACED 
IBIS was a member of this flock 30 Apr (TR et al.). 


RAPTORS THROUGH TERNS
Northwest winds on 26 Apr produced a movement of at least 9 BALD EAGLES over 
CMP (TR et al.). A short-lived hawk flight on 28 Apr included 12 Red-tailed 
Hawks, two of which crossed the bay toward Delaware (CS). At least 3 NORTHERN 
HARRIERS and 7 MERLINS were on the move over Cape Island 2 May (m. ob.). 
Shorebirds migrated past CMP throughout the week, with small numbers of 
WILLETS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and 
YELLOWLEGS seen most days (m. ob.). A flock of 210 WHIMBREL were in the marshes 
along Avalon Boulevard 30 Apr (TR), and another 125 were near Jarvis Sound 2 
May (VE, BL et al.). An adult LITTLE GULL flew north past Avalon with 20 
BONAPARTE'S GULLS during the height of the coastal storm 30 Apr (TR). LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were again regular at CMP and Stone Harbor Point throughout 
the period (m. ob.). The GLAUCOUS GULL continued at SCMM until 28 Apr, when it 
was found dead (m. ob.). LEAST TERN arrived on a typical date of 1 May! 

 , when 2 were encountered at CMPSP (TR). CASPIAN TERN is a scarce spring 
migrant, therefore one flying north past CMP 26 Apr was notable (DL, GD, TR). A 
GULL-BILLED TERN, uncommon at CMP, flew over Yale Avenue 28 Apr (GD). The 
year's first BLACK SKIMMER was photographed at Cape May City 30 Apr (MP), and 
ROYAL TERNS were noted at CMP and Avalon 2 May (m. ob.). 


CUCKOO THROUGH BUNTINGS
The first YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO made its presence known at Higbee Beach 2 May 
(m. ob.). CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOWS and WHIP-POOR-WILLS were finally reported with 
some regularity throughout the peninsula, and RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS also 
filtered in to various locations, with many arriving 2 May (CS, pers. comm.). 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at several locations 2 May, including 5 that 
migrated north over CMP (GD et al.). A PILEATED WOODPECKER was a surprise at 
Higbee Beach 1 May (TB). The bird was flying north, low over Field #1, and may 
still be in the area. A CAVE SWALLOW was described at Lily Lake, CMP 29 Apr 
(VN), and CMP's BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE continued its stay, last noted 2 May 
(GD). The foggy conditions of 1 May produced a noticeable fallout of songbird 
migrants at Cape Island, particularly at CMP. Included in this concentration 
were 400+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 300+ WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, 40+ INDIGO 
BUNTINGS, 20+ ORCHARD ORIOLES, 15+ RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 10+ ! 

 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, 10+ NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 2 BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, A 
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, AND A HOODED WARBLER (TR, VE, MC et al.). Other locally 
notable migrants included 2 SUMMER TANAGERs at CMP 1 May (RC), a LEAST 
FLYCATCHER at Hidden Valley 2 May (TR), and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW at Higbee 
Beach 2 May (MP, m. ob.). The spring's first BOBOLINKS appeared out of the fog 
at CMPSP 1 May (TR). Breeding bird arrivals included ACADIAN FLYCATCHER at 
Belleplain 26 Apr (PB, m. ob.), AMERICAN REDSTART at Belleplain and Peaslee WMA 
28 Apr (m. ob.), and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Higbee Beach 1 May (VE). Lastly, a 
male PAINTED BUNTING visited feeders at 627 Seagrove Avenue, CMP on 26–27 Apr 
(KL, m. ob.). 


Contributors: 
Pete Bacinski (PB), Tom Baxter (TB), Mike Crewe (MC), Richard Crossley (RC), 
Glen Davis (GD), Vince Elia (VE), Sam Galick (SG), David La Puma (DL), Bob 
Lubberman (BL), Karl Lukens (KL), Vincent Nichnadowicz (VN), Mike Pasquarello 
(MP), Beth Polvino (BP), Tom Reed (TR), Clay Sutton (CS). 


References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 2 
May 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 2 May 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Bar-tailed Godwit continues, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 13:40:47 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vince Koczurik 
Date: Sat, May 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bar-tailed godwit at brig
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Mike britt and I just relocated the bar tailed godwit at brig/forsythe at
the last pullout along the south dike in the impoundment. It's loosely
associating with some yellowlegs. Beautifully colored bird. There's also a
glaucous gull west of the tower on the south dike.
-Vincent Koczurik
Flemington, nj

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Subject: Swainson's Hawk, Essex County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 14:23:16 -0400
Chris Tackas reports: Swainson's Hawk just seen at the Montclair Hawkwatch.

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, May 1, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 21:49:17 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1405.01
* May 1, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

++ Neotropic Cormorant ++
++ Details requested by NJBRC ++

American Bittern
Bar-tailed Godwit
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Blue-winged Warbler
Boat-tailed Grackle
Bobolink
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Cliff Swallow
Common Merganser
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Grasshopper Sparrow
Green Heron
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Warbler
Least Flycatcher
Long-tailed Duck
Monk Parakeet
Nashville Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-throated Loon
Rusty Blackbird
Scarlet Tanager
Sora
Spotted Sandpiper
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Warbling Vireo
Whimbrel
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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, May 1, 
2014 with reports of TUNDRA SWAN, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, LONG-TAILED DUCK, HOODED 
MERGANSER, COMMON MERGANSER, RED-NECKED GREBE, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, AMERICAN 
BITTERN, CATTLE EGRET, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, 
WHIMBREL, BAR-TAILED GODWIT, WILSON’S SNIPE, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, GULL-BILLED 
TERN, CASPIAN TERN, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-BELLIED 
SAPSUCKER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN, CLIFF SWALLOW, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, 
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD 
and seasonal reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
There has been a report of a BAR-TAILED GODWIT at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR 
along the loop drive April 30. This is about the time this species has appeared 
in New Jersey in recent years. 

 
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at DeMott Pond and other Clinton Locations as 
of April 28. An AMERICAN BITTERN visited Assiscong Marsh April 27, while Spruce 
Run Reservoir featured a CASPIAN TERN April 25, six LONG-TAILED DUCKS and an 
AMERICAN BITTERN April 26 and a RED-THROATED LOON April 28 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR was productive April 27-28 with a lingering TUNDRA 
SWAN, six BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 70+ WHIMBREL, three WILSON’S SNIPE, two CASPIAN 
TERNS and two GULL-BILLED TERNS. An early COMMON NIGHTHAWK was reported in 
Barnegat Township April 27, while five RUSTY BLACKBIRDS visited Assunpink WMA 
also April 27. 

