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Great Grey Owl,©Jan Wilczur

28 Feb Gyrfalcon, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
27 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
26 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015 [L Larson ]
21 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 20, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
19 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 19, 2015 [L Larson ]
16 Feb Bohemian Waxwing, Sandy Hook (continues) [L Larson ]
15 Feb Fwd: Bohemian waxwing sandy hook [L Larson ]
14 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 13, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
13 Feb RBA, New Jersey, Feb. 12, 2105 [L Larson ]
7 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 6, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
5 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2015 [L Larson ]
1 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 30, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
29 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 29, 2015 [L Larson ]
24 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 23, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
22 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015 [L Larson ]
20 Jan Barrow's Goldeneye, Delaware River [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jan Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County [Sam Galick ]
18 Jan FW: Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
18 Jan Barnacle Geese [Bill Boyle ]
17 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
15 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 15, 2015 [L Larson ]
10 Jan RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 10, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
8 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 8, 2015 [L Larson ]
3 Jan Rarity map update [Samuel Galick ]
2 Jan White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec Re: Wall Twp Pink-footed Goose - WHY is this bird not showing up in eBird? [Bill Boyle ]
31 Dec Rarities Map: 12/31 [Samuel Galick ]
26 Dec Fwd: Couch's Kingbird in Manhattan [L Larson ]
25 Dec Barnacle Goose, Somserset County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
16 Dec NJBRC Annual Report [Bill Boyle ]
11 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
7 Dec Pink-footed Goose, Monmounth County [Samuel Galick ]
5 Dec White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
5 Dec RBA: New Jersey, December 4, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Dec Trumpeter Swans, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
26 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov 26, 2014 [L Larson ]
23 Nov Eared Grebe, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
22 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104 [L Larson ]
21 Nov Western Tanager, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Nov Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose NOT, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
13 Nov RBA: New Jersey, November 13, 2014 [L Larson ]
6 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014 [L Larson ]
30 Oct White-winged Dove continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
29 Oct Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
23 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Oct White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
19 Oct Asg-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
17 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014 [L Larson ]
14 Oct Fwd: VERMILLION Flycatcher [L Larson ]
10 Oct Listserv outage for software update [Laurie Larson ]
10 Oct Loggerhead Shrike, Atlantic County [Scott Barnes ]
10 Oct Rufous Hummingbird, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
9 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2014 [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction) [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014 [L Larson ]
27 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Sep RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
21 Sep Whiskered Tern NOT SEEN -- 21 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 20 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 19 Sep [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 18 Sep [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern update -- 17 Sep [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
16 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]

Subject: Gyrfalcon, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:21:46 -0500
Scott Barnes reports: Gyrfalcon last seen flying north over lot e, Sandy Hook. 
Looked like subadult gray morph. 


Good birding,

Sam

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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:23:53 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1502.27
* February 27, 2015

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

American Bittern
American Kestrel
American Woodcock
Canvasback
Common Merganser
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Red Knot
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Short-eared Owl
"Western" Willet

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- 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

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

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


*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); Coast
Guard Ponds (ponds/marsh located on south side of Ocean Drive, between Cape
May and Wildwood Crest); Cold Spring Inlet (entrance to Cape May Harbor,
accessed from Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge).

*Access Note**: Stone Harbor Point remains CLOSED due to restoration work.*

*WATERFOWL THROUGH HAWK*
       Abnormally cold weather continued to negatively affect waterbird
numbers, and several sources suggest that February 2015 will be among the
coldest locally since records have been kept. Significant ice cover
remained on most fresh and brackish water, and additional ice cover
overtook much of Delaware Bay and many Atlantic back-bays. An unbanded and
free-flying female Ruddy Shelduck that appeared at Erma 7 Jan (SWh) was
apparently not reported for a second straight week. Though most North
American records presumably refer to individuals that have escaped from
captivity, it is worth fully documenting the species’ occurrences here, as
it is also a candidate for natural vagrancy. Observers are encouraged to
report any additional sightings. The trio of HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Cold Spring
Inlet remained through at least 25 Feb (DF, KH). Other noteworthy waterfowl
included typically-scarce CANVASBACKS, REDHEADS, and COMMON MERGANSERS at
several locations throughout the county (m. ob.). At least 2 RED-NECKED
GREBES were again in the vicinity of Avalon’s 8thStreet jetty through the
week (m. ob.) and another flew past Hereford Inlet 23 Feb (TB); one might
expect to see more of this species given current ice cover on the Great
Lakes. An AMERICAN BITTERN again greeted an observer at Nummy Island 26 Feb
(DF). Pond Creek Marsh played host to a light-type ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
--always rare on Cape Island--26 Feb (GDa et al.)., while another put in an
appearance at Reed’s Beach 21 Feb (TR).



*SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

       ‘Western’ WILLET was reported for a second straight week, this time
a flock of 12 at or near the Coast Guard Ponds 22 Feb (PB). A handful of
RED KNOTS remained at Two Mile Beach through the period (m. ob.) Otherwise,
shorebird reports were sparse, save for numerous roadside AMERICAN WOODCOCK
(many hit by cars) throughout the county (m. ob.). An ICELAND GULL flew
past the north end of Avalon 25 Feb (GDw), and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
were noted at Two Mile Beach 25 Feb (MP) and CMP 27 Feb (DF, KH). After
nearly a month without sightings, a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was glimpsed at
CMP 24 Feb (*fide *Keekeekerr). Observers are encouraged to continue
reporting the species at Cape May. Recent SHORT-EARED OWL news consisted of
singles viewed at Jake's Landing 22 Feb (m. ob.) and at Pond Creek Marsh 27
Feb (MP). In what has become a sad trend, very few AMERICAN KESTRELS have
been seen in Cape May Couny this winter-- a male was a welcome sight at
Reed's Beach 26 Feb (TR). The list of “hardy lingerers” dwindled yet again
this week, and we received zero reports of the Tree Swallows, Eastern
Phoebes, or Orange-crowned Warblers that had been hanging on at Cape
Island. RUSTY BLACKBIRDS remained a semi-regular sight at the Rea
Farm/Beanery, with sightings through the period (m. ob.).


