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26 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov 26, 2014 [L Larson ]
23 Nov Eared Grebe, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
22 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104 [L Larson ]
21 Nov Western Tanager, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
16 Nov Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose NOT, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
15 Nov Pink-footed Goose, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
13 Nov RBA: New Jersey, November 13, 2014 [L Larson ]
6 Nov RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
30 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2014 [L Larson ]
30 Oct White-winged Dove continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
29 Oct Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
23 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Oct White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
19 Oct Asg-throated Flycatcher, Monmouth County [Sam Galick ]
17 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct 17, 2014 [L Larson ]
14 Oct Fwd: VERMILLION Flycatcher [L Larson ]
10 Oct Listserv outage for software update [Laurie Larson ]
10 Oct Loggerhead Shrike, Atlantic County [Scott Barnes ]
10 Oct Rufous Hummingbird, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
9 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Oct RBA: New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2014 [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: Cape May, NJ, Sept. 29, 2014 (correction) [L Larson ]
29 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2014 [L Larson ]
27 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
25 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept 25, 2014 [L Larson ]
21 Sep RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 21 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
21 Sep Whiskered Tern NOT SEEN -- 21 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 20 Sep [Tom Reed ]
20 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 19 Sep [Tom Reed ]
19 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern recap -- 18 Sep [Tom Reed ]
18 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 18, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern update -- 17 Sep [Tom Reed ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
17 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
16 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
15 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
14 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
13 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Sep Whiskered Tern continues, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
12 Sep Whiskered Tern, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
11 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2014 [L Larson ]
8 Sep White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
6 Sep RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, September 6, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
4 Sep RBA: New Jersey, Sept 4 2014 [L Larson ]
2 Sep White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
1 Sep Long-tailed Jaeger, Cape May Co. [Tom Reed ]
29 Aug RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 29, 2014 [L Larson ]
23 Aug RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 23, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
21 Aug RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014 [L Larson ]
17 Aug RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 16, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
15 Aug Admin: Listserv system unavailable tomorrow 8 AM - 2 PM [L Larson ]
12 Aug White Ibis, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
11 Aug White-winged Dove, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
10 Aug RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 09, 2014 [Jean Bickal ]
7 Aug RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 7 2014 [L Larson ]
7 Aug Wood Stork, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
4 Aug White Ibis continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
3 Aug White Ibis, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]
31 Jul RBA: New Jersey, July 31, 2014 [L Larson ]
26 Jul RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 26, 2014 [L Larson ]
24 Jul RBA: New Jersey, July 24, 2014 [L Larson ]
20 Jul A note about viewing the European Golden-Plover [Samuel Galick ]
20 Jul European Golden-Plover continues, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
19 Jul Note about birding Pittstown Road, Hunterdon County [Sam Galick ]
19 Jul European Golden-Plover update, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jul European Golden-Plover, Hunterdon County [Samuel Galick ]
19 Jul RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 19, 2014 [L Larson ]
18 Jul Swainson's Warbler, Burlington County [Samuel Galick ]
17 Jul RBA: New Jersey, July 17, 2014 [L Larson ]
15 Jul White-faced Ibis continues, Cape May County [Samuel Galick ]
15 Jul White-faced Ibis, Cape May County [Sam Galick ]

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

 
- End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Eared Grebe, Monmouth County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:32:33 -0500
Scott Barnes reports: Eared Grebe at Sandy Hook now, in Horseshoe Cove on the 
far side of the Horned Grebe flock. Scope necessary. 


Good birding,

Sam

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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 21, 2104
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:54 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


- End Transcript 
 

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Western Tanager, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:41:22 -0500
A female type Western Tanager was around the Beanery parking lot eating
porcelain berries loosely associating with five Baltimore Orioles.

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:41:09 -0500
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Larry scacchetti 
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Calliope Hummingbird, Hunterdon County
To: JERSEYBI AT lists.princeton.edu


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

Photos of the bird can be seen here :

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

Good birding,

Larry Scacchetti
Westwood, NJ

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



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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pink-footed Goose NOT, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:30:49 -0500
The reported Pink-footed Goose has been seen by other observers and 
reidentified as a Greater White-fronted Goose. Apologies for the initial 
message. 


Sam

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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Pink-footed Goose, Hunterdon County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:20:03 -0500
Joey Dolan reports a Pink-footed Goose on Chusetunk Lake in Whitehouse Station.

Good birding,

Sam

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

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, November 13, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:33:48 -0500
- RBA

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

- Birds Mentioned

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


- End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 16:15:47 -0500
- RBA

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


A VESPER SPARROW was noted at Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


- End Transcript

List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=NJBIRDS
How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:23:40 -0500
Glen Davis reports:

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Good birding.

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

njbirds-request AT lists.princeton.edu. 

