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10/12/19 6:00 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - this afternoon
10/12/19 5:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Oct 2019) 11 Raptors
10/12/19 1:44 pm judson hamlin <jhhamlin...> [JERSEYBI] Fall movement-finally
10/12/19 2:48 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (10 Oct 2019) 12 Raptors
10/11/19 3:51 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Cape Island trip
10/11/19 2:33 pm Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...> [JERSEYBI]
10/11/19 7:00 am bramble <bramble...> [JERSEYBI] Bergen Audubon - Location Change for Chapter Meeting and Program
10/10/19 5:05 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] migration in Cumberland this morning - yes!
10/10/19 3:39 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] migration in Cumberland this morning - yes!
10/10/19 12:16 pm CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Sparrow Search: 2 for 3 today, one by accident
10/10/19 7:25 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms - The New York Times
10/9/19 6:48 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] on listing species on the month list - ebird
10/9/19 4:11 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Oct 2019) 34 Raptors
10/8/19 11:25 am davidnlarsen <davidnlarsen...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Probable red phalarope at Brig
10/8/19 10:11 am Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> [JERSEYBI] Probable red phalarope at Brig
10/8/19 9:45 am Eric Stiles <eric.stiles...> [JERSEYBI] Call to Action - Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
10/7/19 7:24 pm John Barrett <john.pine.barrett...> [JERSEYBI] Thought of the day: WFTU
10/7/19 10:17 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] WT Sparrow - finally.....
10/7/19 4:07 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] White rumped or Baird's Sandpiper at Brig Dogleg
10/6/19 6:46 am DC Louie <dclouie...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Cape May CMBO Northwood Center birds
10/6/19 4:07 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (05 Oct 2019) 56 Raptors
10/6/19 4:04 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May CMBO Northwood Center birds
10/6/19 3:37 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (04 Oct 2019) 363 Raptors
10/5/19 8:56 pm Bill Elrick <belrick...> [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Sep 24, 2018
10/4/19 3:15 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May hawkwatch
10/4/19 10:20 am Laurie Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May hawkwatch
10/4/19 4:34 am madavis1959.md <madavis1959.md...> [JERSEYBI] Thanks
10/3/19 4:28 pm madavis1959.md <madavis1959.md...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge
10/2/19 7:06 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] monthly birding - Gull-billed Tern - Forsythe
10/1/19 2:40 pm Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Wildlife Telemetry - BirdCallsRadio
9/30/19 4:04 am Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Jerry Liguori GoFundMe and Join Rokita *Brig refuge volunteers for Friday bird walks
9/29/19 4:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2019) 112 Raptors
9/29/19 12:21 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Lost Oakley Sunglass-most likely at Dogleg area in Brig
9/29/19 10:17 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
9/29/19 3:17 am Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
9/29/19 3:00 am Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...> Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
9/28/19 4:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Sep 2019) 62 Raptors
9/28/19 4:20 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [JERSEYBI] Incidental birding while hunting
9/28/19 2:08 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
9/28/19 12:11 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] brigantine island
9/27/19 7:30 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Cape May Hawk Watch trip with John *Jack* McKee and I
9/27/19 9:31 am Stuart <weluvowls...> [JERSEYBI] Bald eagles continue to soar in New Jersey with record numbers in 2019
9/27/19 8:28 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Halifax hopping!
9/26/19 7:42 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Jerry Liguori gofunfme
9/26/19 6:35 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig Refuge Dogleg Shorebirds
9/26/19 9:48 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Berlin park - camden
9/25/19 7:49 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] greenwald park - migration and birding the area
9/25/19 4:43 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (24 Sep 2019) 176 Raptors
9/24/19 7:32 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] radar - classic
9/24/19 5:16 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] OT- just looking for contact of PA birder
9/24/19 8:05 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Greenwald park - camden - nice migration
9/24/19 6:25 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Tom Reed, Visible Migration - BirdCallsRadio
9/24/19 6:23 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [JERSEYBI] Tom Reed, Visible Migration - BirdCallsRadio
9/23/19 10:56 am Karen Swaine <kmswaine...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/23/19 10:33 am Brian Kushner <bkushner2...> [JERSEYBI] Interesting article.
9/23/19 8:31 am JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
9/23/19 8:13 am mark.kantrowitz <000009fd7f2dc023-dmarc-request...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
9/23/19 5:54 am Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
9/23/19 4:41 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2019) 156 Raptors
9/22/19 6:01 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] OT -NJ Audubon Pete Bacinski’s tribute at Brig.
9/22/19 10:13 am Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeak at Brig
9/22/19 3:44 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Sep 2019) 159 Raptors
9/22/19 3:12 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
9/22/19 2:10 am Comcast <lesterblock311...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeaks
9/21/19 7:04 pm Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeaks
9/21/19 5:04 pm Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/21/19 4:59 pm Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/21/19 11:18 am B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/21/19 10:28 am Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/21/19 7:16 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
9/20/19 6:06 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Brig and Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] radar - south winds
9/20/19 4:31 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (19 Sep 2019) 870 Raptors
9/19/19 7:28 pm Linda Mack <lj.mack...> [JERSEYBI] FW: ABC
9/19/19 5:58 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] radar - south winds
9/19/19 4:26 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Sep 2019) 67 Raptors
9/18/19 3:23 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] The dredge - gloucester - strikes again! Bairds
9/18/19 3:10 pm Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...> [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler IBSP not refound today
9/18/19 9:46 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2019) 139 Raptors
9/17/19 6:40 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment -Re: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
9/17/19 5:47 pm robert dodelson <rdodelson...> [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook Black-headed Grosbeak
9/17/19 11:15 am Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] The dredge - gloucester - stilt sandpipers
9/17/19 4:19 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2019) 435 Raptors
9/16/19 3:11 pm Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...> Re: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
9/16/19 11:40 am CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
9/16/19 4:34 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (15 Sep 2019) 550 Raptors
9/15/19 7:05 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] radar - is lit up!
9/14/19 7:53 pm J Hummel <juanita.hummel...> [JERSEYBI] WCAS program on Mon. Sept. 16
9/14/19 3:08 pm Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> [JERSEYBI] Interesting bright plumage peep at Brig-Dogleg
9/14/19 2:57 pm Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] YB Fly - finally, got this year!
9/14/19 10:25 am L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> [JERSEYBI] Fwd: WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2019 - 2020
9/14/19 8:52 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Sep 2019) 288 Raptors
 
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Date: 10/12/19 6:00 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Palmyra - this afternoon
Was more birdy than I expected. Sort of. This is Palmyra. A bright spot this challenging fall. I figured my last shot a Cape May.
Barring one at a friend’s yard. Or maybe the Trenton sewage plant. No luck! Parula, Tennessee. No Cape May…..

I was there for butterflies also. Which have been super this fall. I even had a Dun. Probably my latest.

I checked the surface maps. They basically look the same through Monday…… that storm off the coast isn’t moving too well.

It’s NW winds now. Maybe some new birds in Sunday. Look at the SE sector on the weather radar. My jaw drops. I wish for us!

Good birding all.


Sandra Keller
<sandrakeller...>

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Date: 10/12/19 5:16 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Oct 2019) 11 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 109
Bald Eagle 2 31 213
Northern Harrier 2 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 240 515
Cooper's Hawk 1 35 64
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 90 210
Merlin 0 16 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 28

Total: 11 476 3905
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman, Sara Hart, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Gretchen Buxton and Fairfax Hutter- Welcome back !!
Troy Fetherman- Great seeing you again. Thanks for the spotting help !
Sean Duffy- Nice to see you again

Hikers- 52
SOBO- Rocknap - Best of Luck the rest of the way !


Weather:
Temps 48-64 Deg F, Wind WNW @ 1-6 mph becoming more variable in the pm.
Partly cloudy in the morning to mostly cloudy in the afternoon

Raptor Observations:
BE- 12:48A, 12:58A

A painfully slow October day ! Wind was light and variable most of the day
and almost nonexistent at times. The few birds we had were working hard
to move down ridge. Great to have Brian, Sara, and Scott back on the ridge
!
Bird of the Day selection goes to the adult Bald Eagle that cruised by
below eye level on the river side giving hikers and visitors a real eyeful
!

