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Updated on Thursday, December 31 at 11:24 AM EST
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White-winged Crossbill

31 Dec Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Dec White-winged Dove, Middlesex County [Sam Galick ]
28 Dec Caracara, Hunterdon Co., NJ [L Larson ]
24 Dec Varied Thrush update – Villas, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
21 Dec Varied Thrush contiues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Dec Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015 [L Larson ]
18 Dec Painted Bunting, Essex County [Samuel Galick ]
24 Nov Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continuing at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, Atlantic Co. NJ [L Larson ]
24 Nov New Jersey Bird Records Committee Update [Bill Boyle ]
24 Nov Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
23 Nov Brown Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Nov Barnacle Goose, Mercer County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Nov Henslow's Sparrow, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov LeConte's Sparrow, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Middlesex County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Ocean County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull event continues [Tom Reed ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gulls, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
13 Nov Franklin's Gull, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Nov Mountain Bluebird, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
7 Nov Varied Thrush, Cape May Co [L Larson ]
31 Oct Townsend's Solitaire (Cape May); Crested Caracara (Somerset Co) [L Larson ]
22 Oct Ash-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
20 Oct Northern Wheatear, Hudson County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Oct Pacific Loon, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
18 Oct Say's Phoebe, Somerset County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Oct Masked Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Oct Swainson's Hawk continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
14 Oct Brown Booby, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Oct Bell's Vireo continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
11 Oct Bell's Vireo, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
2 Oct Sooty Terns, Avalon [L Larson ]
23 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
22 Sep Curlew Sandpiper continues, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
21 Sep Curlew Sandpiper, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Sep Tropical/Couch's Kingbird, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Sep Cape May: Painted Bunting, WW Dove [L Larson ]
4 Sep Admin message -- mail block explanation [L Larson ]
6 Aug White Ibis (3), Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
3 Aug White Ibis, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
29 Jul White Ibis, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
24 Jul White Ibis, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
24 Jul White Ibis, Salem County [Samuel Galick ]
24 Jul Wilson's Plover, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
20 Jul Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem Co. [L Larson ]
1 Jul White Ibis, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Jun Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
30 May Wood Stork, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
26 May Painted Bunting continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
26 May White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
22 May Neotropic Cormorant continues, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
22 May White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
22 May Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
7 May Trumpeter Swan, Burlington County [Samuel Galick ]
3 May New Jersey Bird Records Committee Updates [Bill Boyle ]
1 May Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
27 Apr Bar-tailed Godwit continues, Atlantic County [Samuel Galick ]
26 Apr Bar-tailed Godwit, Atlantic County [Sam Galick ]
26 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 25, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
24 Apr Admin: list updates [L Larson ]
19 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 17, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
16 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015 [L Larson ]
13 Apr Chestnut-collared Longspur, Monmouth County [Samuel Galick ]
12 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 11, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
8 Apr RBA: New Jersey, April 8, 2015 [L Larson ]
4 Apr RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 3, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
3 Apr Prairie Falcon, Hudson County [Samuel Galick ]
2 Apr Thayer's Gull, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
6 Mar RBA: Cape May, NJ, March 6, 2015 [L Larson ]
4 Mar RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105 [L Larson ]
28 Feb Gyrfalcon, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
27 Feb RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015 [Jean Bickal ]
26 Feb RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015 [L Larson ]

Subject: Brown-headed Nuthatch, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:22:06 -0500
Alan Crawford reported a Brown-headed Nuthatch yesterday at Triangle Park in 
Cape May Point. He wrote the following: 


"Small nuthatch. Poor looks but unmistakable 'squeaky-toy' calls. Left Triangle 
Park towards lighthouse; unable to relocate." 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: White-winged Dove, Middlesex County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:12:38 -0500
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Patrick Belardo 
> Date: December 31, 2015 at 8:29:08 AM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White-winged Dove - Piscataway
> Reply-To: Patrick Belardo 
> 
> It must be my lucky week. I woke up to a White-winged Dove perched on top
> of my bird feeder. It's currently feeding on the ground, but being harassed
> by squirrels. Photos to come soon. If you are interested in seeing it,
> please email me off-list and I will provide directions.
> 
> -- 
> Patrick Belardo
> Piscataway, NJ
> 
> 
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see 
 

> or e-mail to njbrcreport AT gmail.com
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Subject: Caracara, Hunterdon Co., NJ
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:47:06 -0500
A Crested Caracara was found 12/26 by Dave Harrison, and continued 12/27-28 in 
Milford, Holland Township, Hunterdon Co. NJ. 


Take Interstate 78 to exit 11. Follow County Road 614 to the Holland Township 
Library. The bird was seen near the library and on Javes Road in surrounding 
farmland. 


Please post updates to Jerseybirds mailing list. 


Laurie Larson
Princeton

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Subject: Varied Thrush update – Villas, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 15:37:13 -0500
All,

The Varied Thrush continues at Cox Hall Creek WMA, showing nicely this
afternoon from 12:45-12:55. CHCWMA is located at the end of Shawmont Ave
and is accessed from Bayshore Rd (Route 603), just south of the library and
municipal complex in Villas. Given the many trails at this site, providing
directions to specific birds is always a bit of a challenge. I created the
following map that plots reports from this week (as well as the November
sighting of presumably the same bird):

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zBuxofSUcvjY.kG_NfubVUvO4&usp=sharing

Today's sighting occurred at the same spot where the bird was first found
on Monday, along a small footpath in the center of the property. Accessed
from the central paved path, the footpath's north end is denoted with a
wooden post. The Varied Thrush was about 0.2 miles south from here. The
spot is also favored by a Red-headed Woodpecker. Coordinates are 39.00255,
-74.94355.

When I encountered the bird today, it was feeding on the ground near
White-throated Sparrows and Eastern Towhees. It eventually flew to the
treetops and kinda-sorta joined a small flock of Blue Jays. It followed
them toward the east, but didn't appear to go far. It's worth noting that
the Varied Thrush was also associating with Blue Jays on Monday.

More updates when available.


happy holidays
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ
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Subject: Varied Thrush contiues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:24:42 -0500
Roger Horn posts:

Varied Thrush, Coxhall Creek WMA central wooded area. No photos. Come help me 
find again if able. Central wooded area. Where Red headed Woodpecker has been. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:08:39 -0500
NJBIRDS,

A dull-green plumaged Painted Bunting was photographed today at Hatfield Swamp, 
West Caldwell. The excellent photos show traces of his adult colors starting to 
peek through the green. 


Here's the report from Jerseybirds list:
 
> 
> From: Dave Blinder 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
> Date: December 18, 2015 at 4:54:29 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>  
> 
> I stumbled upon this beauty today. Mike Britt made the ace photo ID via text 
and Steve Byland 2nded the ID. 

> 
> Access Hatfield Swamp via Kirkpatrick Lane in West Caldwell. I am told you 
may get ticketed for parking directly in front of the PSEG powerline cut (where 
the bird is). Try a nearby parking lot instead maybe. 

> 
> Bird was not far from parking area. Navigate main dirt trail (powerline cut), 
cross one small wet covert and once you pass the tent/shelter in the woods off 
to the right begin looking for the bird. It was associating with sparrows 
(Song, White-throat, Fox) and actively feeding in and among the phrags lining 
both sides of the dirt trail. 