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

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


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


Good Birding,

Scott Barnes

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


Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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


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

- RBA

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

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

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

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

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


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



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

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


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

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


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

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



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



References:

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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



WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

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


RAILS THROUGH TERNS

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


COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS

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



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



References:

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


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


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


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


Good birding!!

Sam

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 *WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS*

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



*GALLINULE THROUGH SPARROWS*

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


Contributors:

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

References:

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

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


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


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

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


good birding,
tr


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


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

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

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

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

Best of luck to those searching tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


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

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


good birding,
tr


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


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

A few items--

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

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

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


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tr


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

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



good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to everyone who provided information today.


good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


Two PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were found at Glenhurst Meadows Sep 14.

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


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


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


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

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


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

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



good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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

More news, good or bad, tomorrow.


good birding,
tr


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


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Begin forwarded message:

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

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

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

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


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

Good birding,

Sam

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

Good birding,

Sam

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


Good birding!

Sam

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


Good birding,

Sam

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


More info will be posted when available.

Good birding!!

Sam

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

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

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

- Transcript

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

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


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


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


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


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


Whitesbog had 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS Sep 10.

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

*Contributors:*

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

----

References:

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

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





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

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

- Birds Mentioned

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Long-tailed Jaeger, Cape May Co.
From: Tom Reed <coturnicops AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:25:02 -0400
Hi all -

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



good birding,
tr


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

WATERFOWL THROUGH RAPTORS

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

SHOREBIRDS THROUGH SKIMMER

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

COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH BOBOLINK

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


Contributors:

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

----

References:


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

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

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 21, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:52:30 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1408.21
* August 21, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
American Avocet
American White Pelican
Baird's Sandpiper
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Caspian Tern
Chimney Swift
Common Gallinule
Glossy Ibis
Golden-winged Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Hooded Warbler
King Rail
Lawrence's Warbler
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Blue Heron
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Phalarope
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sandhill Crane
Stilt Sandpiper
Tricolored Heron
Virginia Rail
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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


This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday August 
20, 2014 with reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, KING RAIL, AMERICAN AVOCET, 
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


The KING RAIL continues in the marsh adjacent to the Bayonne Golf Club through 
Aug 18. Also there is a summering RED-NECKED GREBE. 


Liberty State Park had a BLACK TERN Aug 13 and a MOURNING WARBLER Aug 18.

The NJ Meadowlands continues to host an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN and the AMERICAN 
AVOCET was there through Aug 16. 


Sussex County reports included a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE at Hyper Humus 
(Paulinskill WMA) Aug 15, and at Wallkill River NWR's Liberty Loop impoundments 
a WESTERN WILLET and 3 GLOSSY IBIS were found Aug 13-16. 


An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was noted at Hilltop Reservation in Essex County Aug 
17. 


A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was found at Spruce Run Reservoir Aug 18 and a 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was at adjacent Clinton WMA Aug 16. Also in Hunterdon 
County was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER in Holland Twp Aug 14. 


Sightings from Glenhurst Meadows this week were of 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, 13 
species of warbler Aug 16 including a female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, MOURNING 
WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, and PRAIRIE WARBLER. On Aug 17 a LAWRENCE'S 
WARBLER was found. 


Over 1,000 CHIMNEY SWIFTS were tallied coming to roost in Raritan Twp Aug 15, 
viewed from Orlando Dr. 


Sandy Hook sightings this week included VIRGINIA RAIL, 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLS, CASPIAN TERN, BLACK TERN, and 16 species of warbler including a 
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER Aug 19, two LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 2 WORM-EATING 
WARBLERS, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS, HOODED WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. 


A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and WORM-EATING WARBLER were noted at Assunpink WMA Aug 
18. 


Palmyra Cove Nature Park birds noted this week were LITTLE BLUE HERON, 
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS, WILSON'S WARBLER, and GRASSHOPPER 
SPARROW. 


Salem County sightings this week included the resident flock of SANDHILL CRANES 
at Mannington Marsh, along with 3 COMMON GALLINULES; at Parvin State Park 
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were found Aug 14. 


Reports from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 2 YELLOW-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERONS, 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, 10 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER, 42 STILT SANDPIPERS Aug 13, and 3 SALTMARSH SPARROWS. 