Non-raptor Observations:
Buckmoths-many
Blue Jays
TV's & BV's
Ravens-4
Black bear sow with 2 cubs seen from lookout foraging in the valley below.
( Great pick by BH !! )
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 10/12/19 1:44 pm
From: judson hamlin <jhhamlin...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fall movement-finally
Good yard birding day at last. Couple of YB Sapsuckers, first significant numbers of WT Sparrows, an influx of BC Chickadees and a first time (22 years of counting) yard bird - Eurasian Collared Dove.

judsOnHam1in
Metuchen

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Date: 10/12/19 2:48 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (10 Oct 2019) 12 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 14 109
Bald Eagle 2 29 211
Northern Harrier 1 6 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 237 512
Cooper's Hawk 2 34 63
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 88 208
Merlin 0 16 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 8 28

Total: 12 465 3894
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Patrick Keelen

Visitors:
Dave Blinder
Road Scholar Hiking group
Hiker-1


Weather:
Temps- 49-69 Deg, F. Wind- N/NE@ 4-7mph
100% Cloud cover in am to mostly clear skies in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 1:04I, 2:51A

Many thanks to Patrick Keelen for conducting the count today on
what we figured would be a slow day. Thanks for your effort Patrick !
Not much in the way of raptor movement today.
Patrick's pick for Bird of the Day goes to the Kestrel that circled and
attacked the owl decoy diving at it 5 times while vocalizing the entire
time!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 6
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 10/11/19 3:51 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape Island trip
I was up around 4 AM this morning getting ready for my Cape Island trip with Keith Phillips. Feeding and walking Pil and Cory and feeding the cats *Rebel and Nugget* and I did not park Mary’s car in the garage until 4:10PM. Long day.

As soon as I stepped into Field 1 at Higbee pressure was on to find birds to justify my trip expense. Of course my high light was the shorebird show at the Meadows. I am guessing the American Pipit Keith and I found took flight after the Merlin flush towards up the Delaware Bay, and eventually passing Del Heaven and landing somewhere at East Point Light House area.

Tomorrow at Cape Island should be even better. So those who are able, go for it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 10/11/19 2:33 pm
From: Gary or Karen Gentile <kbbb99...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI]
Kinglet (1) in Evergreen tree in front yard today. Don’t know which one it was.
Also Brown Thrasher in side yard today, off and on, for quite awhile. He is in side yard Spring and Fall! Flicker also in side yard today. Chickadees, Nuthatches, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Titmouses, and 6 Mourning Doves, and a number of House Finches and House Sparrows. Still no WT Sparrows which we usually have by now and in a good number??



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Date: 10/11/19 7:00 am
From: bramble <bramble...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bergen Audubon - Location Change for Chapter Meeting and Program
This month, our chapter meeting and program are being held at Flat
Rock Brook Nature Center!
443 Van Nostrand Avenue, Englewood, NJ

October 16 (Wed) 7:30 PM

Join Marc Gussen from the Closter Nature Center for a fascinating
program about Mushrooms - The Amazing World of Fungi.

Meetings are free and open to all! Business meeting at 7:30 PM with
program at 8:00 PM.

- Julie McCall, Bergen County Audubon
Lyndhurst, Bergen Co.


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Date: 10/10/19 5:05 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] migration in Cumberland this morning - yes!
I am certain NJ folks are so tired of me blabbing about non-sense that are
not related to bird ID.

I have been intrigued about this Master thesis by Cristina A. Frank since
2007. But in my opinion, the poof of this author's thesis is in the pudding
by the morning flight numbers at Del Heven reported by TJ, MO and DF. Also
by SK at East
Point, even if their numbers are related to songbirds.

Also, my trip to Miss Higbee WMA has been below par this fall. Perhaps these
migrants that used to feed at rest at Cape Island are taking off as fast
they can up along the Delaware Bay.

https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/literature/comparison-study_mig-raptors_capemay.pdf

Yong Kong
Camden County

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From: Sandra Keller
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:38 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migration in Cumberland this morning - yes!

Nothing spectacular, but I had a small spread out morning flight.
I wasn't at east point. Turkey point area. I tried my best for a
Cape May or Oct. Connecticut! No success! A sunny edge
might have helped. It was the YR and Palm show. And Phoebes.

Had a Vesper at Strawberry Ave. nature trail. Classic. It flushed
to a tree, gave me a look for 10 seconds, and flew on west.
Migrants don't stick in Cumberland.....

I had Swamp, Song, and Savannah. No WT Sparrows! The funky
fall continues! I was putting the trash out at home this dusk,
and of course heard WT Sparrows! I live in Camden County.

The forecast was wrong. Plenty of sun mid morning! And butterflies
and dragonflies. My whole day turned into a half day - so no sea watch.
Maybe in a couple weeks.

Nature notes - Buckeyes the predominate butterfly.

Boardwalk notes - it looks like the Strawberry Ave. boardwalk
is being replaced. Good! It's just started though so will take time.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/10/19 3:39 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] migration in Cumberland this morning - yes!
Nothing spectacular, but I had a small spread out morning flight.
I wasn't at east point. Turkey point area. I tried my best for a
Cape May or Oct. Connecticut! No success! A sunny edge
might have helped. It was the YR and Palm show. And Phoebes.

Had a Vesper at Strawberry Ave. nature trail. Classic. It flushed
to a tree, gave me a look for 10 seconds, and flew on west.
Migrants don't stick in Cumberland.....

I had Swamp, Song, and Savannah. No WT Sparrows! The funky
fall continues! I was putting the trash out at home this dusk,
and of course heard WT Sparrows! I live in Camden County.

The forecast was wrong. Plenty of sun mid morning! And butterflies
and dragonflies. My whole day turned into a half day - so no sea watch.
Maybe in a couple weeks.

Nature notes - Buckeyes the predominate butterfly.

Boardwalk notes - it looks like the Strawberry Ave. boardwalk
is being replaced. Good! It's just started though so will take time.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/10/19 12:16 pm
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sparrow Search: 2 for 3 today, one by accident
Jerseybirders,

Milton Collins' discovery last evening of a Clay-colored Sparrow at River Barge Park in Carlstadt prompted me to arrive there a few minutes after sunrise this morning, and to search for nearly two hours in the clumps of seed-filled vegetation that dot the micro-landscape of this "park." Chris Takacs arrived shortly after I did, and we continued the search, separately or together. Mark Farrell arrived as well. The three of us continued the vigil. At 8:50, I gave up and was heading for my car when I saw the text alert that Chris and Mark had found a Nelson's Sparrow! It was so windy that Chris realized shouting would have no effect, so a text alert did the trick. Quickly walking back over to where the two were standing, we all eventually got great views from a very confiding bird. No CCSP, but the Nelson's was fine consolation.

I headed over to Disposal Road and, within a minute or two, was able to relocate the beautiful and out-standing (in the true sense of the word) Lark Sparrow that has been there since Tuesday afternoon. It was huge next to the Savannahs...nearly the size of the White-crowneds with which it was associating, and brightly colored by comparison to those mostly gray and rufous block-headed companions. I was able to show the bird to Rod McKenzie, and then I headed for work.

Arriving at my office, I was chagrined to learn that Chris had refound the Clay-colored about the time I was leaving Disposal Road. Darn! Why hadn't I checked my alerts again? I headed back to River Barge Park and there, with Larry Scacchetti, Rod (who'd driven over to look for the Nelson's), and two other birders who arrived, searched, and left, we spent another hour-plus spishing and searching. Larry had some nice photographs from his sighting of the "Clay" at 10:00, but from 10:25 when I arrived until 11:35 when I really had to get to work, there was no sign of it.

Still, it was a productive morning with great views of the Nelson's, the Lark, a continuing Surf Scoter (also found last evening by Milton) which seemed lethargic while on the water...sick? We'd also had good views of a late-ish Osprey, two Peregrines, a Kestrel, an eagle, two quarreling Ravens, and the expected passerines. Here's hoping that the Clay-colored sticks around, as it did a couple years back, in this this food-laden ample-cover environment (and that the numerous feral cats in the park don't make it a snack).

Good birding!

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 10/10/19 7:25 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms - The New York Times
Jerseybirders

a link below to an article of interest.

Wendy Malmid

Monroe Twp, NJ



https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/climate/state-birds-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage


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Date: 10/9/19 6:48 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] on listing species on the month list - ebird
I was wondering if ebird could list all my white -eyed vireos for Oct. At least what I have entered into ebird. Yes! Three sightings.
2 in Cape May. One now in Camden. I had one yesterday. There may be hope for missing birds for me this year. Stuff seems to
be lingering.