> Photos online here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidraymond/23466172009/
> or here -
> https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/518276121678541
> 
> 
> Dave Blinder
> Denville, NJ
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Subject: Painted Bunting, Essex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:06:57 -0500
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Dave Blinder 
> Date: December 18, 2015 at 4:54:29 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Painted Bunting - Hatfield Swamp NJ 12/18/2015
> Reply-To: Dave Blinder 
> 
> I stumbled upon this beauty today.  Mike Britt made the ace photo ID via
> text and Steve Byland 2nded the ID.
> 
> Access Hatfield Swamp via Kirkpatrick Lane in West Caldwell. I am told you
> may get ticketed for parking directly in front of the PSEG powerline cut
> (where the bird is).  Try a nearby parking lot instead maybe.
> 
> Bird was not far from parking area.  Navigate main dirt trail (powerline
> cut), cross one small wet covert and once you pass the tent/shelter in the
> woods off to the right begin looking for the bird.  It was associating with
> sparrows (Song, White-throat, Fox) and actively feeding in and among the
> phrags lining both sides of the dirt trail.
> 
> Photos online here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidraymond/23466172009/
> or here -
> https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/518276121678541
> 
> 
> Dave Blinder
> Denville, NJ
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> http://youtube.com/daveblinder1
> 
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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher continuing at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, Atlantic Co. NJ
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:59:23 -0500
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: David Tattoni 
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Forsythe
> Date: November 24, 2015 at 8:06:51 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
>    
> 
> Hi Everyone, 
> The scissor-tailed flycatcher was still present at Forsythe NWR this 
afternoon. It was actively feeding (moving around a lot) in the field just 
beyond the pond at the exit to Wildlife Drive. I put a few photos and video on 
my flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/99145847 AT N03/ 

> Happy Birding, 
> David Tattoni
>  

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Subject: New Jersey Bird Records Committee Update
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:23:06 -0500
New Jersey Birders,

 

The New Jersey Bird Records Committee has a new web site - www.njbrc.com,
although the old url, www.njbrc.net will work, as well.

 

I have posted the 2015 Annual Report of the NJBRC, covering the year 2014,
on the site. From the Welcome page, click on Lists and Annual Reports and
scroll down to the Annual Reports.

 

I have also posted a summary of the results of the Fall 2015 meeting of the
Committee, at which reports from the first half of 2015 were reviewed. On
the Lists and Annual Reports page, scroll down to Results of Fall 2015
Meeting.

 

The NJBRC has officially joined most other coastal states in adopting the
"Nearest Point of Land" method for determining offshore boundaries. From the
Welcome page, click on Resources and scroll down to Pelagic Boundaries to
learn about the details.

 

As part of an effort to keep the Committee web site more current, we have
also added a blog. For the first post, covering the recent invasion of
Franklin's Gulls in New Jersey, click on the Blog or on the Recent Posts.
For future posts, you have the opportunity to subscribe to be notified.

 

Finally, there is a new email address for reports submitted to the
Committee: njbrcreport AT gmail.com

 

The NJBRC looks forward to receiving comments and suggestions from New
Jersey birders on how the Committee can work to keep this web site more
useful and current. The new web site is still a work-in-progress, so ideas
are appreciated.

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee


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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:46:29 -0500
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Scott Barnes 
> Date: November 24, 2015 at 10:34:45 AM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Forsythe (Brig) yesterday
> Reply-To: Scott Barnes 
> 
> Jerseybirds,
> 
> Marvin Hyett sent me a photo of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher he photographed
> at Forsythe NWR (Brig) yesterday. The bird was "a one-minute wonder," seen
> at 11 am in the experimental field after the pond on the auto loop.
> 
> Just in case it relocated somewhere nearby or returns to the same field....
> 
> Good Birding,
> Scott
> 
> 
> Scott Barnes
> All Things Birds Program Director
> Assistant Director, Eco-Travel
> Editor, NJ Audubon eBird
> New Jersey Audubon
> tel. 609-897-9400
> scott.barnes AT njaudubon.org
> www.njaudubon.org
> 
> Making NJ a better place for people and wildlife since 1897.
> 
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Subject: Brown Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:32:45 -0500
7:27 AM Tom Reed reported: 

Adult Brown Booby moving south from seawatch; perhaps 0.5mi offshore and headed 
generally southeast. 


Later on Mike Lanzone and Cameron Cox reported:

7:50 AM MikeLanzone:
BRBO (Brown Booby) headed south from convention center about a mile out

7:48 AM CameronCox:
BRBO (Brown Booby) off The hawk watch headed towards Coral

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Barnacle Goose, Mercer County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:56:37 -0500
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Chris Brown 
> Date: November 17, 2015 at 3:53:02 PM EST
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Barnacle Goose, Mercer County
> Reply-To: Chris Brown 
> 
> All,
> 
> Watching a Barnacle Goose on Etra Lake near Hightstown at 3.50 pm.
> Associating with a Cackling Goose.
> 
> Chris Brown
> 
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:32:01 -0500
Vince Elias reports:

HESP (Henslow's Sparrow) at Beanery a little ways left of gate...

Richard Crossley continued:

hesp (Henslow's Sparrow) continues in small green grass field. Seen in hedge 
perched in hedge. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 11:00:00 -0500
Mike Pasquarello reports:

Ash-throated Flycatcher photographed along Sunset Blvd. at the Magnesite
Plant. Photograph can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpasquarello/22618598928

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: LeConte's Sparrow, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:50:15 -0500
Scott Barnes reports:

LeConte's Sparrow at Sandy Hook, found by tboyle. In thicket on east side
of fisherman's trail.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Middlesex County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:36:46 -0500
Tom Boyle reports:

4 Franklin's Gulls at South Amboy Morgan Ave. mud flats.

Thanks to Tom Brown for the info.

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Ocean County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:15:07 -0500
Alyssa Della Fave reports:

One FRGU (Franklin's Gull) at Lake of the Lilies in Pt Pleasant.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:47:13 -0500
Scott Barnes reports:

First year Franklin's Gull at Atlantic Highlands ferry parking lot (mouth of 
Many Mind Creek), flushed by dog walker...waiting to see if it returns. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull event continues
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:22:26 -0500
As of noon, about 190(!!) Franklin's Gulls have been tallied at Cape May. 
Almost all birds have been seen in flocks from Cape May City or Cape May Point, 
generally moving offshore and toward the southwest. An adult Franklin's was 
just reported on the ground at the Ferry Terminal. 


Very good Cave Swallow movement also continues, with well over 100 so far.


good birding,
tr


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Reed's Beach NJ

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:47:49 -0500
Tom Gleason reports:

FRGU (Franklin's Gull) 0 .1 miles before south dike tower at Edwin B Forsythe 
NWR. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gulls, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:45:45 -0500
Multiple observers report 5 Franklin's Gulls at Spruce Run Reservoir in 
Hunterdon County. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:52:27 -0500
Cameron Cox reports:

FRGU (Franklin's Gull) flew past Hawkwatch towards Coral.

Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Mountain Bluebird, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:00:08 -0500
Don Freiday reports:

MOBL (Mountain Bluebird) flew over Forsythe visitor center calling headed east. 
Medium high. I am looking for it now. 


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Subject: Varied Thrush, Cape May Co
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 12:13:40 -0500
 A Varied Thrush was found this morning by Andy Jones at Cox Hall Creek WMA off 
Shawmont Ave. according to the KeeKeeKerr text message service. Further 
information is on the Cape May Birders facebook group. 


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire (Cape May); Crested Caracara (Somerset Co)
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:23:13 -0400
Two reports from the field this morning:

Townsend’s Solitaire was seen, in flight, over Cape May Point about 8:30 AM 
by Alec Humann. No additional report, yet. 


Crested Caracara was seen near the intersection of South Middlebush Road and 
Suydam Rd in Franklin Township, Somerset County, about 9:30 AM by Arlene Oley. 
The bird flew off to the west, and the observer followed. No additional report 
yet. 


Watch here and other internet sources for updates; and please post any further 
information available. 



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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:01:04 -0400
Scott Barnes reports: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Sandy Hook. Seen in 
scrub-shrub thickets about half way out the fisherman's trail on west side. 


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Subject: Northern Wheatear, Hudson County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:57:24 -0400
Simon Lane reports: Brief view of Northern Wheatear whilst scanning the Liberty 
SP rock breakwater - Buffy bird slight mask, flicking white tail. Disappeared 
from view on far side of breakwater. 


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Subject: Pacific Loon, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:27:33 -0400
Tom Reed reports:

Pacific Loon southbound from the Avalon Seawatch.