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, August 16, 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:02:54 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1408.16
* August 16, 2014

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

Alder Flycatcher
American Avocet
American Golden-Plover
American Redstart
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black Scoter
Black Tern
Blackburnian Warbler
Bobolink
Broad-winged Hawk
Cerulean Warbler
Eastern Kingbird
Golden-winged Warbler
Green-winged Teal
Lark Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Yellowlegs
Louisiana Waterthrush
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Sanderling
Sandwich Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
Surf Scoter
Upland Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

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

 Week in review: 9 – 15 August, 2014

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


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


*WATERFOWL THROUGH TERNS*

Approximately 100 BLACK SCOTERS, and at least 2 SURF SCOTERS, continued
their stay at CMP through the period (m. ob.). WILSON'S STORM-PETREL
reports continued to diminish, but a handful were seen during ferry
crossings (m. ob.). The fall's first GREEN-WINGED TEAL appeared at CMPSP 14
Aug (TR). A juvenile WHITE IBIS was seen at the Cox Hall Creek marsh, along
Clubhouse Drive in Town Bank, 12 Aug (TM, m. ob.). There have been no
reports since. Westerly winds brought a BROAD-WINGED HAWK over SCMM 15 Aug
(VE). The season's 7th AMERICAN AVOCET was found at SCMM 14 Aug and
continued through 15 Aug (RT, m. ob.). An UPLAND SANDPIPER made for a
surprising sight on the west path of SCMM 15 Aug (VE). A strong movement of
shorebirds followed heavy rain associated with a cold frontal passage 13
Aug. This flight was easiest to observe at Cape Island, where 550
LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 120 STILT SANDPIPERS flew south past SCMM during the
AM hours (MO'B, m. ob.). Multiple AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were noted after
the storm at Cape May Airport 13 Aug (JN, BB), and 2 were seen over West
Cape May 14 Aug (MO'B). Several observers sent along reports of
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER in recent days, including multiple sightings at
SCMM. Mid-August can be a good time to find MARBLED GODWIT-- a group of 4
dropped in at SHPt 13 Aug (EH). SHPt was also home to 600 SANDERLINGS and 9
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS14 Aug (m. ob.). BLACK TERNS became more obvious
during the second half of the period, with sightings logged at SHPt, SCMM,
and CMP (m. ob.). The SCMM beachfront was home to a pair of
SANDWICH TERNS 15 Aug (VE).

*DOVES THROUGH SPARROW*

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE put in a brief appearance at SCMM 11 Aug (m. ob.). It
was last seen flying off toward West Cape May and has not been reported
again. CMP's EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was last noticed near the corner of
Lehigh & Lincoln Avenues 14 Aug (EO). Single OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were
noted at HB (MeC, MiC) and CMPSP (m. ob.) 14 Aug. The season's first big
push of songbird migrants arrived 14–15 Aug, on the heels of the cold
front. Observers stationed atop the Higbee Dike tallied ~400 EASTERN
KINGBIRDS, 5 LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES, 190 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 625
AMERICAN REDSTARTS, 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 365 YELLOW WARBLERS, and 380
BOBOLINKS on the move during the early-morning hours 14 Aug (TJ, MG).
Passerine arrivals at Cape Island included YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 10 Aug
(MJ), BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER 14 Aug (m. ob.), and
ALDER FLYCATCHER 15 Aug (NP). Other notables included a
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at HB 15 Aug (CB, m. ob.) and a MOURNING WARBLER at
SCMM the same day (TR). Lastly, an adult LARK SPARROW was a splendid find
at the Rea Farm/Beanery 9 Aug (m. ob.).

*Contributors:*

Bill Boyle (BB), Catherine Busch (CB), Megan Crewe (MeC), Mike Crewe (MiC),
Vince Elia (VE), Matt Garvey (MG), Emily Heiser (EH), Matt Jewel (MJ), Tom
Johnson (TJ), Tom McParland (TM), Josh Nemeth (JN), Michael O'Brien (MO'B),
Emelia Oleson (EO), Nick Pulcinella (NP), Tom Reed (TR), Robert Templeton
(RT).

----

*References:*

**eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and
abundance [web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New
York. Accessed 15 Aug 2014. Available: *http://www.ebird.org*
.

**Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 15 Aug 2014.
Available: *http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*


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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: Admin: Listserv system unavailable tomorrow 8 AM - 2 PM
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:16 -0400
Jerseybirds and NJBIRDS members,

I've just learned that there will be some work tomorrow on the Princeton 
computing infrastructure which will affect the LISTSERV systems. Due to this 
work, the system may be unavailable for up to six hours, 8 AM - 2 PM. It is 
possible that the system will be up sooner, but please don't expect it. 


This will affect both the NJBIRDS mailing list and the JerseyBirds mailing 
list. Be prepared to use alternate means if you want to get word out about a 
noteworthy bird report tomorrow morning. 


I'm sorry for any inconvenience and for the short notice. 
Have a good day in the field,

Laurie Larson
Princeton

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White Ibis, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:10:35 -0400
CMBO twitter:

A White Ibis was just reported from the Cox hall Creek marsh, viewable from
clubhouse drive in town bank area.

http://goo.gl/maps/7BJd0

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: White-winged Dove, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:35:43 -0400
A White-winged Dove was seen flying east from the meadows towards West Cape
May.