 
In the unusual category was a CATTLE EGRET at the Conackmack Middle School in 
Piscataway April 27-29. The Colonial Park in Somerset YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER 
was still present as of April 29, while a Red-headed Woodpecker also continued 
there as of April 28. Another YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was discovered at Ravine 
Lake in Far Hills April 25. Five post storm alternate plumaged RED-NECKED 
GREBES along with a SPOTTED SANDPIPER were present at Lake Parsippany May 1. 

 
Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge was a hotspot this week with the 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER tallied April 26-27, a 
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER April 26, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS April 28 and a 
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON April 29. The Great Swamp NWR was also productive 
with reports of two AMERICAN BITTERN, SORA, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD April 28 along Pleasant Plains Road. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS 
continue at the Linden Hawk Rise property as of April 25. 

 
Earnest L. Oros Park in Woodbridge recorded a RUSTY BLACKBIRD April 27, while 
two COMMON RAVENS were observed along Mill Road in Edison April 25 and another 
at the Melanie Lane Wetlands in Hanover, along with a RUSTY BLACKBIRD April 28. 

 
A late COMMON MERGANSER was observed at Cheesequake SP April 27, while two were 
still present at Johnson Park Piscataway April 28. A VESPER SPARROW and three 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were present at Negri Nepote in Franklin April 26. 

 
Schmidt’s Woods in Secaucus was home to a MONK PARAKEET April 27, while the 
Ridgewood Duck Pond had a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER April 28 and Garret Mountain 
Reservation another May 1. Another for the unusual column was a BOAT-TAILED 
GRACKLE discovered at the Vince Lombardi Service Area on the NJ Turnpike April 
25. A VESPER SPARROW was discovered on the grounds of Indian Hills High School 
in Oakland April 24. 

 
Hyper Humus in Paulinskill WMA in Lafayette April 27 produced three VIRGINIA 
RAILS, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BLUE-WINGED TEAL and CLIFF SWALLOW. Two VIRGINIA RAILS 
were detected at the Wallkill River NWR April 29 and a LEAST FLYCATCHER at the 
Flatbrook WMA April 25. YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were present at Stokes SF 
April 26. 

 
A late RED-NECKED GREBE was observed at Riverwinds in National Park April 25, 
while three CASPIAN TERNS were at the National Park dredge spoils the same day. 
Another CASPIAN TERN was discovered at Floodgates April 27. 

 
Birds arriving this week include: GREEN HERON, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, WARBLING 
VIREO, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, 
PRAIRIE WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, BOBOLINK and PURPLE FINCH. 



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 


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 
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/ 

 
  

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Re: Yellow Rail, Cumberland County
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 14:21:51 -0400
I'd like to note that the NJBRC has never received a recording of these
calls as documentation.  We understand that few people do sound recording
but if you do happen to go and record a Yellow Rail, the committee would be
grateful if you could send us a copy of the recording.


-PAG


On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Samuel Galick  wrote:

> Vince Koczurik reports a Yellow Rail along Turkey Point Road. In past
> years, you can hear mulitple individuals calling while you walk the road in
> the pre-dawn hours.
>
> Rarity map: http://goo.gl/maps/wx3PO
>
> 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: 
>



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Subject: Fwd: White-faced Ibis, Cape May County **NOT VIEWABLE**
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 11:44:30 -0500
I was unaware that Middle Township police have been asking people to move
on when it comes to looking for this bird, I'm passing along Harvey's note
and suggest that people wait for the next White-faced Ibis to show up in a
better location.

Thanks,

Sam

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From: 
Date: Thu, May 1, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: White-faced Ibis, Cape May County
To: sam.galick AT gmail.com


 Sam,
I can't post because of AOL but I was at the creek Sat am and again Sun
afternoon and was asked to leave by Middle township police. They were nice
enough but very concerned about traffic and safety.
Sun I had parked further down the rd and walked back but they still chased
me off.
The flock is sporadic and follows high-tide.

harvey

 In a message dated 5/1/2014 12:23:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM writes:

Tom Reed photographed a White-faced Ibis along Rt. 47 on the west side of
the Dias Creek bridge, just south of Springers Mill Road with about 200
Glossy Ibis.

A word of caution when trying to look for this bird: It's a very dangerous
stretch of highway, where cars go exceedingly fast around the curves.
Please use extreme caution when attempting to look for the bird there. I
suggest parking along Springers Mill Road where there is much less traffic
then walk (when safe) to the location.

Rarity map: http://goo.gl/maps/wx3PO

Good birding,

Sam

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

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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Bar-tailed Godwit, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 11:23:44 -0500
Yesterday (4/30) there was a report of a Bar-tailed Godwit along the
wildlife drive at Forsythe NWR. This falls very close to the window at
which this individual has shown up in past years, generally the first week
of May. In the past it has been seen along the third dog leg.

Rarity map: http://goo.gl/maps/wx3PO

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Yellow Rail, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 11:23:28 -0500
Vince Koczurik reports a Yellow Rail along Turkey Point Road. In past
years, you can hear mulitple individuals calling while you walk the road in
the pre-dawn hours.

Rarity map: http://goo.gl/maps/wx3PO

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: White-faced Ibis, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 11:23:22 -0500
Tom Reed photographed a White-faced Ibis along Rt. 47 on the west side of
the Dias Creek bridge, just south of Springers Mill Road with about 200
Glossy Ibis.

A word of caution when trying to look for this bird: It's a very dangerous
stretch of highway, where cars go exceedingly fast around the curves.
Please use extreme caution when attempting to look for the bird there. I
suggest parking along Springers Mill Road where there is much less traffic
then walk (when safe) to the location.

Rarity map: http://goo.gl/maps/wx3PO

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 26, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:46:48 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1404.26
* April 26, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ White Ibis
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Coot
American Oystercatcher
American Wigeon
Black Scoter
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-throated Green Warbler
Broad-winged Hawk
Cattle Egret
Common Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Dunlin
Eurasian Wigeon
Forster's Tern
Glaucous Gull
Glossy Ibis
Great Crested Flycatcher
Green-winged Teal
Gull-billed Tern
Horned Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Shoveler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orchard Oriole
Parasitic Jaeger
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-necked Grebe
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Royal Tern
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Snow Bunting
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Summer Tanager
Surf Scoter
Western Sandpiper
Willet
Yellow Warbler


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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://www.njaudubon.org ; 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). 