Good birding,

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Subject: Say's Phoebe, Somerset County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 20:32:07 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jacob Socolar 
Date: Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Say's Phoebe, Somerset County
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Dear all,
This morning at about 9:00 I observed a Say's Phoebe at the Negri Nepote
Grasslands in Somerset County.
I left and returned with my camera at about 9:30, but could NOT relocate
the bird.

While the ID is straightforward (details below), I was puzzled by one
plumage feature (see "Upperparts", below), and the record deserves special
scrutiny as there are very few non-coastal NJ records.  I would appreciate
comments.

*Details:*
Found by the dry pond a few hundred yards from the Skillman's Rd parking
lot at ~9:00 AM October 18 2015.  Perched on a sign and observed for a few
minutes.  Still on the sign when I left to try to grab my camera.
Excellent light with sun behind me.

*General appearance:*
Flycatcher shape with upright posture and medium bill. Initially viewed
dorsally; struck me as a Phoebe (tail pumping), but back was paler than
typical Eastern, contrasting with wings and especially with long and very
dark tail. Also some dark in the head/face area, but I found myself
uncertain afterwards (I did not have a notebook with me during the
observation) whether this was restricted to the face, or extended to the
forehead and cap.  Body seemed too long for Eastern, and slender but
sturdily built.

*Underparts:*
Distinct salmon wash from lower breast through undertail coverts.  Not as
bright as some Say's Phoebe but within the range of variation.  Wash
transitioned to smudgy gray breast similar in color to mantle or perhaps a
bit paler.  Transition was not high-contrast, with the salmon tones palest
on the lower breast (compared to belly and vent); nevertheless, the grayer
tones of the breast came in fairly abruptly (but without high contrast).
Salmon tones reached slightly higher in the center of the breast/belly than
along the flanks.  Because the bird was perched on a sign, the tail was not
seen well from below.

*Upperparts:*
Fairly pale gray mantle extending up to nape, and around the sides of the
neck, perhaps a bit darker on the cap.  Tail very dark and contrasting with
back color.  Wings also dark, but pale edging to coverts created the
impression of 2 wing bars.  *THIS EDGING appeared orangey-buff, a bit less
bright and less pink (more buff) than underparts*  This is consistent with
a juvenile bird, but prebasic molt should be complete.  I am unable to
ascertain (without Pyle in front of me) how likely a young bird is to
retain juvenile wing coverts in Basic 1.  I did not notice a molt limit,
but I am not sure that I would have noticed this.

Additional notes: An Eastern Phoebe was repeatedly observed nearby (closer
the parking lot).  Seemed dumpier, smaller, darker above, and dull
yellowish rather than salmon underneath.

Other decent nearby birds included Lincoln's Sparrow and White-crowned
Sparrow.

Cheers
Jacob Socolar

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Subject: Masked Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:27:42 -0400
Seawatcher Skye Haas observed a juvenile Masked Booby twice from the Avalon 
Seawatch yesterday afternoon. Details can be found in this eBird checklist: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25432510

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Subject: Swainson's Hawk continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:23:20 -0400
The juvenile light morph Swainson's Hawk has been seen again from the Cape May 
Point Hawkwatch platform. First observed yesterday, Oct. 15th. 


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Subject: Brown Booby, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:39:53 -0400
Skye Haas reports an adult Brown Booby just slid past the Avalon Seawatch 
heading slowly SE. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Bell's Vireo continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:29:37 -0400
Multiple observers report that the Higbees WMA Bell's Vireo continues around 
the first field. 


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Sam


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Subject: Bell's Vireo, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:24:07 -0400
Multiple observers report a Bell's Vireo in the first field of Higbees Beach 
WMA. 


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Sam


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Subject: Sooty Terns, Avalon
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2015 19:31:53 -0400
Two Sooty Terns were photographed flying past the Avalon seawatch today. 

Laurie Larson, Princeton

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Subject: Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:18:34 -0400
Multiple observers report the anticipated Zone-tailed Hawk from Cape Island- 
keep an eye on KeeKeeKerr here for updates: 


http://www.keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr

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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper continues, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:23:51 -0400
Multiple observers report that the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper continues along 
wildlife drive of Forsythe NWR just at the beginning of the dogleg in the NW 
impoundment with short grasses. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Curlew Sandpiper, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:44:12 -0400
Harvey Tomlinson just found a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper along the wildlife 
drive at Forsythe NWR. As of five minutes ago it was still there in the company 
of two Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpiper, and an American Golden- 
Plover. The shorebirds do get up and fly around being flushed by raptors. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Tropical/Couch's Kingbird, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:57:49 -0400
Cameron Cox and others report a Tropical/Couch's Kingbird from the Higbee Dike 
flying east toward Cape Island Creek WMA. Hopefully more details to follow. 


Good birding,

Sam


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Subject: Cape May: Painted Bunting, WW Dove
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:12:31 -0400
Text messages from Cape May today: 
DLaPuma: Green type PABU [Painted Bunting] flying north with INBU [Indigo 
Bunting] from dike toward North Cape May [8:35 AM] 

NewUser: wwdo [White-winged Dove] flew by Hawkwatch and landed in CM Point 
[8:31 AM] 

mrpasquarello: RHWO [Red-headed Woodpecker] following sunset blvd towards point 
[7:52 AM] 

DLaPuma: Nice diversity of nocturnal flight calls being heard from New England 
Rd near Cold Spring CG. ~ 35/min [5:54 AM] 

 
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Subject: Admin message -- mail block explanation
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:39:28 -0400
See archives for all list messages:
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https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
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Many people have experienced a problem with the Jerseybirds, Delaware birds, 
and/or NJBIRDS Listservs. This message will not reach you if you are one of the 
affected members. However, we hope enough people are still getting list 
messages so they can tell their friends, forward this message, etc., and we can 
get the word out. We finally have learned what's going on. 



Many e-mail providers started blocking e-mail _from_ Princeton a few days back, 
when some incoming first-year students got infected by a "phishing" e-mail. 
These new student e-mail accounts were compromised and sent out a bunch of spam 
through our domain. Some of the e-mail providers (such as Gmail, AOL, Verizon, 
etc.) on Sept. 2 put a hold on all princeton.edu e-mail, not just that of the 
affected students. I do not have a full list of the affected e-mail services. 


Although the University e-mail administrators have stopped the infected 
students' spam, these blocks have not yet been lifted. 


However, the blocks do not affect _posting_ to the list, as far as I know; so 
if you have something to report please post a message for the sake of those who 
are not blocked. 


Princeton's e-mail administrators work hard to prevent this sort of thing, and 
this is the first time in years this has happened despite the deluge of spam. 
They are also working hard to get the e-mail providers to remove the blocks. 
You can possibly make a difference if you contact your e-mail service provider 
(ISP) and tell them that your e-mail from Princeton is not arriving. 


Unfortunately ABA is also a victim of this block and their feed 
(birding.aba.org) isn't updating, so if your e-mail is among the blocked 
services, the only place you can read new list messages right now is at these 
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It should not require a password to read the archive (unless you need to see 
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The listowners are very sorry for the inconvenience, but there's nothing we can 
do. Please keep checking in at the archives, and please notify your e-mail 
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enjoy the birds this weekend, and have a good Labor Day. 

 

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Subject: White Ibis (3), Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:44:22 -0400
Three juv. White Ibis were seen yesterday evening at Bunker Pond at Cape May 
Point State Park. This morning at least one was continuing at the adjacent 
Meadows to the east. That bird was last seen flying over Sunset Blvd, heading 
west towards Pond Creek/Magnesite Plant. 


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Subject: White Ibis, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:16:28 -0400
Bert Filemyr reports a White Ibis from the platform at the TNC Meadows in Cape 
May Point. 


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Subject: White Ibis, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:32:44 -0400
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ernest Hahn 
> Date: July 28, 2015 at 5:57:09 PM EDT
> To: JERSEYBI AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] White Ibis / Black Swan
> Reply-To: Ernest Hahn 
> 
> Spotted an immature white ibis in with a flock of glossy ibis on the north 
side of the East Pool at Brigantine today. The bird has no white on the upper 
body but is white underneath and has a pale orange bill and light legs. 

