Sunday, July 23, 2017

Brig 7/22--Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher (in front), Short-billed Dowitchers
& Semipalmated Sandpipers
I wasn't intending on going back to Brig so soon after my trip there on Thursday with Bob, but when we both read that the White Ibis (juvenile) had been seen again on Friday, we decided to go to down for the Audubon trip, this one led by Scott with assistance from Linda, Mike, and Carol.

The shorebirds are showing up in good numbers now--mostly Short-billed Dowitchers and Semipalmated Sandpipers. I'm happy to save my sight and let others squint through their scopes at the large flocks to find the less common species like Western Sandpiper and Stilt Sandpiper that are mixed in. Scott found a Marbled Godwit when we stopped at the NE corner, which is about the same place one was 3 weeks ago, and Mike came up with a bird that after much inspection in the glaring light and heat, the leaders all agreed was a Long-billed Dowitcher. Probably out of the all the shorebirds, differentiating between an LBDO from a SBDO is the hardest i.d. for me to make. This is why at least once a week, I like to bird with others, to pick up the birds I wouldn't be confident enough to list if I was by myself.

There is the concept among birders of the "sacrificial birder," i.e. the birder who leaves so that others can find the good birds. The concept worked twice at Brig. First it worked for us, those that remained, when about half the group left after lunch, not willing to face another 8 miles of heat, dust, and flies. We found, long the road to the Gull Pond and at the Gull Pond itself, a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, a Green Heron, and best of all, a Least Bittern. All these birds are relatively scarce at Brig and the bittern is always an exciting find.

But then it worked against us, as, after we all left, the juvenile White Ibis was reported. We looked carefully through all 97 Glossy Ibises that were there, and with eyes like Scott's, Mike's, Linda's, et al, I seriously doubt it was overlooked. Yet, we weren't gone a half hour before someone filed a report on eBird that the bird was seen right where it had been for the last couple of days, about 1/4 mile before the observation tower. We were the sacrificial birders. Hey, it happens.

76 species
Canada Goose 225
Mute Swan 10
Wood Duck 8
American Black Duck 4
Mallard 55
Double-crested Cormorant 50
Least Bittern 1 Gull Pond
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 100
Snowy Egret 50
Little Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1 Gull Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 Gull Pond
Glossy Ibis 97
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 10
Clapper Rail 5 NE corner
Common Gallinule 1 Gull Pond
American Oystercatcher 1 Turtle Cove
Semipalmated Plover 6
Killdeer 1 Observation Tower
Whimbrel 13
Marbled Godwit 1 Large Cinnamon colored bird with upturned bill
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 320
Western Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 900
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Larger redder with straight bill and rounded back
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Laughing Gull 100
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 75
Great Black-backed Gull 5
Least Tern 2
Gull-billed Tern 4
Caspian Tern 1
Common Tern 1 NE Corner
Forster's Tern 60
Black Skimmer 50
Mourning Dove 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Heard
Peregrine Falcon 1 Hacking Platform
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1 Heard
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Heard
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 1 Heard Upland
Fish Crow 7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 3
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1 Heard
Marsh Wren 3 Heard
Carolina Wren 1 Heard
American Robin 1 Heard
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 2 Heard
Yellow Warbler
1 Gull Pond
Seaside Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 1 Heard
Field Sparrow 1 Heard
Northern Cardinal 1 Heard
Indigo Bunting 1 Heard
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 2

Thursday, July 20, 2017

IBSP 7/20--Royal Tern

Royal Tern, 
Digiscope
(the bigger this picture gets
the worse it looks)
Bob Auster and I set out for Island Beach this morning, where a number of interesting birds were reported yesterday. Unfortunately, you really needed a kayak or canoe to see those birds and we are landlubbers. We stopped at the Winter Anchorage first, where we could see on the sandbar a good variety of species. One of them turned out to be my first Royal Tern of the year.