*Contributors:*



Pete Bacinski (PB), Tom Baxter (TB), Glen Davis (GDa), Gail Dwyer (GDw),
Don Freiday (DF), Kathy Horn (KH), Tom Reed (TR), Scott Whittle (SWh).


*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 27 February 2015).

*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 27 February
2015).


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List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:14:19 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1502.26
* February 26, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Bohemian Waxwing
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Black Scoter
Black-headed Gull
Canvasback
Eurasian Wigeon
Greater Scaup
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Pink Footed Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Vesper Sparrow
White-winged Scoter


- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday February 
26, 2015 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, PAINTED BUNTING, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, presumably one of two individuals found earlier this 
winter around the Southampton area, was photographed at the Burlington County 
Fairgrounds Feb 21. Also in Burlington County this week were 4 ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWKS and up to 5 SHORT-EARED OWLS at the Mercer Sod Farms IBA; 4 ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWKS at the Clarkesville Sod Farm, and 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and a SHORT-EARED 
OWL at Amassa Landing Feb 22. 


The BOHEMIAN WAXWING continues this week at Sandy Hook through Feb 25. The bird 
is most often seen in the campground area just east of Horseshoe Cove. Other 
reports from Sandy Hook this week included an impressive sea duck flock on the 
ocean side with an estimated 22,000 GREATER SCAUP, 8,000 SURF SCOTERS, 1,500 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 55,000 BLACK SCOTERS, 20,000 scoter sp., and 3,000 
LONG-TAILED DUCKS. Also there were ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Spermaceti Cove, a 
VESPER SPARROW at the north end of B-lot, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR at A-lot. 


Sightings along the North Shore this week included a drake KING EIDER at 
Manasquan Inlet Feb 21, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, and an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL 
there Feb 18; two drake EURASIAN WIGEONS, 4 REDHEADS, 17 CANVASBACKS, and an 
adult ICELAND GULL at Shark River Estuary Feb 23; and a light-morph 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Fisherman's Cove Park in Manasquan Boro Feb 21. Two 
LAPLAND LONGSPURS were detected at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Twp 
Feb 21. 


Three BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were photographed in a backyard in Lavalette, Ocean 
County Feb 25. The birds did not linger. Another BOHEMIAN WAXWING was found 
with American Robins and starlings at Island Beach State Park near parking lot 
#3 Feb 26. 


The male PAINTED BUNTING continues to visit a feeder in Andover Borough, Sussex 
County through this week. The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to 
see the bird do so from the Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the 
back edge of their yard. From "downtown" Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith 
Street at the light in the center of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on 
the left. Cross Smith St and walk 3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch 
Trail. You will come to a green house on the right side of the trail with 2 
large white pines in the yard. The house is directly across Route 206 from 
Jensen's Service Center. The bird comes to a feeder hanging on the side porch 
and rarely feeds on the ground. It comes and goes with a flock of juncos and 
white-throats and is very skittish. 


Additional Sussex County reports this week were of 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and a 
SHORT-EARED OWL at the Liberty Loop trail at Wallkill River NWR, and an ICELAND 
GULL and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the Sussex County Landfill in Lafayette 
Feb 24. 


Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS, 5 SNOW BUNTINGS, and 100 HORNED LARKS were found along 
Shades of Death Road in Warren County Feb 18 & 25. 


Three ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted at the Negri-Nepote Grasslands in Franklin 
Twp, Somerset County Feb 21. At Duke Island Park, 2 REDHEADS, 2 GREATER SCAUP, 
and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen this week. Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen 
at the Manville Causeway in Franklin Twp Feb 25. 


Hudson County birds of note this week included WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED 
DUCK, and 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus; a RED-NECKED 
GREBE at Liberty State Park, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Mill Creek Point in the NJ 
Meadowlands, and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, and 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS at Ocean 
Terminal in Bayonne. 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Arthur Kill Park in Union County Feb 22. A 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found at Linden's Hawk Rise Sanctuary the same day. More 
information about Hawk Rise can be found here: 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionHawkRiseSanctuary/Introduction.aspx 


Middlesex County sightings were of 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and a LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL at Sayreville Marsh; a BLACK-HEADED GULL at South Amboy Feb 
21, and single ICELAND GULLS at the Edison Boat Launch Feb 21 and Johnson Park 
Feb 23. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were found near the Mantoloking 
Bridge this week. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen off Railroad Ave in Elk Twp, Gloucester County Feb 
25. 


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: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 20, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:56:44 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1502.20
* February 20, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
American Bittern
American Tree Sparrow
American Woodcock
Canvasback
Common Eider
Common Merganser
Eastern Phoebe
Harlequin Duck
Horned Grebe
King Eider
Red Knot
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Tree Swallow
Vesper Sparrow

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





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



Access Note*: Stone Harbor Point is currently CLOSED due to restoration
work.*



*WATERFOWL THROUGH HAWK*



   Persistently cold weather continued to adversely affect waterbird
numbers. Significant ice cover remained on most fresh and brackish water,
and additional ice cover began to overtake nearshore waters of Delaware Bay
and many Atlantic back-bays. An unbanded and free-flying female Ruddy
Shelduck that appeared at Erma 7 Jan (SWh) was apparently not reported this
week. Though most North American records presumably refer to individuals
that have escaped from captivity, it is worth fully documenting the
species’ occurrences here, as it is also a candidate for natural vagrancy.
The two female HARLEQUIN DUCKS remained at Cold Spring Inlet through at
least 16 Feb (TR); a male joined them 14 Feb (TR, DW). A female KING EIDER
was again reported from the north end of Avalon 14 Feb (m. ob.), and 2
COMMON EIDERS were there 16 Feb (DF). Other noteworthy waterfowl included
CANVASBACK and REDHEAD at several locations (v. ob.) and a max of 6 COMMON
MERGANSERS at Cox Hall Creek WMA 16 Feb (DF). At least 1 RED-NECKED GREBE
was seen near Avalon’s 8th Street jetty throughout the week (m. ob.), and
an apparent HORNED GREBE movement was headlined by 60+ at Two Mile Beach 16
Feb (TR). Pond Creek Marsh was home to an AMERICAN BITTERN 14 Feb (CB, WC).
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK put in a brief appearance at Reed’s Beach 17 Feb (TR).



*SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

       Notable were 6 ‘WESTERN WILLETS’ reported from Nummy Island 14 Feb
(m. ob.). Other shorebird highlights included 8 RED KNOTS near Cape May
Harbor 20 Feb (BR) and numerous reports of roadside AMERICAN WOODCOCK
throughout the county (m. ob.). There were no reports of CMP’s Eurasian
Collared-Dove(s) for the third straight week. Observers are encouraged to
continue reporting the species at Cape May. The list of “hardy lingerers”
dwindled yet again this week, but did include 8 TREE SWALLOWS at Two Mile
Beach 14 Feb (TR, DW), and EASTERN PHOEBE at the Rea Farm/Beanery 14 Feb
(JA). The Rea Farm/Beanery also continued to host AMERICAN TREE SPARROW and
VESPER SPARROW in recent days (m. ob.). RUSTY BLACKBIRDS remained a
semi-regular sight at the Rea Farm/Beanery, with sightings through the
period (m. ob.). There were no Common Redpoll reports this week.



*Contributors:*



Jesse Amesbury (JA), Claudia Burns (CB), Warren Cairo (WC), Mike Crewe, Don
Freiday (DF), Tom Reed (TR), Bill Roache (BR), Dustin Welch (DW), Scott
Whittle (SWh).



*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 20 February 2015).



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 20 February
2015).

-End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 19, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:30:49 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1502.19
* February 19, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Bohemian Waxwing
+ Painted Bunting
+ Thick-billed Murre
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Robin
Black-headed Gull
Brant
Cedar Waxwing
Common Redpoll
Dark-eyed Junco
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater Scaup
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Northern Goshawk
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
White-throated Sparrow

- Transcript

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



This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday February 
19, 2015 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, "Black" BRANT, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 
THICK-BILLED MURRE, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, PAINTED BUNTING, seasonal and local 
reports of interest. 


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


Three TRUMPETER SWANS continued on a mostly frozen Lake Assunpink along with a 
Tundra Swan through Feb 14. 


A "Black" BRANT was found at north beach, Sandy Hook Feb 16.

The hen BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again Feb 15 along River Rd in the 
Phillipsburg, Warren County area. 


Holdover THICK-BILLED MURRES from last week's incursion remained at Manasquan 
Inlet through Feb 13 and at Sandy Hook Feb 14. 


A BOHEMIAN WAXWING was discovered at Sandy Hook Feb 15 at Lot E. On Feb 16 a 
BOHEMIAN WAXWING was observed along the southern half of Atlantic Drive just 
north of the 90-degree angle turn, feeding with CEDAR WAXWINGS and AMERICAN 
ROBINS in the red cedar trees; a "Bowax" was also seen at lot E that day: two 
birds may be present. Other birds noted at Sandy Hook this week included 
50,000+ sea ducks (all three Scoter species, LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and GREATER 
SCAUP), a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, adult & first-cycle ICELAND GULLS, 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 60 SNOW BUNTINGS. 


The male PAINTED BUNTING continues to visit a feeder in Andover Borough, Sussex 
County through Feb 13. The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to see 
the bird do so from the Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the back 
edge of their yard. From "downtown" Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith Street 
at the light in the center of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on the 
left. Cross Smith St and walk 3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch Trail. 
You will come to a green house on the right side of the trail with 2 large 
white pines in the yard. The house is directly across Route 206 from Jensen's 
Service Center. The bird comes to a feeder hanging on the side porch and rarely 
feeds on the ground. It comes and goes with a flock of DARK-EYED JUNCOS and 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and is very skittish. 


Ocean Terminal in Bayonne hosted ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 
SHORT-EARED OWLS, and SNOWY OWL this week. At nearby Liberty State Park the 
wintering juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK continues in the Caven Point area and a 
GLAUCOUS GULL was there Feb 18. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted at Hatfield Swamp/Great Piece Meadows Feb 14.

Union County reports this week were of a LONG-TAILED DUCK and RED-NECKED GREBE 
at Arthur Kill Park and a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Linden Hawk Rise 
Sanctuary. 


A dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen along Pleasant Plains Rd in Great Swamp 
NWR Feb 16. 


Duke Farms IBA had 3+ ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS this week. Also in Somerset County 
were up to 5 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at the Negri-Nepote Grasslands Feb 16. 


Another ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found along Burnt Hill Rd in Skillman and just 
across the county line in Hunterdon, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed at Island 
Rd. 


An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was found at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South 
Amboy Feb 14. Also in Middlesex County was an ICELAND GULL at the Edison Boat 
Launch Feb 15, a single ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Cheesequake Marsh and 3 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS off Major Drive in Sayreville Feb 16-17. 


North Shore sightings this week included an adult male KING EIDER and 2 
RED-NECKED GREBES at Manasquan Inlet, the continuing drake EURASIAN WIGEON at 
Shark River Estuary along with 4 RED-NECKED GREBES, a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL 
and 25 COMMON REDPOLLS at Spring Lake Beach Feb 13, and an adult ICELAND GULL 
at Monmouth Beach. 