> 
> On a strange note, has anyone else seen the Black Swan at Brigantine, also in 
the east pool in the vincinty of the mute swans?? 

> 
> Lastly neither a morning visit nor an afternoon visit produced a sighting of 
the Kite. 

> 
> Ernest Hahn
> 
> Ewing, NJ
> 
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Subject: White Ibis, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:08:34 -0400
Scott Whittle reported yesterday evening: 3 immature White Ibis from the
Osprey(boat) over Jarvis Sound flying northwest- probably landed in marsh.

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Subject: White Ibis, Salem County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:06:04 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeff Kiger 
Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] White Ibis - Salem County - flying
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


3 white ibis have been frequenting the old kilcohook (spelling?) area for
the past week with the glossy ibis.  Only problem i never get them over nj
territory as that area is technically DE.  Need them to do what they did
for you guys!

Jeff Kiger

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 23, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Sandra Keller 
wrote:
>
> Hello,
>    Marilyn and I went to Fort Mott this dusk to try and see the 2 White
Ibis that David
> Weber and friend had last night. Success! We saw one. It completely
surprised us
> by coming from a different direction than David's group last night. It
came right over
> the tree line in back of the dikes. We were at the beginning of the pier.
A Glossy was
> with it. They were low. We are wondering if they weren't in that wet area
behind the
> trees for a few minutes before flying on? Now that I have it for the
county - county
> bird! - I will be concentrating more on where they are during the day.
They are
> here somewhere. Jeff W. had that one near Stow Neck Rd. Jeff K. is
searching
> around Fort Mott and Supawna.
>
> Loads of other birds flying to roost also. It is a scene to see for 20 to
30 minutes.
>
> Good birding all.
>
> Sandra Keller
>
> Sent from my iPad mini
>
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Subject: Wilson's Plover, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:05:22 -0400
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From: Tom Reed 
Date: Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 12:19 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wilson's Plover, Stone Harbor
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Hi all,

An evening walk at Stone Harbor Point was highlighted by a Wilson's Plover
that flew past just before sunset, trailing a handful of Semipalmated
Plovers and Sanderling. This scattered group had been feeding along the
water's edge at the very north end of the Point (low tide was at 7:15pm),
and was apparently flushed by people walking on the beach. The Wilson's
continued south along the beachfront as far as I could see, and I'm unsure
if it eventually landed somewhere on the Point, elsewhere in Hereford
Inlet, or ?

Wilson's Plover has a nasty habit of being a one-day wonder, but here's
hoping this one has different plans!



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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Salem Co.
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:41:41 -0400
NJBIRDS,
 
Sandra Keller reports second-hand that two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have 
been coming to feed offered by a homeowner in Alloway, Salem Co., NJ. The 
homeowner reported to Sandra that the waterfowl come at dawn and dusk to corn 
spread in the driveway at 69 East Canal Street in Alloway. Birders are advised 
to park on Main Street and walk to the home. We don't usually alert a 
second-hand report, but this is publicized in the hope of gathering more 
details. There are only 11 previous records, all since 2000 and mostly during 
summer. 


Please be courteous. There is no public access except from the road. Do not go 
on any private property without permission. 


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Subject: White Ibis, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:06:08 -0400
Susan Hill photographed an imm. White Ibis in a rookery across from visitor 
center on the RT 52 bridge to Ocean City on 6/30. 


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Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:28:11 -0400
A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher was reported to eBird from the Meadows this
morning flycatching by the plover pond. This evening a group of us at
Pierce's Point on the bayshore had a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher flycatching
insects on the beach towards the north tip. We left the bird all the way at
the south end by the parking lot resting on the over wash there around
7:50PM.

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Subject: Wood Stork, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 10:54:37 -0400
Harvey Tomlinson reports: Wood Dtork high over Del Haven kettling with vultures 
heading NE. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: Painted Bunting continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 13:31:31 -0400
The presumably same male Painted Bunting seen during the World Series of
Birding off of Bayshore Road has now been seen consistently from Hidden
Valley WMA singing between the first two fields.

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 13:28:10 -0400
Tom Johnson reports: White-winged Dove from helicopter at West Wildwood;
flushed from bayshore marsh tree islands.

Good birding!

Sam


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Neotropic Cormorant continues, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:48:36 -0400
The Neotropic Cormorant continues this morning in it's usually haunts
around Demott's Pond and Clinton Mill Pond in Clinton. Thanks to Frank
Sencher Sr. for the report.

Good birding,

Sam

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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, 22 May 2015 14:55:55 -0400
Tom Reed reports: White-winged Dove flying northeast, just above tree tops
from Beanery/Bayshore Road.

Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 10:03:41 -0400
David LaPuma reports: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher flycatching on the north
side of of 586 New England Road on Cape Island; found by Deb Payson.

Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Trumpeter Swan, Burlington County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 10:10:36 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Bailey 
Date: Thu, May 7, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Trumpeter Swan at Palmyra Cove NP
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


There is a Trumpeter Swan at Palmyra Cove NP at the pond in the Big Pit. It
has been there since Tuesday May 5.
It is easily viewable from the path around the pit. Please don't walk down
to the pond edge to view or take photos.

thanks,

Tom

Tom Bailey
Tabernacle, NJ
ammodramus AT comcast.net

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: New Jersey Bird Records Committee Updates
From: Bill Boyle <njsawwhet AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 16:57:17 -0400
Jersey Birders,

 

I have posted a summary of the results of the Spring 2015 meeting of the New
Jersey Bird Records Committee on the committee's web site. This review
focused primarily on reports from the second half of 2014, although some
earlier reports were reviewed. Two new species were added to the NJ State
List at this meeting, bringing the total to 476. To see the document, go to
www.njbrc.net and scroll down to "Summary of Results, second half 2014."
Click on the link to read or download the pdf file. An Annual Report
covering the year 2014 will be published later this year.

 

I have also posted updated version of the New Jersey State List, the NJBRC
Review List, and the Accepted Records List, which lists all occurrences of
all reviewable species, as published in NJBRC Annual Reports and other
sources. Includes bibliographic references, where available. These can be
accessed at www.njbrc.net. Future updates will include references to some
older Annual Reports that are not yet available online. 

 

Bill Boyle, Secretary

New Jersey Bird Records Committee

 


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 08:41:00 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Reed 
Date: Fri, May 1, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


Hi all,

A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher flew past Coral Ave a few minutes ago and was
then found perched at Cape May Pt State Park, along the dune path and just
east of Bunker Pond.


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: Bar-tailed Godwit continues, Atlantic County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:30:13 -0400
The Bar-tailed Godwit was just reported once again at Forsythe NWR along
wildlife drive at marker 9.

Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Bar-tailed Godwit, Atlantic County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:52:09 -0400
Multiple observers reported a Bar-tailed Godwit from the east pool of Forsythe 
NWR along the wildlife drive. It spent the afternoon resting in the marsh with 
other shorebirds, and feeding closer later on not to far away from the drive 
affording excellent looks. Marker 9 is the best vantage point. 


Congrats to Mason Sieges for the find.

