Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Walk Around Brig 6/18

American Oystercatcher, from north dike
Walking is my preferred mode of birding, by far. Today, instead of driving around the Wildlife Drive at Brig, I did what for years I've wanted to do and walked the 8 mile loop. The condition seemed as amenable as they were ever going to be: not too hot, not too breezy,  & no greenhead flies to speak of (though I did attract a couple of ticks). I set off a little after 8 and arrived back at the parking lot at 12:35.

June is in between migrations, so there weren't a tremendous amount of birds in the pools, but by walking I was able to consider almost every bird that I saw. I didn't feel rushed the way I often do when driving the loop (what's next, what's up there?), and a few birds might have gone unnoticed had I not been walking.
Black-crowned Night-Heron from east dike
I didn't see anything I wouldn't expect to see; Common Tern was probably the most "difficult" species I found, sitting in the usual place on the spillway before the turn onto the north dike. Unfortunately, it flew away when a Snowy Egret decided that that was just the place for it to be.

The diamondback terrapins are crossing the road now and digging their holes in the most inopportune spots. I moved one to the side (they're surprisingly dense) because some drivers are just oblivious.

Terrapins define the word "doggedness." With tremendous effort they haul themselves out of the water, crawl along the road on legs not meant to crawl, dig a hole with legs not meant to dig, and lay their eggs, the majority of which end up like this not long after the mother has left:
A study in futility
That they exist at all is a testament to the law of large numbers.

The most surprising absence on my day list is the lack of raptors aside from the ever-present Ospreys and the resident Peregrine Falcons. Not even a Turkey Vulture, much less an eagle or hawk. Just one of those would have boosted my list up to the magic Heinz number of 57.
56 species
Canada Goose  150
Mute Swan  5    
Mallard  95
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  30
Snowy Egret  35
Black-crowned Night-Heron  3
Glossy Ibis  16
Osprey  15
Clapper Rail  1     Heard
American Oystercatcher  7     flock of five flew by, two from north dike
Black-bellied Plover  24
Greater Yellowlegs  2     One from north dike, one in Jen's Trail pond
Willet  40
Semipalmated Sandpiper  16
Laughing Gull  150
Herring Gull  25
Gull-billed Tern  8
Caspian Tern  2
Common Tern  1
Forster's Tern  50
Black Skimmer  12
Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     Heard
Peregrine Falcon  3
Eastern Phoebe  1     Heard upland area
Great Crested Flycatcher  1     heard, picnic tables
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1     Heard
Fish Crow  4
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  10
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1     Field just past Experimental Pool driveway
Marsh Wren  3     Heard
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  20
Common Yellowthroat  15
Yellow Warbler  
3
Pine Warbler  1     Heard, upland area
Seaside Sparrow  10
Chipping Sparrow  8
Field Sparrow  1     Heard, fields just past Experimental Pool driveway
Song Sparrow  6
Eastern Towhee  1     Heard upland area
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  125
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  6

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Laurel Run Park 6/11--Dickcissel

Dickcissel
Digiphoto: Ray Duffy
I have a special fondness for Dickcissels, since we got our life bird the same day we first saw the house we now live in, 5 years ago. I most often see them in a grasslands preserve up in Somerset County, but when three were reported in nearby Burlington County yesterday, I decided to drive over to the park. That I'd never been there before just added to my interest, since my regular birding spots are in the June doldrums. I didn't expect that my quest for a year bird would turn out to be an adventure.

I found the park easily enough, just under an hour's drive from here and as I was pulling into the parking lot I recognized a birder I know, Ray, from way up in Hudson County. We had both read the same instructions on where to find the bird in the open fields which were planted with winter wheat and we set off walking to the spot we thought they'd be in. We were disabused of this by another birder named Chris, who regularly visits the park. He told us we were as far from the right place as one could be when walking a loop--about 180 degrees. So, taking expert advice we walked around the loop with Chris and sure enough, just in the spot he all but guaranteed the bird we heard the bird calling it's name, at least the first part of it--"dick dick dick." It didn't take long to locate the singing male, sitting on a stalk or stick. Then, from the other side of the path we heard another. When we found that one, it was joined by a female, so speculation was rampant about nesting. Happily, those fields won't be mowed until August, giving the birds plenty of time to nest and raise their brood.