The ROSS'S GOOSE continues this week at Marshall's Pond in Toms River. Also in 
Ocean County were single ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Manahawkin WMA (Stafford Ave) 
and Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton. A SNOWY OWL was found at Great Bay Blvd Feb 
18. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the Bordentown Scenic Overlook in Mercer 
County Feb 16. 


Burlington County reports included a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at the 
intersection of Rte 70 and Hartford Rd in Medford Feb 15 and at Florence 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS, 2 ICELAND GULLS, and 9 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were noted. 


Atlantic County reports were of a GOLDEN EAGLE at Forsythe NWR and a RED-NECKED 
GREBE at Absecon Inlet. 


A ROSS'S GOOSE was seen at Featherbed Lane in Sharptown, Salem County Feb 18.

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: Bohemian Waxwing, Sandy Hook (continues)
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:20:00 -0500
Tom Boyle photographed the Bohemian Waxwing, continuing at Sandy Hook at the 
entrance to "E" beach. Also there, Black Brant at North Beach and Rough-legged 
Hawk at Spermaceti Cove. Thousands of Scaup and Scoters close to shore on the 
bayside. 


Laurie Larson 
Princeton

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Fwd: Bohemian waxwing sandy hook
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:43:44 -0500
Njbirds,
Jerseybirds list just received this subject-only post from Bill Elrick; more 
information will follow, as available. 


Keep warm,
Laurie Larson

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 13, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:17:41 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1502.13
* February 13, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Common Murre
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Tree Sparrow
Atlantic Puffin
Black-headed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Common Merganser
Dovekie
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Phoebe
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Fulmar
Northern Shrike
Palm Warbler
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ruddy Shelduck
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Short-eared Owl
Tree Swallow
Vesper Sparrow

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



*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); Coast
Guard Ponds (ponds/marsh located on south side of Ocean Drive, between Cape
May and Wildwood Crest); Cold Spring Inlet (entrance to Cape May Harbor,
accessed from Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge).



***Access Note*: Stone Harbor Point is currently CLOSED due to restoration
work.*



*WATERFOWL THROUGH GULLS*



Persistently cold weather continued to adversely affect freshwater duck
numbers, with significant ice cover remaining on most fresh and brackish
water. An unbanded and free-flying female RUDDY SHELDUCK that appeared at
Erma 7 Jan (SWh) continued to be seen between Erma and Villas through at
least 7 Feb (m. ob.). Most North American records presumably refer to
individuals that have escaped from captivity, but it is worth fully
documenting the species’ occurrences here, as it is also a candidate for
natural vagrancy. The two female HARLEQUIN DUCKS remained at Cold Spring
Inlet through at least 7 Feb (m. ob.), and a female KING EIDER was again
reported from the north end of Avalon 12 Feb (JN, DW). Other noteworthy
waterfowl included multiple REDHEADS at Cape May Court House 11 Feb (m.
ob.) and in Stone Harbor back-bays 9–13 Feb (m. ob.), plus COMMON
MERGANSERS at several locations (m. ob.). Single AMERICAN BITTERNS were
reported at Stone Harbor Point* 7 Feb (MP) and at Nummy Island 10 Feb (WK).
A pelagic trip that traveled about 50 miles southeast of Cape May
encountered a RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 NORTHERN FULMARS, 3 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES, 67 DOVEKIES, 12 COMMON MURRES, 6 ATLANTIC PUFFINS, and 45
RAZORBILLES 7 Feb (m. ob.). Additional Razorbills were noted from the Cape
May–Lewes Ferry 7 Feb (TB, TG) and 12 Feb (TR), along with 4 seen from
Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 7 Feb (BR) and 2 from Higbee Beach 12 Feb (VE).
At least one adult BLACK-HEADED GULL continued to be seen along the lower
Delaware Bay, from Sunset Beach to Villas, through the period (m. ob.).



*COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

       There were no reports of CMP’s Eurasian Collared-Dove for a second
straight week. Observers are encouraged to continue reporting sightings of
the species at Cape May. SHORT-EARED OWLS continued to be seen some
evenings at Jake’s Landing (m. ob.). The week’s non-waterbird highlight was
undoubtedly the NORTHERN SHRIKE reported from the south end of Corson’s
Inlet State Park 8 Feb (LS); no reports since. This is the first report of
the species in Cape May County since December 2012. Hardy lingerers
included a TREE SWALLOW at the Coast Guard Ponds 11 Feb (CK), 2 EASTERN
PHOEBES at West Cape May through 12 Feb (MO), and a PALM WARBLER at Jake’s
Landing 11 Feb (DW). The Rea Farm/Beanery was home to AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
and VESPER SPARROW, the latter a rare winter visitor, 12 Feb (KH et al.).
Both NELSON’S SPARROW and SALTMARSH SPARROWS put in appearances during high
tide at Jake’s Landing 11 Feb (DW). EASTERN MEADOWLARKS remained a constant
at Hidden Valley-- 35 were seen 8 Feb (VE). RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were reported
from several locations at Cape Island, including West Cape May (MO), Higbee
Beach, and Rea Farm/Beanery (VE). There were apparently no Common Redpoll
reports this week.



*Contributors:*

Tom Baxter (TB), Vince Elia (VE), Tom Gleason (TG), Kathy Horn (KH), Will
Kerling (WK), Chip Krilowicz (CK), Joshua Nemeth (JN), Michael O’Brien
(MO), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), Bill Roache (BR), Lloyd Shaw
(LS), Dustin Welch (DW), Scott Whittle (SWh).



----

*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 13 February 2015).



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 13 February
2015).


