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19 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
16 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014 [L Larson ]
12 Apr RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
11 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
10 Apr Potential Neotropic Cormorant, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
9 Apr Recinding the Painted Redstart report [Samuel Galick ]
8 Apr Belated Painted Redstart report, Gloucester County [Samuel Galick ]
5 Apr Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
28 Mar White-faced Ibis continues, Cumberland County [Sam Galick ]
27 Mar Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 Mar White-faced Ibis, Cumberland County [Samuel Galick ]
23 Mar Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
20 Mar RBA: New Jersey, March 20, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Mar LeConte's Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Mar REMINDER: Stone Harbor Point fencing [Samuel Galick ]
17 Mar Le Conte's Sparrow, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
14 Mar "Gambell's" White-crowned Sparrow continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
13 Mar RBA: New Jersey, March 13, 2014 [L Larson ]
12 Mar Swallow-tailed Kite, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Mar Trumpeter Swans continue, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
9 Mar Smith's Longspur continues -- Sunday AM [Tom Reed ]
7 Mar Smith's Longspur update -- March 7 [Tom Reed ]
6 Mar RBA: New Jersey, March 6, 2014 [L Larson ]
5 Mar Barnacle Goose, Union County [Samuel Galick ]
4 Mar Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
27 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 27, 2014 [L Larson ]
20 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 20, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Feb Barrow's Goldeneye (female), Delaware R., Warren Co. NJ [Laurie Larson ]
14 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 14, 2014 [L Larson ]
7 Feb Common Murre continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
6 Feb Common Murre, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
5 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2014 [L Larson ]
1 Feb Western Grebe continues, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
1 Feb Smith's Longspur-- Sat. update [Tom Reed ]
31 Jan Western Grebe, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
31 Jan Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
30 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 30, 2014 [Laurie Larson ]
30 Jan Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
26 Jan Smith's Longspur, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
20 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 16, 2014 [Laurie Larson ]
17 Jan Yellow Rail, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
13 Jan Barnacle Goose, Bergen County [Sam Galick ]
9 Jan RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 9, 2014 [Laurie Larson ]
9 Jan Barrow's Goldeneye, Hudson County [Sam Galick ]
7 Jan Middletown Painted Bunting gone [Scott Barnes ]
2 Jan RBA: New Jersey, January 2, 2014 [Laurie Larson ]
1 Jan Painted Bunting, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec Barnacle Goose, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
30 Dec Painted Bunting, Monmouth County [Scott Barnes ]
27 Dec White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
27 Dec Pacific Loon, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
26 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 26, 2013 [L Larson ]
19 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 19, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
12 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
6 Dec RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 6, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
27 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 27 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
21 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
15 Nov Results of NJBRC Review [Bill Boyle ]
7 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 7, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
5 Nov NJBRC Annual Report [Bill Boyle ]
31 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 31, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
24 Oct RBA: New Jersey, October 24, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
19 Oct Swainson's Hawk, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
17 Oct Gray Kingbird, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 16, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
15 Oct Calliope Hummingbird, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
12 Oct Northern Wheatear, Ocean Co. [Tom Reed ]
9 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2013 [L Larson ]
2 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct 2 2013 [L Larson ]
27 Sep Black-throated Gray Warbler, Warren County [Sam Galick ]
25 Sep Re: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2013 [Bill Boyle ]
19 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
12 Sep RBA: New Jersey, September 12, 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
5 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 5 2013 [Laurie Larson ]
3 Sep Say's Phoebe, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]

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

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

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

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


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



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


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


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



WATERFOWL THROUGH HERONS 

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

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


RAPTORS THROUGH DOVE

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


HUMMINGBIRD THROUGH TREE SPARROW

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


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


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


----
References:

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

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


- End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08:28 -0400
- RBA

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

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

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


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday April 
16, 2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-THROATED 
WARBLER, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


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


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


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


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


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


Garret Mountain had a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER Apr 11.

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

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



- End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, April 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:13:59 -0400
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


Week in review: 5 – 11 April, 2014

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


----
References:

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


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


List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 11, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:37:38 -0400
- RBA

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

- Birds Mentioned

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

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday April 11, 
2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson had an AMERICAN BITTERN and RUSTY BLACKBIRD Apr 
6. 


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


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Potential Neotropic Cormorant, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:55:46 -0400
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Begin forwarded message:

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

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

> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/IDF
> 
> 
> -PAG
> 
> 
> -- 
> Paul A. Guris
> See Life Paulagics
> PO Box 161
> Green Lane, PA  18054
> 215-234-6805
> www.paulagics.com
> paulagics.com AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Recinding the Painted Redstart report
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:27:43 -0400
All:

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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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


happy chasing,
tr


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


Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


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


Sandra Keller

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

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, March 20, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:09:28 -0400
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March 
20, 2014 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, 
SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, SNOWY OWL, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, 
seasonal and local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 



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


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


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

Three SANDHILL CRANES flew over Round Valley Reservoir Mar 14.

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


Troy Meadows had 35 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Mar 16.

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


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

Finderne Wetlands had a EURASIAN WIGEON Mar 20.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

Good birding,

Sam

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

Thanks,

Sam

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


Good birding!

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, March 13, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:40:38 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1403.13
* March 13, 2014

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

Black-headed Gull
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Raven
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Great Cormorant
King Eider
Northern Goshawk
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-throated Loon
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter

- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday March 
13, 2014 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, BARNACLE GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, 
SANDHILL CRANE, SNOWY OWL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, seasonal and local reports of 
interest. 


Two SANDHILL CRANES have been present Mar 8-11 in fields along Fairview Hill Rd 
in Fredon Twp, Sussex County. A RED-NECKED GREBE was noted in a pond near the 
intersection of Statesville Quarry & Little Road Mar 11-12. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted along Oberly Rd in Alpha Mar 9. 

Up to 5 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were tallied at Wickecheoke Creek Preserve in 
Hunterdon County this week. 


Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Colonial Park in Franklin Twp, 
Somerset County this week. 


Sightings from the NJ Meadowlands included 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS along Disposal 
Rd Mar 8, a SNOWY OWL along Valley Brook Dr, and a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL 
at River Barge Park Mar 10. 


A BARNACLE GOOSE appeared at Rahway River Park on Jackson's Pond Mar 8-11. Also 
there this week were 2 CACKLING GEESE and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. Other Union 
County sightings included the continuing EURASIAN WIGEON at Arthur Kill Park in 
Elizabethport through Mar 11, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at 
Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden, and 10 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Lenape Park Mar 11. 


Middlesex County reports included 11 RED-NECKED GREBES and a GLAUCOUS GULL at 
Carteret Waterfront Park Mar 8-9 and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 2 RUSTY 
BLACKBIRDS at Oros Wildlife Preserve in Woodbridge. 


Three TRUMPTETER SWANS of unknown provenance reappeared at Lake Assunpink this 
week. 


North Shore sightings this week were of a second-year male KING EIDER off 
Monmouth Beach Mar 11; two to three male EURASIAN WIGEON, a dozen REDHEADS, and 
up to 7 RED-NECKED GREBES at Shark River Estuary through Mar 11; a BLACK-HEADED 
GULL at Monmouth Beach Mar 6; and single SNOWY OWLS at Sandy Hook Mar 6 and 
Allenhurst Mar 11. 


A SNOWY OWL and SHORT-EARED OWL were found at Stafford Ave, Manahawkin WMA Mar 
8. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Mar 9-10 had EURASIAN WIGEON, RED-NECKED GREBE, 
GOLDEN EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, and SNOWY OWL. 


Whitesbog hosted 55 TUNDRA SWANS and a COMMON RAVEN Mar 10. 

Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson had 110 CANVASBACKS, 4+ RED-NECKED GREBES, 5 
GREAT CORMORANTS, and 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Mar 8. 


Riverwinds in Gloucester County had 24 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 5 RED-NECKED 
GREBES, and RED-THROATED LOON Mar 11. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Audubon. You can find out more about membership by calling 908-204-8998 or 
visiting http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/JoinNJAudubon.aspx 


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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

 
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: Swallow-tailed Kite, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:03:18 -0400
Megan Crewe reports: 

Swallow-tailed Kite over field behind 235 Fishing Creek Rd, heading towards CM 
airport 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Trumpeter Swans continue, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:22:24 -0400
Bob Dodelson reports:

The 3 swans were visible from the east end of Lake Assunpink this AM
Another duck species has joined the party of the past 3 days (now up to a
bakers dozen). There was a male Wood Duck visible from the small bridge
just beyond the burnt house
Bob Dodelson

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Smith's Longspur continues -- Sunday AM
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2014 09:15:13 -0400
NJBIRDS:

Mike Wolfe sent word that the Smith's Longspur remained at Stone Harbor
Point through 8am this morning. It was once again in the southernmost dune
habitat along the back/west side of the Point.

One more time, the map (blue shaded area = where the Smith's was seen this
morning): http://goo.gl/maps/5hApy

And written directions to the area:
1) Start at the main parking lot for Stone Harbor Point (the southern
endpoint of 2nd Ave in Stone Harbor).
2) Walk south down the obvious path toward the beach.
3) Upon exiting this path onto the open beach, immediately walk to the
right/west, toward some small yet prominent/self-standing dunes. This
corner, including the area with the piles of snow fence, is where the bird
was often seen in late-January, and also on March 5. It is also the
north/east end of the red shaded region on the map.
4) From this area, turn toward the south. If one continues south along the
western edge of the "beachy" habitat, they'll encounter a mix of dune and
marsh vegetation. There have been multiple Lapland Longspurs along this
stretch at times.
5) After a few hundred yards, this habitat ends with a line of small dunes
that run toward the west (and toward the back bay). This is the blue shaded
area on the map, and the area where the bird has been seen most frequently
this week. Beyond this point the habitat is primarily wet sand flats with a
few scattered dunes (essentially the entire southern half of the Point),
and I don't believe the bird has been seen out there.


good birding,
tr


--
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Reed's Beach NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Smith's Longspur update -- March 7
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:55:53 -0500
Hi all -

Martin Dellwo reported the Smith's Longspur from Stone Harbor Point at 7:30
this morning. It was again frequenting the southernmost, extensive dune
habitat on the west side of the Point-- though it has been seen along the
length of this zone since Tuesday, and up toward the man-made pond at
times. There were also 4 Lapland Longspurs along this same stretch
yesterday. Given the reduced snow cover, a bit more luck and patience will
likely be required to find the Smith's.

Again, this Google Map may be of use for those unfamiliar with the area:
http://goo.gl/maps/5hApy

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: NJDFW will be roping off portions of Stone Harbor Point
(including the Smith's favored haunts) for beach-nesting birds on March
20-- so plan ahead.


good birding,
tr


--
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Reed's Beach NJ
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, March 6, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:56:02 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1403.06
* March 6, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Brewer's Blackbird
+ Smith's Longspur
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barred Owl
Canvasback
Common Eider
Common Goldeneye
Common Raven
Dovekie
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Harlequin Duck
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Wren
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Purple Sandpiper
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-necked Duck
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter
Yellow-headed Blackbird

- Transcript

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

 
This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, March 
6, 2014 with reports of ROSS'S GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, CANVASBACK, 
REDHEAD , KING EIDER, COMMON EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK, RED-NECKED GREBE, 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, SANDHILL CRANE, PURPLE SANDPIPER, ICELAND 
GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, DOVEKIE, SNOWY OWL, BARRED OWL, 
SHORT-EARED OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, COMMON RAVEN, HORNED LARK, TREE 
SWALLOW, MARSH WREN, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SMITH'S LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, PINE SISKIN and seasonal reports of interest, and 
announcements. 


Sandy Hook March 5 was home to a SNOWY OWL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and a BARRED OWL, 
while another SNOWY OWL was found on the beach at Deal Mar. 2, and two LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were observed on Deal Lake Mar. 1, and one at Sylvan Lake in 
Bradley Beach Mar. 2. 


Three EURASIAN WIGEON were present at Shark River Estuary March 2 along with 
five REDHEADS and a SNOWY OWL. A GOLDEN EAGLE was observed flying over Wreck 
Pond in Spring Lake Mar. 1 and three ICELAND GULLS were discovered at the end 
of New York Ave. in Sea Girt Mar. 1. Manasquan Inlet produced a RED-NECKED 
GREBE Mar. 1 and 3, while a dead DOVEKIE was discovered at Lavallette and given 
to Cattus Island Center for study. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR birds included: a SNOWY OWL Mar. 2, one Feb. 27 and 
two EURASIAN WIGEON along with a Golden Eagle, March 1. Mott's Creek at the 
refuge had two RED-NECKED GREBES Mar. 1, while Lakes Bay in Atlantic City had 
another the same day. A dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and 14 TUNDRA SWANS were 
tallied at the Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth Mar. 1. 


Three SNOWY OWLS were still present at Holgate and two at Island Beach SP Mar. 
1, while individuals were observed at Cattus Island Mar. 2 and at Stafford 
Avenue (Bridge to Nowhere) Mar. 5. Stafford Forge WMA Mar. 4 had 46 TUNDRA 
SWANS and a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. 


Two KING EIDER, 10 COMMON EIDER, a dozen HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and 20 PURPLE 
SANDPIPERS were present at Barnegat Light SP Mar. 1. Toms River Riverfront 
Landing had 38 CANVASBACK present Mar. 1, while two PINE WARBLERS were present 
at a feeder in Whiting Mar. 2-5. Scarce this winter, a PINE SISKIN was 
discovered at Collier's Mill WMA Mar. 4. 


A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was discovered in Bellmawr near Vaughn Ave. Mar. 1. 
Red Bank Battlefield in National Park had 34 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 80 
Canvasback Mar. 2-5 and, two LONG-TAILED DUCKS and a RED-NECKED GREBE Mar. 5. 
Two REDHEADS, 160 CANVASBACK, and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were observed at 
Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson Mar. 1, while Riverwinds/West Deptford .boat 
ramp Mar. 2 had 30 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and two LONG-TAILED DUCKS. There were 36 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Bordentown Beach Feb. 27-28, a RED-NECKED GREBE at 
Malaga Lake in Malaga Mar. 2 and a PINE WARBLER in Blackwood Mar. 2-3. 


A LAPLAND LONGSPUR visited the Pole Farm along Grier's Lane in Pole Tavern Mar. 
4 and a male BREWER'S BLACKBIRD was at Featherbed Lane in Salem Feb. 28. A 
ROSS'S GOOSE was reported along Acton Road in Mannington Mar. 2 and a GOLDEN 
EAGLE was observed at the Pedricktown Bridge Feb. 28 


The third State record SMITH'S LONGSPUR continues at Stone Harbor Point as of 
Mar. 5 and a probably NJ record count of 3,500 to 4,000 RING-NECKED DUCKS were 
tallied in Mauricetown on Sandpit Road Mar. 4. 


The Wallkill River NWR Mar. 2 was home to five ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and five 
SHORT-EARED OWLS, while two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were noted in Fredon Twp Feb. 28. 


Two SNOWY OWLS were seen along the Disposal Road in the NJ Meadowlands-DeKorte 
Mar. 1-2 and one along the Valley Brook Avenue in Lyndhurst Mar. 4. Ocean 
Terminal-Peninsula in Bayonne Mar. 2 had a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and three 
RED-NECKED GREBES, while another of the grebes was found at Liberty SP Mar. 1. 
A MARSH WREN was reported at the Teaneck Conservancy Mar. 2 and a RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER in Harrington Park Mar. 3. Three more RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were 
tallied in Troy Meadows near the old trap shooting location Feb. 28. 