The "original" Dickcissel crossed the road and was fought off by the 2nd male. Unless another female shows up, it looks like he's SOL.  By now, we'd been joined by a few other birders including Susan (whose name I knew, but had never met) who was taking some pretty good shots. I was getting okay shots with my little camera, but the bird was fairly distant. I decided to try to digiscope with my new iPhone (not bragging) and had no luck at all. Ray took my phone, put on his scope and not only got some good shots (above) but also recorded a video of the bird (below).
video
So, that was a successful outing and it was only about 9 o'clock. On the way to the park I passed another park I'd heard about but never visited, Boundary Creek, only about a mile away from my Laurel Run, and asked Chris and Susan if it was worth looking into. Oh, definitely, they told me and we 3 went over there for a good walk and some fine birds like Willow Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole and a nesting Barn Swallow. Talk turned to other Burlington hot spots, none of which I'd visited, so the next thing I knew we were caravanning to the Delaware River, after a stop at a Wawa in Edgewater Park, a new one for my list.

Rocky
Rocky ready to attack
Photos: Susan Jarnagin
The first stop was Amico Island Park and it was here that the very pleasant day turned turned scary. Amico, like nearby Palmyra, is formed from dredge spoils out of the Delaware. The river is so heavily and often dredged that there are small sections of Salem County where the spoils have been dumped that are technically part of Delaware, since it's boundary goes all the way to the Jersey shore line. We were walking a loop, where the highlight was a large heron rookery, full of immature Great Blue Herons, when off a side trail we saw a raccoon--immediately dubbed "Rocky." I don't like raccoons and I especially don't like them in the day time because they're supposedly nocturnal and if one is out during the day there's a good chance it is rabid. We were about 25 feet away from the critter, with Chris in the middle when Rocky decided to attack. With a growl it hunched down then sprang at Chris, who kicked it away while I was yelling at it to get out of here. Luckily, the kick was enough to make the raccoon run off, because the kick made Chris lose his balance and fall to the ground. Not so luckily, the raccoon was able to draw blood even through Chris' heavy jeans and that meant he was going to need a prophylactic rabies shot. It was a stark reminder how thin the membrane is between every day life and disaster.

(I received an email from Chris this evening and he had the shot and is fine. A ranger at the park also encountered the raccoon and both agreed that there was no foaming at the mouth, so it more likely that the animal was protecting its unseen young.)

Chris went off to seek medical attention. I followed to Susan to the 4th spot of the day, Taylor's Preserve, which shows up on eBird alerts in winter and during migration, but was pretty quiet today.

In all, I garnered 41 species for the day and have a tale to tell. And there is going to have to be a pretty damned good bird before I go back to Amico Island.
Species   First Sighting
Canada Goose   Laurel Run Park
Mallard   Amico Island Park
Great Blue Heron   Boundary Creek
Turkey Vulture   Taylor's Wildlife Preserve
Red-tailed Hawk   Boundary Creek
Mourning Dove   Laurel Run Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker   Amico Island Park
Willow Flycatcher   Boundary Creek
Great Crested Flycatcher   Boundary Creek
Eastern Kingbird   Boundary Creek
Warbling Vireo   Laurel Run Park
Red-eyed Vireo   Amico Island Park
Blue Jay   Boundary Creek
Horned Lark   Laurel Run Park
Tree Swallow   Laurel Run Park
Barn Swallow  Boundary Creek
Carolina Chickadee   Amico Island Park
Tufted Titmouse   Boundary Creek
House Wren   Boundary Creek
Marsh Wren   Boundary Creek
Carolina Wren   Taylor's Wildlife Preserve
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   Amico Island Park
American Robin   Laurel Run Park
Gray Catbird   Boundary Creek
Northern Mockingbird   Laurel Run Park
European Starling   Laurel Run Park
Common Yellowthroat   Boundary Creek
Yellow Warbler   Amico Island Park
Grasshopper Sparrow   Laurel Run Park
Chipping Sparrow   Laurel Run Park
Song Sparrow   Laurel Run Park
Eastern Towhee   Taylor's Wildlife Preserve
Northern Cardinal   Amico Island Park
Blue Grosbeak   Laurel Run Park
Dickcissel   Laurel Run Park
Red-winged Blackbird   Laurel Run Park
Common Grackle   Boundary Creek
Brown-headed Cowbird   Amico Island Park
Baltimore Oriole   Boundary Creek
House Finch   Amico Island Park
American Goldfinch   Amico Island Park