Anyway, get the target species for NJ for Oct. Then click on the blue total of what you already have. I have 246 or something.
Again, I am still on 2005 entering stuff….. Now with that list just click on the view all button for the species you are interested in.


Someone is a very happy camper here! The data is in ebird - just how to retrieve it!

Had Robins over my house this morning. No late Cape May in my yard……. Sun would help here.

Good birding all. I hope to be down the bay and shore Thursday.


Sandra Keller
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Date: 10/9/19 4:11 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Oct 2019) 34 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 13 108
Bald Eagle 1 27 209
Northern Harrier 0 5 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 236 511
Cooper's Hawk 3 32 61
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 85 205
Merlin 1 16 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 27

Total: 34 453 3882
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler

Visitors:
Hikers- 16


Weather:
Temps- 55-60 Deg.F, Winds NE@ 2-5mph
Cloud cover at 90 percent all day
AM started with dense fog that cleared by 10:00am

Raptor Observations:
BE- 12:14I

Thanks very much to Brian Butler and Al Ambler
for hiking in today to get the count done !
We were hoping that after Sunday and Monday's rain
the break in the precipitation would provide a
"push" of raptors. We had some birds but not
nearly enough ! As BB said " we ALWAYS want more! "
Bird(s) of the Day goes to the two male Kestrels
that came in right over the watch site in the few
minutes of afternoon sunshine that we had all day.
Beauties !!!!
3 additional Bald Eagles and 1 Northern Harrier
seen but not counted today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 2
Mourning Cloak
TV's & BV's
Canada Geese- many
Blue Jays- many
Ravens- 2
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Date: 10/8/19 11:25 am
From: davidnlarsen <davidnlarsen...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] Probable red phalarope at Brig
As per jersey shore birds text alert: Goose marker 6 tower on the right. ForsytheDave LarsenMount LaurelSent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...> Date: 10/8/19 1:10 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Probable red phalarope at Brig Passing along information from one of the text alerts that a likely red phalarope was observed on Wildlife Drive at Brig, presumably this morning,  "before the tower, first dogleg."   I'm not sure exactly what that means, since I believe the tower and the dogleg are on opposite sides of the pools, but perhaps someone else can explain!Susan TreeshSomersetHow to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> help:  <jerseybi-request...> archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 10/8/19 10:11 am
From: Susan Treesh <sktreesh...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Probable red phalarope at Brig
Passing along information from one of the text alerts that a likely red
phalarope was observed on Wildlife Drive at Brig, presumably this
morning,  "before the tower, first dogleg."   I'm not sure exactly what
that means, since I believe the tower and the dogleg are on opposite
sides of the pools, but perhaps someone else can explain!

Susan Treesh
Somerset


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Date: 10/8/19 9:45 am
From: Eric Stiles <eric.stiles...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Call to Action - Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
Dear NJ Birders,

Following up on Laurie's post, the news that 2.9 billion North American birds have been lost since 1970 is upsetting to say the least. Birders have experienced first-hand, the steady decline of many bird species. This number is a sobering reminder of the ongoing challenges, and the importance of our work.

I encourage everyone to read a column which presents the problem from a NJ perspective (https://njenvironmentnews.com/2019/10/04/opinion-massive-bird-losses-should-be-a-rallying-call-to-action/). This articles outlines actions we can and must take to conserve birds From landscaping our yards for wildlife to getting involved with conservation organizations such as your town’s open space committee, you can make a profound impact.

We have achieved much over the past half century including the passage of the Endangered Species Act, Pinelands Preservation Act, NJ’s award-winning open space program, and one of the nation’s strongest Freshwater Wetlands Protection Acts. This should give us confidence about what we can accomplish.

The fact that you are reading this implies that you want to preserve our natural heritage for future generations. I encourage all of you to see the news as a call to action and join us in reversing this trend rather than accepting it.

Yours in conservation,
Eric Stiles, President & CEO
New Jersey Audubon Society

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Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:16 AM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper

By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about the recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three billion birds have been lost since 1970."

I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related coverage. Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...

Laurie Larson
New Jersey
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Original paper:

Decline of the North American avifauna
Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R. Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
$30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)

Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
(67 pages)

Coverage:

National Audubon:
https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New Study Says.
by Jillian Mock

Cornell Lab:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/

American Bird Conservancy:
https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage

Science News:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan Lambert

Scientific American:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim Daley.

Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin Brulliard.

NY Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.

Analysis:

Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean? Sept. 20, 2019.


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Date: 10/7/19 7:24 pm
From: John Barrett <john.pine.barrett...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Thought of the day: WFTU
Today I was reminded that birds, like human beings, exhibit a variety of
appearances. Walking through my local grounds in Camden County, sipping on
my freshly brewed cold press coffee, I came across a few warblers in
their plain fall attire. As a placed my coffee to the ground to square up
by binoculars, a seemingly innocent man walked down the path towards me,
then kicked my coffee straight up into the air as he passed and grumbled
something about blocking the path. I was stunned. I thought about the
WFTU approach to bird ID as suggested by the McGill Bird Observatory.
Getting a grip, I tried to relocate the birds, only to find that they had
flown away. Such is life. A special thanks to Gary Hogan for putting me
onto the Bohemian Waxwing this weekend - what a beauty and what a beard!


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Date: 10/7/19 10:17 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WT Sparrow - finally.....
My first of fall season for NJ is about 2 weeks late! Interesting
fall we are having.

I was up in Mercer county. Decided to hit 2 times a month to see
whats around. And working on monthly listing. Birders had
Connecticut today at Palmyra. If i get a chance I'll head out there
for an Oct. Connecticut try.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/7/19 4:07 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] White rumped or Baird's Sandpiper at Brig Dogleg
Main reason for posting is to continue to share and study shorebirds here.

Saw the bird briefly via bins and scope at Dogleg but mostly photo bird via camera lens. Very over cast and windy.

I left Brig quickly to stack firewood at home. I am going to be in the doghouse if Mary does not see 4 cords of wood stacked and covered with tarp when she gets back from FL.

Did not see all features required to broadcast as Baird’s during live action.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 10/6/19 6:46 am
From: DC Louie <dclouie...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Cape May CMBO Northwood Center birds
Northwoods gets better and better with the restoration work and native plant installation along the Dewitt trails.  BIG Thank You to the stewardship staff of NJ Audubon and volunteers for improving the habitat for the birds and birders.  It is definitely on my Go To list during the Fall Festival in a couple of weeks.Diane Louie, MadisonSent via my Samsung Galaxy, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> Date: 10/6/19 7:03 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <JERSEYBI...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May CMBO Northwood Center birds One of the major mistake I made yesterday trip to Cape Island was taking Mary’s new car. When I got home the console area was full of food debris and soda stain from driving-n-eating birding. Sigh.The upside was the CMBO Northwood Center loaded with birds. All birders I observed as if I was studying shorebirds appeared to be seasoned birders that no longer have any need for field guides.  I will share only one of my observation to spare the readers here.I did see that very pale Philly Vireo on my own before HT got everyone on board. I was baffled by the lighter plumage of this Philly Vireo. HT has good photo on NJ Bird Face Book. I saw a few red-eyed vireos along the way as well and noticed the stark contrast between these birds. I can only guess all birders there must have seen numerous very pale looking Philly Vireos in the past to the point they lost count, except yours truly. I was wondering why no one was calling out a northern water thrush with over 50 pairs of bins packed in a such a small area in from of the CMBO center.Then Tom B. and I took a stroll down the East Lake Drive and birded the canoe launch area *?* where the gravel lane extend into the water’s edge. Many birds were there as well including several Palms. Eventually a northern thrush came into our view under a weeping willow at the end gravel lane that extended into the water’s edge.Yong KongCamden CountyHow to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> help:  <jerseybi-request...> archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi


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Date: 10/6/19 4:07 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (05 Oct 2019) 56 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 13 108
Bald Eagle 1 26 208
Northern Harrier 3 5 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 211 486
Cooper's Hawk 2 29 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 4 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 5 8 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 82 202
Merlin 0 15 51
Peregrine Falcon 1 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 6 26

Total: 56 419 3848
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Adam Byrd- Welcome back to the ridge ! Thanks for your spotting efforts !
SOBO "Long Legs". Best of luck the rest of the way.