Out on Sedge Island, I could see 3 "kids" I know, walking around with scopes. I've always said that you could walk out to Sedge Island at low tide. They did. But it does bring up the time & tide problem, because if you don't time it right, you're stuck there, or worse, if you think you can get back and find a low spot, you have very expensive, very wet optics. Happily they made it back with only a couple of minor slips. Out on the island they did see the Marbled Godwit (a regular out there for the last few years) but didn't see either of the two cool terns (Black & Sandwich) reported yesterday.

Bob & I then took the long walk from the last parking lot to the inlet, probably about a mile and a half one way. Low tide made the walking easy and after we got past the fishermen to the no vehicle zone where the Piping Plovers have nested (successfully) for the 2nd year, we had lots of Sanderlings and a few other shorebirds to keep us occupied, but mostly, we were amused by the Brown Pelicans in two, threes, and fives, that we saw drifting overhead. They always remind me, hard to say why, like the old Pan Am flying boats of the thirties.

But it was the inlet that was spectacular--on the old dike there were, according to Bob's count, 48 pelicans roosting, and scattered among them, were 40 American Oystercatchers. It would have made a great wallpaper pattern.

Some of the Brown Pelicans.
A report showed up on Jerseybirds of two White Ibis at Brig. Neither of us has White Ibis for the year, and Bob doesn't have it as a state bird, so despite my ambivalence about chasing, we chased, arriving at Brig about 4 hours after the email. And probably a dollar short because, despite looking at every stinking Glossy Ibis there, we found neither the White Ibis (juveniles, as it turns out) nor even a red-eyed White-faced Ibis. And unlike the pleasant breeze coming off the ocean as we walked on the almost concrete-like sand at Island Beach, at Brig there was a blast furnace wind that coated everything and you in dust, that rose in little puffy clouds as you swatted away the very hungry, aggressive greenhead flies. Fun.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Assisted Readymade

I brought home this summer squash for Shari today.  I was taught not to play with my food, but since it was her food, I didn't feel guilty when I added a dot with a magic marker and Voila! as my favorite artist, Marcel Duchamp, the inventor of the "readymade" would probably not say, you have an "assisted readymade," which Duchamp also invented, just a little over 100 years ago.

Brig 7/15--Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper
In the summer, there really isn't anyplace to go but Brig if you want shorebirds and waders. For the next 6 weeks there are weekly Audubon trips to the 8 mile Wildlife Drive. Shari & I went drove down with Mike for his first Shorebird Saturday yesterday. I was hoping for a little more in the way of year birds, but wound up with only one. There are a couple of shorebirds that I just don't like to i.d. myself unless I'm right on top of them and Western Sandpiper is one of them. Happily, Mike and another birder on our trip are much more keen-sighted and confident than I am, so we managed at least a couple of these southbound peeps mixed in, maddeningly with Semipalmated Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers.

Another bird I'm reluctant to call is Long-billed Dowitcher, which I was hoping to see yesterday. There was at least one there, but our group never saw it. Luckily, this bird gets more common as the season progresses until in the autumn it is actually the more likely bird as opposed to it near lookalike Short-billed Dowitcher, of which there were plenty yesterday.Voice is a good separator of the two species, like the two yellowlegs, but, unlike the yellowlegs, I don't ever seem to hear them chatter.

We had 12 shorebird species altogether, a couple of them of the supposedly hard to i.d. variety, but if I see a Pectoral Sandpiper or a Stilt Sandpiper, I'm confident of my identification. I don't have trouble calling; I just have trouble finding them in the ever shifting flocks of peeps and dowitchers. Again, sharper, more patient eyes than mine were of great assistance.

Two trips around the loop and a little walking around the trails produced 77 species for the day. There's probably no place else in NJ  right now where you can pick up that many species in a day.