Friday, June 10, 2016

Bridge to Nowhere 6/10--A Victim of GPS


I came upon this scene this morning where Stafford Avenue ends at the Bridge to Nowhere. I asked the tow truck driver why the trucker was there to begin with. He told me that he'd followed his GPS to the very end. "It happens all the time," he said. It was dark and there's no sign that says "Dead End" or the more gentle "No Outlet."  It's hard enough to make a U-turn (or K-turn) in a sedan at the terminus of the road; it's impossible with a tractor-trailer. Even the tow truck driver had to make what I'd call a double double-you turn to get positioned with his hook to the truck. The trailer was filled diesel or gasoline; fortunately, nothing was spilling into the wetlands. The tow truck driver also wasn't hooking up the truck until higher ups in the company came to survey the mess.

When he figured out that I was birding the road, he asked me the inevitable question: "Do you see any eagles?"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lakehurst NAES 6/9--Common Nighthawk

Landscape with Pete
(Jump circle at Lakehurst)
A somewhat disappointing, very windy day at the Lakehurst base, mostly because the main target bird, Upland Sandpiper, was not showing, though Shari's keener ears did hear one half of the wolf whistle call. Since this is the last scheduled trip to the base and since Lakehurst is really the only place in the state where I have a realistic chance of seeing uppies, it looks like that is one species that will be a lacunae in my year list. In my 6 trips to Lakehurst since 2012, this is the first time I've missed the species. A lot of disconsolate faces today out at the jump circle, especially those for whom the bird would be a lifer. Theories, abound, particularly since they were very active on a trip yesterday: too windy, too much helicopter activity, not warm enough, not enough helicopter activity...whatever the reason (& the reason is probably just bad luck) we left without our uppy fix.

I did learn, though, why you can't find uppies at nearby Colliers Mills, which, to my eye, has the same habitat--large swaths of grasslands. The swaths aren't large enough. The jump circle at Lakehurst is 300 acres of unbroken grassland. I don't know what it is at Colliers Mills, but the fields there, large as they are, are broken up by lines of trees and berms, so the fields don't contain enough territory for the birds to breed. They want a lot of room

Consolation prize for the day was a decent look at a Common Nighthawk chasing a Red-tailed Hawk that was probably perilously close, in the nighthawk's mind, to its nest. A very close look at a singing Eastern Meadowlark (county bird) also helped pass the time while we waited for Godot.

Shari also heard the little buzz of a Grasshopper Sparrow for her year list. Everyone else there was more interested in "groppers" than me--a walk along Success Road at Colliers will usually turn up one or two or three.

My list consisted of 24 species. They were:
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon 4
Mourning Dove  1
Common Nighthawk  1
Chimney Swift  2
American Kestrel  2
Willow Flycatcher  1     Heard
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  2
American Robin  1     Heard
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Common Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  1

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waretown 6/8--Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite
Last year's (presumably) Mississippi Kites have returned to Waretown, an unlikely spot for this Jersey rarity. This is good news if you're a birder; not such good news if you're a homeowner in the quiet, residential neighborhood the kites have taken to and do not appreciate birders standing (or worse: parking!) on your lawn. They were discovered about a week ago, but the word was quickly put out that the people who live across the street from the dead tree the kites perch in were not happy about going through another birder frenzy like last year's. So, the local birders seem to be spacing out their visits and listing the bird either late or in a general location. This is for the birds' safety--rumor has it the people across the street threatened to use air horns to scare the birds away (I'm sure their neighbors would appreciate that) or else cut down the tree (not certain it's theirs to cut).

I'm sympathetic to the homeowners; the more people who come for the bird, the more likely boorish behavior will occur. And even if everyone is on their best behavior, who needs 20 strangers standing around your driveway? I dread the day a true rarity shows up at our house; I'm sure our neighbors, who watch with tolerating amusement when I run outside with my binoculars to look at a Merlin in the dead tree or nighthawks flying around over our street, would not be happy with a procession of cars trying to find a rare bird.