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA, New Jersey, Feb. 12, 2105
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:55:26 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1502.12
* February 12, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Pacific Loon
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ Thick-billed Murre
+ Dovekie
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barn Owl
Common Redpoll
Dark-eyed Junco
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
Lapland Longspur
Marbled Godwit
Northern Shrike
Pine Siskin
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
White-throated Sparrow

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday February 
12, 2015 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, PACIFIC LOON, THICK-BILLED MURRE, 
PAINTED BUNTING, NORTHERN SHRIKE, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


Three TRUMPETER SWANS were seen intermittently on Lake Assunpink this week, 
along with a lone TUNDRA SWAN. 


A PACIFIC LOON was found on the south side of Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant 
Beach Feb 7 along with RED-NECKED GREBE. Other North Shore reports this week 
included EURASIAN WIGEON and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES at Shark River Estuary, a 
light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Fisherman's Cove in Manasquan Feb 6, and 18 
COMMON REDPOLLS in the dunes at Monmouth Beach. 


Several THICK-BILLED MURRES appeared along the north Jersey coast Feb 11-12, 
with two birds at BARNEGAT INLET Feb 11, another two at Manasquan Inlet, a 
recently deceased bird and another individual on the beach in Bradley Beach, 
and a single at Absecon Inlet, all Feb 12. 


The male PAINTED BUNTING continues to visit a feeder in Andover Borough, Sussex 
County this week. The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to see the 
bird do so from the Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the back edge 
of their yard. From "downtown" Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith Street at the 
light in the center of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on the left. 
Cross Smith St and walk 3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch Trail. You 
will come to a green house on the right side of the trail with 2 large white 
pines in the yard. The house is directly across Route 206 from Jensen's Service 
Center. The bird comes to a feeder hanging on the side porch and rarely feeds 
on the ground. It comes and goes with a flock of DARK-EYED JUNCOS and 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS and is very skittish. 


Also in Sussex County were 2-3 ICELAND GULLS and GLAUCOUS GULL at the Sussex 
County Landfill in Lafayette Feb 7-8 and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR was gleaned from a 
HORNED LARK flock along Davis Rd near the intersection with Plains Rd in 
Frankford Twp Feb 6. 


Warren County sightings this week included a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Oberly Rd in 
Alpha Feb 8; 25 COMMON REDPOLLS were detected along Old Mine Rd near the Poxono 
Island Boat Launch the same day. 


A GLAUCOUS GULL was found at Round Valley Reservoir Feb 8. Also in Hunterdon 
County were single ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Javes Rd in Holland Twp and along 
Island Rd off Rte 22. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found along Pleasant Plains Rd in Great Swamp NWR Feb 
7. At nearby Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary up to 30 PINE SISKINS were 
visiting the feeders this week. 


Several ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were found at Duke Farms this week. Another 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found at Six Mile Run Preserve in Franklin Twp. 


Another ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted at Mercer County Park Northwest (Pole Farm) 
along Federal City Rd Feb 7. Also in Mercer County was a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED 
GOOSE along Rte 539 just southwest of the intersection with 
Windsor-Perrineville Rd Feb 8. 


A BARN OWL was hunting over Ocean Terminal in Bayonne Feb 6. Also there this 
week was a SNOWY OWL. At Liberty State Park 12 COMMON REDPOLLS were found Feb 
6. Four ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were found at Mill Creek Point in Secaucus Feb 8. 


The ROSS'S GOOSE was seen again at Marshall's Pond in Toms River Feb 7. Also in 
Ocean County at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park 75 COMMON REDPOLLS were tallied 
Feb 6. 

 
Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue this week in Southampton Twp, 
Burlington County, seen in fields along Rte 206. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE was found on Brigantine Island off 5th St and 2 RED-NECKED 
GREBES were noted at North Brigantine Natural Area Feb 8. The south end of 
Brigantine Island near Absecon Inlet had 40+ WESTERN WILLETS and 4 MARBLED 
GODWITS. A DOVEKIE was a fly-by at Absecon Inlet Feb 12. 


A NORTHERN SHRIKE was discovered at Corson's Inlet State Park Feb 8. From the 
parking lot, take the yellow trail to the beach. Turn right, walk a quarter 
mile and look in the scrub-shrub between the ocean and the bay. 


Four SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Mannington Marsh Feb 8.

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, February 6, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:57:01 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1502.06
* February 6, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
Black-headed Gull
Common Redpoll
Dovekie
Dunlin
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Phoebe
Great Egret
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Orange-crowned Warbler
Razorbill
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruddy Shelduck
Sanderling
Tree Swallow
Western Sandpiper

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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 bird sightings in Cape May County.
Readers should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The
vast majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird
data and "Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are also encouraged to send
reports and photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).



Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point); Lizard
Tail Swamp (Nature Conservancy property, north of Cape May Court House);
WMA (Wildlife Management Area); Two Mile Beach (beachfront at south end of
Wildwood Crest).



This week’s report is dedicated to the memory of Judy Lukens: CMBO
ambassador, birding mentor, and wonderful human being.



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS

       Cold weather continued to adversely affect freshwater duck numbers,
with significant ice cover remaining on most fresh and brackish water. An
unbanded and free-flying female RUDDY SHELDUCK that appeared at Erma 15 Jan
(SWh) continued to be seen between Erma and Villas through at least 5 Feb
(m. ob.). Though most North American records presumably refer to
individuals that have escaped from captivity, it is worth fully documenting
the species’ occurrences here, as it is also a candidate for natural
vagrancy. A ROSS’S GOOSE was again reported from the marshes north of
Reed’s Beach 3 Feb (TR). Other noteworthy waterfowl included a male KING
EIDER at Townsend’s Inlet 31 Jan (MH, SK), along with a female King Eider
in the same area 31 Jan–1 Feb (m. ob.); and the continuing duo of female
HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Cold Spring Inlet through at least 4 Feb (TR). Various
observers noted a RED-NECKED GREBE near Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 3 Feb.
There were apparently no reports of lingering American Bitterns or the
Tricolored Heron this week, and the period’s only GREAT EGRET report
consisted of a lone bird at Pond Creek Marsh 6 Feb (MP).