The Great Swamp NWR had a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK light morph Mar. 2 and a BARRED OWL 
Mar. 6, while Clyde Potts Reservoir in Mendham Mar. 1 produced a RED-NECKED 
GREBE. 


RED-NECKED GREBES totaling 14 were noted at Round Valley Reservoir March 4, 
along with a LONG-TAILED DUCK. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was discovered at 
Assiscong Marsh Feb. 28 in Flemington, while a GOLDEN EAGLE was tallied at 
Oberly Road in Alpha the same day. McCann Road in Tewksbury and Wickecheoke 
Preserve near Pittstown both had RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 
respectively. Four early TREE SWALLOWS visited Frenchtown Mar. 4. 


A single BARNACLE GOOSE was present along Concord Street, Cranford Mar. 2, 
Rahway River Park Mar. 3-5 and another one at Jackson Pond in Clark Mar. 5. A 
COMMON RAVEN was observed Feb. 27 at the Edison Boat Launch and an ICELAND GULL 
at Johnson Park in Piscataway Mar. 1. 


Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at the Ernst L. Oros Wildlife Park in 
Woodbridge Mar. 1, while one was present in Warinanco Park in Roselle Feb. 28 
and Mar. 3 and one at Linden Hawk Rise Mar. 2, along with a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 
the same day and 17 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Mar. 4. Marciante-Jackson Miller Park in 
Elizabeth was home to a EURASIAN WIGEON Feb. 28 and Mar. 4, and a RED-NECKED 
GREBE and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Mar. 2. Alalanta Plaza in Elizabeth 
produced three RED-NECKED GREBES Mar. 2 and a EURASIAN WIGEON Mar. 3, while 
Arthur Kill Park also in Elizabeth had a EURASIAN WIGEON and a RED-NECKED GREBE 
Mar. 1. 


The D & R Canal Towpath in Franklin was home as many as 78 COMMON GOLDENEYE and 
a REDHEAD Mar. 1-5, while a CANVASBACK visited Duke Island Park in Bridgewater 
Mar. 3. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed at Duke Farms in Hillsborough Feb. 27 
to Mar. 1 with one to two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted at the Mercer Sod Farms 
Feb. 27 to Mar. 3. 


The Randolph Road SANDHILL CRANES in Somerset returned Mar. 5, three perhaps 
the same birds visited Hillsborough near the Millstone River the same day. 


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



ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


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



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Goose, Union County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:18:10 -0500
John Collins reports: Barnacle Goose with Canada Geese at Jackson's Pond-
Union County Road Clark, NJ. 40.6303, -74.2843

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:11:14 -0500
Tom Reed reports: SMLO (Smith's Longspur) in southernmost dunes along west/back 
side of Stone Harbor Point. 


Other local reports include a Ross's Goose and a male Eurasian Green-winged 
Teal on Lily Lake in Cape May Point this afternoon. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 27, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:00:52 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1402.27
* February 27, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
American Oystercatcher
Barred Owl
Black-headed Gull
Blue-winged Teal
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Common Raven
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
Killdeer
Lapland Longspur
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Scaup
Monk Parakeet
Peregrine Falcon
Pine Warbler
Purple Martin
Red-breasted Merganser
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ring-necked Duck
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruddy Duck
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Willet


- Transcript

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

 
This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, 
February 27, 2014 with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, ROSS’S GOOSE, 
CACKLING GOOSE, TUNDRA SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD , HARLEQUIN 
DUCK, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, SANDHILL CRANE, 
KILLDEER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, WILLET, WESTERN, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LAUGHING 
GULL, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, SNOWY OWL, BARRED 
OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, COMMON RAVEN, 
HORNED LARK, PURPLE MARTIN, TREE SWALLOW, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, PINE 
WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, VESPER SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD and seasonal reports 
of interest, and announcements. 

 
RED-NECKED GREBE, REDHEAD and EASTERN TOWHEE reports were widespread this week. 
Avian signs of spring were apparent during the brief weekend warm-up. TREE 
SWALLOWS were found at several locations around the state, KILLDEER and PINE 
WARBLERS appeared coastally and Cape May had an EASTERN PHOEBE and a LAUGHING 
GULL. 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR, Feb. 22 produced two TREE SWALLOWS, 70 TUNDRA SWANS, 
36 CANVASBACK, two AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and Seven Thousand SNOW GEESE. Feb 
23 sightings included: a EURASIAN WIGEON and 150 GREEN-WINGED TEAL loudly 
calling. A SHORT-EARED OWL was observed at the refuge Feb. 20 and a GOLDEN 
EAGLE was reported at Mott’s Creek (Forsythe) Feb. 22. 

 
There were 85 Western WILLETS and eight AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS at Brigantine 
Island Feb. 23, while the Links at Brigantine Beach had a SNOWY OWL Feb. 21. 
Barnegat Light SP had its usual flock of HARLEQUIN DUCKS Feb 23. 

 
Stafford Avenue (Bridge to Nowhere Road) Feb. 25 had an EURASIAN WIGEON. 
Holgate at the south end of Long Beach Island was home to five SNOWY OWLS Feb. 
22 and 23, while Island Beach SP had two present Feb. 23 and 25, and Cattus 
Island Park another Feb. 20 and 24. 

 
Riverfront Landing in Toms River recorded 105 CANVASBACKS, one REDHEAD, and 142 
RUDDY DUCKS Feb. 25, while Lake of the Lilies had 9 REDHEAD Feb. 23 and Little 
Silver Lake both in Pt. Pleasant having 204 LESSER SCAUP. 

 
Birds at Manasquan Inlet included a BLACK-HEADED GULL Feb. 22-23, a SNOWY OWL 
Feb. 23 and the report of a very early PURPLE MARTIN Feb. 22. Two EURASIAN 
WIGEON were noted at Marconi Road at Shark River Estuary in Belmar Feb. 23. 
Wreck Pond in Spring Lake had a one day LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Feb. 23 and 
Lake Como a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Feb. 23. A GLAUCOUS GULL was observed 
at Seven President’s Park in Long Branch Feb. 20. 

 
Sandy Hook was very productive Feb. 23 with a SNOWY OWL at North Beach, 60 SNOW 
BUNTINGS, a second year ICELAND GULL and eight TREE SWALLOWS. 

 
The NJ Meadowlands Dekorte on Disposal Road had one to three SNOWY OWLS from 
Feb. 20-26 and a COMMON RAVEN and two TREE SWALLOWS, plus a report of a pair of 
BLUE-WINGED TEAL all Feb. 23. Ocean Terminal in Bayonne had a SNOWY OWL present 
Feb. 20 & 26 and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR Feb. 25. Hudson County Park in Bayonne 
hosted 500 RUDDY DUCKS Feb 23 and Liberty SP a SNOWY OWL Feb. 20-21. 

 
The Great Swamp NWR was home to a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a BARRED OWL and a 
PEREGRINE FALCON Feb. 22. Skelly Field at Rutgers hosted a GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Feb.23 and the D&R Towpath in Franklin five REDHEAD, 14 
GREATER SCAUP and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER Feb. 20. 

 
An ICELAND GULL Feb. 20 and a SNOWY OWL Feb. 25 were noted at Johnson Park in 
Piscataway, while a COMMON RAVEN was discovered in Middlesex. Raritan 
Waterfront Park in Old Bridge was home to a GLAUCOUS GULL Feb. 23 and Boyd Park 
in New Brunswick an ICELAND GULL Feb. 25. A EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered at 
Arthur Kill Park Feb. 20 and another at Marciante-Jackson Millet Park both in 
Elizabeth Feb. 23 and 25. 

 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed at the following locations: McCann Road in 
Tewksbury Feb. 21, Colonial Park in Somerset along the nature trail Feb. 23, 
Hawk Rise in Linden Feb. 23, Ernest L. Oros Wildlife Park in Woodbridge Feb. 
24.and Featherbed Lane in Flemington Feb. 24. 

 
Round Valley Reservoir provided Feb. 22 a GLAUCOUS GULL, Feb. 23, an “Eurasian” 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL and TREE SWALLOW Feb. 22, while a VESPER SPARROW was observed 
on Spenser Lane in Clinton Feb. 22. A EURASIAN WIGEON was reported at Merrill 
Creek Reservoir Feb. 20 and a CACKLING GOOSE was noted at Twin Rivers in East 
Windsor Feb. 24. 

 
Three ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were present Feb. 24 are the Mercer Sod Farms, while 
three MONK PARAKEETS were observed at Carteret High School Feb. 20, 

 
Three SHORT-EARED OWLS and four ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were present along the 
Liberty Loop at the Wallkill River NWR Feb. 24 and 25 HORNED LARKS and a SNOW 
BUNTING were at the intersection of Hardin and Fredonia Roads in Fredon Feb. 
23. An early TREE SWALLOW visited Knowlton Feb. 22. 

 
Two SANDHILL CRANES were present at Mannington Marsh Feb. 23 and a ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK on Featherbed Lane in Salem Feb. 22. Pemberton Lake WMA hosted five TUNDRA 
SWANS and 160 RING-NECKED DUCKS Feb. 22, while Taylor’s Refuge in Cinnaminson 
had 92 COMMON GOLDENEYE, 130 RING-NECKED DUCKS and 96 CANVASBACK, plus a RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD Feb. 22. 

 
A ROSS’S GOOSE was discovered among Snow Geese at Palmyra Cove Park Feb. 23, 
while a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was noted at Cooper River Park in Camden Feb. 
24. 

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

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

Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


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 


 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 20, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:09:11 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1402.20
* February 20, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Pacific Loon
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barn Owl
Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Orange-crowned Warbler
Peregrine Falcon
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter
Winter Wren
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday February 
20, 2014 with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, PACIFIC LOON, GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
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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/ 


A possible female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was reported in the Delaware River in 
Warren County Feb 16-17. The bird is in a COMMON GOLDENEYE flock approximately 
4 miles south of the Portland/Columbia Bridge, accessed along River Rd from the 
Pennsylvania side of the river. Also in that area this week were LONG-TAILED 
DUCK and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES. 


Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop area had 5 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, BARN OWL, 2 
SHORT-EARED OWLS, and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS Feb 17. 


Ocean Terminal in Bayonne hosted 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and SNOWY OWL Feb 20. At nearby Liberty State Park 2 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and RED-NECKED GREBE were noted the same day. 


The NJ Meadowlands (DeKorte Environment Center) had RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and SNOWY OWL this week. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was detected along Woodfern Rd in Hillsborough 
Twp Feb 15. 


Union County sightings this week were of a drake EURASIAN WIGEON and RED-NECKED 
GREBE at Marciante-Jackson Millet Park in Elizabeth through Jan 18, a 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Warinanco Park Jan 18, two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at 
Rahway River Park Feb 17, and 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, PEREGRINE FALCON, 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Lenape Park in Cranford Jan 
17. 


Middlesex County birds this week included a RED-NECKED GREBE and 2 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the Edison boat ramp Feb 15, an ICELAND GULL at Raritan 
Bayshore Waterfront Park in South Amboy Feb 16, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Oros 
Preserve in Woodbridge, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at a Monroe Twp home Feb 
18. 


The PACIFIC LOON was seen this week through Feb 18 off Pullman Ave and just 
north of Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch. Other North Shore sightings 
included 29 REDHEADS and the drake EURASIAN WIGEON in Shark River Estuary Feb 
16, RED-NECKED GREBES at Deal, Shark River Inlet, Shark River Estuary, and 
Manasquan Inlet; an adult ICELAND GULL at Shark River Estuary Feb 16, lone 
GLAUCOUS GULLS at Shark River Inlet Feb 14 and Seven Presidents Park Feb 16, 
single SNOWY OWLS at Manasquan Inlet, Sea Girt, and Avon, all Feb 16, and a 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR at the National Guard fields in Sea Girt Feb 19. 


Sandy Hook sightings Feb 17 included 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, light-morph 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, adult ICELAND GULL, and SNOWY 
OWL. 


Burlington County reports included a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR in fields near the intersection of Simontown & Burr's Mills Roads Feb 
15, 60 CANVASBACKS, RED-NECKED GREBE, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 2 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 3 WINTER WRENS at Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson Feb 
15, and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth Feb 16. 


Sixty-seven REDHEADS were tallied at the Barnegat Twp municipal docks Feb 17. 
Also in Ocean County were 2 ICELAND GULLS at Barnegat Inlet and a SNOWY OWL and 
SHORT-EARED OWL from "the bridge to nowhere" at the end of Stafford Ave in 
Manahawkin Feb 16. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had 60 TUNDRA SWANS, REDHEAD, GOLDEN EAGLE and SNOWY 
OWL this week; a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found at nearby Mott's Creek Rd Feb 16. 
Also in Atlantic County that day was a continuing hen KING EIDER off the 11th 
Ave jetty in Longport. 


RED-NECKED GREBES were reported from several spots along the Gloucester County 
section of the Delaware River this week including Riverwinds and Big Timber 
Creek. 


Salem County sightings this week were of two ROSS'S GEESE at the East Coast Sod 
Farm and another at Featherbed Lane. Also at Featherbed Lane this week were 
SNOWY OWL Feb 16, 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS through Feb 17, and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 
Feb 19. Another Rough-legged Hawk was seen at Supawna Meadows NWR Feb 17. 
Sixty-five SNOW BUNTINGS and 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were found at the East Coast 
Sod Farm Feb 15. A LONG-TAILED DUCK was in Oldman's Creek at Pedricktown Feb 
19. 


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 (female), Delaware R., Warren Co. NJ
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:23:40 -0500
NJBIRDS,

From Rick Wiltraut: 
"I found a female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on Sunday [2/16/14] on the Delaware River 
about 4 miles south of the Portland/Columbia Bridge. Was still there as of 
yesterday. Found it from the PA side but also seen on NJ side of river for any 
New Jersey birders interested. From the PA side you can see a sign on the NJ 
side that says Ramsaysburg Landing which is off Rt. 46. 


"Also there’s been two RED-NECKED GREBES on the NJ side of river at 
Easton/Phillipsburg bridge." 

 

Laurie Larson
Princeton NJ

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 14, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:07:23 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1402.14
* February 14, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Brewer's Blackbird
+ Western Grebe
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
White-winged Scoter
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday February 
14, 2014 with reports of WESTERN GREBE, EURASIAN WIGEON, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 
SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 



The WESTERN GREBE continues off the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center through Feb 
10. An immature male KING EIDER was found in the Shrewsbury River off nearby 
Seacrest Ave Jan 9; possibly the same bird moved back over to the oceanside Feb 
10. Other North Shore reports included a drake EURASIAN WIGEON off South 
Riverside Dr near Lakewood Rd/East End Ave bridge Feb 11, and a RED-NECKED 
GREBE at Shark River Marina Feb 10. 


Sussex County sightings this week included a continuing raptor show at the 
Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop with ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and at least 4 
SHORT-EARED OWLS; a dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted along Rte 206 near 
the Frankford School Jan 8. 


Merrill Creek Reservoir hosted an impressive 50,000 SNOW GEESE Jan 9. At the 
nearby Alpha Grasslands a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted the same day. 


Round Valley Reservoir sightings this week included WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 
LONG-TAILED DUCK, 5 RED-NECKED GREBES, and a GLAUCOUS GULL. Also in Hunterdon 
County was a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK along Quakertown Rd near Pittstown 
Feb 8-9. 


The NJ Meadowlands had 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS along Disposal Rd through Feb 9, 
two SNOWY OWLS at DeKorte Environment Center Feb 8, and 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS 
along Disposal Rd Feb 9. 