Eastern Bluebird
So today, after a few hours at Great Bay Blvd, I drove up Rt 9 to Waretown, parking about 1/10 of a mile away and walked over to the tree's intersection. No kites. I didn't want to stand around waiting for them, so I took a little walk, figuring I wait no more than 20 minutes for an appearance. In the meantime, I saw a good looking Eastern Bluebird sitting on a post in the front yard of the birder who originally noticed the kites last year. Had a birder not lived nearby, these birds would probably go unrecorded, which raises the question of many rarities are not seen.

I was thinking about walking back toward the tree when I saw another birder walking up the street toward me. He had just arrived and when I told him where the birds were likely to appear he said, "You mean the tree right where I parked?"

I told him that probably wasn't the best place to park, right across the street from ornery folks and as he went to move his car I looked up in the tree and there the bird was. The sky had turned gray and threatening, so I took a couple of quick pictures before the bird flew off, only to perch in another tree just where I was standing when I saw the bluebird. I took another couple of shots as the rain started and left. My Bird A Day choice made easy.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Old Mine Road 6/4--Least Flycatcher, Cerulean Warbler

Kittatinny Visitor's Center Rest Room
My ears got a work out on Old Mine Road today. I heard a lot more birds than I saw and the ones I saw were not photogenic. Thus the illustration from the interior of the Men's Rest Room at the visitor's center where we started the trip with Pete, Mike and about 17 other birders. Shari tells me this sign isn't in the Women's room, so I guess it is either okay for them to wash their feet in the sink or they just don't have to be told not to.

The drive through the Old Mine Road IBA is about 20 miles long, starting at the Delaware Water Gap and ending somewhere up in Stokes Forest. Most of the time I have only the vaguest notion of where we are geographically. I just know we're heading north then south. We stopped about 10 times at spots that, after a few trips the last couple of years, are now familiar, and looked and listened for birds. Sometimes, when I step back and try to view myself objectively, I think how weird it is for me to tromping through the woods or along some beach, looking for birds. It is even stranger, to me, to stand with a group of birders and listen for a hard to see bird like the FOY Least Flycatcher and the Cerulean Warbler. Missing seeing the flycatcher doesn't bother--frankly, the empids all look alike in bad light anyway. But missing seeing the beautiful little sky blue warbler is a disappointment.

What did make me happy though was:
Seeing (yes, seeing) a Yellow-throated Vireo (actually picking out the bird first for identification, backlit as it was), a bird I usually only hear ("three-EIGHT!");
Hearing my first FOY NJ Black-capped Chickadee;
Spotting both distant Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting in bright sunlight, lit up like they had electric bulbs inside them;
Hearing the ethereal song of the Veery wafting through the woods.
Hearing at least 10 Hooded Warblers as we drove along. This year, either because I've mastered their song or just because I've been lucky, I've heard, and seen, more Hooded Warblers than I've had in aggregate in past years.

Mike's trip list was 77, I believe. Mine is short of that. Some birds he had before we got there, some he and Pete heard and I didn't, some just whizzed by me. I listed 56 species. Almost half of the list is "heard."
56 species
Canada Goose  30
Mallard  2     Boat Launch
Wild Turkey  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     Heard
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1     Heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     Heard
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2     Heard
Acadian Flycatcher  1     Heard
Least Flycatcher  1     Heard
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1     Heard
Eastern Kingbird  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1     Heard
Red-eyed Vireo  30
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1     Heard
Tufted Titmouse  1     Heard
Carolina Wren  1     Heard
Veery  5     Heard
Wood Thrush  6     Heard
American Robin  1     Heard
Gray Catbird  5
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  50
Black-and-white Warbler  1     Heard
Common Yellowthroat  2
Hooded Warbler  10     Heard
American Redstart  5
Cerulean Warbler  1     Heard
Northern Parula  1     Heard
Yellow Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  1     Heard
Prairie Warbler  10     Heard
Black-throated Green Warbler  1     Heard
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1     Heard
Song Sparrow  1     Heard
Eastern Towhee  5     Heard
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  2     Heard
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  1  

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Wrap-up

Killdeer chick in the field next to the Lakewood Wawa
The month's birding started off cold and rainy at Brig and ended today hot and sunny in the cranberry bogs off Dover Road. In between, I participated in the World Series of Birding, saw a couple of rarities, like Fork-tailed Flycatcher and White Ibis and added 36 birds to the year list. Nothing like April of course but then, there was international travel involved with all its attendant aggravations and annoyances.