Good birding,

Sam

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 25, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:11:43 -0400
- RBA
* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1504.24
* April 24, 2015

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

American Wigeon
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Swallow
Black Skimmer
Blue Grosbeak
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Cliff Swallow
Common Loon
Common Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Tern
Lesser Scaup
Northern Gannet
Orchard Oriole
Piping Plover
Red-necked Grebe
Sandhill Crane
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
Upland Sandpiper
Yellow-rumped Warbler

---------

- Transcript

Hotline: Cape May Birding Highlights
To report: coturnicops at gmail dot com
Coverage:Cape May County, NJ   2015
Compiler:Tom Reed
URL: http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com

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

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

Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point); CMPSP
(Cape May Point State Park); South Cape May Meadows (SCMM)

WATERFOWL THROUGH CRANE

       Waterfowl numbers took another dip in recent days, though overall
diversity remained above-average for the end of April. An exceptionally
late TUNDRA SWAN continued to linger at CMPSP/SCMM through at least 24 Apr
(m. ob.). Other tardy waterbirds included an AMERICAN WIGEON at CMPSP
through the period (m. ob.), 4 LESSER SCAUP at CMP 23 Apr (m. ob.), and a
RED-NECKED GREBE at Nummy Island 18 Apr (AC). NORTHERN GANNETS were again
obvious from CMP and the Atlantic Coast through the week, though numbers
have decreased since about 20 Apr. DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS moved north in
strong numbers, highlighted by 8500+ from CMP 22 Apr (m. ob.). Migrating
COMMON LOONS were again noted every day, with an unprecedented high count
of 364 tallied from CMP 22 Apr (TR, GDa et al.). There were several CATTLE
EGRET reports, including 5 along Route 9 in Swainton 23 Apr (CM). Rare but
annual in spring, an adult WHITE-FACED IBIS put in at least two appearances
at Jake's Landing 19?20 Apr (TR, SR). Strong westerly winds likely played a
role in the appearance of 2 SANDHILL CRANES over CMP 24 Apr (TR, KL, m.
ob.). The birds were last seen departing the Rea Farm/Beanery toward the
north.

SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS

        The Hereford Inlet area continued to host at least 8+ PIPING
PLOVERS through the period (m. ob.). Following the previous week's UPLAND
SANDPIPER reports, two individuals were discovered at the southeast end of
Sumner Avenue, Woodbine 18 Apr (m. ob.). A single bird was noted at the
same location 21 Apr (fide Keekeekerr). There were multiple reports of
CASPIAN TERN, an uncommon spring migrant, including 2 at CMP 23 Apr (m.
ob.). A record early LEAST TERN appeared at CMP 18 Apr (TR et al.), and two
more arrived 22 Apr (m. ob.). More expected was the year's first COMMON
TERN at Sunset Beach 20 Apr (DLP, TR), along with the first BLACK SKIMMER
at CMP 21 Apr (VE). Strong northwest winds and unusually cold temperatures
delivered a major influx of swallows to Cape Island 24 Apr, including
estimates of 2000+ TREE SWALLOWS, 1200+ BARN SWALLOWS, and 100+ CLIFF
SWALLOWS at CMP (m. ob.). An overnight change in wind direction created a
fallout of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS during the morning of 19 Apr, including
750+ at CMP (VE, TR et al.). Though conditions were largely unfavorable for
migration through most of the period, a few more songbirds arrived, such as
BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary 20 Apr (GDw), ORCHARD
ORIOLE near Green Creek 21 Apr (SG, SW), and BLUE GROSBEAK at Hidden Valley
22 Apr (SR).

Contributors: Alan Crawford (AC), Glen Davis (GDa), Gail Dwyer (GDw), Vince
Elia (VE), Sam Galick (SG), David La Puma (DLP), Karl Lukens (KL),
Christina Marks (CM), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), Steven Rodan
(SR), 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.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 25 April 2015).

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr.(Accessed: 25 April2015).

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Admin: list updates
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:47:38 -0400
Hi,

Long-time members may recall that the archives of Jerseybirds, De-Birds and 
NJBIRDS were removed due to space constraints on the servers at Princeton. I'm 
pleased to let you know that the archives (back to 2000) of all three lists 
have been restored. Thanks to Mike Britt for persistence in reminding me that 
this needed to be done, and to my colleagues in IT for doing it. 

 
To use the Archives, here are the links. If you have created a login/password 
for the list and log in, you can see the email addresses of the person who 
posted, but anyone, logged in or not, can use the search function to find 
information on older sightings and contents of older discussions. 


https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=de-birds


Any questions or comments please get in touch.
Laurie Larson (co-listowner)
jerseybi-request AT lists.princeton.edu (or njbirds-request, de-birds-request)
Princeton

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 17, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:54:18 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1504.17
* April 17, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Barn Swallow
Blue-headed Vireo
Common Loon
Common Yellowthroat
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Glossy Ibis
House Wren
Northern Gannet
Orange-crowned Warbler
Ovenbird
Parasitic Jaeger
Piping Plover
Prothonotary Warbler
Purple Martin
Royal Tern
Tree Swallow
Tundra Swan
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
White-eyed Vireo
Willet
Yellow Warbler

---------

- Transcript

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

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

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

Location Abbreviations/Explanations: BSF (Belleplain State Forest), CMP
(town of Cape May Point); CMPSP (Cape May Point State Park); Rea Farm ("The
Beanery," West Cape May); WMA (Wildlife Management Area).

WATERFOWL THROUGH KITE

       Waterfowl generally became less conspicuous through the week, though
some duck species remain in above-average numbers for mid-April. Notably
tardy, a TUNDRA SWAN continued to linger at CMPSP/SCMM through at least 16
Apr (m. ob.). EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL is a rare spring migrant, with
relatively few records at Cape Island-- one was discovered at SCMM 17 Apr
(TR, m. ob.). Large numbers of NORTHERN GANNETS were visible from CMP and
the Atlantic Coast almost every day, including a max of 7400+ tabulated
from CMP 11 Apr (m. ob.). Migrating COMMON LOONS were noted every day of
the period, with a notable high of 131 tallied at CMP 16 Apr (TR et al.).
This total apparently represents a new daily spring max for Cape May
County. Wading birds became much more obvious, with northbound egrets and
herons noted at CMP every day (m. ob.). Approximately 130 GLOSSY IBIS were
viewed at Jake's Landing 17 Apr (CS). Now an expected spring overshoot, the
year's first SWALLOW-TAILED KITE put in a brief appearance over CMPSP
during westerly winds 11 Apr (YR, BQ et al.).

SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS

        Hereford Inlet continued to host at least 12 PIPING PLOVERS through
the period (m. ob.). UPLAND SANDPIPER is a scarce spring migrant locally,
though mid-April is an excellent time to detect migrants-- singles flew
over SCMM (TR) and Villas (SR) 17 Apr. Other arriving shorebirds included
'EASTERN' WILLET at CMP 11 Apr (TR et al.) and WHIMBREL at the Wetlands
Institute/Stone Harbor Blvd 15 Apr (MP). ROYAL TERNS appear in low and
variable numbers most springs; the first two were noted at Nummy Island 15
Apr (WC, m. ob.). Right on schedule, the year's first PARASITIC JAEGERS
appeared in "the rips" offshore CMP 17 Apr (TR). There was a marked
increase in swallow numbers throughout the peninsula, with PURPLE MARTINS
returning to many colonies and good movements of BARN SWALLOWS and TREE
SWALLOWS noted at CMP on multiple days (m. ob.). Songbird migration
continued to crawl along, with expected species such as HOUSE WREN and
WHITE-EYED VIREO gradually arriving through the week (m. ob.), while
another BLUE-HEADED VIREO was noted at Higbee Beach WMA 12 Apr (BR).
Observers detected 12 species of warblers through the period, with new
arrivals including COMMON YELLOWTHROAT at Cape Island 11 Apr (TB, DF),
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the Rea Farm/Beanery 15 Apr (VE), OVENBIRD at Green
Creek 15 Apr (SG), and YELLOW WARBLER at SCMM 17 Apr (MP). Rare in spring,
an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER made for a pleasant surprise in the dunes at CMP
16 Apr (DF).

*Contributors:*
Tom Baxter (TB), Warren Cairo (WC), Vince Elia (VE), Don Freiday (DF), Sam
Galick (SG), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Brian Quindlen (BQ), Tom Reed (TR),
Bill Roache (BR), Steven Rodan (SR), Yusuf Romaine-Elkhadri (YR).

References:

eBird. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 18 April 2015).

Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr. (Accessed: 18 April 2015).