Weather:
Temps- 40-59 Deg.F, Wind E/NE 5-10mph in am to E/SE 5-10mph in pm.
Deep Blue skies with some haze. Zero cloud cover all day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:35I
PG- 4:07A

Well... the observation crew from yesterday left us very
few "scraps" today, but what we missed in quantity we surely made
up for in quality ! Bird of the Day selection had 3 contenders today.
The northern harrier that came in tight to the ridge on the reservoir side
was a great look. The 4:07 adult Peregrine that we picked up in the bins at
a
distance and watched as it dipped it's right wing to change course
and come in directly at the owl decoy was very exciting !! But the Bird of

the Day honors easily goes to the immature red-tailed hawk that made
over 10 passes at the owl decoy !! This bird would attack the owl,
depart the area and return a few minutes later and resume the attack.
Talons down and vocalizing the entire time !
This went on for 5-6 minutes before the redtail was satisfied that it
did it's job !!! Great stuff !!!
Many additional Bald Eagles seen today but not counted as migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 2
Turkey Vultures- Noticeable migration today with many many birds
passing the watch site.
BV's
Ravens- 2
Blue Jays, Canada geese
Buckmoths
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Date: 10/6/19 4:04 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May CMBO Northwood Center birds
One of the major mistake I made yesterday trip to Cape Island was taking Mary’s new car. When I got home the console area was full of food debris and soda stain from driving-n-eating birding. Sigh.

The upside was the CMBO Northwood Center loaded with birds. All birders I observed as if I was studying shorebirds appeared to be seasoned birders that no longer have any need for field guides. I will share only one of my observation to spare the readers here.

I did see that very pale Philly Vireo on my own before HT got everyone on board. I was baffled by the lighter plumage of this Philly Vireo. HT has good photo on NJ Bird Face Book. I saw a few red-eyed vireos along the way as well and noticed the stark contrast between these birds. I can only guess all birders there must have seen numerous very pale looking Philly Vireos in the past to the point they lost count, except yours truly. I was wondering why no one was calling out a northern water thrush with over 50 pairs of bins packed in a such a small area in from of the CMBO center.

Then Tom B. and I took a stroll down the East Lake Drive and birded the canoe launch area *?* where the gravel lane extend into the water’s edge. Many birds were there as well including several Palms. Eventually a northern thrush came into our view under a weeping willow at the end gravel lane that extended into the water’s edge.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 10/6/19 3:37 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (04 Oct 2019) 363 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 13 108
Bald Eagle 25 25 207
Northern Harrier 2 2 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 182 182 457
Cooper's Hawk 27 27 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 8 8 2619
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 75 75 195
Merlin 15 15 51
Peregrine Falcon 9 9 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 23

Total: 363 363 3792
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Tom Bailey ( Sorry I missed you Tom- thought you might be up today! )
Jeff Climpson- Thanks for your help today.
Carl Krag- Welcome back to the ridge Carl!
Tom Millard- Welcome to Coon Tom ! Glad you had a good day !

Hikers- 11


Weather:
Temps- Mid 50's all day long. Winds N/NW @ 10-20 mph
Clear skies in am to mostly cloudy in early pm and back to clear
skies by the end of the day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:38I, 9:40A(2), 9:44I, 9:45I, 9:50I(4), 9:55I(2),10:05I, 10:07I
10:17I(2), 11:25A, 12:23A, 12:26I, 2:52A(2), 2:53I, 2:54I, 2:55A, 3:15A,
3:39A

PG- 7:55, 8:45, 9:36, 10:13, 11:30, 1:24, 1:38, 3:42, 4:31

Work obligations kept me off the ridge today but we had great coverage
with our standard crew of observers and some hard working visitors.
An awesome falcon day today which saw 75 Kestrels pass the watch site !
We haven't had a kestrel day like that in over 15 years !!!
Will have to go back into the archives to check but today's count might
be the 2nd highest one day count of Kestrels that we've ever had !
Peregrines, Merlins, Bald Eagles, Sharpshins and more !!
Many thanks to Al Ambler for conducting the count on this very busy
day uo on the ridge ! From Al. " Thanks to all of the observers for their
great spotting efforts today and Welcome to Tom Millard from Mount Peter
Hawk Watch." Many additional Bald Eagles seen but not counted .
Al' pick for Bird of the Day goes to all 75 Kestrels that blasted by the
watch site in huge numbers !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch-6
TV's & BV's
Ravens
Common Loon
Canada geese- many
Blue Jays
Tree Swallows
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Date: 10/5/19 8:56 pm
From: Bill Elrick <belrick...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] eBird -- Garret Mountain Reservation (Park) -- Sep 24, 2018
Garret Mountain Reservation (Park)
Sep 24, 2018
7:30 AM
Traveling
4.10 miles
200 Minutes
All birds reported? No
Comments: Cold 53* windy
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.7.4 Build 36

Highlights.
Very slow today most birds down near pond.

200 Chimney Swift -- They seem to hang around the tower not sure if its the Montclair roost or a different Patterson roost?
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Broad-winged Hawk

1 Belted Kingfisher

2 Hairy Woodpecker
24 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2 American Kestrel
2 Merlin
1 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)
2 Eastern Phoebe
3 Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
2 Common Raven
2 Red-Breasted Nut
1 Veery -- Very white body with reddish upper breast.
1 Swainson's Thrush
12 Gray Catbird
3 Brown Thrasher

2 Savannah Sparrow

1 Lincoln's Sparrow -- Behind dam not pond side.

1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
12 Northern Parula
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Scarlet Tanager

3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting



Number of Taxa: 53


Bill Elrick
Wyckoff NJ


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Date: 10/4/19 3:15 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May hawkwatch
Thank you Laurie for the Cape Scissor-tailed Flycatcher sighting.

Keith Phillips and I made the trip to Cape Island this morning after all
that NW wind over night and the ever growing prediction of *big flight the
day prior. We started out Higbee Field 1. By chance Harvey T. and I saw the
same common night hawk over field 5 and 1 just before 7AM.

Bird finding at Higee was below par for us so headed over to the Northwoods,
where the local birders call *the hole*. Good birds around especially at the
Blind. HT got eveyone on the Philly Vireo. And he refound the Summer Tanager
as well. A lady birder found a Blackpoll which later we all had nice looks
eventually after her initial find.

The small raptor show at the Mag site was beyond description. Low and fast,
and high and slow.

I was in a runner's mode practically running thur the trails of Beanery,
Hidden Valley and the blue trail that is directly across the over-flow clam
shell parking lot of Higbee WMA hoping to luck out on the Scissor-tailed Fly
and to save time on search so I could head home on time.

Always so much expectation visiting Cape Island with NW wind in the brain.
Overall another Plus day at Cape Island.

How did your big flight prediction go ?

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Sent: Friday, October 4, 2019 1:19 PM
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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May hawkwatch

From CMBO text alert - 12:30 pm Friday:

“Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen flying/possibly landing on west end of state
park parkinglot, next to visitor center. Observed from hawkwatch, not
currently seen.” No further sightings have been posted.

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Date: 10/4/19 10:20 am
From: Laurie Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Cape May hawkwatch
From CMBO text alert - 12:30 pm Friday:

“Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen flying/possibly landing on west end of state park parkinglot, next to visitor center. Observed from hawkwatch, not currently seen.” No further sightings have been posted.

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Date: 10/4/19 4:34 am
From: madavis1959.md <madavis1959.md...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Thanks
Thanks to everyone who responded to my question about the trail up to the viewing area at Raccoon Ridge. I think I'm headed there later this month for some Hawk watching fun. I will try to get some pictures to share.MichaelEdgewater ParkSent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


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Date: 10/3/19 4:28 pm
From: madavis1959.md <madavis1959.md...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge
I'm considering going to Raccoon Ridge for Hawk watching. I was hoping someone could say something about the trail to the observing area. Is it difficult? Is it a problem for someone who doesn't deal well with Heights?Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


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Date: 10/2/19 7:06 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] monthly birding - Gull-billed Tern - Forsythe
That one was not even on my radar! I had the afternoon - evening free.
I need Whip, Connecticut Warbler, etc for Oct. These are doable. But
Gull-billed Tern??!! I got the alert from Tom Johnson. Figured it would
be exceedingly rare to refind, but headed to forsythe anyway. Couldn't
pass that up! And wow! Basically right where he said! I am told there
has been one hanging around. Off and on? Or just three weeks ago?
Probably the same bird then. Sept. is late! I have a couple early
Sept. sightings. Bonus was an Oct. Glossy Ibis. I don't think
Oct. is rare for them. I just haven't been in areas where they are in
Oct.