Snow Goose 2 Continuing injured
Canada Goose 100
Mute Swan 5
Wood Duck 15
Mallard 10
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 35
Snowy Egret 15
Little Blue Heron 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 7
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 25
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 10
Bald Eagle 1
Clapper Rail 3
Common Gallinule 1
American Oystercatcher 4
Semipalmated Plover 5
Whimbrel 1
Stilt Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 215
Western Sandpiper 2 Rufous, bigger than semi bill noticeably longer
Short-billed Dowitcher 115
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 7
Laughing Gull 45
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 30
Great Black-backed Gull 8
Least Tern 10
Gull-billed Tern 2
Caspian Tern 3
Common Tern 1
Forster's Tern 100
Black Skimmer 55
Mourning Dove 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1 Heard
Peregrine Falcon 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
American Crow 1 Heard
Fish Crow 4
Purple Martin 10
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 1 Heard
Tufted Titmouse 2 Heard
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 5
Carolina Wren 1 Heard
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler
1
Seaside Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 2 Heard
Field Sparrow 1 Heard
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1 Heard
Northern Cardinal 1 Heard
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Boat-tailed Grackle 1
Orchard Oriole 2
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 3


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve

The Deerhead
A few years ago, when I didn't know the roads around here as well as I do now, I tried to find this spot, which I was told was a great place for hard to find warblers. I wound up, following Google directions,  almost getting plowed into by a dump truck coming out of a sand quarry dug out deep into the woods and the next right turn I was supposed to take was little more than a footpath going I don't know where.

Last week I went again and, just by looking at a map (imagine that!) I found the place with no trouble at all--basically I made a left off Route 70 and went 4 1/4 miles on Sooy Place Road. I think part of my problem was that I was reluctant to drive on a road I couldn't pronounce, but now that I know that "Sooy" sounds like a hillbilly calling in his hogs, I'm quite comfortable on the road.

And now that I know where it is and how to get there, I looked it up again on a few map sites--all their directions border on the idiotic--they may be a hundred feet shorter in distance but they are way more complicated than they need to be.

The preserve is truly deep into the Pine Barrens--hundreds of acres of pitch pine and jack oak crisscrossed by fairly wide paths. Going there in early July is probably not the best strategy, but in my 3 times there in the last 6 days--I've been getting really bored walking the same places lately--I've found a nice number of warblers and the place is unfamiliar enough to me that I get that frisson of almost being lost in the woods.

My first trip there on Thursday I saw both Blue-winged Warbler (a new bird for Burlington County) and the always sought-after Hooded Warbler. That trip was cut short by unexpected rain. Sunday, I saw my first Prairie Warbler there. I apparently haven't yet walked on the trail that goes through their habitat, because that's the only one I've seen. I got a little farther that day, but that trip was also cut short, this time because a local power outage made it impossible to close our garage door and Shari had to leave the house.

Today, I was able to explore for over 3 hours. I had seen a list by another birder who used "by the deerhead" as a location. I didn't know if that was a geological formation or an actual dead deer. I asked a Burlington County birder friend of mine about it but it was a mystery to him. Today, I found the deerhead--pictured above it is made out of some kind of soft, solid plastic, and I had passed it on my two previous trips, as had my friend all the times he's been there.  No wonder I have problems finding little birds deep in the foliage.

Spung
The Huber Preserve does feature a geological formation unique to the Pine Barrens, a couple of "spungs" (which  I can find in no dictionary)--they are somewhat akin to vernal ponds being pools of water not fed by a spring or underground source, but rather bowls of densely packed clay that depend on rainfall to keep them full. Unlike vernal ponds they are not seasonal. There are two listed on the trail map and today I made the trek up to one--don't try this unless you are really tick protected and aware because I picked off more than 10 of the little demons from my socks and pants--only to find that it was simply an overgrown dry spot in the forest. Not a drop of water.

It has been my observation walking in the woods & fields of the Pine Barrens--Whitesbog, Colliers Mills, the Cranberry Bogs, the WMA behind the house--that you are never really that far from a road. You can always hear a car or truck no matter deep in the woods or far out in a bog you are. The Huber Preserve is the first place I've been that I couldn't hear any traffic. Planes yes; they're inescapable especially with McGuire so close. But not an automotive engine in the 3 plus hours I was there.