In Somerset County 4 REDHEADS, 53 COMMON GOLDENEYES, and an ICELAND GULL were 
noted along the D&R Canal towpath in Franklin Twp Feb 6. 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was detected at Marciante Jackson Millet Park in 
Elizabeth Feb 9-10. 


An immature ICELAND GULL and a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL were noted this week 
at the Edison Boat Launch. 


Mercer County sightings this week were of 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED 
DUCK, and RED-NECKED GREBE at the Rte 295 Scenic Overlook Feb 10; and a 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was photographed at Mercer County Park Northwest (Pole 
Farm) Feb 4. 


Burlington County reports included LONG-TAILED DUCK, 8 GREATER SCAUP, 
CANVASBACK, and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER at Taylor's Refuge Feb 8; 68 COMMON 
GOLDENEYES at Riverton Feb 8; RED-NECKED GREBE and 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS 
at Palmyra Cove Feb 9, and RED-NECKED GREBE, 3 ICELAND GULLS, and a GLAUCOUS 
GULL at Florence Jan 9. 


Gloucester County birds noted this week included RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED 
DUCK, and an impressive 36 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS at Red Bank Battlefield Park 
Feb 8; at Big Timber Creek RED-NECKED GREBE was found this week. 


In Salem County, a SHORT-EARED OWL was noted along Featherbed Lane near 
Sharptown Feb 7 and a BREWER'S BLACKBIRD was reported from the same area Feb 9. 


Atlantic County reports were of a hen KING EIDER and HARLEQUIN DUCKS off the 
end of Atlantic Ave in Longport Feb 13, GOLDEN EAGLES at Corbin City (McNamara 
WMA) Feb 9, and GOLDEN EAGLE and SNOWY OWL at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Feb 8 & 
12. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen from the end of Great Bay Blvd WMA Feb 9. Also in Ocean 
County this week were 4 KING EIDERS, 20+ HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and a first-cycle 
GLAUCOUS GULL at Barnegat Light State Park Feb 9 and a SHORT-EARED OWL at 
Manahawkin WMA (Stafford Ave) 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: Common Murre continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 08:26:45 -0500
Steve Glynn reports: COMU [Common Murre] about 20 yards out off west end of
Columbine Rd now in Wildwood Crest.

Good birding,

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Common Murre, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 15:13:38 -0500
A Common Murre was found by Tom Baxter at Sunset Lake on the west side of 
Wildwood. It's currently swimming and sometimes diving for long periods of 
time. Photos of the Murre will be up shortly on Flickr. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 5, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:50:53 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1402.05
* February 5, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eared Grebe
+ Smith's Longspur
+ Western Grebe
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barred Owl
Black Scoter
Glaucous Gull
Great Cormorant
Harlequin Duck
Horned Lark
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Northern Shrike
Purple Sandpiper
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
Virginia Rail
White-winged Scoter
Wilson's Snipe


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday 
February 5, 2014 with reports of SMITH'S LONGSPUR, WESTERN GREBE, EARED GREBE, 
SNOWY OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LARK SPARROW, seasonal reports of interest, and 
announcements. 


The SMITH'S LONGSPUR was seen again this week at Stone Harbor Point. See the 
Cape May birding report for more details: 
http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/ 


A WESTERN GREBE was discovered off the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center 
(oceanside) Jan 31-Feb 2. Other North Shore reports this week included 20 
REDHEADS at Manasquan Inlet Jan 30, 4,000 BLACK SCOTERS off Monmouth Beach/Long 
Branch, 1-2 Red-necked Grebes at Manasquan Inlet, 2-3 RED-NECKED GREBES around 
Shark River Inlet/estuary, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES off Deal/Long Branch, single 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Seven Presidents Park and Allenhurst Feb 1, a 
first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL at Shark River Estuary Feb 1, and single SNOWY OWLS 
at Ocean Grove Feb 2 and Sea Girt Jan 31. 


Sandy Hook had 4 RED-NECKED GREBES, RAZORBILL, and 200 SNOW BUNTINGS Jan 31.

Riverdale Ave East in Tinton Falls hosted a VIRGINIA RAIL and a small flock of 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Jan 30. 


A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found in a flock of HORNED LARKS along Herbert Rd near 
Assunpink WMA Jan 31. 


An EARED GREBE was reported in Barnegat Twp at Little Beach Feb 2.

Barnegat Light State Park/Inlet hosted 2 female KING EIDERS, 20+ HARLEQUIN 
DUCKS, and 100+ PURPLE SANDPIPERS Feb 2. Across the bay at Manahawkin WMA 
(Stafford Ave) a SNOWY OWL and 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were found the same day. 


At least one SNOWY OWL continues this week at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this 
week. 


Salem County reports this week included a NORTHERN SHRIKE at the intersection 
of Rte 49 and Hancock's Bridge-Quinton Rd Feb 2 and a LARK SPARROW in Quinton 
Feb 2-4. The LARK SPARROW was in the front yard of a two story old brick house 
on the northeast side of Rte 49 between Acton Station Rd and Quinton-Hancocks 
Bridge Rd. At Featherbed Lane 1-2 SHORT-EARED OWLS continue through Feb 1. Two 
SANDHILL CRANES were found at Mannington Marsh Feb 2 and a flock of 7 SANDHILL 
CRANES were found along Salem-Woodstown Rd Feb 2. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted 
along Stow Neck Creek Rd Feb 1. 


Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were found in the Delaware River at Riverwinds, 
Gloucester County Feb 4. Eighty-eight TUNDRA SWANS were noted at Floodgates Feb 
2. 


At least 3 SANDHILL CRANES continue in Franklin Twp through Jan 31; most often 
seen in fields around Randolph Rd. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at 
Colonial Park this week. 


Sightings from Round Valley Reservoir this week included 6 WHITE-WINGED 
SCOTERS, 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, GREAT CORMORANT, and 
GLAUCOUS GULL. 


Great Swamp NWR hosted a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK Jan 30; also there was a BARRED OWL 
and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK Feb 1 


Ten RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at Troy Meadows Feb 2.

The Oros Wildlife Preserve in Woodbridge continues to host at least one 
WILSON'S SNIPE, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and a 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS this week. A 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from Ken Buchanan Park in Sayreville Feb 1. 


Four SNOWY OWLS were found in the NJ Meadowlands Feb 1.

Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were detected at Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus Jan 31.

Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at the Ridgewood Duck Pond Feb 2.

Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop had 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and at least 5 
SHORT-EARED OWLS this week. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


- End Transcript

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Western Grebe continues, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:45:47 -0500
Scott Barnes: Western Grebe still present off Monmouth Beach cultural center 
now. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: Smith's Longspur-- Sat. update
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:05:23 -0500
Hi all,

Several observers sent word that the Smith's Longspur continues at Stone
Harbor Point this morning (Sat., Feb 1). Given that we've arrived at the
weekend, it seems best to post an update to both lists.

Directions to the bird: after parking in the lot for Stone Harbor Point
(south end of 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor), proceed south along the path that
runs behind the oceanfront dunes. This path eventually empties into open
beach habitat. The bird is usually seen in the first small dunes to the SW
(about 100-200 yards from the end of the path), or in the line of dunes
that parallel the south edge of the large pool. It is often with/near
Savannah Sparrows.


good luck and good birding,
tr


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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Western Grebe, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:50:26 -0500
From Scott Barnes:

Scott Barnes: Western Grebe off Monmouth Beach as per T. Boyle at 1245.

Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:47:49 -0500
NJBIRDS:

The Smith's Longspur continues at Stone Harbor Point this morning (Friday,
Jan 31).

Directions to the bird: after parking in the lot for Stone Harbor Point
(south end of 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor), proceed south along the path that
runs behind the oceanfront dunes. This path eventually empties into open
beach habitat. The bird is usually seen in the first small dunes to the SW
(about 100-200 yards from the end of the path), or in the line of dunes
that parallel the south edge of the large pool. It is often with/near
Savannah Sparrows.


good luck and good birding,
tr


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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 30, 2014
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:40:07 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1401.30
* January 30, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Smith's Longspur
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Grasshopper Sparrow
Great Cormorant
Greater Scaup
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Wren
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
White-winged Scoter


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

 
This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday January 
28 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, SMITH'S LONGSPUR, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 
EURASIAN WIGEON, seasonal and local reports of interest and announcements. 


A BARNACLE GOOSE continues this week at the Ramsey High School fields through 
Jan 19. 


A SMITH'S LONGSPUR was photographed at Stone Harbor Jan 26 and seen again Jan 
30. See the CMBO "Birding from the Cape/Recent sightings" blog for details. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was noted at Overpeck Creek Park Jan 21.

Sightings from the NJ Meadowlands this week included SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL 
along Disposal Rd, and LAPLAND LONGSPUR and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW along Valley 
Brook Ave Jan 22. Also in Bergen County this week were 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS 
at the Ridgewood Duck Pond Jan 21. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen from LeFante Way in Bayonne Jan 27.

Three REDHEADS were found at Verona Park Jan 21. 

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE has been seen this week in fields around the 
Lyons VA Hospital through Jan 18. 


Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS (one dark-morph, one light-morph) were found along 
Pleasant Plains Rd in Great Swamp NWR Jan 23-26. 


The 6 SANDHILL CRANES "checked in" this week in Franklin Twp, Somerset County 
Jan 28 along Canal Rd. At least 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue through Jan 
24 at Colonial Park in Franklin Twp. 


Round Valley Reservoir birds this week were of 8 GREATER SCAUP Jan 25, 2 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, GREAT 
CORMORANT, and GLAUCOUS GULL Jan 27. 


Middlesex County sightings this week included a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Sayreville 
Marsh off Major Dr Jan 26, ICELAND GULL at Buchanan Park and a first-cycle 
GLAUCOUS GULL at South Amboy boat ramp Jan 25; the Oros Wildlife Preserve 
hosted RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, MARSH WREN, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD Jan 26. 


North Shore reports included a drake EURASIAN WIGEON at Shark River Estuary, 
seen off MacClearie Park through Jan 25, two RED-NECKED GREBES at Manasquan 
Inlet Jan 19-24, up to 4 ICELAND GULLS at Manasquan Inlet/Gull Island, and a 
GLAUCOUS GULL at Seven Presidents Park. 


Barnegat Light State Park had a KING EIDER along with HARLEQUIN DUCKS Jan 26.

A SNOWY OWL was seen at Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) Jan 26 along with a Golden 
Eagle. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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




- End Transcript

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Subject: Smith's Longspur continues, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:46:32 -0500
NJBIRDS:

The Smith's Longspur continues at Stone Harbor Point through noon today.

Directions to the bird: after parking in the lot for Stone Harbor Point
(south end of 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor), proceed south along the path that
runs behind the oceanfront dunes. This path eventually empties into open
beach habitat. The bird is usually seen in the first small dunes to the SW
(about 100-200 yards from the end of the path), or in the line of dunes
that parallel the south edge of the large pool.


good luck and good birding,
tr


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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Smith's Longspur, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:37:19 -0500
Harvey Tomlinson just photographed a Smith's Longspur at Stone Harbor Point by 
the viewing platform around the CFD detention basin. 


Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 16, 2014
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:51:26 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1401.16
* January 16, 2014

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

American Oystercatcher
American White Pelican
Common Gallinule
Common Raven
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Marbled Godwit
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Semipalmated Plover
Short-eared Owl
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
Willet


- Transcript

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

[Transcriber offers humble apologies for not posting this text in a more timely 
manner. - LL] 


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
16, 2014 with reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, PACIFIC LOON, ROSS’S GOOSE, EURASIAN 
WIGEON, SNOWY OWL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, seasonal/local reports of interest, and 
announcements. 


A BARNACLE GOOSE was found near the Ramsey High School athletic fields Jan 
13-15. 


The PACIFIC LOON was seen again at Manasquan Inlet Jan 13. Another PACIFIC LOON 
was noted off Roosevelt Ave in Deal Jan 12. Other North Shore sightings this 
week included 6 REDHEADS at Gull Island Park in Point Pleasant Jan 13, another 
REDHEAD at Wreck Pond Jan 13, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON in Shark River estuary 
seen off Marconi Rd Jan 12, RED-NECKED GREBE and RAZORBILL at Manasquan Inlet 
Jan 10, and a GLAUCOUS GULL off Marine Place in Deal Jan 12. 


Sussex County reports included 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and a SHORT-EARED OWL at 
Wallkill River NWR’s Liberty Loop Jan 13 and a GLAUCOUS GULL at the SCMUA Jan 
14. 


The Alpha Grasslands along Oberly Rd in Warren County hosted 2 ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWKS and 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS Jan 13. 


Bergen County birds this week included SHORT-EARED OWL and SNOWY OWL at the NJ 
Meadowlands (DeKorte Environment Center) and 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the 
Ridgewood Duck Pond. A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at Overpeck Creek 
Park Jan 12-14. 


Liberty State Park hosted SNOWY OWL and a COMMON RAVEN this week.

Hunterdon County birds this week included a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in 
Clinton Twp near the intersection of Annandale and East Main St Jan 13. A SNOWY 
OWL was seen at Round Valley Reservoir Jan 13 and a GLAUCOUS GULL was noted at 
Spruce Run Reservoir Jan 14-15. 


A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found at the golf driving range at the Lyons 
VA Hospital Jan 13. Another GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at Lord 
Stirling Park this week. 


Five REDHEADS were found in a retention pond along Davidson Ave in Somerset Jan 
15. In nearby Franklin Twp 6 SANDHILL CRANES continue in the fields around 
Randoph Rd and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Colonial Park. 


A COMMON GALLINULE was out-of-season at Marciante-Jackson Millert Park in 
Elizabethport Jan 11. Also in Union County was a continuing RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER at Rahway River Park Jan 12. 


At least one RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Oros Wildlife Preserve in 
Woodbridge Twp this week. 


Two SNOWY OWLS were noted at Sandy Hook this week; also there was a fly-by 
flock of 6 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS Jan 13. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen in Lawrence Twp Jan 10.

Ocean County sightings this week were of a female KING EIDER and a SNOWY OWL at 
Barnegat Light State Park Jan 11-13, another SNOWY OWL at Tuckerton Jan 11, and 
2-3 SHORT-EARED OWLS at the east end of Stafford Ave in Manahawkin Jan 12-13. 


Two SNOWY OWLS continue at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week. Also there was 
a GOLDEN EAGLE Jan 12. At nearby Motts Creek Rd Jan 12 GOLDEN EAGLE, 2 
light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS were noted. Also in 
Atlantic County was a KING EIDER on the oceanside at Longport and a GLAUCOUS 
GULL at North Brigantine Natural Area Jan 12; shorebirds noted around the south 
end of Brigantine Island/Abesecon Inlet Jan 13 included 5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 
200 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, and 70 “Western” WILLETS. 


Franklin Parker Preserve in Chatsworth hosted 42 TUNDRA SWANS, ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK, 11 PINE WARBLERS, 4 PALM WARBLERS Jan 12. Also in Burlington County was a 
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE near the intersection of Union Mill Rd & Mt. Laurel 
Rd Jan 12. 


A ROSS’S GOOSE was detected among a SNOW GOOSE flock one mile east of Woodstown 
along Rte 40 Jan 12. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found at the East Coast Sod Farm 
along Rte 40 the same day. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the “All Things Birds” blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Yellow Rail, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:18:39 -0500
Matt Webster reports: Yellow Rail flew across in clear view in marsh off of bay 
avenue just south of Corsons Inlet State Park. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Goose, Bergen County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:22:25 -0500
Michael Turso reports: Barnacle Goose Ramsey High School Field.

Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Jan. 9, 2014
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:17:04 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1401.09
* January 9, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Pacific Loon
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Pipit
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Common Raven
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Glaucous Gull
Great Cormorant
Greater White-fronted Goose
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Orange-crowned Warbler
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Tundra Swan
Wilson's Snipe


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
9, 2014 with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, PACIFIC LOON, KING EIDER, SNOWY 
OWL, RAZORBILL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, seasonal/local 
reports of interest, and announcements. 


A female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was found at Liberty State Park Jan 9.

The PACIFIC LOON was again at Manasquan Inlet off the north jetty Jan 5 & 8 
along with a RED-NECKED GREBE. Other North Shore sightings this week included 
4,000 BLACK SCOTERS, 500 SURF SCOTERS, 4 KING EIDERS, including an adult male, 
and a RED-NECKED GREBE off Monmouth Beach Jan 5; 2 REDHEADS at Shark River 
Estuary Jan 5; a first-cycle ICELAND GULL at Manasquan Inlet and an adult 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Deal Lake Jan 5, SNOWY OWL at 4th and Ocean in 
Belmar Jan 5, another SNOWY OWL in Ocean Grove Jan 5, and 1-3 RAZORBILLS off 
Monmouth Beach, Deal, and Shark River Inlet this week. 


The green PAINTED BUNTING was last seen in Middletown Jan 5; no reports since 
despite searching. 


The Sussex County MUA had ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL Jan 7. A noteworthy total of 11 WILSONS' SNIPE was tallied in frigid 
weather at the Charles O. Hayford Hatchery (Sandbar Park) in Hackettstown, 
Warren County Jan 5. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen briefly at Round Valley Reservoir's scuba area Jan 5. 
Three REDHEADS were seen at the reservoir Jan 3. 


Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at the Ridgefield Duck Pond Jan 8.

A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were present at Mill 
Creek Marsh in Secaucus Jan 4. A SNOWY OWL was present this week in Bayonne at 
Ocean Terminal. 


Eight RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at Troy Meadows Jan 4.

Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found at Lord Stirling Park Jan 4.

An aggregation of gulls near the pig farm on Homestead Rd, Hillsborough Twp Jan 
5 included an adult GLAUCOUS GULL, 2nd cycle ICELAND GULL, and 6 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 


Six SANDHILL CRANES (returning for their 7th winter) continue around fields 
centered along Randolph Rd in Franklin Twp, Somerset County through Jan 5. 


Union County reports this week were of a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along the 
Rahway River near the corner of Union and Church Jan 4, and 2 RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS at Rahway River Park Jan 4. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included 3 RED-NECKED GREBES, LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 SNOWY OWLS, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR among the 200+ SNOW 
BUNTING flock. 


In Burlington County, Taylor's Refuge hosted 680 COMMON MERGANSERS, 15 GREAT 
CORMORANTS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2 WILSON'S SNIPES, and 16 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS 
Jan 5. At Palmyra Cove a COMMON RAVEN was seen Jan 2. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues to host 1-2 SNOWY OWLS this week, with one 
bird perching on the visitor center HQ! 


Salem County reports this week included 65 TUNDRA SWANS at Mannington Marsh, a 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Money Island Rd, and 4 SNOW BUNTINGS at East Coast Sod 
Farm Jan 5; a LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 6 AMERICAN PIPITS were found in the HORNED 
LARK flock at Featherbed Lane in Sharptown Jan 4 and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
was noted along Burlington Rd between Rte 611 and Sand Bridge Rd southwest of 
Elmer Jan 4. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye, Hudson County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 07:52:32 -0500
Simon Lane reports- hen Barrows Goldeneye at Liberty SP - off the ice edge with 
group of COGOs - stubby yellow bill - not close! 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Middletown Painted Bunting gone
From: Scott Barnes <myiarchus16 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:55:39 -0800
The Painted Bunting in Middletown, Monmouth County has 
Jerseybirders,

The Painted Bunting in Middletown, Monmouth County has not been seen in two 
days and is presumed gone or deceased due to the cold weather.  The following 
is a message sent to me by Carl Bromwich, the original finder of the bird. 

----------------------------------------------------------
Hi Scott,

Not sure how easy it is to put Pandora back in the box, but the Painted bunting 
at my parents place has either found new digs, perished in the harsh weather or 
been taken by a very determined Sharp-shinned hawk.  In any case, if there is a 
way of letting local birders know, it is no longer there.  While my parents 
were happy to show off the bird, it is less interesting trying to convince 
people that it is not there. 


Thanks,
Carl
-------------------------------------------------------

Scott Barnes
Bird Programs Director
New Jersey Audubon


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, January 2, 2014
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:49:25 +0000
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1401.02
* January 2, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barnacle Goose
+ Common Murre
+ Pacific Loon
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Oystercatcher
American Robin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Cackling Goose
Common Goldeneye
Common Raven
Dovekie
Eastern Meadowlark
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Horned Lark
House Wren
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Blue Heron
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Peregrine Falcon
Pine Warbler
Razorbill
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Semipalmated Plover
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snow Goose
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Tricolored Heron
Tundra Swan
White-crowned Sparrow
Willet
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday January 
2, 2014 with announcements, reports of BARNACLE GOOSE, PACIFIC LOON, PAINTED 
BUNTING, KING EIDER, EURASIAN WIGEON, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, DOVEKIE, 
COMMON MURRE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, Christmas Bird Count 
results, and seasonal/local reports of interest. 

 
A BARNACLE GOOSE was found with two hybrid Barnacle X "white-cheeked" geese at 
Spruce Run Reservoir Dec 31. 


Two PACIFIC LOONS were found in Monmouth County this week. One was photographed 
at the north side of Manasquan Inlet Dec 27. Another PACIFIC LOON was 
photographed the same day at Roosevelt Ave in Deal; that bird has continued in 
the Deal/Allenhurst area through Jan 1. 


A green PAINTED BUNTING has been present in Middletown, Monmouth County Dec 24 
through Jan 1. Birders are welcome to see the bird at 36 Devonshire Ct, 
Middletown; access is off Rte 35 via Taylor Lane. Visitors are welcome after 
8:30 a.m. and MUST stay out of the fenced-in portion of the rear yard, where 
the bird feeders are located. You can park along Taylor Lane, walk up the short 
driveway and watch the feeders from the yard. 


The Somerset CBC Dec 28 tallied 85 species including 4 CACKLING GEESE, 3 
SANDHILL CRANES, COMMON GOLDENEYE, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS, 4 RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS, 21 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 4 HORNED LARKS, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 
11,000 AMERICAN ROBINS, 6 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, 13 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS, and 3 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


The Long Branch CBC Dec 28 recorded 111 species and 8 count-week birds 
including 4 REDHEADS, PACIFIC LOON, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, 
3 RAZORBILLS, 2 COMMON RAVENS, HOUSE WREN, and PINE WARBLER. 


The Barnegat CBC Dec 29 found an excellent total of 134 species plus 2 
count-week birds including CACKLING GOOSE, KING EIDER, 34 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, 
AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON, LITTLE BLUE HERON, SNOWY EGRET, 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 8 SNOWY OWLS, LONG-EARED OWL, 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS, RAZORBILL, 
2 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, NASHVILLE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and a 
Pheucticus Grosbeak. 


Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop hosted multiple ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS (both 
light and dark morph) and 9+ SHORT-EARED OWLS through Jan 1. 


Sightings from the NJ Meadowlands this week included 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS along 
Disposal Rd at DeKorte Environmental Center in Lyndhurst and an ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus, both Jan 1. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen at Liberty State Park Dec 27.

Up to 6 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted this week at the Ridgewood Duck Pond 
in Bergen County. 


Single first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL and ICELAND GULL were noted along the Passaic 
River in Garfield/Clifton Jan 1. 


A REDHEAD was noted at Round Valley Reservoir Dec 30.

A first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was found at Boonton Reservoir Jan 1. Lake 
Hopatcong hosted 5 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 GREATER SCAUP, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and a 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Jan 1. 


Franklin Twp, Somerset County reports this week were of 2 RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS at Colonial Park and 6 SANDHILL CRANES around Randolph Rd Jan 1. 


An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted Dec 26 at Linden Hawk Rise Sanctuary. 
More information about this site can be found at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionHawkRiseSanctuary/Introduction.aspx 


Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 40 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS continue through Jan 1 at 
the Oros Wildlife Preserve in Woodbridge. Also in Middlesex County was an 
ICELAND GULL at Edgeboro Landfill Dec 30. 


Sandy Hook reports this week were of an out-of-season Piping Plover at the 
north end Dec 30, 2-3 SNOWY OWLS, 3-4 RAZORBILLS, 90 SNOW BUNTINGS and LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR Jan 1, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER Dec 30. 


North Shore reports this week included up to 3 KING EIDERS (2 immature males 
and one adult male) among the 4,000+ flock of scoters off Monmouth Beach 
through Jan 1, the aforementioned PACIFIC LOONS, RED-NECKED GREBE at Manasquan 
Inlet Dec 27, single SNOWY OWLS at Monmouth Beach Dec 31 and at Allenhurst Jan 
1, three RAZORBILLS off Monmouth Beach Dec 26, two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS 
and an ICELAND GULL at Wreck Pond Dec 27, and 2 first-cycle ICELAND GULLS at 
gull island near Manasquan Inlet Dec 31. 


A pelagic trip to the Mud Hole northeast of Shark River Inlet Jan 1 recorded 12 
DOVEKIES, 38 RAZORBILLS, 31 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, 2 ICELAND GULLS, and 2 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen at Island Beach State Park Dec 30. On the other side of 
the inlet a KING EIDER was noted at Barnegat Light State Park Dec 26. 


Burlington County reports were of a light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Franklin 
Parker Preserve Dec 26 and at Florence multiple LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 2 
ICELAND GULLS were noted Dec 27. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR had 22 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 drake EURASIAN WIGEONS in the 
Danzenbaker Pool, and 3 SNOWY OWLS Jan 1. A GOLDEN EAGLE was noted there Dec 
30. Other Atlantic County sightings this week were of a hen KING EIDER at 
Longport Inlet Dec 28 and at Brigantine Island (Absecon Inlet) TRICOLORED 
HERON, 9 MARBLED GODWITS, 160 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 60 "Western" WILLETS, 2 
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were found Jan 1. 


A ROSS'S GOOSE was found among the SNOW GOOSE flock along County Home Rd in 
Salem County Dec 29. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the 'All Things Birds' blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


The New Jersey Young Birders Club's next field trip is scheduled for January 11 
at Sandy Hook and the "northern north shore," where we'll look for sea ducks, 
loons, grebes, gulls, and seabirds. This trip is designed for young birders and 
their parent(s)/guardian and is free, but pre-registration is required: contact 
sam.wilson AT njaudubon.org to sign up. For more information about the club 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. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Painted Bunting, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:57:18 -0500
A young male Painted Bunting was found by Bob Brown along the dunes on Harvard 
Ave, Cape May Point. The White-winged Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Western 
Kingbird, and Ash-throated Flycatcher continue at the previously mentioned 
locations. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:10:23 -0500
Multiple observers report an Ash-throated Flycatcher at Cape May Point State 
Park, in the vicinity of the brown gate along the yellow trail. Photographed. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Barnacle Goose, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:25:25 -0500
Frank Sencher reports a Barnacle Goose with hybrid offspring of Barnacle x 
Cackling Geese at Spruce Run Reservoir. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Painted Bunting, Monmouth County
From: Scott Barnes <myiarchus16 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:24:45 -0800
A "green" Painted Bunting is visiting a feeder at 36 Devonsh
NJ Birds,

A "green" Painted Bunting is visiting a feeder at 36 Devonshire Ct, Middletown 
NJ.  The homeowners have agreed to allow visitors to see the bird.  The rules 
are visitation hours are AFTER 8:30 a.m. and all people must stay OUT of the 
fenced in portion of the rear yard (where the feeders are).  You can walk up 
the short driveway and easily view the feeders from the lawn without causing 
any further intrusion or disturbance.  Easiest way to access is to turn south 
off Route 35 on to Taylor Lane; the house is at the west side of the 
intersection of Taylor and Devonshire.  I would suggest parking on Taylor.  


Thanks to the Bromwich family for allowing the birding community access to this 
rare visitor.  Please use discretion, courtesy, and common sense if you pay a 
visit. 


Good birding,

Scott Barnes


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:52:35 -0500
Per Karl Lukens: White-winged Dove in pine near feeder at 113 Harvard Ave.
Cape May Point.

Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pacific Loon, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:39:52 -0500
Scott Barnes: Derek Lovitch reports Pacific Loon at north side of Manasquan 
Inlet now. 


Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 26, 2013
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:07:58 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1312.26
* December 26, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ "Black" Brant
+ Western Grebe
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American White Pelican
American Woodcock
Bald Eagle
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Black Scoter
Blue-headed Vireo
Brant
Cackling Goose
Common Loon
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Phoebe
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
House Wren
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lincoln's Sparrow
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck
Merlin
Nashville Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Purple Finch
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruffed Grouse
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
White-winged Scoter

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
27, 2013 with announcements, reports of "Black" BRANT, TRUMPETER SWAN, WESTERN 
GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, and seasonal/local 
reports of interest. 


Several Christmas Bird Counts were held this week; highlights follow.

The Hackensack-Ridgewood CBC Dec 14 totaled 85 species including COMMON LOON, 
AMERICAN WOODCOCK, 40 BALD EAGLES, 3 MERLINS and LAPLAND LONGSPUR. 


The Walnut Valley (Blairstown) CBC Dec 21 recorded 92 species including 5 
TUNDRA SWANS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 RUFFED GROUSE, GOLDEN EAGLE, 10 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 11 COMMON RAVENS, 4 EASTERN PHOEBES, SNOW BUNTING, 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


The Lakehurst CBC Dec 21 tallied 102 species including Greater White-fronted 
Goose in Lakewood, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, LAUGHING GULL, an ICELAND GULL at Point 
Pleasant Beach, and a SNOWY OWL at Middle Sedge Island in Lavallette. 


The Boonton CBC Dec 22 found 97 species with a record-breaking total of 46 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (the majority at Troy Meadows); other highlights 
included REDHEAD in West Essex, 6 LONG-EARED OWLS, 3 MERLINS, 4 COMMON RAVENS, 
HOUSE WREN, 128 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and 5 PURPLE FINCHES. 


The Moorestown CBC Dec 22 totaled 105 species including a count-first WESTERN 
GREBE at Hawk Island in the Delaware River at Delanco, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED 
GOOSE along the Cooper River near Park Blvd, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at Lakes 
Preserve, GLAUCOUS GULL and BARN OWL along Rancocas Creek, BARRED OWL, EASTERN 
PHOEBE, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Palmyra Cove, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW in 
Medford. 


At Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop area, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and 7+ SHORT-EARED 
OWLS were observed Dec 22. A BARN OWL was also observed on the refuge this 
week. 


Reports from the NJ Meadowlands area this week were of up to 11 ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWKS (3 light-morph and 8 dark-morph) along Disposal Rd near the DeKorte 
Environment Center and at Mill Creek Point, single ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were 
found Dec 21 at Mill Creek Marsh and along the Transco Trail at DeKorte. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was noted near "the dance floor" at Lord Stirling Park 
Dec 23. At nearby Great Swamp NWR a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and CACKLING 
GOOSE were noted from the Pleasant Plains Rd overlook Dec 25. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was found along Rattlesnake Bridge Rd in Bedminster Dec 19.

An ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were sighted along Homestead Rd in 
Hillsborough Twp Dec 20. 


A late BLUE-HEADED VIREO was photographed at South Branch WMA Dec 25.

Six SANDHILL CRANES continued this week in Franklin Twp, Somerset County 
through Dec 21; the birds are generally seen early/late in the date somewhere 
around Randolph Rd. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included a SNOWY OWL Dec 24 and the NASHVILLE 
WARBLER and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT continued at the salt pond through Nov 20; a 
flock of 200 SNOW BUNTINGS continues around lots C & D this week. 


A large sea duck flock continues this week off the Monmouth Beach Cultural 
Center, including 1000+ SURF SCOTERS and BLACK SCOTERS, plus dozens of 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 4,000 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and 3 immature male KING EIDERS 
through Dec 20. 


A SHORT-EARED OWL was noted at Wolf Hill Park in Oceanport Dec 25.

Other North Shore reports this week were of a "BLACK" BRANT along Riverside 
Drive at Shark River Estuary Dec 22, an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN over Fisherman's 
Cove in Manasquan Dec 20, a first-cycle ICELAND GULL at Wreck Pond Dec 26, and 
a SNOWY OWL along Ocean Ave in Belmar Dec 21. 


Three juvenile TRUMPETER SWANS of unknown provenance continued this week at 
Lake Assunpink through Dec 25. Whether or not these birds are progeny of the 
burgeoning reintroduction program in Canada is unknown. 


A SNOWY OWL was found at Island Beach State Park Dec 21, seen in the dunes near 
the nature center. 


At least 2 SNOWY OWLS continue this week through Dec 22 at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR, seen along the south dike. At nearby Brigantine Island 3 
AMERICAN BITTERNS were noted the same day. 


Floodgates in Gloucester County had 121 TUNDRA SWANS Dec 21.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


The New Jersey Young Birders Club's next field trip is scheduled for January 11 
at Sandy Hook and the "northern north shore," where we'll look for sea ducks, 
loons, grebes, gulls, and seabirds. This trip is designed for young birders and 
their parent(s)/guardian and is free, but pre-registration is required: contact 
sam.wilson AT njaudubon.org to sign up. For more information about the club see 
http://njyoungbirders.weebly.com/ 


An eight-hour "inshore" pelagic is scheduled from Belmar is scheduled for Jan 
1, searching for Razorbill, Common Murre, other alcids, and gulls. For more 
information go to www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805. 



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, Dec. 19, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:40:53 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1312.19
* December 19, 2013

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

American Oystercatcher
American Pipit
American Robin
Bald Eagle
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Cackling Goose
Canvasback
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Loon
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Wigeon
Fox Sparrow
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Horned Lark
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Duck
Marbled Godwit
Merlin
Nashville Warbler
Northern Shrike
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Peregrine Falcon
Red-breasted Merganser
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Ring-necked Pheasant
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Bunting
Snow Goose
Snowy Owl
Vesper Sparrow
Willet
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-breasted Chat


- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
19, 2013 with reports of EARED GREBE, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, SNOWY OWL, LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, seasonal/local reports of interest, and 
announcements. 


Several Christmas Bird Counts took place last weekend; results follow.

The Great Swamp NWR CBC found 84 species including a count-first RUFOUS 
HUMMINGBIRD at a feeder in Fanwood, CANVASBACK, LONG-EARED OWL, 5 BARRED OWLS, 
and 21 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS. 


The Sandy Hook CBC Dec 14 recorded 91 species including count-first RUFOUS 
HUMMINGBIRD in Middletown and NASHVILLE WARBLER at Sandy Hook's salt pond. Also 
found were RED-NECKED GREBE, BALD EAGLE, 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, PALM WARBLER, and 
BALTIMORE ORIOLE. 


The Oceanville CBC Dec 14 tallied 117 species including 4 EURASIAN WIGEON in 
the Danzenbaker (East) pool, LITTLE BLUE HERON, GOLDEN EAGLE, 3 SNOWY OWLS (all 
at the Brigantine Unit of Forsythe NWR); 27 BALD EAGLES, 160 AMERICAN 
OYSTERCATCHERS, 17 MARBLED GODWITS, and 74 "Western" WILLETS at Absecon Inlet; 
3 EASTERN PHOEBES, and 2 PALM WARBLERS. 


The Sussex CBC Dec 15 found 91 species including COMMON LOON, CACKLING GOOSE, 
REDHEAD, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, MERLIN, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS at 
the shopping plaza on Rte 206 in Newton, EASTERN PHOEBE, a NORTHERN SHRIKE 
along Beaver Dam Rd south of Pelletown Rd in Lafayette, and a LARK SPARROW. 


Among the 97 species found in the New Jersey portion of the Lower Hudson CBC 
Dec 15 were CACKLING GOOSE, 271 CANVASBACKS, REDHEAD, 6 RING-NECKED PHEASANTS, 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, BARN OWL, 2 SNOWY OWLS, EASTERN PHOEBE, 5 COMMON RAVENS, 2 
AMERICAN PIPITS, 7 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, 2 COMMON YELLOWTHROATS, 60 FOX 
SPARROWS, and 4 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


The NW Hunterdon CBC Dec 15 tallied a record-breaking 100 species including 
WILSON'S SNIPE, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and 2 VESPER SPARROWS. 


The Princeton CBC Dec 15 found 92 species including 2 CACKLING GEESE, 5 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on Carnegie Lake, PEREGRINE 
FALCON, 20,000 AMERICAN ROBINS, and a possible YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Drexel 
Woods in Lawrence Twp. 


Highlights from the Assunpink CBC Dec 15 included 10,000 SNOW GEESE, LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. 


The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (aka landfill) in Lafayette had 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and ICELAND GULL Dec 13. Visitors MUST 
sign in & sign out on the 2nd floor of the Admin building (first left after 
entering from Rt. 94). Park there or up by the long cement barricades and bird 
from there or up on the hill close to Rt. 94, where you can see the gulls 
resting on the roof tops (looking through the trees). Continue out to the water 
tank past the trailers for a good view of the landfill. 


The Ridgewood Duck Pond continues to host 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS Dec 13.

A light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at Mill Creek Point in the NJ 
Meadowlands Dec 15 and 2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were found at Mill Creek Marsh 
Dec 19; a dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was photographed along Disposal Rd near 
the DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Dec 16. 


The EARED GREBE continues at Round Valley Reservoir through Dec 14. From the 
camping/scuba parking lot take the blue trail about a half mile until you see a 
small cove- look for the bird here. Also in Hunterdon County was an Iceland 
Gull at Spruce Run Reservoir Dec 14. 


A light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was noted near Glenhurst Meadows in Warren Dec 
15. Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted along Rattlesnake Bridge Rd in Bedminster 
Twp Dec 18. 


A GLAUCOUS GULL and 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were noted in Hillsborough Twp, 
Somerset County along Homestead Rd Dec 17-18. An ICELAND GULL joined the flock 
Dec 18. 


A LAPLAND LONGSPUR found on the Assunpink CBC was seen again Dec 16-17 in a 
HORNED LARK flock at the horse track along Imlaystown Rd (north) in Mercer 
County. The area is south of Windsor-Perrineville Rd north of Nurko Rd. This is 
on the north side of Lake Assunpink. 


A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Manasquan Inlet Dec 19. Just north, five KING 
EIDERS (3 first-year males & 2 females) were noted off New York Ave in Sea Girt 
that day. 


A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD is visiting a feeder at 9 Haines Ave in Medford, 
Burlington County through Dec 18. Visitors are welcome but must call first. 
Contact Roger at215-668-2447 to arrange a visit. Also in Burlington County were 
3 REDHEADS on Indian Mills Lake Dec 15 and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Taylor's 
Refuge Dec 18 . 


Four immature male KING EIDERS were noted at Barnegat Light State Park Dec 15 
and a SNOWY OWL was there Dec 18. 


Sixteen SANDHILL CRANES were found in a Mannington Twp, Salem County Dec 17. 
The birds were along Rte 45 one and a half miles south of the Mannington 
MarshBridge. Also in Salem County was a LONG-TAILED DUCK at Parvin State Park 
Dec 18. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


An eight-hour "inshore" pelagic is scheduled from Belmar is scheduled for Jan 
1, searching for Razorbill, Common Murre, other alcids, and gulls. For more 
information go to www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805. 


The NJ Young Birders Club's next scheduled field trip is to Sandy Hook and the 
North Shore Saturday January 11. 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. Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Dec. 12, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:06:10 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1312.12
* December 12, 2013

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

American White Pelican
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Golden Eagle
Harlequin Duck
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Orange-crowned Warbler
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan

- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday December 
12, 2013 with reports of EARED GREBE, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, AMERICAN WHITE 
PELICAN, SNOWY OWL, seasonal/local reports of interest, and announcements. 


The EARED GREBE continues this week through Dec 9 at Round Valley Reservoir. 
From the camping/scuba parking lot take the blue trail about a half mile until 
you see a small cove- look for the bird here. 


A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD is visiting a feeder at 9 Haines Ave in Medford, 
Burlington County through Dec 8. Visitors are welcome but must call first. 
Contact Roger at 215-668-2447 to arrange a visit. 


Sixteen SANDHILL CRANES were found in a farm field along Rte 45 near Mannington 
High School in Salem County Dec 12. 


Also in Burlington County this week was a SNOWY OWL at Delanco Dec 6.

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR sightings this week included 54 TUNDRA SWANS, 
EURASIAN WIGEON, 2 REDHEADS, and an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN Dec 7-8. Three SNOWY 
OWLS were tallied there Dec 7. 


Barnegat Light State Park hosted 3-5 KING EIDERS, 50 COMMON EIDERS, all three 
scoters, and 12 HARLEQUIN DUCKS Dec 7. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included 5 RED-NECKED GREBES Dec 8, 2 SNOWY 
OWLS, and a first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL at B-lot Dec 7-10. 


A SNOWY OWL was photographed in Keansburg Dec 8.

North Shore reports this week were of 6 KING EIDERS at Manasquan Inlet Dec 6-9 
and a SNOWY OWL in Avon Dec 9. 


Two REDHEADS were found at Manasquan Reservoir Dec 11 and a RED-NECKED GREBE 
was noted there earlier this week. 


Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at Colonial Park in Franklin Twp Dec 7. 
Also in Franklin Twp (Somerset County) were 3-6 SANDHILL CRANES in the fields 
around Weston Canal and Randolph Roads Dec 8. 


An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were found at the DeKorte 
Environment Center in the NJ Meadowlands Dec 8. 


A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found at Bayonne Ocean Terminal Dec 9.

Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at the Ridgewood Duck Pond Dec 11.

Sussex County reports this week included a SNOWY OWL at High Point State Park 
near the monument Dec 7 and 10 SHORT-EARED OWLS and 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at 
Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop Dec 8. 


Three GOLDEN EAGLES were noted at Raccoon Ridge Dec 7. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


An eight-hour "inshore" pelagic is scheduled from Belmar is scheduled for Jan 
1, searching for Razorbill, Common Murre, other alcids, and gulls. For more 
information go to www.paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805. 



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, Dec. 6, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 09:48:00 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1312.06
* December 6, 2013

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

American Bittern
American Oystercatcher
American Pipit
American Tree Sparrow
Black-legged Kittiwake
Blue-headed Vireo
Bonaparte's Gull
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Little Gull
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Parasitic Jaeger
Pine Warbler
Redhead
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan
Winter Wren
Yellow-breasted Chat

- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Friday December 
6, 2013 with reports of EURASIAN WIGEON, EARED GREBE, SANDHILL CRANE, LITTLE 
GULL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, GLAUCOUS GULL, SNOWY OWL, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 
seasonal/local reports of interest, and announcements. 


The EARED GREBE continues at Round Valley Reservoir through Dec 5. From the 
camping/scuba parking lot take the blue trail about a half mile until you see a 
small cove; look for the bird here. At nearby Spruce Run Reservoir an ICELAND 
GULL was noted Dec 1 and a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO was there Nov 30. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included up to 6 RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 adult 
LITTLE GULLS and 2 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES Dec 2, another LITTLE GULL among 
3,000+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS Dec 4, single PARASITIC JAEGERS Dec 3 & 4, up to 3 
SNOWY OWLS, 2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and a late NASHVILLE WARBLER at the salt 
pond thicket Nov 30, 125 SNOW BUNTINGS and 1-2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, and a flyover 
COMMON REDPOLL Nov 30. 


North Shore reports this week were of 3 KING EIDERS off Monmouth Beach Dec 1, 
RED-NECKED GREBE at Lake Como Nov 30, a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE off Sea Bright 
Dec 1, single SNOWY OWLS at Roosevelt Ave in Deal Nov 30 and Elberon Dec 1, a 
second-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL at Lake of Lillies (Old Sam's Pond) in Point 
Pleasant Dec 3, and a first-cycle ICELAND GULL at Sylvan Lake in Avon Nov 28. 


Assunpink WMA had a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in the fields south of the spillway of 
Assunpink Lake Dec 2. 


A SNOWY OWL was photographed in Lavallette Nov 28.

Island Beach State Park hosted up to 5 KING EIDERS and 1-2 SNOWY OWLS Nov 
29-30. 


Barnegat Light State Park had up to 11 KING EIDERS, COMMON EIDER, 8+ HARLEQUIN 
DUCKS, and a jaeger species Dec 1; a SNOWY OWL (possibly one of the Island 
Beach birds) was there through Dec 3. 


The Holgate unit of Forsythe NWR had 2 SNOWY OWLS Dec 2.

Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR reports this week included 42 TUNDRA SWANS, a female 
REDHEAD at the entrance ponds, EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN BITTERN, ROUGH-LEGGED 
HAWK, and 2 SNOWY OWLS. At nearby Brigantine Island 300 AMERICAN 
OYSTERCATCHERS, 2 WESTERN WILLETS, and 3 MARBLED GODWITS were noted Nov 30. A 
SNOWY OWL was photographed in Brigantine Nov 29. Also in Atlantic County was an 
immature male KING EIDER at the Longport Jetty Nov 29. 


Burlington County reports this week included a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD at Taylor's Refuge in Cinnaminson Nov 30. At Franklin Parker Preserve 
in Chatsworth 5 WINTER WRENS, 3 AMERICAN PIPITS, 12 PALM WARBLERS, 10 PINE 
WARBLERS, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and 12 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were noted Nov 29. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Donaldson Park in Middlesex County Dec 3. 
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue this week at the Oros Wildlife Preserve 
(Woodbridge River Watch) in Woodbridge Twp. 


Up to 6 SANDHILL CRANES continue in Franklin Twp, Somerset County this week; 
the birds are usually found early/late in the day in the fields along Randolph 
or Weston Canal Roads. At nearby Colonial Park 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were 
noted Dec 5. 


An amazing count of 23 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS was tallied at Troy Meadows Nov 
30. Also in Morris County were 2 RED-NECKED GREBES on Boonton Reservoir Dec 1. 


Bergen County reports this week included a BARNACLE GOOSE (photographed) at an 
undisclosed location, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Overpeck County Park Nov 
30, and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK in Kearny Nov 30. 


Hudson County sightings this week were of a drake EURASIAN WIGEON on Newark Bay 
at Old Tressel Dec 1, a SNOWY OWL at Liberty State Park Nov 29, an 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Rutkowski Park in Bayonne Nov 30, and a NELSON'S 
SPARROW at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus Nov 28. 


Two immature ICELAND GULLS were detected on Culver's Lake in Sussex County Dec 
1. 



ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NJ Audubon's next Young Birders Club Field Trip will be held at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR on Saturday December 7, 2013. The trip is free for young 
birders and their parents/guardian, but pre-registration is required. For 
information/registration contact Sam Wilson (at) sam.Wilson at njaudubon.org 


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


An "inshore" pelagic trip is scheduled from Belmar Jan 1 in search of 
Black-legged Kittiwake, other interesting gulls, and alcids including 
Razorbill, Dovekie, and Common Murre; for more information contact info (at) 
paulagics.com or call 215-234-6805. 



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. 27 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:07:09 +0000
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1311.27
* November 27, 2013

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

American Bittern
American White Pelican
Black Scoter
Black Skimmer
Cackling Goose
Common Eider
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hudsonian Godwit
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Northern Shrike
Orange-crowned Warbler
Piping Plover
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Tundra Swan
Virginia Rail

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday 
November 27, 2013 with reports of EARED GREBE, WESTERN GREBE, RUFOUS 
HUMMINGBIRD, SNOWY OWL, KING EIDER, SANDHILL CRANE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, 
seasonal/local reports of interest, and announcements. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NJ Audubon's next Young Birders Club Field Trip will be held at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR on Saturday December 7, 2013. The trip is free for young 
birders and their parents/guardian, but pre-registration is required. For 
information and registration contact Sam Wilson at Sam.Wilson at njaudubon.org 


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 




An EARED GREBE was discovered at Round Valley Reservoir Nov 23-26. From the 
camping/scuba parking lot take the blue trail about a half mile until you see a 
small cove- look for the bird here. 


A WESTERN GREBE was found at Sandy Hook off parking area B Nov 22. At least 2 
SNOWY OWLS have been frequenting the north end of Sandy Hook Nov 22-25. A 
PIPING PLOVER continues to linger at the false hook through Nov 23. A 
first-cycle ICELAND GULL was seen off A-lot Nov 24. Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS 
were seen with 175 SNOW BUNTINGS Nov 26. Two ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS and a late 
NASHVILLE WARBLER were found around North Pond Nov 26. 


A large raft of sea ducks off Monmouth Beach Nov 25 included 2 KING EIDERS, 8 
COMMON EIDERS, 1500 SURF SCOTERS, 1500 BLACK SCOTERS, and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES. 


Two immature male KING EIDERS were off Bradley Beach Nov 23. A SNOWY OWL was 
found on the beach in Asbury Park Nov 25. 


One immature male KING EIDER on the north side of Manasquan Inlet Nov 25 
increased to 4 (two immature males & 2 females) Nov 26. 


Five KING EIDERS and a SNOWY OWL were found at Barnegat Light State Park Nov 
23. 


A NORTHERN SHRIKE continues this week at Whitesbog through Nov 23, on the 
Burlington/Ocean county line. From Whitesbog Village, look for the bird near 
the "dogleg," about one mile from the village. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Nov 23 had 1-2 drake EURASIAN WIGEON, 40+ TUNDRA 
SWANS, 4 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, VIRGINIA RAIL, and 2 juvenile GOLDEN EAGLES. 
A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at the dogleg Nov 26. At nearby Brigantine Island, 
25 MARBLED GODWITS and 6 BLACK SKIMMERS were found at the west side of Absecon 
Inlet. 


A SNOWY OWL was found at the National Park Dredge Spoils Nov 24. Also in 
Gloucester County were 4 CACKLING GEESE at Alcyon Park. 


Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 12 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS continue this week at Oros 
Wildlife Preserve off Omar Ave in Woodbridge. 


A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues this week through Nov 23 at a feeder at 113 
Glenwood Rd in Fanwood, Union County, NJ. Birders wishing to see the bird must 
call Margaret at 908-889-8512 before visiting. 


Birds found around the DeKorte Environment Center in the NJ Meadowlands this 
week included an AMERICAN BITTERN Nov 22 and 1-2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS Nov 
25-26. 


Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen Nov 20-23 at Overpeck Creek Park in 
Leonia. 


Six SANDHILL CRANES have returned for the 7th consecutive winter to Franklin 
Twp, Somerset County Nov 23. The birds are typically seen in the fields 
anywhere around Randolph and Weston Canal Roads. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 35 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found along Pleasant 
Plains Rd in Great Swamp NWR Nov 26. 


Two RED-NECKED GREBES were noted in the northwest corner of Budd Lake Nov 25. 

Four GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied at Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch Nov 23. More 
information about birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird 
portal: 


http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/

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. (Please note this is a new address). Good Birding and thanks for 
reporting. 



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:18:17 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1311.21
* November 21, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Rufous Hummingbird
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Bonaparte's Gull
Broad-winged Hawk
Clay-colored Sparrow
Golden Eagle  
Harlequin Duck
Hudsonian Godwit
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Marbled Godwit
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Shrike
Orange-crowned Warbler
Parasitic Jaeger
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rusty Blackbird
Snow Bunting
Snowy Owl
Tundra Swan

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday November 
21, 2013 with reports of RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, KING EIDER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 
PARASITIC JAEGER, SNOWY OWL, NORTHERN SHRIKE, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LAPLAND 
LONGSPUR, seasonal/local reports of interest, and announcements. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

**NJ Audubon's next Young Birders Club Field Trip will be held at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR on Saturday December 7, 2013. The trip is free for young 
birders and their parents/guardians, but pre-registration is required. For 
information or registration contact Sam Wilson at sam.Wilson at njaudubon.org 


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 



A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues this week through Nov 17 at a feeder at 113 
Glenwood Rd in Fanwood, Union County, NJ. Birders wishing to see the bird must 
call Margaret at 908-889-8512 before visiting. 


The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus through Nov 17. 
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found there that day as well. An ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER was there Nov 18. 


Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and up to 10 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS continue this week 
at Oros Wildlife Preserve (aka Woodbridge River Watch) off Omar Ave in 
Woodbridge. 


Sandy Hook reports Nov 18 included a very late juvenile BROAD-WINGED HAWK and 
RED-EYED VIREO; 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS off A-lot, and 50 SNOW BUNTINGS and a 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR off north beach. A SNOWY OWL was sighted on the beach off 
parking area B Nov 21. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found in the parking lot at Huber Woods 
Environmental Center Nov 17. 


A second-cycle ICELAND GULL was noted at Manasquan Inlet Nov 15. Four PARASITIC 
JAEGERS were there along with 500 BONAPARTE'S GULLS Nov 16. 


Island Beach State Park hosted 2 KING EIDERS, HARLEQUIN DUCK, 4 PARASITIC 
JAEGERS, an immature ICELAND GULL, and 32 SNOW BUNTINGS Nov 16. Five MARBLED 
GODWITS were at the south end of the park west of the inlet Nov 15. 


A NORTHERN SHRIKE was photographed near the Ocean/Burlington County line at 
Whitesbog Nov 17. Also there this week were 18 TUNDRA SWANS, 4 PECTORAL 
SANDPIPERS, and 10 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


Forsythe NWR (Brigantine) had an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW by the Leeds Eco Trail Nov 16. NELSON'S SPARROW was seen from the dikes 
that day. 


The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continued at the National Park Dredge Spoils through Nov 
17. 


A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Supawana Meadows in Salem County Nov 18.

Reports from the Morris/Somerset County area this week included 6 TUNDRA SWANS 
and a RED-NECKED GREBE at Lake Hopatcong Nov 16, fourteen RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS at Troy Meadows Nov 16, four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 140 RUSTY 
BLACKBIRDS along Pleasant Plains Rd in Great Swamp NWR Nov 16, and 3 RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERS at PassaicRiver County Park Nov 19. 


A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues at Warinanco Park this week.

Four GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied at Raccoon Ridge Nov 16 & 19. More information 
about birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird Portal: 
http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/ 


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: Results of NJBRC Review
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:07:19 -0500
I have posted a summary of the results of the NJ Bird Records Committee
meeting on October 15 at which reported sightings for the first half of 2013
were reviewed. The meeting resulted in the addition of three new species to
the NJ State List.

 

To access the summary, go to www.njbrc.net, scroll down to "Interim Summary
of Committee Review," and click on the highlighted document. More details on
the sightings will be included in the Annual Report, which will appear next
year after review of sightings for the second half of 2013.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

NJBRC

Cape May, NJ


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 7, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:37:03 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1311.07
* November 7, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Le Conte's Sparrow
+ Rufous/Allen's type Hummingbird
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Pipit
Black-headed Gull
Brown Pelican
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Eider
Fox Sparrow
Golden Eagle
Harlequin Duck
Hudsonian Godwit
Lapland Longspur
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Goshawk
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Piping Plover
Prairie Warbler
Purple Finch
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Loon
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Sora
Vesper Sparrow


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday November 
7, 2013 with reports of LE CONTE'S SPARROW, RUFOUS/ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD, GOLDEN 
EAGLE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, seasonal/local reports of interest, 
and announcements. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

NJ Audubon's next YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB Field Trip will be held at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR on Saturday December 7, 2013. The trip is free for young 
birders and their parents/guardian, but pre-registration is required. For 
information/registration contact Sam Wilson --e-mail Sam.Wilson (at) 
njaudubon.org 


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


A LE CONTE'S SPARROW was detected at Sandy Hook Nov 2; no reports since. Other 
birds noted at the hook that day included a late PIPING PLOVER at the false 
hook, 3 NELSON'S SPARROWS and 3 SALTMARSH SPARROWS at Plum Island. Single 
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were found near K-lot Nov 3 and near Gunnison Beach Nov 
4. A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at the tennis court woods Nov 4 and a NASHVILLE 
WARBLER was at Lot E that day. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at Lot J Nov 3. A 
LARK SPARROW was at Lot E Nov 4. Five LAPLAND LONGSPURS were noted in the dunes 
near the end of fisherman's trail Nov 4. Two PURPLE FINCHES were found Nov 4. 


Forty AMERICAN PIPITS at the sod fields along Herbert Rd near Assunpink WMA Nov 
4 increased to 100+ Nov 5. 


An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL continues this week through Nov 2 at the Morgan Ave 
Mudflats. Also there that day were SALTMARSH SPARROW and NELSON'S SPARROW. More 
information about birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird 
Portal: 



http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-the-morgan-ave-mudflats-and-south-amboy/ 


The Ernest Oros Wildlife Preserve (aka Woodbridge Riverwatch) continues to host 
3+ RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and several RUSTY BLACKBIRDS this week. 


An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was photographed at Warinanco Park in Union 
County Nov 1. A RUFOUS/ALLEN'S-type Hummingbird has been visiting a feeder in 
Fanwood at 113 Glenwood Dr. Birders are welcome, but you MUST call Margaret at 
908.899.8512 first to schedule a time to visit. 


A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was discovered at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus (NJ 
Meadowlands) Nov 5-7. 


Four GOLDEN EAGLES were observed over Oradell Reservoir Nov 3.

Sunrise Mountain had 2 GOLDEN EAGLES Nov 3. 

Warren County reports this week included a RED-NECKED GREBE, GOLDEN EAGLE, and 
SNOW BUNTING at Merrill Creek Reservoir Nov 4. Four RED-THROATED LOONS were 
there Nov 3. Birds recorded at the Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch were 3 GOLDEN 
EAGLES Nov 2, 7 GOLDEN EAGLES, 301 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 4 PURPLE FINCHES Nov 3, 
and 3 SNOW BUNTINGS Nov 4. More information about birding this site can be 
found on the NJ Audubon eBird Portal: 


http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/

Five SNOW BUNTINGS were found at the Spruce Run Reservoir boat launch Nov 4. 

Wildcat Ridge Hawk Watch had 2 GOLDEN EAGLES Nov 2, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK and 2 
GOLDEN EAGLES Nov 3. 


Troy Meadows hosted 3 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, VESPER SPARROW, and 17 RUSTY 
BLACKBIRDS Nov 2. 


Loantaka Brook Reservation's Kitchell Pond hosted PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and SORAS 
through Nov 4. 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch had an excellent week: 7 GOLDEN EAGLES and NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK were there Nov 2, 6 GOLDEN EAGLES, 143 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, and a 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were noted Nov 3, and another NORTHERN GOSHAWK was 
tallied Nov 4. 


Glenhurst Meadows had 9 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 2 VESPER SPARROWS, 2 FOX 
SPARROWS, and 14 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Nov 2. 


Duke Farms had 3 VESPER SPARROWS Nov 5.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found at the National Park Dredge Spoils in Gloucester 
County Nov 4-5. 


Barnegat Light State Park hosted BROWN PELICAN, COMMON EIDERS, and HARLEQUIN 
DUCKS Nov 4. A SORA and VESPER SPARROW were found at Great Bay Blvd Nov 2. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings AT njaudubon dot 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 dot 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, 5 Nov 2013 11:06:28 -0500
I have posted the 2013 Annual Report of the New Jersey Bird Records
Committee on the www.njbrc.net web site. This report covers sightings during
the year 2012.

 

I will shortly be posting a summary of the results of the October 15, 2013,
meeting of the Records Committee at which sightings for the first half of
2013 were reviewed. The most notable decision of the Committee was the
addition of Crested Caracara to the state list. More details to follow.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee

Cape May, NJ


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 31, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:11:31 +0000
- RBA
* New Jersey
* Statewide
* October 31, 2013
* NJNJ1310.31

- Birds mentioned

+ Details requested by NJBRC*:
+"Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco
+ Le Conte's Sparrow
+ White-faced Ibis
* report (at) njbrc.net

American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
American Pipit
Blue Grosbeak
Clay-colored Sparrow
Eurasian Wigeon
Golden Eagle
Lark Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Marbled Godwit
Parasitic Jaeger
Pectoral Sandpiper
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Rusty Blackbird
Sora
Vesper Sparrow 
Virginia Rail
Winter Wren

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Hotline:    Voice of NJ Audubon 
Report to:  sightings (at) njaudubon.org, *report (at) njbrc.net
Compiler:   Scott Barnes 
Web:        http://www.njaudubon.org/Sightings/

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday Oct 31, 
2013 with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, LE CONTE'S SPARROW, "OREGON" DARK-EYED 
JUNCO, EURASIAN WIGEON, GOLDEN EAGLE, VESPER SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and seasonal/local reports of interest. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

**NJ Audubon's next YOUNG BIRDERS CLUB Field Trip will be held at Forsythe 
(Brigantine) NWR on Saturday December 7, 2013. The trip is free for young 
birders and their parents/guardian, but pre-registration is required. For 
information/registration contact Sam Wilson at samWilsonnjaudubon.org 


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


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


Check out the "All Things Birds" blog 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


A LE CONTE'S SPARROW was reported from the Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop 
area Oct 26. One hundred fifty AMERICAN PIPITS were also in the area. Other 
Sussex County reports included 2 GOLDEN EAGLES at Sunrise Mountain Oct 26 and 
at Kittattinny Valley State Park 30 AMERICAN PIPITS and a VESPER SPARROW were 
noted this week. 


The drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues through Oct 25 at Stephen R Gregg Park in 
Bayonne. Reports from nearby Liberty State Park this week included PECTORAL 
SANDPIPER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and 2 VESPER SPARROWS Oct 25; on Oct 28 four 
VESPER SPARROWS and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW were noted and on Oct 29 eight VESPER 
SPARROWS were tallied. 


Two VESPER SPARROWS were found along Disposal Rd at the DeKorte Environment 
Center in Lyndhurst Oct 27. A very late PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was banded at 
Harrier Meadow (restricted access) Oct 28. 


Troy Meadows hosted 11 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (six adults and 5 juveniles), 6 
VESPER SPARROWS, and 30 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Oct 26. 