 
Weather: Overall, the week's weather was fairly tame, with ample sunshine, 
slightly below average temperatures, frequently breezy conditions, and two 
brief bouts of rain. The period opened 19 Apr with seasonable and clear 
conditions, under light and variable winds. A stronger onshore flow developed 
through 20 Apr, featuring easterly winds with gusts over 30mph at times. These 
conditions would weaken through 21 Apr, as continued sunshine allowed daytime 
highs to exceed 60ºF. Winds shifted and increased from the south on 23 Apr, 
ahead of a strong cold front that arrived later that day. Temperatures topped 
out in the mid-50s (about 10º below average) on the heels of the front 23–24 
Apr, with gusty northwest winds a constant feature both days. The period closed 
with sunny skies and a strengthening onshore flow 25 Apr, ahead of another 
front and associated rain showers during the evening hours. 


Birding Summary: Observers submitted sightings of 191 species during the period 
19–25 Apr. This week's arrivals included Sora, Solitary Sandpiper, Gull-billed 
Tern, Common Tern, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow Warbler, 
Black-throated Green Warbler, Summer Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and 
Orchard Oriole. Notable rarities included Eurasian Wigeon, White Ibis, 
Swallow-tailed Kite, Glaucous Gull, and Black-capped Chickadee. 


Location Abbreviations: CMP (Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park), 
SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt (Stone Harbor Point). 



WATERFOWL THROUGH IBISES

 Ducks continued to vacate the Cape for points north, but small numbers of 
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, AMERICAN WIGEONS, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL lingered at 
CMPSP/SCMM throughout the period (m. ob.). A notably late male EURASIAN WIGEON 
remained at the same locations through 25 Apr (m. ob.). Small numbers of BLACK 
SCOTERS and SURF SCOTERS were noted moving east past CMP most mornings (TR, GD, 
CV et al.). At least one HORNED GREBE held on at Hereford Inlet through 25 Apr 
(TR), while 3 RED-NECKED GREBES could still be found in the back-bays near 
Wildwood 19 Apr (VE et al.). An impressive movement of DOUBLE-CRESTED 
CORMORANTS included 11,390 tallied from SCMM 22 Apr (TR et al.). At least 3 
CATTLE EGRETS continued to occupy front lawns along New England Road (Cape 
Island) this week (m. ob.). GLOSSY IBIS numbers were on the increase this week, 
and small flocks can now be found in the Delaware Bay marshes. A group of 4 
immature WHITE IBISES made for a bizarre sight as they flew north p! 

 ast SCMM 22 Apr (TR). 

RAPTORS THROUGH DOVE

 Small numbers of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS appeared over Cape Island during days with 
northwest winds (m. ob.). A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, the county's third of the 
year, made a brief appearance over West Cape May 19 Apr (TR). The year's first 
SORA report came from CMPSP 22 Apr (TW). At least 2 AMERICAN COOTS lingered at 
SCMM throughout the period (m. ob.). The first AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER nests 
were found near Corson's and Hereford inlets 21–23 Apr (fide NJDFW). A very 
obvious movement of WILLETS occurred 22 Apr, when 472 were counted flying north 
past SCMM (TR). A WESTERN SANDPIPER was roosting with 200 DUNLIN at 117th 
Street, Stone Harbor on 24 Apr (TR). STILT SANDPIPER is an uncommon spring 
migrant-- one was at SCMM 25 Apr (TR, m. ob.). A dark-type PARASITIC JAEGER was 
viewed from Coral Avenue, CMP 25 Apr (TR, GD). LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS 
continued to be regular at CMP and Hereford Inlet (m. ob.). A scarce bird at 
any season, a GLAUCOUS GULL dropped in at SCMM 22 Apr (TR) ! 

 and was subsequently seen at the Coast Guard Base 24–25 Apr (CH). Numbers of 
FORSTER'S TERNS Increased through the period. COMMON TERN arrived at CMP 22 Apr 
(CV et al.), and at least one has been seen daily since (m. ob.). A GULL-BILLED 
TERN cruised past the Rea Farm/Beanery 25 Apr (VE), while another ROYAL TERN 
flew past CMP the same day (TR, KL). CMP's EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was last 
noted 19 Apr (m. ob.). 


HUMMINGBIRD THROUGH ORIOLE

 The continued cool weather seemed to put a dent in landbird migration. 
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS appeared at a few more locations this week, but have 
been quite slow to arrive overall. GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER arrived 25 Apr, 
when one was noted at SCMM (DH). The year's first RED-EYED VIREO was heard at 
the Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve 24 Apr (MP). Cape May County's 4th BLACK-CAPPED 
CHICKADEE Continued its stay at CMP, last noted in the dunes at Coral Avenue 25 
Apr (TR). A very late SNOW BUNTING was seen again at SHPt 21 Apr (HB). Rare as 
a spring migrant, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was nicely documented at CMPSP 19 
Apr (EN). YELLOW WARBLER arrived at SCMM 22 Apr (TR), while the year's first 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER made its presence known at CMPSP 22 Apr (DA). 
Additional songbird arrivals included SUMMER TANAGER at CMPSP 19 Apr (MU), 
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at CMP 21 Apr (GD), and ORCHARD ORIOLE at Reed's Beach 
21 Apr (TR). 

 

Contributors: 
David Allen (DA), Henry Burton (HB), Glen Davis (GD), Vince Elia (VE), Chris 
Hajduk (CH),Don Heitzmann (DH), Karl Lukens (KL), Erik Nelson (EN), New Jersey 
Division of Fish & Wildlife staff (NJDFW), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed 
(TR), Michelle Uhl (MU), Christopher Vogel (CV, Terry Williams (TW). 

 
References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 25 
Apr 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 25 Apr 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


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Subject: Painted Bunting, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:19:03 -0400
Hi all -

Karl Lukens noticed an adult male Painted Bunting visiting his feeders at
627 Seagrove Ave, Cape May Point this morning. The bird has been making
only sporadic appearances, and was last seen at 12:15pm. *The feeders are
easily viewed from the roadside*.