Good birding,

Sam

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

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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, August 09, 2014
From: Jean Bickal <jbickal AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:05:21 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May, Cumberland, Atlantic Counties
* NJCM1408.09
* August 9, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Eurasian Collared-Dove
+ White Ibis
+ Wood Stork
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American Redstart
Black Scoter
Black Skimmer
Black Tern
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Broad-winged Hawk
Cattle Egret
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Common Nighthawk
Gadwall
Hudsonian Godwit
Least Flycatcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Merlin
Mourning Warbler
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Orchard Oriole
Pomarine Jaeger
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Surf Scoter
Warbling Vireo
Wild Turkey
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
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 sightings in Cape May County. Readers
should keep in mind that some reports may not be confirmed. The vast
majority of information utilized in these reports comes from eBird data and
"Keekeekerr" text alerts. Observers are encouraged to send reports and
photos to compiler Tom Reed (coturnicops at gmail dot com).*


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



*WATERFOWL THROUGH STORK*

An unseasonably large group of BLACK SCOTERS, likely still numbering over
100 individuals, remained at CMP through the period (m. ob.). At least 4
SURF SCOTER could also be found with this group at times (m. ob.). GADWALL
remained a regular sight at CMPSP and SCMM; a recent high count of 13 was
obtained at CMPSP on 6 Aug (m. ob.). WILD TURKEY reports included a group
of 8 near the corner of New England & Bayshore Roads 4 Aug (MeC), and a
female leading 2 young birds along Lighthouse Avenue, CMP 8 Aug (TR).
WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS are becoming less regular from shore, as often
happens after mid-Jul. This week's only land-based reports were all of
single birds, viewed from CMP 3 Aug (MS) and 8 Aug (TR). A whale-watching
trip produced 15 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS on 4 Aug (DL). A CATTLE EGRET flew
in off the ocean before it briefly put down at SCMM 4 Aug (VE). A juvenile
WHITE IBIS entertained numerous observers at SCMM 3–4 Aug (DF, m. ob.). It
was last seen along Stevens Street, West Cape May 4 Aug (m. ob.). Several
WHITE IBISES have appeared in the Delaware Valley since mid-Jul, and
observers should be on the lookout for this southern stray. Another
wanderer from the south was a WOOD STORK over CMP 7 Aug (MP, MiC, JS). This
individual represents approximately the 12th Cape May County record. A WOOD
STORK was also reported later the same day, flying over Route 47 near
Reed's Beach (WK). There have been no sightings since.


 *RAPTORS THROUGH SKIMMER*

Cape Island's first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season was noted near the
corner of New England & Bayshore Roads 7 Aug (MiC) and more interestingly,
a juvenile RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was photographed over Cape Island the same
day (AA). Water levels at SCMM and CMPSP have become unfavorable for
shorebirds, and most reports during the past week were restricted to
fly-over migrants. The county's 6th AMERICAN AVOCET of the season shot past
CMPSP 2 Aug (DF et al.). An evening shorebird flight along the Delaware
Bayshore included a HUDSONIAN GODWIT and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER over
Reed's Beach 8 Aug (TR). Intriguing were the 2 POMERINE JAEGERS spotted
from the 2nd Avenue jetty in Cape May City 3 Aug (SR). A SANDWICH TERN and
a BLACK TERN put in brief appearances on the CMPSP beachfront 5 Aug (VE),
and ROYAL TERN numbers increased through the week (m. ob.). Approximately
100 BLACK SKIMMERS have been noted at Poverty Beach in recent days-- the
species is nesting at the site this summer (*fide *NJDFW).


 *COLLARED-DOVE THROUGH SONGBIRDS*

After another lengthy absence, a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was seen from SCMM
as it flew toward Cape May City 7 Aug (TR). Observers are encouraged to
continue reporting any sightings of this species. On the heels of the
latest cold front, a couple of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were observed over CMP 7
Aug (MP), followed by another over Erma 8 Aug (TB). RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS
bred in the Green Creek section of Middle Township this year; an adult and
two juveniles were noted on private property 4 Aug (TB). MERLINS have
appeared with increasing frequency during Jul and Aug in recent years-- 2
were ahead of schedule at SCMM 8 Aug (m. ob.). A locally scarce migrant,
the season's first OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was a smidge early at Higbee
Beach WMA 7 Aug (VE). The flycatcher was part of a post-frontal songbird
movement that also included 50 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, 100 YELLOW WARBLERS,
55 AMERICAN REDSTARTS, 20 ORCHARD ORIOLES, and the season's first
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER at Higbee Beach (VE). Additional southbound arrivals
at Higbee included MOURNING WARBLER 4 Aug (MS), LEAST FLYCATCHER 7 Aug
(VE), and WARBLING VIREO 8 Aug (MG).