My favorite birds of the month are the beautiful ones like Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, & Baltimore Oriole. My biggest accomplishment of the month was tracking down the elusive Yellow-breasted Chat at Assunpink. The serendipitous moment of the month was the Summer Tanager at Horicon Lake I found with a remote assist from Pete.

June is a notoriously slow month for birding, so I don't anticipate adding many new birds to the year list, and thus, not as many posts as this month. Today was the 152nd consecutive day I listed a bird (Orchard Oriole) on Bird A Day. If I don't get sick of doing it, I think I have decent shot at 300 days in a row.

I wandered all over the state and listed 171 species, not counting the Chukar in Colliers Mills or the weirdo ducks down on Great Bay Blvd.
Counties birded: Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean (somehow I managed to skip Burlington this month)
Species   Location
Snow Goose   West Creek Dock Rd.
Brant   Island Beach SP
Canada Goose   Brig
Mute Swan   Assunpink WMA
Wood Duck   Brig
American Black Duck   Forsythe-Barnegat
Mallard   Brig
Green-winged Teal   Brig
Bufflehead   Assunpink WMA
Hooded Merganser   Lakehurst Railroad Tracks
Ruddy Duck   Assunpink WMA
Wild Turkey   35 Sunset Rd
Common Loon   Prospertown Lake
Double-crested Cormorant   Wawa County Line Rd
Great Blue Heron   Brig
Great Egret   Brig
Snowy Egret   Brig
Little Blue Heron   Island Beach SP
Tricolored Heron   Cattus Island County Park
Green Heron   Island Beach SP
Black-crowned Night-Heron   Great Bay Blvd
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron   Great Bay Blvd
White Ibis   Forsythe-Barnegat
Glossy Ibis   Brig
Black Vulture   W. Bay Ave--Barnegat
Turkey Vulture   Colliers Mills WMA
Osprey   Brig
Cooper's Hawk   Colliers Mills WMA
Bald Eagle   Brig
Broad-winged Hawk   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-tailed Hawk   Cloverdale Farm
Clapper Rail   Brig
American Coot   Brig
American Oystercatcher   Brig
Black-bellied Plover   Brig
Semipalmated Plover   Brig
Killdeer   Butterfly Road
Spotted Sandpiper   Assunpink WMA
Solitary Sandpiper   Cloverdale Farm
Greater Yellowlegs   Brig
Willet   Brig
Lesser Yellowlegs   Brig
Whimbrel   Brig
Ruddy Turnstone   Island Beach SP
Red Knot   Great Bay Blvd
Sanderling   Great Bay Blvd
Dunlin   Brig
Least Sandpiper   Brig
Semipalmated Sandpiper   Brig
Short-billed Dowitcher   Brig
Wilson's Snipe   Brig
Laughing Gull   Brig
Ring-billed Gull   Barnegat Municipal Dock
Herring Gull   Brig
Great Black-backed Gull   Brig
Least Tern   Great Bay Blvd
Gull-billed Tern   Brig
Caspian Tern   Brig
Common Tern   Great Bay Blvd
Forster's Tern   Brig
Black Skimmer   Great Bay Blvd
Mourning Dove   35 Sunset Rd
Yellow-billed Cuckoo   FREC
Black-billed Cuckoo   Colliers Mills WMA
Eastern Screech-Owl   Beach Ave
Great Horned Owl   35 Sunset Rd
Barred Owl   Beach Ave
Chuck-will's-widow   Beach Ave
Eastern Whip-poor-will   35 Sunset Rd
Chimney Swift   Lake Enno
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Colliers Mills WMA
Belted Kingfisher   Assunpink WMA
Red-headed Woodpecker   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-bellied Woodpecker   35 Sunset Rd
Downy Woodpecker   Cattus Island County Park
Hairy Woodpecker   35 Sunset Rd
Northern Flicker   Assunpink WMA
Merlin   Manahawkin WMA