In other news, there was a small fallout of songbirds at Cape May Point
this morning, likely created by the overnight rain and 3AM wind shift. A
Glaucous Gull was on the South Cape May beach again this morning, and a
male Eurasian Wigeon lingers on Bunker Pond.


good birding,
tr


--
Tom Reed
Reed's Beach NJ

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 24, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:39:03 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1404.24
* April 24, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

++ Neotropic Cormorant ++
(Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Broad-winged Hawk
Cerulean Warbler
Chimney Swift
Cliff Swallow
Common Eider
Common Raven
Common Tern
Eastern Kingbird
Fox Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great Crested Flycatcher
Green Heron
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
Indigo Bunting
King Eider
Least Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marsh Wren
Northern Parula
Northern Waterthrush
Ovenbird
Piping Plover
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Sandpiper
Razorbill
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Scarlet Tanager
Seaside Sparrow
Snowy Owl
Solitary Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Wood Thrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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, April 
24, 2014 with reports of BLUE-WINGED TEAL, KING EIDER, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN 
DUCK, RED-NECKED GREBE, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, AMERICAN BITTERN, LEAST BITTERN, 
LITTLE BLUE HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, VIRGINIA RAIL, SANDHILL CRANE, 
PIPING PLOVER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, UPLAND SANDPIPER, PURPLE SANDPIPER, ICELAND 
GULL, RAZORBILL, SNOWY OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, COMMON RAVEN, CLIFF SWALLOW, 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, VESPER 
SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and seasonal 
reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues at DeMott Pond and other Clinton Locations as 
of April 24. A RED-NECKED GREBE was observed at Spruce Run Reservoir April 
18-19 along with an Iceland Gull April 19. Individual PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS 
were discovered at Round Valley Reservoir and the summit of Baldpate Mountain 
both April 19, while a CERULEAN WARBLER was noted at the Passaic River Park in 
Berkeley Heights. April 20. 

 
Island Beach SP was home to a COMMON EIDER, three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 
and 18 LITTLE BLUE HERONS April 19. A late RAZORBILL was found at Barnegat 
Light SP April 17 where a HARLEQUIN DUCK continues to linger as of April 21. 
The state park was also home to a few PURPLE SANDPIPERS and a possible KING 
EIDER April 21. Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR hosted a Singing SEASIDE SPARROW 
April 19 and the Bridge to Nowhere (Stafford Avenue) in Manahawkin a LEAST 
BITTERN April 20. 

 
Three PIPING PLOVERS and a RED-NECKED GREBE were present at Sandy Hook April 
19, while the Hook provided two SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, a RUSTY BLACKBIRD and both 
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH April 22, and a LEAST BITTERN 
April 23. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was observed near the east side of Manasquan 
Reservoir April 19. Two ICELAND GULLS were discovered just north of the 
Freehold Raceway Mall, April 18-19. 

 
The singing YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER continues at Colonial Park in Somerset by 
the Rose Garden as of April 23, with possibly a second bird present also April 
23 along with a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER April 23. Individual RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS were noted at the Ridgewood Duck Pond and Warinanco Park in 
Elizabeth both April 18, 

 
A SNOWY OWL, perhaps NJ’s last for the season was discovered at Liberty SP 
April 18, while a VESPER SPARROW was tallied there April 22. A YELLOW-THROATED 
WARBLER was found in the NJ Meadowlands at the Kearny Marsh April 19. The Great 
Swamp NWR hosted an AMERICAN BITTERN April 18 and a SANDHILL CRANE and a 
VIRGINIA RAIL April 20. 

 
The LITTLE BLUE HERON at Loantaka Park in Morristown continues as of April 23, 
while a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL was noted there April 20. A PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER returned to Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge at the observation 
Tower April 21. This is probably the northern most annual nesting PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER in NJ. Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were tallied there April 20 by 
kayaking birders. 

 
An excellent discovery was an UPLAND SANDPIPER on Mill Road in Edison, April 
19. A COMMON RAVEN was noted in Edison April 20 also along Mill Road and one at 
Middlesex Community College April 21. 

 
A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was present at Negri-Nepote in Franklin April 22 and a 
late FOX SPARROW was detected at the Glenhurst Meadows April 20. 

 
A CLIFF SWALLOW was observed at the Rt. 202 Bridge by Boonton Reservoir April 
20 and a RED-NECKED GREBE at Swartswood Lake April 20. Two COMMON RAVENS were 
tallied in Blairstown April 19. 

 
Individual RED-NECKED GREBES were noted at Amico Island Park in Riverside April 
18 and at Amasa Landing Road in Bass River SF April 19, while a PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER was present at Glassboro WMA April 23 along East Stanger Road. 

 
Returning birds this week include: GREEN HERON, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, COMMON TERN, 
CHIMNEY SWIFT, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN 
KINGBIRD, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, MARSH WREN, WOOD THRUSH, OVENBIRD, WORM-EATING 
WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, SCARLET 
TANAGER and INDIGO BUNTING. 


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. 


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 
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.weekly.com/ 


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


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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:11:12 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May Cty.
* NJCM1404.18
* April 18, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Eurasian Tree Sparrow (not)
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-headed Gull
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Cattle Egret
Cave Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Eastern Kingbird
Eurasian Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Hooded Warbler
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Ovenbird
Parasitic Jaeger
Pectoral Sandpiper
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Red Knot
Red-necked Grebe
Ring-necked Duck
Royal Tern
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Short-billed Dowitcher
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Vesper Sparrow
Whimbrel
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). 



Weather: The period began with mild conditions on 12 Apr, under a strengthening 
southerly flow. Strong and persistent south winds continued through 13–14 Apr, 
along with mild conditions and patchy sunshine. A strong cold front approached 
the Cape during the early-evening hours on 15 Apr, bringing with it heavy rain 
showers. Winds quickly shifted to the northwest through the overnight hours of 
15–16 Apr, with near-record lows noted during the early AM 16 Apr. Temperatures 
stayed well below average 16–17 Apr, as winds shifted to the east under a low 
overcast. The period ended with continuing cool conditions and cloudiness, as 
temperatures struggled to top 50ºF on 18 Apr. 


Birding Summary: Observers submitted sightings of 182 species during the period 
12–18 Apr. This week's arrivals included SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, PARASITIC 
JAEGER, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, OVENBIRD, PROTHONOTARY 
WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, AND PRAIRIE WARBLER. Notable rarities included 
HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, CAVE SWALLOW, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, and 
PAINTED BUNTING. 


Location Abbreviations: BSF (Belleplain State Forest), CMP (Cape May Point), 
CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park), SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt (Stone 
Harbor Point). 