*Contributors:*

Amar Ayyash (AA), Tom Baxter (TB), Megan Crewe (MeC), Mike Crewe (MiC),
Vince Elia (VE), Don Freiday (DF), Mark Garland (MG), Will Kerling (WK),
David Lord (DL), Karl Lukens, New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife staff
(NJDFW), Mike Pasquarello (MP), Tom Reed (TR), Steven Rodan (SR), Jessica
Schera (JS), Matt Sharp (MS).


 ----

*References:*


 **eBird*. 2012. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and
abundance [web application]. eBird, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New
York. Accessed 8 Aug 2014. Available: *http://www.ebird.org*
.

**Fogg, B*. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 8 Aug 2014.
Available: *http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr*


**JerseyBirds* [electronic mailing list]. 2014. August archives. Accessed 8
Aug 2014. Available:
*https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1408&L=Jerseybi*



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How to report NJ bird sightings: 
Subject: RBA: New Jersey, Aug. 7 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:37:46 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1408.07
* August 7, 2014

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

American Bittern
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Caspian Tern
Clapper Rail
Dunlin
Forster's Tern
Glossy Ibis
Greater Scaup
Gull-billed Tern
King Rail
Laughing Gull
Least Bittern
Least Tern
Little Blue Heron
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Mourning Warbler
Pectoral Sandpiper
Prothonotary Warbler
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Royal Tern
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sandwich Tern
Seaside Sparrow
Semipalmated Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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


This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, August 
7, 2014 with reports of RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE-PELICAN, BROWN 
PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, LEAST BITTERN, LITTLE BLUE HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON, WHITE-FACED IBIS, KING RAIL, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, 
WESTERN SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, STILT 
SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, LEAST TERN, GULL-BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, 
SANDWICH TERN, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, 
SALTMARSH SPARROW, and seasonal reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
The KING RAIL at the Bayonne Golf Club continues as of August 5 and has created 
quite a stir among birders that has resulted in a number of other bird sighting 
there this week including: LEAST BITTERN, LITTLE BLUE HERON, a SALTMARSH 
SPARROW, GREATER SCAUP and the continuing RED-NECKED GREBE. Proceed to the 
South Commons strip mall on 32nd Street. Go to the NE corner and take the 
walkway east to a green bridge or a bunch of birders. The KING RAIL is paired 
with a CLAPPER RAIL rendering all the chicks hybrids, also explaining why a 
freshwater marsh rail was nesting on saltmarsh. A LITTLE BLUE HERON was also 
observed in Rutkowski Park in Bayonne this week. 

 
The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues in the NJ Meadowlands at DeKorte as of 
August 5, with other sighting resulting including: two AMERICAN BITTERN Aug. 2, 
LEAST BITTERNS Aug. 3, a CASPIAN TERN Aug. 1-3 and two Aug. 4, a STILT 
SANDPIPER Aug. 3, two Aug. 4, and three Aug. 5 and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 
July 31 and two Aug. 5. 

 
Two LITTLE BLUE HERONS were discovered at the Finderne Wetlands in Bridgewater 
Aug. 4 and one at the Chimney Rock Reservoir Aug. 5. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS 
continue at Sparta Mountain WMA as of Aug. 5. 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR continues to produce with the following highlights: a 
MARBLED GODWIT July 31, three LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 200+ SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 24 
SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, one SOLITARY SANDPIPER, four WESTERN SANDPIPERS, an early 
DUNLIN, two STILT SANDPIPERS, four LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, ten LEAST TERNS, one 
CASPIAN TERN, a ROYAL TERN (quite uncommon at Brig), eight GULL-BILLED TERNS, 
two SALTMARSH SPARROWS and eight SEASIDE SPARROWS all August 2. A WHITE-FACED 
IBIS and a juv. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were observed at the refuge Aug. 3, 
with a PECTORAL SANDPIPER seen Aug. 3-5. The end of Great Bay Blvd. in 
Tuckerton provided three BROWN PELICANS Aug. 5. 

 
Whitesbog has turned out to be a summer hotspot with the following reports: a 
LITTLE BLUE HERON Aug. 1-5, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER Aug. 1, a PECTORAL SANDPIPER 
July 31 to Aug. 4 and ten on Aug. 5, a STILT SANDPIPER July 31 to Aug. 1 and a 
MOURNING WARBLER Aug. 4. 

 
A SANDWICH TERN was discovered at Island Beach SP July 31, a CASPIAN TERN at 
Spring Lake in Belmar Aug. 2 and another at the Morgan flats Aug. 5, while a 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was at Double-Trouble State Park in Ocean County Aug. 3. 
Floodgates in Gloucester hosted 24 CASPIAN TERNS Aug. 4. 