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 16, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:49:59 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1504.16
* April 16, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Neoptropic Cormorant
+ Painted Bunting
+ Swallow-tailed Kite
+ Thayer's Gull
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American Kestrel
American Tree Sparrow
Black-headed Gull
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Broad-winged Hawk
Caspian Tern
Cliff Swallow
Greater White-fronted Goose
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Gull
Louisiana Waterthrush
Merlin
Nashville Warbler
Northern Goshawk
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Osprey
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Purple Finch
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Vesper Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-throated Warbler


- Transcript

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday April 
16, 2015 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, PAINTED BUNTING, SWALLOW-TAILED 
KITE, LITTLE GULL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


The NEOTROPIC CORMORANT continues this week at DeMott’s Pond in Clinton 
through Apr 12. At nearby Spruce Run Reservoir, up to 3 LITTLE GULLS were seen 
Apr 8-12, along with 3 ICELAND GULLS and 141 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 


The male PAINTED BUNTING continues in Andover, Sussex County through Apr 14. 
The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to see the bird do so from the 
Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the back edge of their yard. From 
“downtown” Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith Street at the light in the 
center of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on the left. Cross Smith St 
and walk 3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch Trail. You will come to a 
green house on the right side of the trail with 2 large white pines in the 
yard. The house is directly across Route 206 from Jensen's Service Center. 


Also in Sussex County were 28 PURPLE FINCHES at a Fredon Feeder Apr 13.

Reports from Garret Mountain Reservation in Passaic County this week included 2 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 16 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, PRAIRIE WARBLER, LOUISIANA 
WATERTHRUSH, VESPER SPARROW, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 


Two VESPER SPARROWS were seen at DeKorte Environment Center in Lyndhurst Apr 9.

Hudson County sightings were of 5 RED-NECKED GREBES at Ocean Terminal and at 
Liberty State Park the wintering NORTHERN GOSHAWK was most recently seen Apr 
11; a VESPER SPARROW was seen there Apr 8. 


Morris County reports included 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and a CASPIAN TERN at Lake 
Musconetcong, RED-NECKED GREBES at Lake Hopatcong, a VESPER SPARROW at Troy 
Meadows, and 18 PURPLE FINCHES at a Roxbury Twp. feeder this week. 


An AMERICAN BITTERN was detected at Great Swamp NWR Apr 12. Also in Somerset 
County were 30 PURPLE FINCHES at a Warren Twp. Feeder Apr 14. 


A possible immature THAYER’S GULL was photographed at South Amboy Waterfront 
Park/Morgan Ave Mudflats Apr 11. Also there this week were BLACK-HEADED GULL 
and 1-2 LITTLE GULLS Apr 9-10. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week were of an excellent raptor flight Apr 11 
including 12 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 20+ OSPREYS, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, 250+ 
AMERICAN KESTRELS, and 55 MERLINS; also there that day were 20 NORTHERN 
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS and 2 CLIFF SWALLOWS. Five AMERICAN BITTERNS were noted 
at north pond Apr 12. Songbirds noted Apr 14 included 45 BLUE-GRAY 
GNATCATCHERS, an early NASHVILLE WARBLER, 30 PALM WARBLERS, a late AMERICAN 
TREE SPARROW and 44 PURPLE FINCHES. 


Other Monmouth County reports were of a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE on the 
lawns of IFF along Rte 36 in Union Beach Apr 13-16 and 2 YELLOW-THROATED 
WARBLERS at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center Apr 10. 


An adult LITTLE GULL was found among a flock of 100 BONAPARTE’S GULLS on the 
Delaware River at Arm & Hammer Waterfront Park in Mercer County Apr 12. An 
adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen in Trenton on the Delaware River Apr 10. An 
AMERICAN BITTERN was found at Rogers Refuge in Princeton Apr 15. 


Burlington County sightings this week included a SANDHILL CRANE at Crystal Lake 
Park Apr 8. At Franklin Parker Preserve near Chatsworth AMERICAN BITTERN, an 
impressive 180 PINE WARBLERS, and 2 late AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were noted Apr 
9. 


Gloucester County reports this week were of 5 REDHEADS and YELLOW-THROATED 
WARBLER at Malaga Lake. 


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: Chestnut-collared Longspur, Monmouth County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:16:25 -0400
Scott Barnes reports:

Chestnut-collared Longspur at Sandy Hook. Flyover, calling, landed briefly
in dunes south of North beach pavilion. Got up, flew north towards false
hook.

There are two previous accepted records of Chestnut-collared Longspur in
NJ, one from Sandy Hook in Jun 1980 and Cape May Jan-Feb 1984.

Good birding!

Sam

-- 
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Cape May, NJ
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 11, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:03:08 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1504.11
* April 11, 2015

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

American Redstart
Black Scoter
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-headed Gull
Blue-headed Vireo
Cattle Egret
Chimney Swift
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Kingbird
Little Blue Heron
Little Gull
Northern Gannet
Northern Goshawk
Northern Parula
Osprey
Pine Warbler
Red-throated Loon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Sandhill Crane
Snow Goose
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Tundra Swan
---------

- Transcript

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

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



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


*Location Abbreviations/Explanations: *BSF (Belleplain State Forest), CMP
(town of Cape May Point); CMPSP (Cape May Point State Park); Rea Farm ("The
Beanery," West Cape May); WMA (Wildlife Management Area).

WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS
       SNOW GEESE have essentially cleared out of the peninsula; the
period's only report was of a single at the Rea Farm 4 Apr (*fide *eBird). Two
TUNDRA SWANS remained at CMPSP until at least 7 Apr, a relatively late
date (m. ob.). Daily migration monitoring at CMP continued to
produce increasing numbers of SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, RED-THROATED LOON,
NORTHERN GANNET, and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (m. ob.). Recent high counts
included 482 Double-crested Cormorants 5 Apr, 289 Red-throated Loons 6 Apr,
and 1,309 Northern Gannets 7 Apr (TR et al.). The first Green Herons
arrived this week, with sightings at Cox Hall Creek WMA 5 Apr (DF) and CMP
9 Apr (CB, MP, TR). The first CATTLE EGRET was detected at West Cape May 10
Apr (DC, MP, m. ob.). Both TRICOLORED HERONS and LITTLE BLUE HERONS were
reported in the vicinity of the Wetlands Institute/Stone Harbor Boulevard
through the period (m. ob.). Northbound OSPREY were again noted most days
(m. ob.), and the immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK put in another split-second
appearance at West Cape May 8 Apr (LZ).



*CRANE THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

        Rare at any season, a SANDHILL CRANE surprised birders at Cape
Island 4–5 Apr (m. ob.). The species has now occurred during April in five
of six years, starting with 2010 (*fide *eBird). It has been a poor spring
to find LITTLE GULL locally; an immature flew north past CMP 5 Apr (DLP,
TR). BLACK-HEADED GULL apparently went unseen this week. There were also no
reports of CMP's EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE. Songbird migration suffered from a
lack of favorable conditions, though some minor movements took place (e.g.
20+ PINE WARBLERS at CMP, 4 Apr). The week's list of arrivals included
CHIMNEY SWIFT at the Rea Farm 7 Apr (BB),RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD at Cape
May Court House 6 Apr (DA, JA), EASTERN KINGBIRD at CMP 10 Apr (MC,
TR), BLUE-HEADED VIREO at BSF 10 Apr (TR), BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at BSF 7
Apr (KH), and NORTHERN PARULA at CMP 6 Apr (MP). Notably early was
an AMERICAN REDSTART singing at the South Cape May Meadows 10 Apr (SW).


*Contributors:*
Dolores Amesbury (DA), Jesse Amesbury (JA), Barb Bassett (BB), Catherine
Busch (CB), Dan Ceravolo (DC), Mike Crewe (MC), Don Freiday (DF), Kathy
Horn (KH), David La Puma (DLP), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), Scott
Whittle (SW), Louise Zemaitis (LZ).

*References:*

*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 10 April 2015).

*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 10 April 2015).



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, April 8, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2015 21:56:18 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1504.08
* April 8, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ Painted Bunting
+ Thayer's Gull
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
Black-headed Gull
Common Redpoll
Eastern Phoebe
Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Fox Sparrow
Glaucous Gull
Glossy Ibis
Greater White-fronted Goose
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Gull
Northern Goshawk
Palm Warbler
Pine Siskin
Pine Warbler
Purple Finch
Red-necked Grebe
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Rusty Blackbird
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Owl
Song Sparrow
Trumpeter Swan
Vesper Sparrow

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday April 
8, 2015 with reports of TRUMPETER SWAN, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, THAYERS GULL, 
PAINTED BUNTING, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


The most recent report of the trio of TRUMPETER SWANS at Assunpink WMA was Apr 
1. 