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS 

 Waterfowl numbers continued to drop off. NORTHERN PINTAIL went unreported this 
week, and other species such as NORTHERN SHOVELER, RING-NECKED DUCK, and 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL also decreased. The "Eurasian" GREEN-WINGED TEAL was also 
apparently not seen. A male EURASIAN WIGEON put on a nice show at Lighthouse 
Pond, CMPSP on the relatively late date of 18 Apr (VE, m. ob.). A female 
HARLEQUIN DUCK was a pleasant surprise at Sunset Beach 15 Apr (GDa, m. ob.). 
SURF SCOTERS were detected moving out of Delaware Bay from CMP on several 
mornings, with a peak flight of 1,206 on 14 Apr (TR et al.). RED-NECKED GREBES 
continued to thin out-- the most recent reports included 2 at Cape May Harbor 
15 Apr (CH), 1 at Cox Hall Creek WMA 17 Apr (m. ob.), 1 near Wildwood 18 Apr 
(VE et al.), and 1 at SHPt 18 Apr (TR). Multiple YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
continued to be found at 44th Street, Avalon through the week (m. ob.), and 3 
TRICOLORED HERONS were at Nummy Island 16 Apr (m. ob.). At least 4 CAT! 

 TLE EGRETS were seen along Route 9 in Swainton on 18 Apr (GDw). At Cape 
Island, 1-2 Cattle Egrets took up residence along Bayshore and New England 
Roads throughout the week (m. ob.). 


RAPTORS THROUGH DOVE

 BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen at CMP on several days, with a max of 5 on 18 Apr 
(m. ob.). The species was also noted at BSF this week, where it presumably 
breeds. Nummy Island was home to 57 WHIMBREL, 15+ SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and 
a RED KNOT on 16 Apr (m. ob.). A PECTORAL SANDPIPER flew over CMP 16 Apr (MC, 
m. ob.). The year's first PARASITIC JAEGER flew north past CMP 18 Apr (GDa, 
TR). A BLACK-HEADED GULL at High's Beach 13 Apr could have been the last of the 
season (WK). LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued to be regular at CMP through 
the week, with a max of 6+ on 16 Apr (m. ob.). ROYAL TERNS were noted again 
this week, with 2 seen at CMP 13 Apr (TR et al.). A single EURASIAN 
COLLARED-DOVE remained at CMP through 18 Apr. Sightings in the past week have 
come from Harvard Avenue, Coral Avenue, and West Lake Drive (m. ob.). SNOWY OWL 
apparently went unseen this week-- additional sighting reports are greatly 
appreciated. 


HUMMINGBIRD THROUGH TREE SPARROW

 The spring's first RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD zipped past CMP 12 Apr (TR et 
al.); another was at a feeder in Cape May Court House the same day (JA). There 
were daily sightings of EASTERN KINGBIRD at CMP (m. ob.), and the first migrant 
BLUE-HEADED VIREO was detected at BSF 13 Apr (MF). Very rare in spring, a CAVE 
SWALLOW was found within a large group of swifts and swallows at Lily Lake, CMP 
18 Apr (CV, m. ob.). There are only a handful of spring records for this 
species in New Jersey. At least 12 CLIFF SWALLOWS were tallied at CMP 16 Apr, 
likely a product of the strong northwest winds (m. ob.). 


Cape May County's 4th BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE lingered at CMP through 18 Apr (m. 
ob.). An obvious movement of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS 13 Apr included 30+ at CMP 
(m. ob.). A very late SNOW BUNTING was a curious sight at SHPt 17 Apr, and may 
be the second latest on record (TR). PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (m. ob.) and PRAIRIE 
WARBLER (SW) arrived at the Rea Farm/Beanery 12 Apr. OVENBIRDS appeared at BSF 
the next day (m. ob.). A HOODED WARBLER was photographed near the Hereford 
Inlet Lighthouse at North Wildwood 16 Apr (MK, fide JS). VESPER SPARROW is a 
scarce spring migrant in Cape May County, so one at the Rea Farm/Beanery 13–16 
Apr (VE et al.) was notable. The spring's first BLUE GROSBEAK flew past Coral 
Avenue, CMP 16 Apr (DG, TR). The Painted Bunting continued at 113 Harvard 
Avenue, CMP through at least 14 Apr (fide GDa). There were no reports of the 
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW this week, despite many hours of searching. 


Contributors: 
Jesse Amesbury (JA), Mike Crewe (MC), Glen Davis (GDa), Gail Dwyer (GDw), Vince 
Elia (VE), Mike Fritz (MF), Doug Gochfeld (DG), Chris Hajduk (CH), Will Kerling 
(WK), Mike Kilpatrick (MK), Tom Reed (TR), Joe Smith (JS), Christopher Vogel 
(CV), Sam Wilson (SW). 


----
References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web 
application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Accessed 18 
Apr 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 18 Apr 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:28 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1404.16
* April 16, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ Details requested by NJBRC *

Common Tern
Eurasian Wigeon
Iceland Gull
Little Gull
Palm Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Owl
Vesper Sparrow
White-winged Scoter
Yellow-throated Warbler


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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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 April 
16, 2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-THROATED 
WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


New Jersey's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (pending acceptance by the NJ Bird 
Records Committee) continued this week at DeMott Pond in Clinton, Hunterdon 
County NJ. This is along West Main Street just northwest of the Holiday Inn. 
The bird roosts on the pond's island, often in the dawn redwood tree; it 
continued there at least ,through Apr 13. 


Also in Hunterdon County this week at Spruce Run Reservoir were WHITE-WINGED 
SCOTER, up to 8 RED-NECKED GREBES, and 3 LITTLE GULLS Apr 14. 


A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found at Colonial Park in Franklin Twp, Somerset 
County Apr 14-16; seen in the Norway Spruces adjacent to the Rose Garden 
parking lot. In nearby Hillsborough Twp a SANDHILL CRANE was photographed Apr 
11. 


At Glenhurst Meadows, 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 25 PALM WARBLERS, and a VESPER 
SPARROW were noted Apr 13. 


North Shore reports this week included a very early immature COMMON TERN at 
Wreck Pond, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES at Belmar Marina, and 3 ICELAND GULLS on the 
beach in Belmar, all Apr 11. 


Two SNOWY OWLS were observed at the Holgate Unit of Forsythe NWR Apr 12 and 
another SNOWY OWL was found in Brant Beach on LBI the same day. 


Garret Mountain had a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER Apr 11.

A molting EURASIAN WIGEON was detected at the Mercer Corporate Park Apr 14.