RAPTORS THROUGH TERN

       It seems that the Osprey of January won’t be with us in February--
no reports in two weeks. A dark-type ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was once again
encountered at Tuckahoe WMA 1 Feb (TB, TG). Dwindling numbers of beachfront
RED KNOTS remained in the Wildwoods through the period (m. ob.), along with
the occasional WESTERN SANDPIPER (m. ob.) among flocks of DUNLIN and
SANDERLING. Yet another DOVEKIE was viewed from shore, this time at Two
Mile Beach 4 Feb (TR). At least 3 RAZORBILLS were noted from the same
location 4 Feb (TR), plus 1 more seen there 5 Feb (JC, CH). At least 1
adult BLACK-HEADED GULL remained along the lower Delaware Bayshore, with
several more reports between southern Villas and Sunset Beach through 5 Feb
(m. ob.). An ICELAND GULL put in a brief appearance at Avalon’s 8th Street
jetty 31 Jan (TG), and there was a slight uptick in LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULL reports since the start of the month (m. ob.). The persistently cold
weather finally pushed out lingering Forster’s Terns, as displayed by a
lack of reports during the past 10 days.



COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH FINCHES

       There were no reports of CMP’s Eurasian Collared-Dove this week.
Observers are encouraged to continue reporting sightings of the species at
Cape May. There were also once again no reports of Snowy Owl this week. One
of the week’s more interesting reports came in from the Lizard Tail Swamp,
where 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed 6 Feb (MP). Predictably, the
TREE SWALLOW flock at CMP continued to dwindle through the progressively
colder weather-- at least 2 individuals remained through 6 Feb (SH). Other
lingerers included an EASTERN PHOEBE at West Cape May through 6 Feb (MO)
and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER photographed at Cape May City 4 Feb (MP).
EASTERN MEADOWLARK has declined as a wintering bird at Cape Island;
therefore the 25+ that continued at Hidden Valley through 6 Feb (BD, TR)
are worth mentioning. COMMON REDPOLLS continued to become less obvious
following a mid-January influx, but there were still several sightings
including 6 at Nummy Island 2 Feb (KH) and 5 at Reed’s Beach 3 Feb (TR).



Contributors:

Tom Baxter (TB), Jacob Cuomo (JC), Bob Dodelson (BD), Tom Gleason (TG),
Chris Hajduk (CH), Marilyn Henry (MH), Scott Hinkle (SH), Kathy Horn (KH),
Sandra Keller (SK), Michael O’Brien (MO), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed
(TR), Dustin Welch (DW), Scott Whittle (SWh).



References:



eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].    eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 6 February 2015).



Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr. (Accessed: 6 February 2015).



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:46:57 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1502.05
* February 5, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ Pink Footed Goose
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Canada Goose
Common Eider
Common Redpoll
Dark-eyed Junco
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
White-throated Sparrow

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday February 
5, 2015 with reports of PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 
PAINTED BUNTING, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


The female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE continues in the Delaware River through Feb 1, 
most easily seen from the Pennsylvania side, but arguably at times in Jersey 
waters. 

The bird is generally found in the river along River Rd north of Phillipsburg.

Two "new" PINK-FOOTED GEESE were discovered Feb 1 in Burlington County. The 
bird was with thousands of CANADA GEESE in corn stubble fields near the 
intersection of Rte 206 and Rte 38 in Southampton Twp. They were also seen 
among thousands of Canada Geese near the intersection of Pemberton Rd and Rte 
206. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen opposite Waretown Farms on Rte 206 
in Westhampton Twp. 


The Wall Twp PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was seen Feb 4 on the soccer club fields across 
the street from the library/town hall. 


Three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Lake Assunpink through Feb 1.

A male PAINTED BUNTING is visiting a feeder in Andover Borough, Sussex County. 
The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to see the bird do so from the 
Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the back edge of their yard. From 
"downtown" Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith Street at the light in the center 
of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on the left. Cross Smith St and walk 
3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch Trail. You will come to a green house 
on the right side of the trail with 2 large white pines in the yard. The house 
is directly across Route 206 from Jensen's Service Center. The PAINTED BUNTING 
comes to a feeder hanging on the side porch and rarely feeds on the ground. It 
comes and goes with a flock of JUNCOS and WHITE-THROATS and is very skittish. 


Hudson County reports this week included the continuing juvenile NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK at Liberty State Park, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Laurel Hill Park in 
Secaucus, an ICELAND GULL on Newark Bay, and SNOWY OWL at Ocean Terminal in 
Bayonne. 


The 8 SANDHILL CRANES continue in Franklin Twp, Somerset County, most often 
seen in the corn stubble along Randolph Rd or near the intersection of Mettlers 
La and Weston Rd. 


A GLAUCOUS GULL was noted at Round Valley Reservoir Jan 31-Feb 1.

Two drake EURASIAN WIGEONS continue in Shark River Estuary this week, seen 
recently off the end of Marconi Rd and along West Riverside Dr. Also there were 
2 REDHEADS, RED-NECKED GREBE, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Several COMMON 
REDPOLLS were seen at Shark River Inlet Feb 3. Another COMMON REDPOLL was seen 
at parking area B on Sandy Hook Feb 4. A first-year ICELAND GULL was at 
Manasquan Inlet Feb 1 and a GLAUCOUS GULL was at Sandy Hook Feb 1. 


Twenty or more COMMON REDPOLLS continue in the dunes/scrub-shrub habitat at 
Barnegat Inlet State Park, about half-way out the walk along the jetty. Also 
there this week were 8 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, 100 COMMON EIDERS, a SNOWY OWL seen on 
the north jetty of the inlet Feb 1, and ICELAND GULL. Thirty COMMON REDPOLLS 
were seen in the dunes at 23rd St in Barnegat Light Feb 4. Additional Ocean 
County sightings included an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and 30 COMMON REDPOLLS at 
Forsythe NWR (Holgate) and 35 COMMON REDPOLLS at Island Beach State Park. 


Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted in corn fields along Probasco-Wyckoff Mills 
Rd north of Twin Rivers Feb 1. 


An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was noted at the Trenton Sewage Plant this week.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was found at Red Bank Battlefield State Park in Burlington 
County. 


Salem County reports included ROSS'S GEESE (in a massive SNOW GOOSE flock) and 
a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Mannington Marsh, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at 
Pedricktown Marsh. 


A SNOWY OWL continues this week at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR. Also in Atlantic 
County were ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at the Corbin City unit of McNamara WMA and a 
RED-NECKED GREBE on Brigantine Island. 


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, January 30, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:22:51 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1501.30
* January 30, 2015

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

American Bittern
American Tree Sparrow
Black-headed Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Boat-tailed Grackle
Cackling Goose
Dovekie
Forster's Tern
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
Little Gull
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red Knot
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruddy Shelduck
Short-eared Owl
Tree Swallow
Tricolored Heron
"Western" Willet
Yellow-breasted Chat

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

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

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



*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Pt. State Park); Cold Spring Inlet (entrance to Cape May Harbor,
accessed from Two Mile Beach); SHPt (Stone Harbor Point).



*WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS*

       Cold weather continued to adversely affect freshwater duck numbers,
with significant ice cover remaining on most fresh and brackish water. An
unbanded and free-flying female RUDDY SHELDUCK that appeared at Erma 15 Jan
(SWh) continued to be seen between Erma and Villas through at least 28 Jan
(m. ob.). Though most North American records presumably refer to
individuals that have escaped from captivity, it is worth fully documenting
the species’ occurrences here, as it is also a candidate for natural
vagrancy. A CACKLING GOOSE was again reported on the pond at Champlain
Drive, Villas 27 Jan (TB). Other noteworthy waterfowl included a female
KING EIDER at Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 29 Jan (WK) and the continuing
HARLEQUIN DUCK duo at Cold Spring Inlet through at least 25 Jan (m. ob.).
The week’s only AMERICAN BITTERN was a single at Jake’s Landing 24 Jan (TR
et al.). A hardy TRICOLORED HERON continued to play hide-and-seek in the
marshes along Ocean Drive, between Cape May and Wildwood Crest, through at
least 27 Jan (m. ob.).



*RAPTORS THROUGH TERN*

       There were no reports of the lingering Osprey this week.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK has been in short supply; therefore 1 at Jake’s Landing
25 Jan (CV, DV) was notable. Beachfront RED KNOTS remained in the Wildwoods
through the period (m. ob.) and a ‘WESTERN’ WILLET-- a first for 2015, was
noted in the vicinity of Cold Spring Inlet 28 Jan (MP). Alcid reports were
reduced, though that may be reflective of observer effort in recent days. A
DOVEKIE was seen from Sunset Beach, on the heels of a strong coastal storm,
27 Jan (TJ). An adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE provided scope views from
Avalon’s 8th Street jetty 28 Jan (TB). The year’s first LITTLE GULL, an
adult, was observed during a ferry crossing 26 Jan (DD, SD). At least 2
adult BLACK-HEADED GULLS remained along the lower Delaware Bay, with
regular reports from the Ferry Terminal and at Sunset Beach through 30 Jan
(m. ob.). FORSTER’S TERNS hung on through at least the middle of the week,
with near-daily sightings from Sunset Beach until 27 Jan (m. ob.).



*COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH REDPOLL*

       A long-staying EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was most recently encountered
at CMP 25 Jan (CBs). There were apparently no Snowy Owl reports this week,
but at least 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS once again entertained dozens of observers
at Jake’s Landing through the period. Predictably, the TREE SWALLOW flock
at CMP dwindled through the recent stormy and progressively colder
weather-- only a single individual was reported by 30 Jan (m. ob.).
Additional lingerers included a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at CMPSP 28 Jan (WC)
and 2 ORANGE-CROWNED Warblers at CMPSP 30 Jan (KH). Noteworthy on the
barrier islands, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was reported at SHPt 24 Jan (CBr,
WC). Pierce’s Point was home to 229 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, a strong
midwinter total, 29 Jan (SG). COMMON REDOPOLLS were not as conspicuous this
week but there were still several sightings, the most recent including 10
at SHPt 30 Jan (TB) and 1 at Villas the same day (SR).



*Contributors:*

Tom Baxter (TB), Claudia Burns (CBr), Catherine Busch (CBs), Warren Cairo
(WC), David Disher (DD), Susan Disher (SD), Sam Galick (SG), Kathy Horn
(KH), Tom Johnson (TJ), Will Kerling (WK), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed
(TR), Steven Rodan (SR), Colette Visser (CV), Derk Visser (DV), Scott
Whittle (SWh).



*References:*



*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].  eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 30 January 2015)



*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 30 January 2015)
Details

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 29, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:51:03 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1501.29
* January 29, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Pink-footed Goose 
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Trumpeter Swan
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Oystercatcher
Black-headed Gull
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Marbled Godwit
Northern Goshawk
Pink Footed Goose
Redhead
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Snowy Owl
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Willet

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
29, 2015 with reports oF PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 
COMMON REDPOLL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


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


The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE resurfaced in East Windsor this week, seen Jan 24 along 
Probasco Rd in the Twin Rivers section of town. 


A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again this week in the Delaware River 
along River Road near Phillipsburg in Warren County. 