A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was found at Clinton Mill Pond and at DeMott Pond in 
Clinton, Hunterdon County Mar 30-Apr 5, where one was present last spring/early 
summer. 


A probable adult THAYERS GULL was documented at Spruce Run Reservoir Mar 31. 
Also there were ICELAND GULL and 100+ LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. 


The PAINTED BUNTING continues in Andover, Sussex County through Apr 6. Also in 
Sussex County were 5 GLOSSY IBIS at Wallkill River NWRs Liberty Loop 
impoundments Apr 2. 


An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen at Liberty State Park Apr 5 and the wintering 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK was noted through Apr 4. Also in Hudson County was a SNOWY OWL 
at Ocean Terminal Apr 2. 


Morris County reports this week included RED-NECKED GREBE, ICELAND GULL, and 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on Lake Parsippany, and PURPLE FINCH, 3 COMMON 
REDPOLLS, and 7 PINE SISKINS at the Tourne in Boonton Mar 30. 


A light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK passed the Montclair Hawk Watch Apr 6.

An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was observed in the Delaware River at Riverfront 
Landing across from Lamberton Rd opposite the Trenton Sewage Authority Mar 26. 
Also in Mercer County was GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Mercer Corporate Park 
in Robbinsville, last seen Apr 6. 


Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy hosted a continuing adult 
BLACK-HEADED GULL this week and 2 LITTLE GULLS were noted Apr 6, increasing to 
5 birds there Apr 7; also there were ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, and LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL. At the far side of Middlesex County was a GREATER 
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at NJ Audubons Plainsboro Preserve Mar 28. 


Sandy Hook had a good early-season flight Mar 27 with 48 EASTERN PHOEBES, 2 
PALM WARBLERS, 13 PINE WARBLERS, 60 FOX SPARROWS, 550 SONG SPARROWS, and 4 
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS. Thirty RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were noted Mar 30. Three VESPER 
SPARROWS were found near the lighthouse Apr 3 and one Vesper was noted by 
Guardian Park Apr 6. 


A first-cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was found at Manasquan Inlet Mar 30. A drake 
EURASIAN WIGEON was still at Shark River Estuary Apr 4. 


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR Apr 5 and a 
EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was there Apr 6. 


Two SANDHILL CRANES were noted at Pedricktown Marsh 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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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, April 3, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2015 07:25:02 +0200
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1504.03
* April 3, 2015

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

American Golden-Plover
American Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
Barn Swallow
Black Scoter
Black-headed Gull
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Double-crested Cormorant
Eastern Phoebe
Great Egret
Killdeer
Little Blue Heron
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Gannet
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Osprey
Palm Warbler
Piping Plover
Red-breasted Merganser
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Loon
Snowy Egret
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Tundra Swan
Wild Turkey
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


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

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


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


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

*WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS*


        Daily monitoring at CMP this week produced steadily increasing
numbers of SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, RED-THROATED
LOON, and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (m. ob.). Notably late lingerers
included 2 TUNDRA SWANS at CMPSP through the period (m. ob.) and 6 REDHEADS
at 81st St., Stone Harbor through at least 1 Apr (SG et al.). RED-NECKED
GREBES remained in the news, headlined by 5 seen from CMP 2 Apr (MP, TR et
al.). An obvious arrival of NORTHERN GANNETS overtook CMP 30 Mar, with 459
tallied in two hours; 542 were recorded there 3 Apr (m. ob.). The year's
first YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was noticed at 44th St, Avalon 1 Apr (SG).
A LITTLE BLUE HERON put in an appearance at Beaver Swamp WMA--a reliable
site to find the species--1 Apr (CK), and a TRICOLORED HERON moved north
past CMP 3 Apr (TR). GREAT EGRETS and SNOWY EGRETS were finally reported on
a daily basis; the Rea Farm/Beanery was home to 22 Great Egrets on 29 Mar
(TR). WILD TURKEY reports were filed from all corners of the county,
including at least 1 still present at CMP through 2 Apr (m. ob.). OSPREY
continued to arrive, with another noticeable influx 31 Mar–2 Apr (m. ob.).
Many nesting platforms are now occupied along Atlantic coast salt marshes.
Northwest winds helped produce a small movement of RED-TAILED HAWKS and
BALD EAGLES at CMP 1 Apr (m. ob.).



*SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS*


         AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and PIPING PLOVERS continued to return to
traditional breeding locations along the Atlantic coast (m. ob.). Rare as a
spring migrant, an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER flew north past CMP during strong
west winds 28 Mar (TR). Migrant KILLDEER were again noted on a daily basis,
with small flocks regularly passing north over Cape Island (m. ob.). The
period's only BLACK-HEADED GULL report consisted of a single near the Ferry
Terminal 3 Apr (BL). CMP's elusive EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was last reported
along Harvard Ave 28 Mar (*fide* KL). EASTERN PHOEBES were conspicuous
throughout the county during much of the week, with at least 80 reported
from various locations 29 Mar (m. ob.). Swallows became more obvious during
the second half of the period, with arrivals including BARN SWALLOW at the
South Cape May Meadows (LS) and Goshen (WK) 31 Mar, followed by NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW at CMPSP 2 Apr (SH). Songbird arrivals included
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH at Higbee Beach WMA 29 Mar (SR), PALM WARBLER at
Dennis Creek WMA 31 Mar (TG), and BLUE-GRAY G at Corson's Inlet State Park
3 Apr (BS).


*Contributors:*
Sam Galick (SG), Tom Gleason (TG), Scott Hinkle (SH), Will Kerling (WK),
Chip Krilowicz (CK), Becky Laboy (BL), Karl Lukens (KL), Mike Pasquarello
(MP), Tom Reed (TR), Steven Rodan (SR), Lauren Shaffer (LS), Brandon
Swayser (BS).

 *References:*

*eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance
[web application].eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
Available: http://www.ebird.org. (Accessed: 3 April 2015).

*Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Available:
*http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*
*. *(Accessed: 3 April 2015).



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Prairie Falcon, Hudson County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 08:38:30 -0400
Apologies for the delayed message. A birder named Liberty (I'll display her
full name when I get that information) was birding Mill Creek Marsh on 3/29
when she came across a falcon. Her photos show a very pale bird with black
auxiliaries- Prairie Falcon!

It has not been seen since, but with her permission I'm sharing her photos
here:

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Thayer's Gull, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 13:32:28 -0400
On 3/30 Frank Sencher found an adult Thayer's Gull at the boat launch of
Spruce Run Reservoir.

Photos can be found here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22600975

It's been seen everyday since including today (4/2). I'll be including it
on a rarity map that will be sent out.

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, NJ, March 6, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:19:34 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1503.06
* March 6, 2015

- Birds Mentioned

American Bittern
American Kestrel
Black-headed Gull
Brown Thrasher
Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Golden Eagle
Harlequin Duck
Horned Lark
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Northern Pintail
Red Knot
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Rough-legged Hawk
Snow Bunting
Tundra Swan
Vesper Sparrow
Willet
Wood Duck

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

Week in review: 28 February  6 March, 2015

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


Location Abbreviations/Explanations: CMP (town of Cape May Point); Cold Spring 
Inlet (entrance to Cape May Harbor, located at south end of the Wildwoods and 
accessed from Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge); WMA 
(Wildlife Management Area). 