 
On July 31 Spruce Run Reservoir hosted a LITTLE BLUE HERON, two LAUGHING GULLS 
and two FORSTER'S TERNS, plus a GLOSSY IBIS on Aug. 2. A MOURNING WARBLER was 
discovered at Baldpate Mt. July 31. 


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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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


All Things Birds has field trips to Forsythe (Brigantine) on Saturday, August 9 
and Wednesday, August 13 meeting at the refuge headquarters parking lot in 
Oceanville at 8:45 a.m. For more information and to register call 908-766-5787. 


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


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

 
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Subject: Wood Stork, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:16:28 -0400
Many observers report a Wood Stork flying over the Cape May Point, last seen 
heading toward the Magnesite Plant on the north side of Sunset Blvd, by Sunset 
Beach. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Cape May, NJ
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Subject: White Ibis continues, Cape May County
From: Samuel Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:13:45 -0400
The juv. White Ibis was seen again this morning at the meadows but then
flew off, only to be found a little to the NW on Steven's Street in a
puddle by the road on Willow Creek Winery property.

Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: White Ibis, Cape May County
From: Sam Galick <sam.galick AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:52:46 -0400
Don Frieday reports: imm whib (White Ibis) south cape may meadows middle pool 
(between paths) near island currently best viewed from east path. 


Good birding,

Sam

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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, July 31, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:34:48 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1407.31
* July 31, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
+ Western Tanager
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Golden-Plover
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Blue Grosbeak
Bonaparte's Gull
Brown Pelican
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Gallinule
Common Merganser
Dickcissel
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gull-billed Tern
Hooded Merganser
King Rail
Little Blue Heron
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Pied-billed Grebe
Piping Plover
Red Knot
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-necked Grebe
Salt-marsh Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Stilt Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow
Virginia Rail
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Whip-poor-will
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


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

 
This is Pete Bacinski with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Thursday, July 
31, 2014 with reports of PIED-BILLED GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN 
WHITE-PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, CATTLE EGRET, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, KING RAIL, VIRGINIA RAIL, COMMON GALLINULE, AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVER, PIPING PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, RED KNOT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILSONS SNIPE, 
BONAPARTES GULL, GULL-BILLED TERN, CASPIAN TERN, BLACK TERN, RED-HEADED 
WOODPECKER, SALTMARSH SPARROW, WESTERN TANAGER, DICKCISSEL, and seasonal 
reports of interest, and announcements. 

 
Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR is generally the place to be in summer for birding 
and this week was no exception with highlights including: an AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVER seen by the refuge survey team along with two DICKCISSELS July 
24; 4 STILT SANDPIPER, 6 WESTERN SANDPIPER and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 14 
WHIMBREL, a BLACK TERN, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 8 GULL-BILLED TERNS, a SALTMARSH 
SPARROW and several BLUE GROSBEAKS all July 26; and a MARBLED GODWIT July 27. A 
WESTERN TANAGER was reported along the south dike of the refuge on July 26 and 
was not relocated. 

 
Five VIRGINIA RAILS and several PIPING PLOVERS were present at Sandy Hook July 
26, while seven RED KNOTS were discovered there July 29. Barnegat Light SP 
hosted 23 BROWN PELICANS July 25. A VIRGINIA RAIL was discovered at the Kearny 
Marsh, July 29 

 
Bayonne has turned into a summer hotbed with a pair of KING RAILS discovered at 
the Bayonne Golf Club on a saltmarsh July 27-30 along with the continuing 
RED-NECKED GREBE at Hudson County Terminal. The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 
continues at DeKorte in the NJ Meadowlands as of July 30 with a report of two 
birds July 24. 

 
A DICKCISSEL is still present at Negri Nepote as of July 29, while a COMMON 
MERGANSER turned up in Greenbrook Park in Plainfield and a LITTLE BLUE HERON at 
the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits July both July 24. Three LITTLE BLUE HERONS and a 
CATTLE EGRET were discovered at Negri Nepote, July 29. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
continues at Sparta Mountain WMA as of July 24, while two STILT SANDPIPERS were 
discovered at the Wallkill River NWR July 27. The Griggstown Grasslands hosted 
a few GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, July 30, and the Pole Farm in Lawrence Township 
featured a CATTLE EGRET, July 29. 

 
An early BONAPARTES GULL visited Spruce Run Reservoir and a HOODED MERGANSER 
Lake Solitude in High Bridge both July 26, while a LITTLE BLUE HERON was 
observed at the Hamden Pumping Station and a VESPER SPARROW at Merrill Creek 
Reservoir July 27. Is the later, perhaps a local nester? Unusual was finding a 
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, NJs rarest nesting accipiter at Spruce Run Reservoir Boat 
Launch July 24. 