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, NJ, April 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:13:59 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County NJ
* NJCM1404.11
* April 11, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ Eurasian Tree Sparrow
+ Painted Bunting
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Kestrel
Bank Swallow
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-bellied Plover
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-headed Gull
Cattle Egret
Chimney Swift
Common Loon
Common Yellowthroat
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Eurasian Wigeon
Forster's Tern
Green Heron
Green-winged Teal
House Wren
Indigo Bunting
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Blue Heron
Louisiana Waterthrush
Merlin
Northern Gannet
Northern Goshawk
Northern Parula
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Warbler
Red Knot
Red-necked Grebe
Red-throated Loon
Royal Tern
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Owl
Sooty Shearwater
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Upland Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
White-eyed Vireo
White-winged Scoter
Willet
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Warbler

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Hotline:    Cape May Week in Review
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/


Week in review: 5 – 11 April, 2014

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). 


--===============--

Weather: The period began with seasonable and clear conditions 5 Apr, with 
gusty northwest winds. Winds weakened through 6 Apr under continuing sunny 
skies, and a light southerly breeze took hold during the overnight hours 6–7 
Apr. Winds again shifted, this time to the east, and increased through the 
daylight hours of 7 Apr, ahead of a warm front that produced some rain showers 
during the evening hours. Pleasant weather returned for 8–9 Apr, courtesy of 
ample sunshine and a steady breeze out of the west. A southerly flow developed 
during the second half of 10 Apr and strengthened through 11 Apr, bringing with 
it the year's first 70ºF day. 


Birding Summary: Observers submitted sightings of 177 species during the period 
5–11 Apr. This week's arrivals included SOOTY SHEARWATER, CATTLE EGRET, GREEN 
HERON, UPLAND SANDPIPER, WHIMBREL, ROYAL TERN, EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, CHIMNEY 
SWIFT, EASTERN KINGBIRD, BANK SWALLOW, HOUSE WREN, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, 
WORM-EATING WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NORTHERN 
PARULA, and INDIGO BUNTING. 


Notable rarities included "EURASIAN" GREEN-WINGED TEAL, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, SNOWY OWL, PILEATED 
WOODPECKER, PAINTED BUNTING, and EURASIAN TREE SPARROW. 


Location Abbreviations: CMP (Cape May Point), CMPSP (Cape May Pt. State Park), 
SCMM (South Cape May Meadows), SHPt (Stone Harbor Point). 


--===============--
  
WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS  
 Waterfowl numbers finally saw a significant decrease this week. There were no 
reports of Redhead, the lingering Tundra Swans and Canvasbacks departed CMP 6 
Apr, and Snow Geese have apparently gone missing from the bayshore marshes 
since 5 Apr. A female EURASIAN WIGEON appeared at SCMM 9 Apr (CV), but there 
were no reports of the species along Ocean Drive this week. The "EURASIAN" 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL continued to put in sporadic appearances at CMPSP, last noted 
from the east end of Lighthouse Pond 11 Apr (MP). A strong waterbird movement 
past CMP during the AM hours of 11 Apr included 831 SURF SCOTERS, 13 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 356 RED-THROATED LOONS, 71 COMMON LOONS, 3,238 NORTHERN 
GANNETS, and 1,841 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS (TR et al.). An early SOOTY 
SHEARWATER was seen from CMP the same day (CV et al.). RED-NECKED GREBES 
continued to thin out-- reports included 7 near the Ocean Drive fish docks 5 
Apr (MP), 1 at Cape May Harbor 8 Apr (SW), and 3 at Champlain Drive, Villas 10 
Apr (TM). A total of 14 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS could be found at 44th 
Street in Avalon 9 Apr (m. ob.), while TRICOLORED HERONS and LITTLE BLUE HERONS 
became increasingly regular at Nummy Island through the week (m. ob.). The 
year's first GREEN HERON dropped in at SCMM 8 Apr (MP); the first CATTLE EGRET 
was reported from Route 9 in Swainton on 11 Apr (SG). 


RAPTORS THROUGH OWLS   
 OSPREY continued to filter in on a daily basis. Many nesting platforms along 
both the Atlantic Coast and the Delaware Bayshore now host returning pairs. 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK is a very rare spring migrant, but that didn't stop an imm. 
from flying over Jake's Landing 10 Apr (CS). A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE flew past 
Stone Harbor Point during the strong westerlies of 5 Apr (TR). It was last seen 
continuing north over 30th Street, Avalon (GD). Those same westerlies were 
likely responsible for the SANDHILL CRANE that passed over CMP 6 Apr (GD, MC et 
al.). BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were on the move this week, illustrated by 12 
migrating past SHPt 8 Apr (TR) and a total of 92 on the flats at Norbury's 
Landing 10 Apr (TF). The first noticeable push of WILLETS occurred 11 Apr, when 
38 migrated north past CMP in small flocks (TR et al.). A group of 3 WESTERN 
SANDPIPERS at 120th Street, Stone Harbor 8 Apr were apparently recent arrivals 
(TR). There were very few sightings of the species in the county this winter. 
Another likely arrival was the single RED KNOT roosting at Nummy Island 9 Apr 
(m. ob.). WHIMBREL made its first appearance of 2014 at Nummy Island 6 Apr, a 
slightly early date (TB, MP). An increasingly rare spring migrant, one UPLAND 
SANDPIPER was calling as it flew over SHPt 11 Apr (TR). A bit more expected 
were the two PECTORAL SANDPIPERS photographed at the Higbee Dike 8 Apr (MP). At 
least two BLACK-HEADED GULLS remained along the lower Delaware Bay this week, 
with sightings of 1-2 birds at Miami Avenue in Villas, as well as Pierce's 
Point (m. ob.). LAUGHING GULL "officially" arrived this week-- 1,180 migrated 
past CMP 6 Apr (MC, GD) and a minimum of 2,500 could be seen and heard at Nummy 
Island 9 Apr (m. ob.). LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were regular at CMP and SHPt 
through the week (m. ob.). Numbers of FORSTER'S TERNS increased daily, and the 
season's first ROYAL TERNS entertained birders at CMP 11 Apr (CV et al.). 