The dusk show around the dogleg was something to experience.
Hundreds of egrets. Waterfowl, shorebirds. And 2 Avocets actively
feeding. I kept hoping for an American Bittern at dusk. Nope!

The dikes have been mowed.

Savanah Sparrows back in numbers.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 10/1/19 2:40 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Wildlife Telemetry - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guests Mike Lanzone, Casey Halverson and David LaPuma
who gives a deep dive into the world of Wildlife Telemetry https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

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Date: 9/30/19 4:04 am
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Jerry Liguori GoFundMe and Join Rokita *Brig refuge volunteers for Friday bird walks
Thank you to those *especially to JBirders* made contributions to Jerry Liguori GoFundMe, and were not aware of his condition. He is a dear friend of mine going back to when we attended Stockton State College back in the 80’s. I hope Jerry will agree with my story about his connection to John Rokita, who is a Brig refuge volunteers for Friday Morning bird walks. John was a very young science lab assistant back then at Stockton, and he is now an Assistant Supervisor, Academic Lab Services

John is a very humble person so he will never brag so I am gong to open my mouth. John was Jerry’s birding mentor at very beginning of Jerry’s birding career, and initially paved the way for Jerry to become a rock star in birding world. On Sat, John told me a story he used to hide the bird id tags of a preserved birds at the science lab, and quiz Jerry on the bird ID, and how him and Jerry used to set up nets at Jerry’s house which is now a part of Galloway Municipal Complex on Jimmy Leeds Road.

Many years after I first visited Jerry at Cape May Hawk Watch during the early 90’s, I happen to run into Jerry at Brig we birded for a bit. He told me of his raptor-travel stories and living out of his station wagon and crashing on carpet floor/couch of friend’s houses. He then told me he was working on a raptor field guide and how it would be different then many field guides that were out there at the time. A few years go by after our chance meet up at Brig, and I was at the CMBO center at Goshen and I saw his new book *Hawks from Every Angle*. I said holy crap. I really did not know what he meant *writing a different type of field guide* until I purchased one read through it.

Jerry has a deep connection with John Rokita, New Jersey, living in Absecon and birding at Brig, Ask John to tell you him and Jerry stories next time on the Friday bird walk.

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/29/19 4:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2019) 112 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 87 95
Bald Eagle 8 113 182
Northern Harrier 3 16 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 59 268 275
Cooper's Hawk 2 25 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 13 2553 2611
Red-tailed Hawk 2 29 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 106 120
Merlin 7 34 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 20

Total: 112 3259 3429
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Rick Greenspun ( Sarasota,Fl.) Welcome to Coon and Thanks for your help
today. Good birding !
Tom Short and family- Welcome Back to Coon ! And a huge Thank you for
finding the baby Copperhead on the hike out and running back on the trail
to get us !! Great find and a beautiful little snake !!
( We do love our snakes up on Coon!! )
SOBO's Rabbit, Dalton, Loner, Orange Hat- Best of luck rest of the way !
Additional observer Tom Campbell- Thanks for your help Tom !
Hikers- 28


Weather:
Temps- 65-76 Deg. F, Wind N/NE @ 5-11mph
Wind was stronger in am and much lighter in pm.
Partly cloudy in am to deep blue skies.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:50I, 10:02I, 11:22I, 11:26I, 12:43I, 1:50I, 2:40I, 2:43I

Lot's of birds picked up in the deep blue sky and I'm sure many were
missed
in that same sky. The bulk of the flight passed high overhead today but as
would be expected we did have Merlins and Sharpies at the owl decoy.
Many additional Bald eagles seen but not counted today.
We had not discussed the Bird of the Day selection for today so I will
make
an "executive decision" and give it to the Northern Harrier ( Gray Ghost)
that gave a very interesting look as it passed by the watch site on the
river side. Thanks to all of the observers today who really had to work
the
bins to pick out birds in the deep blue skies.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 54
BV's & TV's
Ravens- 6
Buckmoths
Cormorant
Many Canada geese moving today
Spotted Lantern Fly ( 1 ) It's life cycle ended today
Copperhead
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Date: 9/29/19 12:21 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lost Oakley Sunglass-most likely at Dogleg area in Brig
To spare JBirder’s from reading usual my non-sense birding reports, I will be short and sweet this time.

What a great time I was having looking at the Baird’s with Bill E. at the dogleg. Also with two fantastic birders from PA *?*.

Then I hit the darkest personal spot for the day, and I could care less about the Baird’s that these three birders found and gave it an official ID.

Reason ? I lost my last pair of cycling glass. I believe I lost it at the Dogleg area. Please return to the visitor center if you are one of the birder who found it. Back in the cycling days, I could care less about losing cycling shades as I could easily get another pair from my club sponsored bike shop. I do not want to pay to retail to replace it. It looks something similar to the link below but mine is an older model.

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/oakley-closeout-sunglasses

Yong Kong
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Date: 9/29/19 10:17 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
Boyle's "Birds of New Jersey" say this about woodcocks: "Fairly common
migrant and summer resident, uncommon in winter".

Bernie Sloan
Highland Park

On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...> wrote:

> Jerseybirders,
>
> I am in Galloway. Every summer I find American Woodcocks in the woods
> throughout summer. I suspect that they breed here and are year-round
> residents.
>
> Jeanine Apgar
>
>
> ....J
>
> > On Sep 28, 2019, at 5:07 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
> >
> > By chance I flushed an American Woodcock in the side-yard of my house
> while trying to wrap up home-birding for the day around 6PM. It bounced off
> the cement siding and flew off. I am hoping he/she did not damage its bill
> *what I like to call proboscis* Yes, Mary and I have cement siding that is
> often used in California homes in wildfire prone region.
> >
> > Given the unusual *?* hot weather we have been experiencing in the last
> couple days, kind of hard to imagine American Woodcock migration has begun.
> Perhaps it is a local breeder ? I have no clue.
> >
> > It is not always jolly living in the sticks hoping to be surrounded by
> birds. Unknown/unidentified trespassers. Deer hunters scouting for deer
> movement from the adjacent farmer’s cornfield and just drifters moving
> about in the woods.
> >
> > Yong Kong
> > Camden County
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 9/29/19 3:17 am
From: Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
>
> Jerseybirders,
>
> I am in Galloway. Every summer I find American Woodcocks in the woods throughout summer. I suspect that they breed here and are year-round residents.
>
> Jeanine Apgar
>
>
> ....J
>
>> On Sep 28, 2019, at 5:07 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>>
>> By chance I flushed an American Woodcock in the side-yard of my house while trying to wrap up home-birding for the day around 6PM. It bounced off the cement siding and flew off. I am hoping he/she did not damage its bill *what I like to call proboscis* Yes, Mary and I have cement siding that is often used in California homes in wildfire prone region.
>>
>> Given the unusual *?* hot weather we have been experiencing in the last couple days, kind of hard to imagine American Woodcock migration has begun. Perhaps it is a local breeder ? I have no clue.
>>
>> It is not always jolly living in the sticks hoping to be surrounded by birds. Unknown/unidentified trespassers. Deer hunters scouting for deer movement from the adjacent farmer’s cornfield and just drifters moving about in the woods.
>>
>> Yong Kong
>> Camden County
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 9/29/19 3:00 am
From: Jeanine Apgar <jga-2...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
Jerseybirders,

I am in Galloway. Every summer I find American Woodcocks in the woods throughout summer. I suspect that they breed here and are year-round residents.