As I said, summertime is not the ideal time to go here but I will definitely have to make it a go to spot during next year's migration. I also hear from my friend that Red Crossbills are in the area--I may have seen one today, a juvenile, because there was a striped finch that I couldn't place, but I didn't get a look at the beak and I didn't see it that well or that long--those damn leaves!

For my 3 trips I've totaled 29 species. Not very impressive but it takes a while to get to know where the birds are.
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Ovenbird
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Ovenbird


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Brig 7/1--Marbled Godwit

I was at Brig around 7:30 this morning; it was intermittently drizzly but that gave way quickly enough to high humidity, roaring winds, swarms of greenhead flies and even more annoying, swarms of oblivious photographers, two of whom stood in my way, two feet in front of the car with its engine running while they took pictures of...of course, Ospreys. By some miracle of restraint I didn't run them over. Wind AND flies goes against all sense and reason--one usually precludes the other, but not today. If I stood about 10 feet away from the car, the flies weren't too awful as they enjoy bouncing off the fenders of a warm auto, but the wind was maddening. In the car, no wind just dozens of flies which can be kept in check with the air conditioning, except that creates another wind in the car. Wind, flies, dust, jerks...why do I like this place? Oh yeah, birds.

And to make matters even more frustrating, I found a rarity, a Marbled Godwit, which had been reported yesterday, surrounded by a big flock of Glossy Ibis (which I had stopped to scan for the ever elusive White-faced Ibis), but when I went to get my camera, the bird disappeared. Gone to an alternate ornithological universe, I guess. Still, the large size and bi-colored, slightly upturned bill screamed godwit all the way.

The only other shorebirds present were a couple of oystercatchers, a yellowlegs, some Black-bellied Plovers, and good numbers of Willets and Short-billed Dowitchers. The ibis flocks outnumbered all the other herons and egrets combined. I was happy to find one each of Black-crowned Night-Heron and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, the latter clearly an immature bird.
American Oystercatcher
Black-crowned Night-Heron


By the time I finished my second trip around the dikes, I could write "I HATE FLIES & WIND" with my finger in the dust on the side windows of the car.

51 species
Canada Goose 95
Mallard 25
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Egret 27
Snowy Egret 21
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1 NE corner
Glossy Ibis 105
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 15
Clapper Rail 4
American Oystercatcher 4
Black-bellied Plover 4
Marbled Godwit 1 Large shorebird with bicolored upturned bill.
Short-billed Dowitcher 29
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet 40
Laughing Gull 75
Herring Gull 30
Great Black-backed Gull 8
Least Tern 1
Gull-billed Tern 4
Forster's Tern 15
Black Skimmer 70
Mourning Dove 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Leeds Eco Trail
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 Heard
Eastern Kingbird 2
American Crow 2 Heard
Fish Crow 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 15
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 10 Nesting beneath stairs of Leeds boardwalk, as in previous years
Tufted Titmouse 1 Feeder
House Wren 1 Heard
Marsh Wren 7 Heard
Carolina Wren 1 Heard parking lot
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
Seaside Sparrow 10
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1 Heard upland section
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 80
Common Grackle 4
Boat-tailed Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10





Friday, June 30, 2017

June and Its Supposed Doldrums


Black Skimmer, Brig
The objective correlative of June birding
June is notorious for its birding doldrums. Migration is over and the birds that are here are breeding and quiescent. Your choices are basically two: take long walks in the cool of the morning for the pure enjoyment of finding what you can, or chase rarities. I did both.

The rarities have been written about below--in that regard it was great month, with LITTLE GULL, Little Egret, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Purple Gallinule, and Black-bellied Whistling Duck among the rare birds chased and found. Little Gull, along with the GREAT SHEARWATER I saw at Cape May, were lifers, so a number of "interesting" days were interspersed with the walking around days. Actually, I think the best day I had was the 2nd day of the month when I took a long trek through Colliers Mills and found all the colorful and/or localized birds to be found there: Red-headed Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Warbling Vireo, and Grasshopper Sparrow. I ended the month there today and only found the last two.