DOVE THROUGH TREE SPARROW
 A single EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE stayed at CMP this week (m. ob.). The 
neighborhoods bordered by Coral, Harvard, Lehigh, and Lincoln Avenues are 
typically the best places to search for the dove. SHPt continued to host 2 
SNOWY OWLS through 6 Apr (TR), and at least one lingered through 10 Apr (m. 
ob.). A Snowy Owl also remained along the Avalon beachfront until at least 10 
Apr (TR), while another was reported at Congress Hall in Cape May City 5 Apr 
(fide MO'B). The spring's first EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was audible at Jake's 
Landing 11 Apr (KJ, BJ). BANK SWALLOW arrived near Cold Spring 6 Apr (TR), and 
CHIMNEY SWIFT arrived at CMP 8 Apr (TR et al.). The BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE was 
apparently not seen at CMP this week (fide GD). A PILEATED WOODPECKER was an 
exciting find at CMP 6 Apr (GD, m. ob.). Most Cape Island sightings of this 
species have occurred during Apr and May. A small flight of AMERICAN KESTRELS 
and MERLINS was visible along the barrier beaches 5 Apr (m. ob.). CMP's first 
EASTERN KINGBIRD of the year flew past on 11 Apr (RC et al.). WHITE-EYED VIREO 
appeared at multiple locations on Cape Island 11 Apr (m. ob.), and HOUSE WREN 
arrived at CMP 11 Apr (MP, GD). Multiple warbler species also returned 11 Apr-- 
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and WORM-EATING WARBLER at Belleplain State Forest 
(JA), NORTHERN PARULA at CMP (MC), and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT at SCMM (MP). 
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH filled 
appropriate habitat at Belleplain State Forest through the week (m. ob.). An 
INDIGO BUNTING fed in the dunes at CMPSP 10 Apr (CV). Finally, the PAINTED 
BUNTING continued at 113 Harvard Avenue, CMP through at least 9 Apr, and the 
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW was also noted here the same day (m. ob.). 


Contributors: 
Jesse Amesbury (JA), Tom Baxter (TB), Mike Crewe (MC), Richard Crossley (RC), 
Glen Davis (GD), Tim Freiday (TF), Sam Galick (SG), Brian Johnson (BK), Karen 
Johnson (KJ), Tom McParland (TM), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Michael O'Brien 
(MO'B), Tom Reed (TR), Clay Sutton (CS), Christopher Vogel (CV), 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 11 
Apr 2014. Available: http://www.ebird.org. 


Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 11 Apr 2014. Available: 
http://www.keekeekerr.com 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:37:38 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1404.11
* April 11, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

+ Neotropic Cormorant 
(potential First State Record)
American Bittern
American Kestrel
Black-headed Gull
Blue-headed Vireo
Caspian Tern
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Gull
Louisiana Waterthrush
Merlin
Palm Warbler
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Yellow-headed Blackbird

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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 April 11, 
2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


New Jersey's first NEOTROPIC CORMORANT (pending acceptance by the NJ Bird 
Records Committee) was discovered Apr 8 at DeMott Pond in Clinton, Hunterdon 
County NJ. This is along West Main Street just northwest of the Holiday Inn. 
The bird roosts on the pond's island, often in the dawn redwood tree; it 
continues there through Apr 10. 


Also in Hunterdon County this week at Spruce Run Reservoir were 6 RED-NECKED 
GREBES, up to 3 LITTLE GULLS, 2 ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULL, and 50 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS Apr 8-9 and 2 LITTLE GULLS at Round Valley Reservoir Apr 9. 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was detected among the waterfowl at Wallkill River 
NWR's Liberty Loop Apr 6-10. 


A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was found in Branch Brook Park in Newark Apr 
9. 


Nine SANDHILL CRANES flew over Mills Reservation in Montclair Apr 5.

Three SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Great Swamp NWR Apr 7.

Migrants at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park this week included 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, PALM WARBLER, 
and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


Linden's Hawk Rise Sanctuary continues to host a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER this 
week. 


Oros Preserve in Woodbridge continues to host at least one RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER and 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS through Apr 6. Also in Middlesex County at 
Raritan Bayshore Waterfront Park were up to 4-5 LITTLE GULLS, and a 
BLACK-HEADED GULL Apr 2-6. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included 2 SNOWY OWLS, A SHORT-EARED OWL Apr 6, 
and a good flight of falcons Apr 5 including 100+ AMERICAN KESTRELS and 20 
MERLINS. 


Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch had an immature GLAUCOUS GULL Apr 6 and 2 
BLACK-HEADED GULLS Apr 8. 


Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) had 20 Blue-winged Teal, 3 REDHEADS, RED-NECKED 
GREBE, and CASPIAN TERN Apr 5. 


Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson had an AMERICAN BITTERN and RUSTY BLACKBIRD Apr 
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: Potential Neotropic Cormorant, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:55:46 -0400
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Paul Guris 
> Date: April 10, 2014 at 10:49:15 AM EDT
> To: Samuel Galick 
> Subject: Potential Neotropic Cormorant in Clinton, NJ
> 
> Rob Fergus photographed a distant cormorant late in the day that he thought 
had potential to be a Neotropic Cormorant. It was refound with much better 
photos being taken. The bird is at a place called DeMott Pond in Clinton, NJ 
(Hunterdon County). 

> 
> Discussions on ID can be found in the ID-Frontiers list. The marks seem to be 
lining up better for Neotropic. Of course it's a subadult, just to keep things 
interesting. 

> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/IDF
> 
> 
> -PAG
> 
> 
> -- 
> Paul A. Guris
> See Life Paulagics
> PO Box 161
> Green Lane, PA  18054
> 215-234-6805
> www.paulagics.com
> paulagics.com AT gmail.com
> info AT paulagics.com

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Subject: Recinding the Painted Redstart report
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:27:43 -0400
All:

In my excitement among other colleagues I posted yesterday about a weak
report of a Painted Redstart in Gloucester County that was observed last
week. I apologize for jumping the gun on this one- reading further into the
scant details I missed a couple of crucial observations noted that did not
exclude other species. In my angst to get the word out about the prospect
of a first state record, I posted on something that didn't require
immediate announcement.

I try my best to report only solid and viable rare birds in New Jersey on
NJBirds and Jerseybirds, but once in a while I'll make a mistake. I only
hope that you'll bare with me as we learn and discover the biodiversity of
our avifauna in New Jersey together. Either way, it's good practice to keep
an open mind to creatures that have wings, (who knew we'd be living in days
where we have to ponder questions like, why did a Eurasian Tree Sparrow
show up in NJ?) especially in these changing times.