Jeanine Apgar


....J

> On Sep 28, 2019, at 5:07 PM, Yong Kong <yklitespeed...> wrote:
>
> By chance I flushed an American Woodcock in the side-yard of my house while trying to wrap up home-birding for the day around 6PM. It bounced off the cement siding and flew off. I am hoping he/she did not damage its bill *what I like to call proboscis* Yes, Mary and I have cement siding that is often used in California homes in wildfire prone region.
>
> Given the unusual *?* hot weather we have been experiencing in the last couple days, kind of hard to imagine American Woodcock migration has begun. Perhaps it is a local breeder ? I have no clue.
>
> It is not always jolly living in the sticks hoping to be surrounded by birds. Unknown/unidentified trespassers. Deer hunters scouting for deer movement from the adjacent farmer’s cornfield and just drifters moving about in the woods.
>
> Yong Kong
> Camden County
>
>
>
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Date: 9/28/19 4:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Sep 2019) 62 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 20 83 91
Bald Eagle 2 105 174
Northern Harrier 1 13 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 209 216
Cooper's Hawk 1 23 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 3 2540 2598
Red-tailed Hawk 0 27 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 92 106
Merlin 2 27 29
Peregrine Falcon 2 8 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 20

Total: 62 3147 3317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
AMC Hiking Club
Hikers- 63


Weather:
Temps- 63-79 Deg. F. Wind SW@ 5-12mph with higher gusts
Partly Cloudy in early am quickly became heavy cloud cover
with a low ceiling. Limited visibility for most of the day.
Sun broke thru late in the day.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 9:47I, 3:15I
PG- 12:23A, 12:43A

Not a lot of birds today but great diversity.
A real " Coon Sampler" today with 10 species tallied.
Thanks to Phil Rodriguez who made it up in the early afternoon
to give me another set of eyes ! Great job buddy !!
Bird of the Day selection goes to the immature Sharpie that attacked
the owl decoy and than perched on a snag on the river side . It
continued to glare at the owl decoy and than launched a second
attack.It returned to the perch, preened for a minute , and than launched
a third attack !!! What attitude this little one had !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 33
Buckmoths
Ravens- 12
TV's
N.Flickers, Chimney Swifts, Blue Jays, Cedar Waxings
JT flushed 2 Ruffed Grouse on the hike in
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Date: 9/28/19 4:20 pm
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Incidental birding while hunting
I figured I'd give everyone a break from another Yong Kong post. I've
become an avid deer hunter. I hunt in Montgomery, Mendham, and Wantage.
While hunting in Montgomery this morning, I had a point-blank experience
with an EASTERN SCREECH OWL. As many owl sightings as I've had in New
Jersey, I have comparatively little experience with Screech. On 9/18, I had
two Screech whiz by (dead-quiet!) me in the treestand. This morning
however, one perched eye-level in the tree next to me just 7 feet away! I
watched its head bobbing around in the civil twilight, until it flew to an
adjacent, large red cedar. From here it stooped into the understory,
swinging up to a deciduous tree a short while later. All perches were
around 20 foot in height.

Later on in the morning and not too long after receiving a text about a
Sora at LSP, I inadvertently flushed a SORA, while bushwhacking through a
dense field of Foxtail. These two Sora reports coupled with a Yellow Rail
in Bergen County means that 9/27 was a good flight night for rails...

Mike Britt
Bayonne


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Date: 9/28/19 2:08 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] American Woodcock, Winslow, Camden County
By chance I flushed an American Woodcock in the side-yard of my house while trying to wrap up home-birding for the day around 6PM. It bounced off the cement siding and flew off. I am hoping he/she did not damage its bill *what I like to call proboscis* Yes, Mary and I have cement siding that is often used in California homes in wildfire prone region.

Given the unusual *?* hot weather we have been experiencing in the last couple days, kind of hard to imagine American Woodcock migration has begun. Perhaps it is a local breeder ? I have no clue.

It is not always jolly living in the sticks hoping to be surrounded by birds. Unknown/unidentified trespassers. Deer hunters scouting for deer movement from the adjacent farmer’s cornfield and just drifters moving about in the woods.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 9/28/19 12:11 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] brigantine island
Hello,
The Marbled Godwits and Western Willets are staging there.
And we only had medium tide, and vehicles on the beach.
Brown Pelicans fishing off those rips.
I need Marbled Godwit for March. i wonder if they stay here through March?

Surprisingly very few butterflies and dragonflies.

This was a combined RNC - AWS trip. Enjoying birds and coastal botany.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/27/19 7:30 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Cape May Hawk Watch trip with John *Jack* McKee and I
Harvey T. once told me during the fall migration, with similar weather and wind direction that we had experienced today at Cape Island, *don’t bother to visit with that long drive you have*.

However, John *Jack* McKee and my defense is weather was to our favorite as far as we were concerned late last night before we hit the pillow, so we arrived at the Hawk Watch just after 11 AM. Long story short, we had to bird-very hard to find birds. To those who are not familiar with John *Jack* McKee, he was the Assunpink CBC complier back in the days, and I do the same CBC wit him and Susan P. each winter.

Although Jack had not visited Cape Island in many years he still knew how to bird the area. What do you mean by that ?

Birding the meadows around noon was below par. He insisted that we go over the dune and scan the ocean which I had little interest since my focus for the day was to look for raptors. As we started our scan, we soon found a Parasitic Jaeger harassing a tern near the Second Ave jetty. It’s action in flight trying to nab a meal from a tern was perfection. Jack demonstrated to me that he still knows how to bird Cape Island during fall migration.

I did not text out the What's App Cape May about the Parasitic Jaeger. Reason ? Besides that I was just a few hour visitor to Cape Island, I wanted to point my eyes to the sky at all times in search of raptors. I was a greedy birder.

Yong Kong
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Date: 9/27/19 9:31 am
From: Stuart <weluvowls...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Bald eagles continue to soar in New Jersey with record numbers in 2019
Jerseybirders

An article of interest with the link below.

Good weekend,

Wendy Malmid

Monroe Twp,NJ



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Date: 9/27/19 8:28 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Halifax hopping!
Jerseybirders,

Rich Klockner, Kaushal Patel, and I birded Halifax Road in Mahwah this morning. There was a murky fog when we started out at 7:20, and the birds were few and far between. Kaushal and I found two Chickadees. Rich, who had gone on ahead, moseyed back to report Catbird, Canada Goose, and one Carolina Wren. Not promising.

But as the sun came out and the fog dissipated, the birds came alive...and how! One tree had at least six Red-eyed Vireos and a Blue-headed Vireo, the latter singing away. A flock of Chipping Sparrows swooped in from somewhere. Warblers popped up here and there. Rich found a Lincoln's Sparrow while separated from Kaushal and me. That turned out to be a Lifer for Kaushal, so we all worked hard to find it again. But of course, so many movements distracted us that we were soon looking at other birds. We even observed a singing young male Indigo Bunting.

As we were pishing to try to coax out a Lincoln's that had been feeding in a berry-laden bush, a small bird flew in perpendicularly to where we had been scanning. It sat on an exposed branch no more than ten feet to our left, in full sunlight. I turned 90 degrees, looked...and looked again. Holy smokes! Revealing my age, I exclaimed, "Short-billed Marsh Wren!" And so it was-a Sedge Wren-- stunningly beautiful with its delicate narrow crown stripes, deep rufous back shot over with tiny white streaks, and rich buffy breast and belly (Kaushal got about 100 pictures; he'll post the best of 'em later). We stood stock still and watched the bird for a full two minutes, as it eyed us from its sunlit vantage point. Then, it dove for deep cover. About ten minutes later, us still standing in the same spot, still spishing for birds in that berry bush, it popped up again and again sat in the open for another full minute. We found it again about twenty minutes later, a hundred yards south. This was the fourth-ever Sedge Wren recorded on e-Bird for Bergen County. The last one was in 2012 in this same location. Older sightings haven't made it to e-Bird yet.

Rich did eventually find one or perhaps two different Lincoln's Sparrows for Kaushal and me to observe. The last one obligingly perched out in the open for several minutes to have a preen and a shake-out in the sun. As I tried to depart for work, the trees above the parking lot were alive with so many birds: Pewees and Phoebes, numerous REVIs, BHVI, BTG, Parula, B&W, Redstart, Magnolia, Palm and likely more.

A brilliant day at Halifax; I hated to leave when the avian visitors were so lively and numerous!

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
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Date: 9/26/19 7:42 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Jerry Liguori gofunfme
Jerry Liguori does not need introduction when it comes to Cape May Hawk Watch. I believe he was the official counter from 1990 to 1995. Raise your hand if you own any of of his raptor guides. Jerry got me hooked on Northern Red Tails. I now look for them every winter at Brig Refuge to Motts Creek and Leeds Point Road and the surround habitat

I recently wrote Jerry about Jesse Amesbury, 2019 official counter. What may birders may not know is both of these guys are graduate of Stockton University with BS in Environmental Studies. Last week Jerry gave me a message to delivered to Jesse. Simple words. Good Luck Jesse!!
He also wanted me take photos of 2019 Cape May Hawk Watch. I sent photos of Jesse and Vince Ella, and Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson and other *long time CMBO hawk watch clan.*

Many of you know about Jerry’s condition with ALS.