June is also the one  month that I bird NJ top to bottom--a couple of trips up to the Delaware Water Gap and a couple of trips down to Cape May. All that traveling, plus a couple of day trips to the state of Delaware, brought my month list to 160, which is impressive, since, according to eBird, for the previous 4 Junes I have averaged only 134 species per month. Doldrums indeed!

Counties Birded
Delaware: Kent
New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex, Warren

Species                                      First Sighting
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck   Shunpike Rd. pond
Canada Goose   Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park
Mute Swan   Forsythe-Barnegat
Wood Duck   Colliers Mills WMA
American Black Duck   Old Mine Road IBA
Mallard   Old Mine Road IBA
Northern Shoveler   Ocean City Preserve
Black Scoter   Cape May Point SP
Common Merganser   Old Mine Road IBA
Northern Bobwhite   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Wild Turkey   35 Sunset Rd
Red-throated Loon   Barnegat Lighthouse SP
GREAT SHEARWATER   Cape May Point SP
Double-crested Cormorant   Barnegat Lighthouse SP
Brown Pelican   Barnegat Lighthouse SP
Least Bittern   Mercer Corporate Park
Great Blue Heron   Great Bay Blvd
Great Egret   Holly Lake
Little Egret   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Snowy Egret   Holly Lake
Little Blue Heron   Forsythe-Barnegat
Tricolored Heron   Great Bay Blvd
Green Heron   Lakehurst NAES
Black-crowned Night-Heron  
Glossy Ibis   Great Bay Blvd
Black Vulture   Old Mine Road IBA
Turkey Vulture   Great Bay Blvd
Osprey   Great Bay Blvd
Northern Harrier   Smyrna Leipsic Rd
Cooper's Hawk   Forest Resource Education Center
Bald Eagle   Old Mine Road IBA
Red-shouldered Hawk   Old Mine Road IBA
Broad-winged Hawk   Old Mine Road IBA
Red-tailed Hawk   Colliers Mills WMA
King Rail   Mercer Corporate Park
Clapper Rail   Great Bay Blvd
Purple Gallinule   Ocean City Preserve
Black-necked Stilt   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
American Avocet   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
American Oystercatcher   Great Bay Blvd
Black-bellied Plover   Brig
Semipalmated Plover   Great Bay Blvd
Piping Plover   Barnegat Lighthouse SP
Killdeer   Colliers Mills WMA
Upland Sandpiper   Lakehurst NAES
Ruddy Turnstone   Great Bay Blvd
Dunlin   Great Bay Blvd
Least Sandpiper   Great Bay Blvd
White-rumped Sandpiper   Brig
Semipalmated Sandpiper   Holly Lake
Short-billed Dowitcher   Brig
Greater Yellowlegs   Great Bay Blvd
Willet   Great Bay Blvd
Lesser Yellowlegs   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Black-headed Gull   Brig
LITTLE GULL   Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Laughing Gull   Holly Lake
Ring-billed Gull   Brig
Herring Gull   Great Bay Blvd
Great Black-backed Gull   Great Bay Blvd
Least Tern   Great Bay Blvd
Gull-billed Tern   Brig
Caspian Tern   Brig
Common Tern   Brig
Forster's Tern   Holly Lake
Black Skimmer   Great Bay Blvd
Rock Pigeon   Union Transportation Trail
Mourning Dove   Holly Lake
Yellow-billed Cuckoo   Colliers Mills WMA
Black-billed Cuckoo   Colliers Mills WMA
Barred Owl   Lakehurst NAES
Common Nighthawk   Lakehurst NAES
Eastern Whip-poor-will   35 Sunset Rd
Chimney Swift   Mercer Corporate Park