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

WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

 Significant ice cover remained on most fresh and brackish water bodies, though 
the ice on Delaware Bay cleared out between 28 Feb2 Mar. As many as 11 TUNDRA 
SWANS took up residence at CMP in recent days (m. ob.), a decent tally for Cape 
Island. Daily migration monitoring began at CMP 1 Mar. Notable totals from 
recent mornings included 57 LESSER SCAUP 1 Mar (GD, TR); 28 NORTHERN PINTAILS 
and 226 LONG-TAILED DUCKS 4 Mar (GD, TR). WOOD DUCKS are expected migrants 
during early-Mar, though 18 that flew north past Stone Harbor made for an 
excellent total 5 Mar (TB). Other noteworthy waterfowl included typically 
scarce species such as CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, and COMMON 
MERGANSER at several locations through the county (m. ob.). There were no 
reports of HARLEQUIN DUCKS at Cold Spring Inlet this week. A noticeable influx 
of RED-NECKED GREBES took place along the immediate coast 13 Mar, punctuated 
by 14+ at CMP (GD, DLP, RC et al.) and 7 near Hereford Inlet (TB! 

 ) 2 Mar. An AMERICAN BITTERN at Pond Creek Marsh was most recently encountered 
28 Feb (MP et al.). A GOLDEN EAGLE, likely an active migrant, continued north 
from Reed's Beach 28 Feb (TR). ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK continued to be seen in 
above-average numbers locally. Jake's Landing hosted at least 3 through much of 
the period (MB et al.), while another appeared near Tuckahoe 1 Mar (JC). Just 
beyond our reporting area, as many as 5 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were viewed at the 
Corbin City portion of Tuckahoe WMA this week (DW). 


SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS

 A 'Western' WILLET was reported at the Cape May Ferry Terminal 6 Mar (DF, KH), 
and a handful of RED KNOTS remained at Two Mile Beach (m. ob.). Otherwise, 
shorebird reports were again sparse. At least 3 BLACK-HEADED GULLS were noted 
along the lower Delaware Bay shoreline, with recent reports from CMP, Villas, 
and the Ferry Terminal (m. ob.). A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL flew past CMP 4 Mar 
(GD, TR); this species should become more regular during the next few weeks. 
Single AMERICAN KESTRELS were noticed at Cold Spring 2 Mar (KL) and near 
Marmora 3 Mar (DF). A snowstorm on 5 Mar produced numerous sightings of "open 
country" birds the following day. Among these were 25 HORNED LARKS (MO) and a 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (fide Keekeekerr) at CMP, 22 HORNED LARKS at Reed's Beach 
(TR), and 11 SNOW BUNTINGS at North Wildwood (TB). Given how harsh the past 
month's weather has been, the 11 BROWN THRASHERS at Higbee Beach WMA 1 Mar are 
worth mentioning (DW). A VESPER SPARROW put in a brief a! 

 ppearance at Two Mile Beach 28 Feb (TR). The species tends to avoid Cape May 
during winter, most often appearing during times of snow cover and/or extreme 
cold. 

 
Contributors:

Tom Baxter (TB), Mike Bisignano (MB), Janet Crawford (JC), Richard Crossley 
(RC), Glen Davis (GD), Don Freiday (DF), Kathy Horn (KH), David La Puma (DLP), 
Karl Lukens (KL), Michael O'Brien (MO), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), 
Dustin Welch (DW). 

 
References:

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


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


Intellicast. 2015. WINDcast. Available: 
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/WINDcast.aspx (Accessed: 6 March 
2015). 

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

 
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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, March 4, 2105
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:42:07 -0500
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1503.04
* March 4, 2015

- Birds Mentioned
+ Barrow's Goldeneye
+ Bohemian Waxwing
+ Gyrfalcon
+ Painted Bunting
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

Black-headed Gull
Common Eider
Common Redpoll
Eurasian Wigeon
Glaucous Gull
Greater White-fronted Goose
Harlequin Duck
Iceland Gull
King Eider
Lapland Longspur
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Duck
Redhead
Red-necked Grebe
Ross's Goose
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Surf Scoter
Vesper Sparrow
White-winged Scoter

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday March 
4, 2015 with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, GYRFALCON, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, 
PAINTED BUNTING, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


*Note* the next VONJA will be on March 13.

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 hen BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen again Mar 3 in the Delaware River in Warren 
County, viewed from the Columbia-Portland Footbridge. Also there were 2 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. Additional Warren County reports were of 30 COMMON 
REDPOLLS along Old Mine Rd Feb 28 and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR at Shades of Death 
Road in Allamuchy Feb 27. 


An immature GYRFALCON was observed at Sandy Hook Feb 28 near Spermaceti Cove. 
The Bohemian Waxwing continues at Sandy Hook through Feb 28—the bird was seen 
early in the morning at the scout camp and near the entrance to Gunnison Beach 
that afternoon. Other birds found at the hook this week included an immature 
male HARLEQUIN DUCK in the massive scoter/scaup/Long-tailed Duck flock off the 
false hook, 7 RED-NECKED GREBES, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS (one 
first-cycle, one adult), the continuing VESPER SPARROW at the north end of 
B-lot, and COMMON REDPOLL. 


One BOHEMIAN WAXWING was still being seen at Island Beach State Park near lot 
A-3 Feb 27. 


The male PAINTED BUNTING continues to visit a feeder in Andover Borough, Sussex 
County through Mar 1. The homeowners have asked that anyone who wants to see 
the bird do so from the Sussex Branch Trail, which runs right along the back 
edge of their yard. From "downtown" Andover on Route 206 turn on Smith Street 
at the light in the center of town. There is parking at Borough Hall on the 
left. Cross Smith St and walk 3/10 of a mile north on the Sussex Branch Trail. 
You will come to a green house on the right side of the trail with 2 large 
white pines in the yard. The house is directly across Route 206 from Jensen's 
Service Center. The bird comes to a feeder hanging on the side porch and rarely 
feeds on the ground. It comes and goes with a flock of juncos and white-throats 
and is very skittish. 


Hudson County sightings this week were of ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, GLAUCOUS GULL, 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and SHORT-EARED OWL at Ocean Terminal; a RED-NECKED 
GREBE at Steven Gregg Park in Bayonne, and 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at Laurel Hill 
Park in Secaucus. 


A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at Hatfield Swamp this week.

Four ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were found at Negri-Nepote Grasslands Mar 3. Also in 
Somerset County were 2 REDHEADS at Duke Island Park and 3 SANDHILL CRANES along 
Weston Canal Rd in Franklin Twp Feb 28. 


Arthur Kill Park in Elizabeth hosted 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 
and RED-NECKED GREBE. 


The continuing drake EURASIAN WIGEON and four RED-NECKED GREBES were seen off 
Front Street in Perth Amboy Mar 1. Across the bay at South Amboy, 11 RED-NECKED 
GREBES, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL, ICELAND GULL, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 
were found Mar 3. 


North Shore sightings this week included a drake EURASIAN WIGEON and 7 REDHEADS 
at Shark River Estuary, an adult GLAUCOUS GULL off Roosevelt Ave in Deal Mar 1, 
and up to 5 RED-NECKED GREBES at Manasquan Inlet. Also in Monmouth County was a 
ROSS'S GOOSE at Reed Sod Farm on Herbert Road near Assunpink WMA Mar 2. 


Barnegat Lighthouse State Park had 300 COMMON EIDERS, 2 KING EIDERS (one hen, 
one immature male), and an adult ICELAND GULL Mar 1. Two SHORT-EARED OWLS were 
found at the end of Stafford Ave in Manahawkin WMA. 


A SNOWY OWL was seen this week at Forsythe NWR (Brigantine). At nearby Motts 
Creek, 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were noted Mar 1. 


The Scenic Overlook on Rte 295 in Mercer County had 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 
SURF SCOTER, and REDHEAD Feb 28. 


Burlington County reports included a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE along 
Chairville Rd west of Rte 206, a RED-NECKED GREBE at Fieldsboro, and 3 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at the Mercer Sod Farm. 


Featherbed Lane near Sharptown, Salem County had a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a 
LAPLAND LONGSPUR this week. 


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


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


Good birding,

Sam

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Sam Galick
Cape May, NJ
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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, February 27, 2015
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:23:53 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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



*SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

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


*Contributors:*



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


*References:*



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

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


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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Feb. 26, 2015
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:14:19 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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