Help if you can. Jerry is the best guy in the world, facing the horrible crisis of ALS. He was Doug Merkle's best friend in the world.


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Date: 9/26/19 6:35 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig Refuge Dogleg Shorebirds
With my cheap birding vacation winding down which only comprise of Home birding, Brig Refuge and Cape Island, I decided bird-till-drop again at the Dogleg today.

I was so fried trying to shift through those shorebirds, thinking about the bill length difference between male and female curlew, what Kevin K. said about how certain male white-rumped sandpiper’s wingtips do not extend beyond tail, and observing the size difference within the same species not to mentioned the plumage difference within the same species.

There was no room to think about the classic*white under-wing* on the curlew and other similar species that do not have it.

Just sum it up, shorebird season may be winding down, so I highly recommend visiting the Dogleg *one more time* for the almost end of the shorebird fix.

Yong Kong
Camden County



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Date: 9/26/19 9:48 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Berlin park - camden
Was much slower than I expected this morning! I don't know it for
fall birding. I stayed along the creek edge. BH Vireo being my best
bird.

Cape Mays at Palmyra. Maybe Sat there for me. Or the shore. Nice
having choices!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/25/19 7:49 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] greenwald park - migration and birding the area
Different. Less numbers, different species. I did end up bushwacking some.
There's a weedy area across from the horse stables that is good. Always a
flock here. I think I am going to start here next time instead of the bridge
area. Nice sunny area.

Phila. Vireo, tennessee, BT Green, maggies, least fly, many more common
yellowthroats, etc. Swainsons Thrush. Winter Wren. Probably one of my later
First of fall winter wrens. lots of Phoebes. For here.

A different kind of year....!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/25/19 4:43 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (24 Sep 2019) 176 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 63 71
Bald Eagle 14 103 172
Northern Harrier 0 11 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 71 187 194
Cooper's Hawk 5 22 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 21 2537 2595
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 43 84 98
Merlin 7 25 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 18 20

Total: 176 3084 3254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Jeff Climpson- Thanks for your help today !
SOBO- "Moose" Best of Luck the rest of the way !
Hikers- 21


Weather:
Temps- 55-70 Deg.F, Wind- NW@ 10-15mph
Mostly cloudy in am to partly cloudy in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:17A,10:26I,11:08I,12:10I,12:21I,1:30I,1:43I,
1:59I,2:30I,3:01I,3:02I,4:01A,4:45A,4:48A

Many thanks to Brian Butler for conducting the count today and to hardcore
hawkers Phil Rodriguez and
Al Ambler for their spotting efforts today !
Also thanks to visitor Jeff Climpson for his spotting
efforts today as well.
According to Brian it was busy most of the day with a
solid falcon flight consisting of 43 Kestrels and 7
Merlins. A peregrine, several bald eagles, and 3 kestrels were also seen
but not counted as migrating.
Bird(s) of the Day selection goes collectively to
the Merlins- with 6 out of 7 at the owl pole and
making multiple passes !! SWEET !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 37
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 5
Young Black Rat snake seen on hike in
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 9/24/19 7:32 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar - classic
This is what it's supposed to look like! For a good migration morning.
I only have a few hours max Wed. morning. So no East Point.....
I am interested in the changes at Greenwald park. I thought Tues.
morning was good. Then again, its been a much below par fall.
Whats normal anymore?!

Good birding all, I look forward to everyones reports!


Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/24/19 5:16 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT- just looking for contact of PA birder
Sorry folks.

Hello John Harding !!

Can you send me your phone and email so I can give to Jack tomorrow ?

Since I opened my mouth, when I was about to crash last night, the winds were from south at Cape May. Then when I got up at 5AM, the winds were from NW. Fed the dogs and cats as fast as I could and headed down to Cape Island.

My experience at Higbee this morning was *below* the Miss Higbee’s northwest wind standard. Only a decent flock at Field 3. Head over to the Hawk Watch around 9:30 and raptor flight picked up a few hours later. Conversation I was having with Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson was priceless. Pete picked out a distant red-shouldered near the far side tree with naked eye and we all got on the bird !!! I think it was the first one for the day.

FYI Later in the day a lady birder said the Northwood was busy with warbler action.

Around 3 PM, my boss called to returned to work. My birding game over that quick. I envy all birders who are retired (they all paid their dudes).

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/24/19 8:05 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Greenwald park - camden - nice migration
Nothing new for the year, but birds around! Rose breasted grosbeak, loads of
Redstarts, blackburnian, blackpoll, Black and white. RC Kinglets. least fly.

The bigger birds stole the show though. Robins and blue jays everywhere.

For the complete list, please see the greenwald hotspot in ebird and my list will
be under recent visits.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/24/19 6:25 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Tom Reed, Visible Migration - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guest and NJ’s native son Tom Reed, Visible Migration. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson


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Date: 9/24/19 6:23 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Tom Reed, Visible Migration - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in my next guest and NJ’s native son Tom Reed, Visible Migration https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson



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Date: 9/23/19 10:56 am
From: Karen Swaine <kmswaine...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
Thankyou.
K Swaine in Highland Park

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From: JerseyBirds <JERSEYBI...> on behalf of Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:03:44 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...> <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper

This is very disheartening;<

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 7:58 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> wrote:

> Sadly that doesnt appear to be the case. The data show otherwise.
>
> Birders in my opinion are wonderful people. They are optimists, love the
> beauty of nature and do not want to believe that bird numbers are
> declining. But, I also think that we need to look at and try and understand
> the data. And that is hard because the data are not positive.
>
> I have been volunteering at birdbanding for close to 20 years. We band at a
> place in northern Mercer County, adjacent to Hunterdon where I live.
>
> This banding station is the longest running in the country, and the data
> show a continuous downward trend - well, that is, until a couple of years
> ago. Now the numbers are plummeting. Formerly very common birds like
> Chickadees and Titmice are hard to find in our area. Our state bird the
> Goldfinch has declined significantly here (but I am told doing well in
> Warren County). It used to be that 1 in 5 songbirds survived their first
> year. So, for a stable population, you need a bird to fledge multiple
> broods. That is not happening. And....The long term breeders are returning
> but young are not, at least not in high enough numbers.
>
> My yard is full of bushes laden with berries. I used to have about six
> breeding pairs of Catbirds in and around my yard each year. I would have 25
> to 30 young. This year I have 7! Will they be extirpated from my yard like
> the Titmice? I used to have Chickadees daily. This year there were none
> last winter or this summer.
> I am so excited to have two apparent Black-cappeds back this month!
>
> In bird banding a few years ago we had a day with 2 Magnolia Warblers. Last
> year I think we had a total of two for the season and this year so far I
> only remember one.
>
> So, what can we do? I dont know - but we should not deny what is happening
> and instead we should educate ourselves by reading science based articles
> and non-fiction books by authors with the courage to tell the truth about
> what is happening - our vote is the most important and powerful thing we
> can do. Maybe.....Vote for people who have been shown to support the
> environment, eat organic, dont buy products with palm oil (if anyone knows
> of any ice cream cones without it, please let me know!), buy organic shade
> grown coffee (if anyone wants a recommendation I can give you one) and
> organic bananas (I read that the pesticides used on them are very bad for
> the environment even though they dont penetrate the banana skin), dont
> use lawn chemicals, buy fragrance free personal care products (about 90% of
> fragrances are petroleum based) and continue feeding birds as the insects
> and caterpillars are declining.
>
> Joan Detyna
> Ringoes, Hunterdon County
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> > Tanya,
> > Im thinking quiet feeders this time of year have more to do with
> abundant
> > natural foods than anything else...
>
>
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 21, 2019, at 1:26 PM, Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > We currently have little or no activity at our feeders. Have been
> > > attributing the absence by the gunshots in the neighboring game lands.
> > I've
> > > heard of the "Silent Spring", but a silent autumn as well? Yikes! Tanya
> > > Stark (Stillwater, NJ)
> > >
> > > On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM L Larson <
> > > <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> > >
> > >> By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about
> > the
> > >> recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three
> > billion
> > >> birds have been lost since 1970."
> > >>
> > >> I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related
> > coverage.
> > >> Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...
> > >>
> > >> Laurie Larson
> > >> New Jersey
> > >> ===========
> > >>
> > >> Original paper:
> > >>
> > >> Decline of the North American avifauna
> > >> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
> > >> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
> > >> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.
> > >>
> > >>
> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
> > >> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
> > >>
> > >> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
> > >> (67 pages)
> > >>
> > >> Coverage:
> > >>
> > >> National Audubon:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
> > >> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
> > >> Study Says.
> > >> by Jillian Mock
> > >>
> > >> Cornell Lab:
> > >> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
> > >>
> > >> American Bird Conservancy:
> > >> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
> > >>
> > >> Science News:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
> > >> Weve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
> > >> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan
> > Lambert
> > >>
> > >> Scientific American:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
> > >> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by
> Jim
> > >> Daley.
> > >>
> > >> Washington Post:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
> > >> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin
> > >> Brulliard.
> > >>
> > >> NY Times:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
> > >> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
> > >> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent,
> over
> > the
> > >> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.
> > >>
> > >> Analysis:
> > >>
> > >> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
> > >> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
> > >> Sept. 20, 2019.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> > >> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/<http://www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>>
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> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Tanya Stark
> > > Photography at Dumbarton Oaks
> > > 909 Twin Oaks Road.
> > > Newton, NJ 07860
> > > CP 973-903-2991
> > >
> > >
> > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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> >
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Date: 9/23/19 10:33 am
From: Brian Kushner <bkushner2...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interesting article.
http://www.inquirer.com/science/climate/rising-tides-flooded-nests-new-jersey-shore-saltmarsh-sparrow-threat-extinction-climate-change-endangered-20190921.html