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Belated Painted Redstart report, Gloucester County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:39:35 -0400
A report of a Painted Redstart just came in from 4/3/14 from Gloucester
County:

First noticed at about 25 ft from us- a black and red bird sitting on the
sidewalk. It was in front of the Super Fitness gym in center on High Hill
and Beckett Rd., Logan Twp., Gloucester County, NJ, about 2 miles from Del.
River, near Exit 10 of Rte. 295.

It was held in the hand, but not photographed and was left where they had
found it. Looking at eBird records from April include birds from Kansas,
Colorado, and Wisconsin.

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: Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:32:10 -0400
Hi all -

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow made another appearance at Cape May Point this
morning-- Mike Hannisian photographed it near the feeders at 113 Harvard
Ave around 9:00am.

The Painted Bunting was also seen in the same area a short time ago.


happy chasing,
tr


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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-faced Ibis continues, Cumberland County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:44:47 -0400
The White-faced Ibis continues in the main impoundment of Hesilerville as of 
1:45 PM. 


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: Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:16:58 -0400
Scott Whittle reports: Eurasian Tree Sparrow at 101 Lincoln Ave., Cape May 
Point. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-faced Ibis, Cumberland County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:29:43 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sandra's email 
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-faced Ibis
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


There is one at the shorebird - or main - impoundment at Heislerville WMA.
The SE corner. That's the corner near that newish parking area. Found by
Brian Johnson about 30 minutes ago. He called me. We got pics. I believe
it's a first-summer bird. Maybe adult coming into breeding plumage, but
there should be more of a facial skin border for that. I think.


Sandra Keller

Sent from my iPad mini

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-- 
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: Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 11:01:41 -0400
KEEKEEKERR - RobFanning:
etsp (Eurasian Tree Sparrow) is at feeders at 113 Harvard

Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, March 20, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:09:28 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1403.20
* March 20, 2014

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

Barred Owl
Black-legged Kittiwake
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Raven
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Green-winged Teal
Iceland Gull
Piping Plover
Purple Finch
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Owl
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Yellow-headed Blackbird

- Transcript

Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
To report:  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 March 
20, 2014 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, 
SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, SNOWY OWL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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 


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/ 


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 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 



Two BARNACLE GEESE were discovered on Fairview Hill Rd in Fredon Twp, Sussex 
County Mar 18. The previously reported pair of SANDHILL CRANES continued there 
through Mar 18. Also in Sussex County this week was a drake EURASIAN WIGEON and 
2 REDHEADS on Paulinskill Lake Mar 14-18 and the continuing RED-NECKED GREBE on 
the farm pond at the corner of Statesville Quarry & Little Roads Mar 14. 


Sightings from the NJ Meadowlands DeKorte Environment Center area included 2-3 
SNOWY OWLS this week. 


Another SNOWY OWL was noted at Liberty State Park this week.

Three SANDHILL CRANES flew over Round Valley Reservoir Mar 14.

Three SANDHILL CRANES were found at the Pleasant Plains overlook in Great Swamp 
NWR Mar 16. Also there this week were BARRED OWL and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


Troy Meadows had 35 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Mar 16.

Duke Island Park hosted a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and CACKLING GOOSE Mar 
15-18. 


Duke Farms had a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK Mar 16.

Finderne Wetlands had a EURASIAN WIGEON Mar 20.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at Green Brook Park in Plainfield Mar 
17-18. 


In Union County, the EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Arthur Kill Park through Mar 
18 and 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were at Lenape Park in Cranford the same 
day. Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden continues to host a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. 


Middlesex County sightings were of a "Nelson's Gull" (hybrid HERRING GULL X 
GLAUCOUS GULL) at the Morgan Ave Mudflats Mar 15, a SNOWY OWL at the Edison 
Boat Ramp Mar 15 and ICELAND GULL and COMMON RAVEN there Mar 15. 


The three TRUMPETER SWANS (of unknown provenance) continued this week on Lake 
Assunpink. Among the 21 species of waterfowl noted there this week were a 
Eurasian GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a EURASIAN WIGEON Mar 14. 


Sandy Hook had 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, 18 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 5 PIPING PLOVERS, 
and SNOWY OWL Mar 15. A REDHEAD and 3 PURPLE FINCHES were noted Mar 18. 


North Shore reports included a RED-NECKED GREBE on Deal Lake and EURASIAN 
WIGEON at Shark River Estuary Mar 15 and GLAUCOUS GULL at Roosevelt Ave in Deal 
Mar 17. A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE put in a brief appearance on a Spring Lake 
beach Mar 19 and 2-3 ICELAND GULLS have also been present in that area this 
week. A SNOWY OWL was seen in Sea Girt Mar 15 and a probable WESTERN GREBE was 
found off Washington Ave in Spring Lake the same day. 


A PIPING PLOVER was noted at Barnegat Light State Park Mar 15.

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had 108 TUNDRA SWANS, RED-NECKED GREBE, and a SNOWY 
OWL this week. 


Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson had 90 CANVASBACKS, 4 RED-NECKED GREBES, and 10 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS; at nearby Palmyra Cove 3 RED-NECKED GREBES were noted and 15 
RED-NECKED GREBES were tallied along the Delaware at Fieldsboro, all Mar 16. 


Seven RED-NECKED GREBES were found at Malaga Lake Mar 18.

Mannington Marsh hosted a ROSS'S GOOSE, RED-NECKED GREBE, and 5 SANDHILL CRANES 
this week. Also in Salem County was an immature male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at 
the Kings Highway feedlots near Featherbed Lane in Sharptown Mar 15. 
Pedricktown Marsh had 2 SANDHILL CRANES and Rusty Blackbirds that day. 


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: LeConte's Sparrow continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:20:05 -0400
Tom Johnson reports:
LCSP (Le Conte's Sparrow) continues at SHP dune/ marsh interface

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: REMINDER: Stone Harbor Point fencing
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:24:31 -0400
Todd Pover asked me to send along the following: Annual beach nester
fencing by the NJDFW will be going up at Stone Harbor Point by 10:00 AM on
Thursday, March 20th- make sure to get your sparrowing in before then! We'd
rather not have people driving from far away to be disappointed.

Thanks,

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: Le Conte's Sparrow, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:02:37 -0400
Glen Davis and Tom Johnson: LCSP (Le Conte's Sparrow) in north dunes of stone 
harbor point. 


Good birding!

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: "Gambell's" White-crowned Sparrow continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:52:44 -0400
Mike Pasquarello reports that the adult Gambell's White-crowned Sparrow 
continues near the end of Sunset Blvd., in the vicinity of the mini-golf fence. 


Good birding,

Sam

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

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