 
The COMMON GALLINULE continues at Mannington Marsh as of July 25, while a 
PIED-BILLED GREBE was present there July 27. Two CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS and one 
WHIP-POOR-WILL were discovered in Quinton in Salem County July 25 while a 
CASPIAN TERN visited the Franklin Parker Preserve July 27. A early WILSONS 
SNIPE was observed at Red Bank in Gloucester County, July 29. 

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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

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


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


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Subject: RBA: Cape May, New Jersey, July 26, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:30 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Cape May County
* NJCM1407.26
* July 26, 2014

- Birds Mentioned
American Redstart
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black Scoter
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-necked Stilt
Brown Pelican
Cliff Swallow
Gadwall
Great Blue Heron
Gull-billed Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-billed Dowitcher
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mississippi Kite
Mute Swan
Parasitic Jaeger
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Semipalmated Plover
Surf Scoter
Tricolored Heron
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
White-rumped Sandpiper
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Warbler


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

Week in review: 19 -- 25 July, 2014

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


* Bird Records Committee at 'report (at) njbrc.net' or hard copy to 14 Crown 
Drive, Warren NJ 07059. Thanks for calling and reporting. 


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

 
Waterfowl Through Kite

 Unfortunately, MUTE SWAN numbers held strong at CMPSP's Bunker Pond-- over 40 
individuals remained through the period (m. ob.). GADWALL continued to be seen 
in small numbers between Cove Pool and CMPSP; at least one family group with 3 
ducklings continued in the area of SCMM/CMPSP through 24 Jul (VE, TR). CMP's 
summering BLACK SCOTERS remained a constant sight through the week, though 
recent totals were not available. At least 3 SURF SCOTERS continued to be seen 
with this group (m. ob.). Land-based reports of WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were in 
decline from earlier in the month, but whale-watching trips and ferry crossings 
encountered a handful of birds in nearshore waters most days (m. ob.). Small 
numbers of BROWN PELICANS were noted along the barrier islands and at Cape 
Island most days (m. ob.). A collection of 9 TRICOLORED HERONS along Stone 
Harbor Boulevard made for a nice tally 24 Jul (KH), and another small influx of 
GREAT BLUE HERONS arrived at Cape Island with the lates! 

 t cold front 24-25 Jul (m. ob.). Also undoubtedly front-related, an imm. 
MISSISSIPPI KITE put in a brief appearance over CMP 25 Jul (TR, JA, RC). 


Shorebirds Through Tern 

 Very rare outside of spring, a trio of BLACK-NECKED STILTS found their way to 
SCMM 20 Jul (m. ob.). WHIMBREL were on the move during the evening hours 23 
Jul, including 54 that flew over SCMM (SR, TR), and 30 seen from SHPt (KK, DR). 
SHPt was also home to approximately 250 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 250 SEMIPALMATED 
PLOVERS, and 13 WESTERN WILLETS on 23 Jul (KK, DR). Southbound arrivals 
included a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER over SCMM 23 Jul (TR), and a WHITE-RUMPED 
SANDPIPER at Pierce's Point the same day (TB). Scarce in midsummer, a PARASITIC 
JAEGER briefly pursued terns and gulls offshore SCMM 24 Jul (TR). There was a 
slight uptick in RING-BILLED GULL reports during recent days, as individuals 
began to filter south from the Great Lakes and Canada (m. ob.). LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL continued to maintain a heightened presence along oceanside 
beaches-- a minimum of 10 could be found between SCMM and CMPSP most days (m. 
ob.), and 6 were noticed at SHPt 23 Jul (KK, DR). GULL-BILLED TERN i! 

 s scarce along the bayshore marshes; a single at Reed's Beach 22 Jul is worth 
mentioning (TR). Another was reported from the marshes near Avalon 23 Jul (MG). 

 
Swallows Through Blackbird

 There wasn't much news regarding breeding birds this week, but the southbound 
movements of a growing number of species continued to unfold. Following the 
passage of a cold front 24 Jul, the morning of 25 Jul brought a fair number of 
swallows past CMP, including 250+ BARN SWALLOWS, 25 BANK SWALLOWS, and 2 CLIFF 
SWALLOWS (m. ob.). Songbirds were also on the wing the same day, with 150+ 
YELLOW WARBLERS seen around Cape Island (m. ob.), including 79 engaged in 
"morning flight" over CMP (TR). Other early-season migrants recorded 25 Jul 
included LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, and several AMERICAN 
REDSTARTS at CMP (MC, TR), along with a WORM-EATING WARBLER at Higbee Beach 
(BR). A curious event involved an estimated 2,000 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS that 
moved past CMP 25 Jul (RC, VE, TR). Most of these appeared to be juveniles. 