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Old Mine Road IBA
Belted Kingfisher   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-headed Woodpecker   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-bellied Woodpecker   35 Sunset Rd
Downy Woodpecker   35 Sunset Rd
Hairy Woodpecker   Cattus Island County Park
Northern Flicker   Colliers Mills WMA
Pileated Woodpecker   Old Mine Road IBA
American Kestrel   Lakehurst NAES
Peregrine Falcon   Brig
Eastern Wood-Pewee   Great Bay Blvd
Acadian Flycatcher   Barnegat Lighthouse SP
Alder Flycatcher   Great Bay Blvd
Willow Flycatcher   Great Bay Blvd
Least Flycatcher   Old Mine Road IBA
Eastern Phoebe   Old Mine Road IBA
Great Crested Flycatcher   35 Sunset Rd
Eastern Kingbird   Great Bay Blvd
Fork-tailed Flycatcher   Cape May Point SP
White-eyed Vireo   Brig
Yellow-throated Vireo   Old Mine Road IBA
Warbling Vireo   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-eyed Vireo   Colliers Mills WMA
Blue Jay   35 Sunset Rd
American Crow   Old Mine Road IBA
Fish Crow   35 Sunset Rd
Horned Lark   Lakehurst NAES
Northern Rough-winged Swallow   Old Mine Road IBA
Purple Martin   Brig
Tree Swallow   Great Bay Blvd
Bank Swallow   Delaware Water Gap NRA
Barn Swallow   Great Bay Blvd
Carolina Chickadee   35 Sunset Rd
Black-capped Chickadee   Worthington State Forest
Tufted Titmouse   35 Sunset Rd
White-breasted Nuthatch   35 Sunset Rd
House Wren   Old Mine Road IBA
Marsh Wren   Forsythe-Barnegat
Carolina Wren   Colliers Mills WMA
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   Colliers Mills WMA
Eastern Bluebird   Colliers Mills WMA
Veery   Old Mine Road IBA
Wood Thrush   Colliers Mills WMA
American Robin   Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park
Gray Catbird   Great Bay Blvd
Brown Thrasher   Colliers Mills WMA
Northern Mockingbird   Cattus Island County Park
European Starling   35 Sunset Rd
Cedar Waxwing   Colliers Mills WMA
Ovenbird   Colliers Mills WMA
Worm-eating Warbler   Worthington State Forest
Louisiana Waterthrush   Worthington State Forest
Blue-winged Warbler   Old Mine Road IBA
Black-and-white Warbler   Colliers Mills WMA
Common Yellowthroat   Great Bay Blvd
Hooded Warbler   Old Mine Road IBA
American Redstart   Old Mine Road IBA
Cerulean Warbler   Old Mine Road IBA
Northern Parula   Old Mine Road IBA
Blackburnian Warbler   Stokes Forest
Yellow Warbler   Great Bay Blvd
Chestnut-sided Warbler   Old Mine Road IBA
Pine Warbler   Old Mine Road IBA
Prairie Warbler   Colliers Mills WMA
Grasshopper Sparrow   Colliers Mills WMA
Saltmarsh Sparrow   Great Bay Blvd
Seaside Sparrow   Great Bay Blvd
Chipping Sparrow   35 Sunset Rd
Field Sparrow   Colliers Mills WMA
Song Sparrow   Holly Lake
Eastern Towhee   35 Sunset Rd
Scarlet Tanager   Colliers Mills WMA
Northern Cardinal   35 Sunset Rd
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   Old Mine Road IBA
Blue Grosbeak   Colliers Mills WMA
Indigo Bunting   Colliers Mills WMA
Red-winged Blackbird   Holly Lake
Eastern Meadowlark   Lakehurst NAES
Common Grackle   Colliers Mills WMA
Boat-tailed Grackle   Great Bay Blvd
Brown-headed Cowbird   35 Sunset Rd
Orchard Oriole   Colliers Mills WMA
Baltimore Oriole   Colliers Mills WMA
House Finch   35 Sunset Rd
American Goldfinch   Colliers Mills WMA
House Sparrow   Stanley H. 'Tip' Seaman County Park
Ruddy Turnstone, Brig