Peregrine Falcon   Brig
Eastern Wood-Pewee   Colliers Mills WMA
Acadian Flycatcher   Taylor Ln
Willow Flycatcher   Ernest L. Oros Wildlife Preserve
Eastern Phoebe   Cloverdale Farm
Great Crested Flycatcher   Cloverdale Farm
Eastern Kingbird   Assunpink WMA
Fork-tailed Flycatcher   Assunpink WMA
White-eyed Vireo   Assunpink WMA
Yellow-throated Vireo   Colliers Mills WMA
Blue-headed Vireo   Oxycocus Bog
Warbling Vireo   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-eyed Vireo   Island Beach SP
Blue Jay   35 Sunset Rd
American Crow   Assunpink WMA
Fish Crow   Brig
Common Raven   Prospertown Lake
Northern Rough-winged Swallow   Cloverdale Farm
Purple Martin   Assunpink WMA
Tree Swallow   Brig
Bank Swallow   Prospertown Lake
Barn Swallow   Brig
Carolina Chickadee   Assunpink WMA
Tufted Titmouse   35 Sunset Rd
White-breasted Nuthatch   35 Sunset Rd
House Wren   Assunpink WMA
Sedge Wren   Manahawkin WMA--Beach Ave
Marsh Wren   Manahawkin WMA
Carolina Wren   35 Sunset Rd
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   Assunpink WMA
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   Colliers Mills WMA
Eastern Bluebird   Cattus Island County Park
Veery   35 Sunset Rd
Gray-cheeked Thrush   FREC
Swainson's Thrush   Baldpate Mt
Wood Thrush   Assunpink WMA
American Robin   Brig
Gray Catbird   Assunpink WMA
Brown Thrasher   Assunpink WMA
Northern Mockingbird   Forked River
European Starling   35 Sunset Rd
Cedar Waxwing   Colliers Mills WMA
Ovenbird   Assunpink WMA
Worm-eating Warbler   Baldpate Mt
Louisiana Waterthrush   FREC
Blue-winged Warbler   Cranberry Bogs--Dover Rd
Black-and-white Warbler   Lakehurst Railroad Tracks
Common Yellowthroat   Brig
Hooded Warbler   Island Beach SP
American Redstart   Island Beach SP
Northern Parula   Island Beach SP
Magnolia Warbler   Island Beach SP
Blackburnian Warbler   William Warren County Park
Yellow Warbler   Brig
Chestnut-sided Warbler   Lakehurst Railroad Tracks
Blackpoll Warbler   Island Beach SP
Black-throated Blue Warbler   Manahawkin WMA
Palm Warbler   Assunpink WMA
Pine Warbler   Cloverdale Farm
Yellow-rumped Warbler   Assunpink WMA
Prairie Warbler   Lakehurst Railroad Tracks
Black-throated Green Warbler   Island Beach SP
Canada Warbler   Cattus Island County Park
Wilson's Warbler   Lakehurst Railroad Tracks
Yellow-breasted Chat   Assunpink WMA
Grasshopper Sparrow   Colliers Mills WMA
Saltmarsh Sparrow   Manahawkin WMA
Seaside Sparrow   Brig
Chipping Sparrow   35 Sunset Rd
Field Sparrow   Assunpink WMA
White-crowned Sparrow   Assunpink WMA
White-throated Sparrow   Brig
Savannah Sparrow   Brig
Song Sparrow   Brig
Swamp Sparrow   Bunker Hill Bogs
Eastern Towhee   35 Sunset Rd
Summer Tanager   Horicon Lake
Scarlet Tanager   Island Beach SP
Northern Cardinal   35 Sunset Rd
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   35 Sunset Rd
Blue Grosbeak   Colliers Mills WMA
Indigo Bunting   Union Transportation Trail
Red-winged Blackbird   Brig
Rusty Blackbird   Cranberry Bogs--Dover Rd
Common Grackle   Brig
Boat-tailed Grackle   Island Beach SP
Brown-headed Cowbird   35 Sunset Rd
Orchard Oriole   Assunpink WMA
Baltimore Oriole   Colliers Mills WMA
House Finch   35 Sunset Rd
Pine Siskin   35 Sunset Rd
American Goldfinch   35 Sunset Rd
House Sparrow   Wawa Rt 70 & CR 530
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Great Bay Blvd