Two VESPER SPARROWS And a LINCOLN'S SPARROW were detected at the Tourne in 
Boonton Oct 25. 


Two RED-NECKED GREBES were found on Lake Hopatcong Oct 30.

Duke Farms had 80 AMERICAN PIPITS and 9 VESPER SPARROWS around the community 
gardens area Oct 29. 


Glenhurst Meadows had 14 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, AMERICAN PIPIT, and 4 VESPER 
SPARROWS Oct 30. 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch tallied 2 GOLDEN EAGLES Oct 26; single GOLDEN EAGLES 
were noted there Oct 25 & 27. Also there Oct 25 was a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER. 


Finderne Wetlands in Bridgewater had an impressive 14 VESPER SPARROWS Oct 26. 
More information on birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird 
Portal: 

http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/finderne-wetlands-birding/

The Ernest Oros Wildlife Preserve (aka Woodbridge Riverwatch) continues to host 
3+ RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS this week. Also in Middlesex 
County at the Morgan Ave Mudflats was a SHORT-EARED OWL Oct 29. More 
information about birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird 
Portal: 


http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/birding-the-morgan-ave-mudflats-and-south-amboy/ 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included a BLUE GROSBEAK near K-lot Oct 24; 2 
VESPER SPARROWS around k-lot Oct 25; VIRGINIA RAIL, 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS, and 3 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS Oct 27; LARK SPARROW north of I-lot Oct 28-30, an 
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER and SORA at the north end and an "Oregon" DARK-EYED 
JUNCO along Raccoon Alley Oct 30. 


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Carson Rd Woods in Princeton Oct 29.

A WHITE-FACED IBIS was photographed at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Oct 27. Also 
there that day was a MARBLED GODWIT. 


Taylors Refuge in Cinnaminson Oct 26 had AMERICAN BITTERN, 8 WINTER WRENS, and 
9 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW highlighted birds seen at 
Supawna Meadows NWR in Salem County Oct 28. 


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, October 24, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:52:07 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1310.24
* October 24, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Gray Kingbird
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Kestrel
American Pipit
Bald Eagle
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-headed Vireo
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Gallinule
Cooper's Hawk
Eastern Meadowlark
Eurasian Wigeon
Fox Sparrow
Golden Eagle
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gull-billed Tern
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lincoln's Sparrow
Merlin
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Northern Pintail
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Pectoral Sandpiper
Peregrine Falcon
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Royal Tern
Rusty Blackbird
Savannah Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Swamp Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Western Sandpiper
White-crowned Sparrow
White-eyed Vireo
Winter Wren


- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, October 
24, 2014 with reports of GRAY KINGBIRD, EURASIAN WIGEON, GOLDEN EAGLE, COMMON 
GALLINULE, LARK SPARROW, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, and seasonal/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 

 
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 new “All Things Birds” blog at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 

 
A GRAY KINGBIRD was a “one-day wonder” at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Oct 17. 
Also there that day was a very late GULL-BILLED TERN and a CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW. Other birds noted at “Brig” Oct 19 included 10,000 NORTHERN PINTAILS, 
VIRGINIA RAIL, and 2 NELSON’S SPARROWS. 

 
Great Bay Blvd WMA had 40+ ROYAL TERNS and a late WHITE-EYED VIREO Oct 19.
 
Five COMMON GALLINULES were found at Birch Creek Marsh in Logan Twp Oct 20. 
Also in Gloucester County at the National Park Dredge Spoils Oct 21 were 
WESTERN SANDPIPER, 22 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 35 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN 
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, and 2 AMERICAN PIPITS. 

 
Whitesbog hosted 25 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 6 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Oct 20. Also in 
Burlington County at the PPA Office in Vincetown Oct 19 were 4 AMERICAN PIPITS, 
2 WINTER WRENS, 2 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW. 

 
Sandy Hook reports this week included 50+ SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 10 COOPER’S 
HAWKS, 4 MERLINS, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS, and a NASHVILLE WARBLER Oct 18; two 
LINCOLN’S SPARROWS, NELSON’S SPARROW, and 12 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS Oct 19; 6 
BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and a BLUE GROSBEAK Oct 21, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and an early 
FOX SPARROW Oct 22, a late BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 15 WINTER WRENS, and 4 VESPER 
SPARROWS Oct 23. 

 
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at the Oros Wildlife Preserve in 
Woodbridge through Oct 24. Also there that day were AMERICAN PIPIT and 10 RUSTY 
BLACKBIRDS. 

 
A LARK SPARROW and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW were found on the campus of Rutgers 
University-Newark Oct 23. 

 
A drake EURASIAN WIGEON continues through Oct 24 at Stephen R. Gregg County 
Park in Bayonne; look for the bird in the small pond near the basketball court. 

 
A GOLDEN EAGLE flew past the Montclair Hawk Lookout Oct 21. Another Golden 
Eagle was seen at Chimney Rock Hawk Watch Oct 22. And a GOLDEN EAGLE was seen 
in the Great Swamp NWR Oct 24. 

 
The AMERICAN AVOCET continues through Oct 21 at the Clay Ave Wetlands in 
Lyndhurst. 

 
Finderne Wetlands in Bridgewater had over 60 species of birds Oct 19 including 
2 AMERICAN PIPITS, 4 VESPER SPARROWS, 200+ SAVANNAH SPARROWS, LINCOLN’S 
SPARROW, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and 9 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. More information 
about birding this site can be found on the NJ Audubon eBird Portal: 

http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/finderne-wetlands-birding/
 
Two LINCOLN’S SPARROWS and 6 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were detected at the 
community gardens at Duke Farms Oct 21. 

 
Glenhurst Meadows had 7 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS, BLUE-HEADED 
VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW Oct 20. 

 
Troy Meadows Rd hosted RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 2 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS, 125 SWAMP 
SPARROWS, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS Oct 19. A VESPER 
SPARROW was there Oct 23. 

 
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (one juvenile and two adults) continue through Oct 
21 at Bee Meadow Park in Whippany. 

 
Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch tallied 14 BALD EAGLES, 249 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 23 
AMERICAN KESTRELS, 15 MERLINS, and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS Oct 18. A RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER was noted Oct 19, and 4 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES 
were found Oct 20. More information about Raccoon Ridge can be found on the NJ 
Audubon eBird portal: 

http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/
 
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: Swainson's Hawk, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 09:51:34 -0400
All,

Michael O'Brien found a juv. Swainson's Hawk at Nummy Island this morning. The 
bird was near the toll bridge at the south end of the causeway, perched on a 
utility wire on the east side of the road. 


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

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Subject: Gray Kingbird, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:13:21 -0400
The Dewaghes report a Gray Kingbird on the dike at the recently reopened
Forsythe NWR/Brigantine. Unfortunately, no further information is available
at the moment, I will post again if I get a more detailed location.

Good birding,

Sam

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

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 16, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:37:58 +0000
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1310.16
* October 16, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Northern Wheatear
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Pipit
Black Skimmer
Bobolink
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Eurasian Wigeon
Forster's Tern
Lark Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Gull
Nelson's Sparrow
Palm Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Phalarope
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sandhill Crane
Savannah Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Solitary Sandpiper
Sora
Tricolored Heron
Vesper Sparrow
White-winged Scoter


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday October 
16, 2013 with reports of NORTHERN WHEATEAR, LITTLE GULL, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, LARK SPARROW, and seasonal/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 


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 for weekly updates about Garden State 
birds and birding at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


A NORTHERN WHEATEAR was found along Great Bay Blvd (WMA) Oct 12; no reports 
since. WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, AMERICAN BITTERN, 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, and 2 
NELSON'S SPARROWS were noted there Oct 13. 


A LARK SPARROW was detected at Manahawkin WMA Oct 13. Rare inland, 2 BLACK 
SKIMMERS were observed in the Ocean County portion of Whitesbog Oct 13. 


Six SANDHILL CRANES and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were noted at the Sunset Rd 
causeway at Mannington Marsh in Salem County Oct 12. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park Oct 12 had a first-cycle LITTLE GULL (first county 
record), 84 FORSTER'S TERNS, 12 species of warblers, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and 2 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. 


Fisherman's Cove Park in Manasquan had SORA, 11 NELSON'S SPARROWS, SALTMARSH 
SPARROW, and SEASIDE SPARROW Oct 12. Also in Monmouth County at Dorbrook Park 
Oct 14 were SORA, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, and DICKCISSEL, all seen in the fields 
on the south side of Rte 537. 


Oros Wildlife Preserve (aka Woodbridge River Watch) in Middlesex County had 2 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS this week, seen in the northwest corner of the park. 


A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER were noted at Linden's Hawk 
Rise Sanctuary Oct 14. More information about this preserve can be found at: 

http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionHawkRiseSanctuary/Introduction.aspx

An AMERICAN AVOCET was discovered at the Clay Ave Wetlands in Lyndhurst Oct 16.

A hybrid AMERICAN WIGEON X EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on the pond at Hudson 
County Park Bayonne Oct 16. 


A VESPER SPARROW was found at Six Mile Run Preserve in Franklin Twp Oct 13.

Sightings from Finderne Wetlands in Bridgewater Oct 12 included AMERICAN 
BITTERN, 60+ PALM WARBLERS, 2 VESPER SPARROWS, 200+ SAVANNAH SPARROWS, and 12 
BOBOLINKS. A site guide to Finderne Wetlands can be viewed 
here:http://ebird.org/content/nj/news/finderne-wetlands-birding/ 


Glenhurst Meadows continues to host at least one RED-HEADED WOODPECKER through 
Oct 13; three RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were there the same day. 


A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was in Lord Stirling Park Oct 12.

Troy Meadows had a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD Oct 12. 


Bee Meadow Park in Whippany had 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS Oct 14.

The Florham Park fields hosted 2 VESPER SPARROWS Oct 13-14.

A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was detected at Clinton WMA Oct 12.

Sussex County reports this week included up to 30 AMERICAN PIPITS at the 
Culvers Lake causeway along with 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS Oct 14 and at Kittatinny 
Valley State Park SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 10 AMERICAN 
PIPITS, and 3-4 VESPER SPARROWS were found Oct 12. 


The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is a weekly report on birding in NJ. To report 
birds please email sightings ATnjaudubon.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 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 



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Subject: Calliope Hummingbird, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:13:06 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds,

Apologies for the late message-- a Calliope Hummingbird was discovered
yesterday afternoon by Michael O'Brien at the Triangle Park garden in Cape
May Point, and was reported again at 7:45am today.

The park is located at the corner of Coral Ave and Lighthouse Ave. The bird
appears to be an imm. female. It has been quite vocal, and frequents the
garden's flowers as well as prominent perches adjacent to the garden along
Coral.

Additional details and photos can be found here:
http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/2013/10/calliope-hummingbird.html


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

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Subject: Northern Wheatear, Ocean Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:15:07 -0400
NJBIRDS/Jerseybirds,

A Northern Wheatear was photographed along the north end of Great Bay
Boulevard in Tuckerton, Ocean County sometime this afternoon/evening. The
bird was in the vicinity of the marina before one gets to the start of the
bridges. I believe this to be near the intersection of Great Bay Blvd. and
S. Boom Way.

Updates if/when they become available. Thanks to Pete Kwiatek and Frank
Sencher for sending along information about this report.


good birding,
tr


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

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2013
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 20:58:57 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1310.09
* October 9, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
American Bittern
American Golden-Plover
American Oystercatcher
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-bellied Plover
Blue Grosbeak
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Teal
Brown Pelican
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Common Gallinule
Connecticut Warbler
Eastern Whip-por-will
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Marbled Godwit
Mississippi Kite
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-headed Woodpecker
Ruffed Grouse
Rusty Blackbird
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sandhill Crane
Seaside Sparrow
Sedge Wren
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
White-crowned Sparrow
Winter Wren
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday October 
9, 2013 with reports of COMMON GALLINULE, SANDHILL CRANE, SEDGE WREN, 
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, and seasonal/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 

Check out the new “All Things Birds” blog at

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


Island Beach State Park hosted 8 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 70 BROWN PELICANS, AMERICAN 
BITTERN, and 8 MARBLED GODWITS Oct 4. Three hundred BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 125 
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, 10 CASPIAN TERNS, 15 SALTMARSH SPARROWS, 4 NELSON’S 
SPARROWS, and 10 SEASIDE SPARROWS were noted on a paddling trip around the 
Sedge Islands Oct 5. 


Great Bay Blvd WMA (Tuckerton) hosted 22 NELSON’S SPARROWS and 2 BROWN PELICANS 
Oct 5. 


Salem County reports Oct 5-6 were of 4 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 
and COMMON GALLINULE at Mannington Marsh, and 22 CATTLE EGRETS and 4 CAPE MAY 
WARBLERS at Hancock’s Bridge. 


Gloucester County sightings this week included 4 COMMON GALLINULES at Birch 
Creek Marsh Oct 6; at the National Park Dredge Spoils 30+ PECTORAL SANDPIPERS 
and 6 STILT SANDPIPERS were noted Oct 6. 


A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was among 14 species of warblers tallied at Palmyra Cove 
Oct 5. Also in Burlington County at Eagle Walk/Pinelands Preservation Office in 
Vincetown Oct 5 were GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 2 WINTER WRENS, CAPE MAY WARBLER, 
LINCOLN’S SPARROW and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. A juvenile MISSISSIPPI KITE was 
reported over Chatsworth Oct 4. 


Three VIRGINIA RAILS and a SEDGE WREN were detected at Dorbrook Park in Colts 
Neck Oct 6. Also in Monmouth County were 2 SANDHILL CRANES along Burlington 
Path Rd in Upper Freehold Twp Oct 8. 


Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the Oros Wildlife Refuge along Omar Ave 
in Woodbridge Oct 3; the birds were in the dead trees in the northwest corner. 


Sightings from Glenhurst Meadows this week included 5 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, 11 species of warblers including CONNECTICUT WARBLER, and 
VESPER SPARROW. 


A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Jefferson Rd pond in 
Parsippany through Oct 8. 


Troy Meadows hosted 5 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, and 
TENNESSEE WARBLER Oct 5. 


Liberty State Park birds this week included an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and 
PECTORAL SANDPIPER Oct 7, two TENNESSEE WARBLERS, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and 
LINCOLN’S SPARROW Oct 8, and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER 
Oct 9. 


Two VESPER SPARROWS were noted at DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Oct 
6. Also in the NJ Meadowlands were SORA and 2 NELSON’S SPARROWS at Mill Creek 
Marsh and another SORA at Mill Creek Point Oct 6. 


Garret Mountain had a calling EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, 4 YELLOW-BELLIED 
SAPSUCKERS, 2 WINTER WRENS, 11 species of warbler, BLUE GROSBEAK, and RUSTY 
BLACKBIRD Oct 5. 


Sussex County reports included a RUFFED GROUSE, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 2 CAPE 
MAY WARBLERS, and 4 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS along Van Ness Rd in Sandyston Twp Oct 
6. At Kittatinny Valley State Park TENNESSEE WARBLER, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and 
100+ RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found Oct 5. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on the jersey 
side of the Liberty Loop trail at Wallkill River NWR Oct 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 ATnjbrc.net or 14 Crown Dr , Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Oct 2 2013
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:11:15 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1310.02
* October 2, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Black-throated Gray Warbler
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Bittern
American Pipit
Barred Owl
Blue-winged Warbler
Brown Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Connecticut Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hudsonian Godwit
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Nashville Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Philadelphia Vireo
Purple Finch
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Royal Tern
Sora
Tricolored Heron
Vesper Sparrow
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


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



This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday October 
2, 2013 with reports of BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER and 
seasonal/local reports of interest. 