The trio of TRUMPETER SWANS returned to Lake Assunpink Jan 25 after a brief 
hiatus to Hamilton Marsh (AKA Trenton Marsh or Abbott Marshland) in Mercer 
County. The birds were seen off the end of Eldridge Rd near the model airplane 
field. Also at Assunpink was a RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


Other Monmouth County sightings this week along the North Shore included adult 
ICELAND GULLS at Lake Como and Sandy Hook, a first-cycle ICELAND GULL at Lake 
Takanassee Jan 26, and a second-cycle at Sandy Hook; LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS 
were noted this week at Lake Takanassee, Deal Lake, Sylvan Lake, and Shark 
River Estuary. A first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was at Sandy Hook Jan 28 and a 
VESPER SPARROW was photographed there Jan 23. 


Two BLACK-HEADED GULLS (one adult and one first-cycle) were seen at South Amboy 
Jan 28. 


Barnegat Inlet/State Park had a hen KING EIDER, GLAUCOUS GULL and COMMON 
REDPOLL Jan 25. 


Sightings from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 150 TUNDRA SWANS, a 
drake EURASIAN WIGEON, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, and 2 COMMON REDPOLLS. 
At nearby Leed's Point a GOLDEN EAGLE was seen Jan 25 and 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS 
were noted at Mott's Creek Rd the same day. 


The south end of Brigantine Island/Absecon Inlet hosted 200 AMERICAN 
OYSTERCATCHERS, 50 "WESTERN" WILLETS, 25 MARBLED GODWITS, and a COMMON REDPOLL 
Jan 25. At the north end of Brigantine Island, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted 
the same day. 


Ten COMMON REDPOLLS were found in Egg Harbor Twp Jan 23 near the intersection 
of Duerer & 4th. 


The drake EURASIAN WIGEON was seen again Jan 25 in Perth Amboy; best place to 
look is off the yacht club. 


Three COMMON REDPOLLS were found at Losen Slote in Little Ferry Jan 23.

Liberty State Park hosted a flock of 15-20 COMMON REDPOLLS this week, most 
often seen around the interpretive center or at the nearby birch tree stands. 
Also there were EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, the continuing juvenile NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK, and SNOWY OWL. 


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

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

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

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

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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


Cape May weekly report, 17–23 Jan


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





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



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS



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



RAPTORS THROUGH TERN



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



COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH REDPOLL



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



*Contributors:*



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



*References:*



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



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


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 22, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:29:22 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Thick-billed Murre, Ocean County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:59:34 -0500
From Alex Tongas via Scott Barnes:

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


Good birding,

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: FW: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:30:30 -0500
Double oops! As many have pointed out, Monroe Township is in Middlesex
County. I think I've got it right this time.

 

Bill Boyle

Cape May, NJ

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Geese
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:17:19 -0500
The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has voted to accept three recent
records of Barnacle Goose:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, January 17, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:36:15 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

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

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Week in review: 10 – 16 January, 2015



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



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





*WATERFOWL THROUGH BITTERN*

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



*RAPTORS THROUGH GULLS*

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



*COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH FINCHES*

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

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



*Contributors:*

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



*References:*



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



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


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

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

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

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


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



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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Week in review: 3 – 9 January, 2015

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



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



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS

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



RAPTORS THROUGH OWLS

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



PHOEBE THROUGH FINCHES

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



Contributors:

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



----

References:



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



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




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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


The three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Lake Assunpink.

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS:

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


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


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


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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


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


Bill Boyle, Secretary
New Jersey Bird Records Committee

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

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


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



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


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


Anyway, long story short, be patient.

 Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com

California, Maryland

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

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


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



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

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

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


Bob Dodelson

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

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

Good birding in the new year,

Sam

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Good birding and Happy Holidays,


Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Three TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Lake Assunpink this week.

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


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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

NJ Bird Records Committee


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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

http://tinyurl.com/mscvbbj

There was a Ross's Goose present as well.

Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

  

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


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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov 26, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:23:36 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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


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

Photos of the bird can be seen here :

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

Good birding,

Larry Scacchetti
Westwood, NJ

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


Sam

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

- Birds Mentioned

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


A VESPER SPARROW was noted at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Good birding.

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


 - End Transcript

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

njbirds-request AT lists.princeton.edu. 

Thank you!
For Tyler Bell, Tom Bailey, Laurie Larson
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Loggerhead Shrike, Atlantic County
From: Scott Barnes <myiarchus16 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:34:16 -0700
NJ Birds,

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


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


Good Birding,

Scott Barnes

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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


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

- RBA

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

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

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

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

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


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



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

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


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

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


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

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



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



References:

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

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


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

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


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

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



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



References:

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


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


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


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


Good birding!!

Sam

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

American Kestrel
American Oystercatcher
American Redstart
American Wigeon
Baird's Sandpiper
Barn Owl
Black Tern
Black-and-white Warbler
Blue-winged Teal
Cattle Egret
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Gallinule
Connecticut Warbler
Cooper's Hawk
Cory's Shearwater
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Great Cormorant
Greater Shearwater
Gull-billed Tern
Lark Sparrow
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-billed Dowitcher
Manx Shearwater
Marbled Godwit
Northern Flicker
Northern Parula
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Northern Waterthrush
Osprey
Pied-billed Grebe
Pine Siskin
Piping Plover
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sooty Shearwater
Sora
Summer Tanager
Tennessee Warbler
Whimbrel
Wilson's Phalarope
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
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Hotline:    Cape May Birding Highlights
To report:  coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:   Cape May County, NJ
Compiler:   Tom Reed
URL:        http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

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

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


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


 *WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS*

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



*GALLINULE THROUGH SPARROWS*

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


Contributors:

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

References:

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

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


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


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

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


good birding,
tr


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


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

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

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

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

Best of luck to those searching tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


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

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


good birding,
tr


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


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

A few items--

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

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

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


good luck and good birding,
tr


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

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



good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to everyone who provided information today.


good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Two PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were found at Glenhurst Meadows Sep 14.

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


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


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


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

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


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

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



good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

More news, good or bad, tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


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


Good birding,

Sam

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Begin forwarded message:

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

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

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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