 
Contributors:
Jesse Amesbury (JA), Tom Baxter (TB), Mike Crewe (MC), Richard Crossley (RC), 
Vince Elia (VE), Mark Gallagher (MG), Kathy Horn (KH), Kevin Karlson (KK), Tom 
Reed (TR), Bill Roache (BR), Steven Rodan (SR), Dale Rosselet (DR). 

 
References:

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

*Fogg, B. 2013. Keekeekerr: Recent Text Alerts. Accessed 25 Jul 2014. 
Available: http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr 


 
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, July 24, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:58:49 -0400
- RBA

* New Jersey
* Statewide
* NJNJ1407.24
* July 24, 2014

- Birds Mentioned

+ European Golden-Plover
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Bittern
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Black-and-white Warbler
Brown Pelican
Canada Warbler
Caspian Tern
Cattle Egret
Common Eider
Common Gallinule
Dickcissel
Gull-billed Tern
Hudsonian Godwit
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Northern Waterthrush
Roseate Tern
Sandwich Tern
Stilt Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Worm-eating Warbler

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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 July 24, 
2014 with reports of EUROPEAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, HUDSONIAN 
GODWIT, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


NJ's first EUROPEAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (pending acceptance by the NJ Bird Records 
Committee) was discovered at a sod farm in Pittstown, Hunterdon County Jul 
19-20. No further reports. 


A COMMON GALLINULE was photographed at Kittatinny Valley State Park Jul 20.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues through Jul 22 at the DeKorte Environment 
Center in Lyndhurst. 


Up to three DICKCISSELS continue this week at the Negri-Nepote Grasslands in 
Franklin Twp, Somerset County. 


An early southbound passerine flight at Sandy Hook Jul 18 included WORM-EATING 
WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, 5 BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, and CANADA WARBLER. 


Island Beach State Park (south end near Barnegat Inlet) had a COMMON EIDER, 5 
BROWN PELICANS, SANDWICH TERN, and ROSEATE TERN Jul 19. 


Reports from Forsythe (Brigantine) NWR this week included 50 WHIMBRELS, 10 
WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 3 STILT SANDPIPERS, and 12 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Six 
species of terns there Jul 19 included 10 GULL-BILLED TERNS, CASPIAN TERN, and 
a juvenile BLACK TERN. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was observed Jul 18 and two MARBLED 
GODWITS were found Jul 20. 


Salem County reports were of an AMERICAN BITTERN at Mannington Marsh Jul 18; 
twenty CATTLE EGRETS were tallied at Cowtown Jul 19 and 15 were noted along 
Featherbed Lane Jul 21. 


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

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

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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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


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


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


http://goo.gl/maps/c8fc1

Good birding,

Sam

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


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


Good birding,

Sam

--
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Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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Begin forwarded message:

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

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

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

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

Good luck,

Sam

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

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

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

http://goo.gl/maps/LKOf8

Good birding!

Sam

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

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

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

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

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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: 12  18 July, 2014

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


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


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


 
Waterfowl Through Ibis

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

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


Shorebirds Through Terns

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

 week. A SANDWICH TERN dropped in at Bunker Pond, CMPSP on 18 Jul (WC, m. ob.), 
and 23 ROSEATE TERNS continued to put in sporadic appearances on the beaches 
between SCMM, CMPSP, and CMP (m. ob.). BLACK TERN should become more regular in 
coming weeks-- the only recent report was of a single at SCMM on 13 Jul (JC). 
CASPIAN TERN will likewise increase through the rest of summer, and several 
arrived at sites such as Corson's Inlet, Hereford Inlet, and CMPSP in recent 
days (m. ob.). GULL-BILLED TERN is generally uncommon at Cape Island, therefore 
2 at SCMM 14 Jul, and the same or another there 16 Jul, are worth mentioning 
(MC, TR). 


Doves Through Bobolink

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

 
Contributors:

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


References:

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

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


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

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

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

http://goo.gl/maps/LKOf8

Good birding,

Sam
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Cape May, NJ
sam.galick AT gmail.com
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Subject: RBA: New Jersey, July 17, 2014
From: L Larson <llarson2 AT MAC.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:01:09 -0400
- RBA

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

- Birds Mentioned

+ Neotropic Cormorant
+ (Details requested by NJBRC)

American Avocet
American White Pelican
Black Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blue Grosbeak
Cattle Egret
Common Eider
Dickcissel
Great Shearwater
Least Bittern
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-billed Dowitcher
Marbled Godwit
Red-necked Grebe
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Virginia Rail
Whimbrel
Whip-poor-will
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

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

This is Scott Barnes with the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday July 
17, 2014 with reports of NEOTROPIC CORMORANT, CATTLE EGRET, AMERICAN WHITE 
PELICAN, AMERICAN AVOCET, DICKCISSEL, seasonal and local reports of interest. 


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

Good birding,

Sam

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

Begin forwarded message:

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