**Note that due to the Federal Government shutdown, all NJ National Wildlife 
Refuges (Cape May NWR, Forsythe, Supawna Meadows, Great Swamp, and Wallkill 
River) and Sandy Hook are currently closed to the public.** 


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 new “All Things Birds” blog at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


A male BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was photographed at Glenhurst Meadows in 
Somerset County Sep 27. A total of 80 species were recorded there that day 
including all seven regularly occurring woodpeckers, 15 species of warblers, 
and 7 species of sparrows. Birds noted there Sep 29 included a CONNECTICUT 
WARBLER and 2+ LINCOLN’S SPARROWS and 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and an early 
VESPER SPARROW were found Oct 1. 


Two CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were detected at Black River WMA Sep 29. At the 
adjacent West Morris Greenway (access is from Roxbury Park along Righter Rd), a 
NJ Audubon field trip found 4 BARRED OWLS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, WILSON’S 
WARBLER, and 2 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS Sep 28. 


An impressive count of 15 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS was tallied at Troy Meadows 
Oct 1. 


The juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues this week at the Jefferson Rd 
pond in Parsippany through Oct 1. 


Up to 3 SORAS have been frequenting the small pond at Cold Brook Preserve in 
Tewksbury through Oct 1. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included SORA Sep 29, 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES 
and an AMERICAN PIPIT Sep 27, a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW around the 
K-lot/tennis court area through Sep 27, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW at the tennis 
court field Sep 27, a LARK SPARROW near the officer’s club Sep27, a NELSON’S 
SPARROW in the Spartina marsh near C-lot Sep 26, a late BLUE-WINGED WARBLER Sep 
27, and a PURPLE FINCH Sep 27. 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR reports this week included AMERICAN BITTERN, 8+ 
LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, SORA, 3 
AMERICAN AVOCETS Sep 27, three RED KNOTS, 10 continuing HUDSONIAN GODWITS 
through Sep 29, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at the dog-leg Sep 28-29, numerous 
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 10 CASPIAN TERNS, and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW Sep 30. 


Island Beach State Park hosted 10 BROWN PELICANS, 8-9 MARBLED GODWITS, 60 RED 
KNOTS, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 90 ROYAL TERNS this week, all seen at 
the winter anchorage sandbars. 


A SORA was heard at Rogers Refuge in Princeton Sep 30.

A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden Sep 28. More 
information about this new park can be found at: 

http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionHawkRiseSanctuary/Introduction.aspx

Liberty State Park had fifteen species of warbler including a CONNECTICUT 
WARBLER Oct 1 and 6 NASHVILLE WARBLERS and 5 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS Oct 2. 


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 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 

 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Black-throated Gray Warbler, Warren County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:08:48 -0400
--
Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgalick/

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kevin Bolton 
> Date: September 27, 2013 at 8:44:51 AM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER
> Reply-To: Kevin Bolton 
> 
> 9/27/13 - From Kevin Bolton w/Annette Cunniffe - Glenhurst Meadows, Warren, 
NJ. Seen in oak tree, left of pavilion right outside parking lot, it then flew 
north. Will post photos later. 

> 
> Annette Cunniffe
> Greenwich, CT
> 
> Kevin Bolton
> Prospect Park, NJ
> 
> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> How to report NJ bird sightings: 

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Re: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2013
From: Bill Boyle <sawwhet AT OPTONLINE.NET>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:38:14 -0400
I will be out of the country until September 25, with limited access to
email.
 
Bill Boyle

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:38:07 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1309.19
* September 19, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ Curlew Sandpiper
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Alder Flycatcher
American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
Baird's Sandpiper
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-bellied Plover
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Chimney Swift
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Nighthawk
Connecticut Warbler
Dickcissel
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Great Cormorant
Hudsonian Godwit
Lark Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Little Blue Heron
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Philadelphia Vireo
Prairie Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Phalarope
Royal Tern
Sandhill Crane
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Tricolored Heron
Virginia Rail
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Wilson's Warbler
Winter Wren
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-throated Vireo


- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday 
September 19, 2013 with reports of CURLEW SANDPIPER, SANDHILL CRANE, COMMON 
GALLINULE, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 
CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, LARK SPARROW, and seasonal/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 


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 new 'All Things Birds' blog at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues to offer good shorebirding this week, with 
3+ AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 1,000+ BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, AMERICAN AVOCET, up 
to 4 MARBLED GODWITS, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 3 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE Sep 14-15. Other birds noted 
at Brig over the weekend included 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, 5 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 2 
SORAS, CASPIAN TERNS, and ROYAL TERNS. A CURLEW SANDPIPER was reported Sep 
17-18 and 5 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were along the North Dike Sep 17. 


Salem County reports included 2 SANDHILL CRANES and several COMMON GALLINULES 
at Mannington Marsh Sep 15 & 19; a MOURNING WARBLER at Parvin State Park Sep 
13, and 30 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at the Johnson Sod Farm Sep 13. 


The National Park Dredge Spoils in Gloucester County had a juvenile RED-NECKED 
PHALAROPE Sep 14-15. Other shorebirds noted there included 3 WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPERS, 24 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, STILT SANDPIPER, and 2 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS. 


CONNECTICUT WARBLER and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER were noted at Wheelabrator Refuge 
Sep 14. 


Riverwinds Scenic Trail Sep 15 hosted BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER, ALDER FLYCATCHER, 13 species of warbler including latish CANADA 
WARBLERS, and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was there on Sep 17. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park had 14+ species of warbler Sep 14-15 including 
NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, WILSON'S 
WARBLER, and CANADA WARBLER. Seven COMMON NIGHTHAWKS and 200 CHIMNEY SWIFTS 
were noted Sep 18. 


Birds noted at Barnegat Light State Park Sep 17 were 60+ BROWN PELICANS, 
CASPIAN TERN, 100 ROYAL TERNS, and a LARK SPARROW. On the opposite side of 
Barnegat Inlet, 5 MARBLED GODWITS were noted at Island Beach State Park at the 
winter anchorage sandbars Sep 15 and 40 BROWN PELICANS were there Sep 17. Also 
in Ocean County were 4 BROWN PELICANS and 2 TRICOLORED HERONS at Great Bay Blvd 
WMA Sep 17. 


Sandy Hook had an excellent migration days Sep 14-15 & 17 with SORA, VIRGINIA 
RAIL, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER at the end of the 
fisherman's trail, 2 adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS Sep 15 and an immature 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at the scout camp Sep 17, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, two 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 24+ species of warblers including 6+ BAY-BREASTED 
WARBLERS, 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 6 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and 3 CONNECTICUT 
WARBLERS, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW near the start of the fisherman's trail Sep 15 & 
18, 2 LARK SPARROWS (one at MAST and another along Raccoon Alley, the latter 
still there Sep 17), DICKCISSEL in the locust grove, and 3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. 
On Sep 19 a BROWN PELICAN was on the pound nets in Sandy Hook Bay, and other 
migrants included 3 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, MOURNING WARBLER, 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, 
and DICKCISSEL. 


A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was noted at the sod fields along Willow Brook Rd in 
Holmdel Sep 13. 


Chimney Rock Hawk Watch tallied over 13,000 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS Sep 15-16. Other 
birds noted there Sep 14 included RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 17 species of 
warbler including TENNESSEE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 
and WILSON'S WARBLER. Another 1,035 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS passed the watch Sep 17 
along with PHILADELPHIA VIREO and 17 species of warblers. 


Glenhurst Meadows in Warren Twp Sep 14-16 had up to 6 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 
an early WINTER WREN, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and 12+ species of warblers including 
CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, and 5 BLACKBURNIAN 
WARBLERS. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was detected Sep 17. 


Wildcat Ridge in Hibernia tallied 2,011 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS Sep 16.

A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was noted in Long Valley along Bartley Rd Sep 15. 

Two juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS have been present at a corporate pond 
along Jefferson Rd in Parsippany through Sep 16. Also there is an immature 
GREAT CORMORANT. 


Liberty State Park Sep 17 had SORA, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 16 species of warbler 
including BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, and 
3 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS. 


Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found at the Ridgewood Duck Pond Park Sep 19.

Raccoon Ridge had 397 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and 14 species 
of warbler including CAPE MAY WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 
NASHVILLE WARBLER, and PRAIRIE WARBLER Sep 15. More information about birding 
this site can be found 
athttp://ebird.org/content/nj/news/fall-hawkwatching-at-raccoon-ridge/ 


A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was photographed at Hillside Park in Andover Sep 15.

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 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, September 12, 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:11:09 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1309.12
* September 12, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
Baird's Sandpiper
Bald Eagle
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-winged Teal
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Pelican
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Caspian Tern
Clay-colored Sparrow
Common Nighthawk
Connecticut Warbler
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Gull-billed Tern
Little Blue Heron
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Osprey
Parasitic Jaeger
Peregrine Falcon
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Sora
Stilt Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-throated Vireo


- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday 
September 12, 2013 with reports of BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, PARASITIC JAEGER, 
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, seasonal/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 


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 new “All Things Birds” blog at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week had 20 species of shorebirds Sep 7 
including 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and 2 BAIRD’S 
SANDPIPERS at the dog-leg area along the north dike. Other birds noted that day 
included 100+ BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 8 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 4 WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPERS, 30 CASPIAN TERNS, and 4 GULL-BILLED TERNS. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW 
has been in the field next to the visitor center Sep 8-11 and an immature male 
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen Sep 7-8 in the RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD flock 
along the north dike. 


Salem County sod farm reports were of 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS along County 
Home Rd Sep 6 and 25 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at 
the Johnson Sod Farm Sep 7. 


An AMERICAN AVOCET was discovered in the west pool of the National Park Dredge 
Spoils in Gloucester County Sep 6-10. Also there were AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER 
and STILT SANDPIPER. 


Ocean County sightings this week were of 6 BROWN PELICANS at Great Bay Blvd WMA 
Sep 7, three MARBLED GODWITS at Island Beach State Park Sep 8, and a juvenile 
PARASITIC JAEGER off Lavallette Sep 6. 


Sandy Hook birds this week included 3+ AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, WESTERN 
SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and CASPIAN TERN at the tidal cut, SORA at 
K-lot, a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER Sep 6, multiple PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and 
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, CONNECTICUT WARBLER along 
raccoon alley Sep 5, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED 
CHAT, and a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW Sep 6. 


A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Hartshorne Woods Park Sep 11.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen along Herbert Rd Sep 8 and 2 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS were there Sep 11. At nearby Assunpink WMA, a PHILADELPHIA 
VIREOS was noted at Stone Tavern Lake. 


A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found near the junction of Gordon Rd and Rte 539 Sep 9.

Glenhurst Meadows had YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and PHILADELPHIA VIREO Sep 8. 

Chimney Rock had a good passerine flight Sep 6 with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and 14 species of warbler including 3 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 
NASHVILLE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. 


A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at Lord Stirling Park Sep 5. 

A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was discovered at a corporate pond along 
Jefferson Rd near Smith Rd in Parsippany Sep 9-11. 


Garret Mountain had a good variety of warblers Sep 4-6 including 2 CAPE MAY 
WARBLERS, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and a 
CONNECTICUT WARBLER at the north end of Barbour’s Pond. Also there were COMMON 
NIGHTHAWK and PHILADELPHIA VIREO. 


A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was found at the shorebird pool at DeKorte Environment 
Center in the NJ Meadowlands Sep 11-12. 


Liberty State Park had a MOURNING WARBLER and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER Sep 8. 

Raccoon Ridge had a near record-breaking one day total of 30 BALD EAGLES, along 
with 14 OSPREYS, 260 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS Sep 8. Also 
there were COMMON NIGHTHAWK and 18 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS. 


Sparta Mountain had a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 
in the swamp just east of the power lines on Edison Rd Sep 9. 


Another OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from Ringwood State Park Sep 11. 

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 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 5 2013
From: Laurie Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 17:15:13 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1309.05
* September 5, 2013

- Birds Mentioned
+ European Golden-Plover
+ Bell's Vireo
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
Baird's Sandpiper
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black Tern
Blackburnian Warbler
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
Brant
Brewster's Warbler
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Canada Warbler
Caspian Tern
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Common Nighthawk
Common Raven
Dickcissel
Forster's Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Warbler
Least Bittern
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Bobwhite
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Pectoral Sandpiper
Philadelphia Vireo
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Stilt Sandpiper
Tennessee Warbler
Tricolored Heron
Western Kingbird
White-rumped Sandpiper
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

- Transcript

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon Society Audubon for 
Thursday September 5, 2013 with reports of EUROPEAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, BELL'S 
VIREO, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WESTERN KINGBIRD, and 
seasonal/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 


Check out the new All Things Birds blog at 
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCenters/SectionAllThingsBirds/AllThingsBirdsBlog.aspx 


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


A probable EUROPEAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was photographed at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR 
this week. Other birds noted at Brig included a summering BRANT, 3 NORTHERN 
BOBWHITES, TRICOLORED HERON, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, up to 6 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at the dog-leg, 8 STILT 
SANDPIPERS, 12 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 2 GULL-BILLED TERNS, 40 CASPIAN TERNS, 
and 2 SALTMARSH SPARROWS. 


A BELL'S VIREO was reported at Wargo Pond in the Stony Brook-Millstone 
Watershed Sep 5. 


A WESTERN KINGBIRD was found at Oak Glen Park in Howell Twp Sep 3.

The sod farms along Rte 539 at Herbert Rd and Gordon Rd hosted up to 23 
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER this week. 


Sandy Hook reports this week included LEAST BITTERN, up to 6 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and a BLACK TERN 
at the tidal cut; a good migration day Sep 4 produced 18 species of warblers 
including TENNESSEE WARBLER, 2 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, MOURNING WARBLER, HOODED 
WARBLER, a BREWSTER'S WARBLER, and a DICKCISSEL. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park sightings Sep 4 included a COMMON RAVEN, 2 TENNESSEE 
WARBLERS, 5 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 6 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, and CANADA 
WARBLER. 


Four AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were noted along Flyatt Rd in Tabernacle Sep 2.

Two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were found along Bordentown-Chesterfield Rd in 
Chesterfield Twp Sep 2. 


National Park in Gloucester County had BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 2 PECTORAL 
SANDPIPERS, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 4 STILT SANDPIPERS, and 4 CASPIAN TERNS 
Sep 1. 


Riverwinds in Gloucester County had 15 species of warblers Sep 4 including 
MOURNING WARBLER and WORM-EATING WARBLER; also there were 2 YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHERS. 


Floodgates hosted 32 CASPIAN TERNS, 22 FORSTER'S TERNS, 50+ BOBOLINKS, and BLUE 
GROSBEAK Sep 1. 


The Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp had a fly-by WESTERN KINGBIRD, 4 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER Sep 2-3. 


A good count of 136 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS was tallied over the Great Swamp NWR Sep 
2. 


Chimney Rock had an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and 10 species of warbler including 
NASHVILLE WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and WORM-EATING WARBLER Sep 4. 


Kittatinny Valley State Park had a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and HOODED WARBLER Sep 1.

Garret Mountain had 10+ species of warblers Sep 4 including BLACKBURNIAN 
WARBLER and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO. 


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 14 Crown Dr, Warren NJ 07059. 
Good Birding and thanks for reporting. 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Say's Phoebe, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:42:43 -0400
Tom Reed reports a Say's Phoebe between the first and second plover ponds
of Cape May Point State Park.

Good birding,

Sam

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

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