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Date: 9/23/19 8:31 am
From: JFoulke <0000022c3b78cbe9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
We heard two GHOWs calling in the woods behind our house late Wednesday night.. Also a barred owl from another patch of woods in the opposite direction. I'm still smiling; what thrilling sounds!Good birding,Judy FoulkeEgg Harbor Twp.


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Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield

Heard two Great Horned Owls calling back and forth this morning. It's
always surprised me that a pair hasn't nested in the Birds Wood section of
town (Pennypacker Park area). Maybe this year is the year?

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ


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Date: 9/23/19 8:13 am
From: mark.kantrowitz <000009fd7f2dc023-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
Must be going around.  Have had a pair calling back and forth--at different pitches ---around 10-11pm the last week around my house.Mark Kantrowitz Hillsdale Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9+, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone
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Date: 9/23/19 5:54 am
From: Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Great Horned Owl pair in Haddonfield
Heard two Great Horned Owls calling back and forth this morning. It's
always surprised me that a pair hasn't nested in the Birds Wood section of
town (Pennypacker Park area). Maybe this year is the year?

Marty DeAngelo
Haddonfield, NJ


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Date: 9/23/19 4:41 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Sep 2019) 156 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 54 62
Bald Eagle 4 89 158
Northern Harrier 1 11 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 116 123
Cooper's Hawk 1 17 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 114 2516 2574
Red-tailed Hawk 2 24 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 41 55
Merlin 0 18 20
Peregrine Falcon 2 6 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 15 17

Total: 156 2908 3078
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Scott Kalter, Sydney Long

Visitors:
SOBO's Giggles, All Day, Catfish, Boppit,
Wren & Gray - Best of Luck rest of the way !!

Section hiker - Bellows
Finishing his last section in Delaware Water Gap and
completing his journey on the A.T.
Big time congrats !!
Visitors- Susan Burns and Mike Camp- nice meeting you
Harold Deal and friends.
"Shout out" to Patrick Fellion ! One of our observers
who moved out of the area a few years ago.
Hope you can pay us a visit down the road !


Weather:
Temps- 72-84 Deg.F Winds AM- WSW@ 1-5mph switching to
SW@ 5-10mph with higher gusts.
Blue skies- very hazy

Raptor Observations:
BE- 1:08A, 3:10I,3:25A,4:40I
PG- 3:37A, 4:34A Many thanks to Scott
Kalter and Sydney Long.. our
hardcore hawk watchers from New Hampshire for their
company and spotting efforts today ! Great hanging out
with you two !! The day started out hot with large
gnat swarms overtaking the watch site ! Fortunately
the winds picked up later in the morning and pushed
the gnats a bit off the ridge to give us some relief.
Not great numbers today but some very nice looks at
Broadwings, Ospreys, Kestrels, and Redtails.
Our Bird of the Day selection goes to the
4:34pm adult Peregrine that came ripping in at warp
speed with talons down locked in on the owl decoy !
We not only saw this bird but actually heard this bird
coming ! What a thrill !!! It dove on the owl decoy,
launched straight up in the air, gave us an over
the shoulder look, and headed down ridge !! WOW !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 53 ( same total as Saturday )
Chimney Swifts, Blue Jays
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 4
Yellow billed cuckoo on hike out just below watch
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Date: 9/22/19 6:01 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] OT -NJ Audubon Pete Bacinski’s tribute at Brig.
I have been on a poor-boy birding vacation since last Thursday and will continue thru the end of this weekend. That means bird at home in the morning, then bird along the way to Brig, and finish the day with my right eye glued to my scope for hours on end at Brig looking at shorebirds. And perhaps, bring my pickle jar full of coins to the Bank of Republic to cash in so I could bird at Cape May for a day or two.

Best part of my vacation so far is I may have made-save about 300 bucks. Let me explain. NJ’s own pro birding guide *BE* took me birding this morning after begging him to take me birding at no charge. And he did. Saw many migrants in Atlantic County at his birding location. Part credit due to south winds where migrants could not end up at Cape May ? Saved about 150 bucks there.

Then as we pulled into the Gull Pond at Brig, saw the biggest birder gathering there. I was in a panic mode and tried to pull 360 and head over to Marker 4, but it was too late and I had to face the mob of birders. It turned out the gathering was NJ Audubon Pete Bacinski’s tribute at Brig. Looking back so glad I join in.

Pete’s group eventually ended up at the Dogleg for the shorebirds. I made a joke to another NJ’s own pro birding guide *KC* that I am seeing at least 600 total combined years of birding experience in Pete’s group today. Many big hitters were in the group to pay tribute to Pete. I was deeply touched KT paid attention to me and gave some excellent ID tips on Dunlin, Stilt Sandpiper and White-rumped. And Semi and Western Sandpipers and their plumage changes as they migrate thru NJ. That was another 150 bucks made-saved from free-be guided birding from KC.

Sad part is my right eye is totally shot from pressing it against the scope for the past 4 days looking at shorebirds to the point I may be grounded for a day.

Sorry for the wacky post. For those who would have attended the NJ Audubon Pete Bacinski’s tribute at Brig and was not aware of the event, just look up into the sky at your own local birding patch, and just say, *Pete, take care yourself* which I have done already several times during my laps around the dike since his passing.

Yong Kong
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Date: 9/22/19 10:13 am
From: Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeak at Brig
Thank you, Lester re no Blue Grosbeaks reports yesterday (21 Sept.). We saw a male on the Gull Pond road two weeks ago but was hoping that there would be others as, I believe, three were recently sighted in one day. Three at Bombay Hook would not be unusual.
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Date: 9/22/19 3:44 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Sep 2019) 159 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 48 56
Bald Eagle 0 85 154
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 104 111
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 143 2402 2460
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 27 41
Merlin 1 18 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 15 17

Total: 159 2752 2922
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Scott Kalter, Sydney Long

Visitors:
SOBO'S: Spud, Bunkhouse, Anewbus, Trillium, Plank
Best of luck the rest of the way!
Hikers- 68
Troy Fetherman with friends Shawn & Karen
Great to see you guys and Thank you for the refreshments !!
Welcome back to the Drew University Ornithology Class !
Glad to see Tammy and the students back on the ridge !
Craig Stockert- late afternoon visit ! Thanks for the company Craig !


Weather:
Temps- 59 -82 Deg. F, Winds- in am WNW@ 5-9 mph switching to light and
variable in pm. Clear blue skies w/ some haze

Raptor Observations:
Sounding like a broken record here.. Tough Blue skies and haze.
A tough day made much nicer by the company of Scott Kalter and
Sydney Long. Thanks for your help and company today !!
A slow day punctuated by a few small "pulses" of Broadwings.
Bird of the Day goes to the early morning female kestrel that came
straight down ridge on the river side making a beeline for the owl decoy.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 53
Hummers- 1
Blue Jays, Cedar Waxings
Coromorant
1- Goodyear Blimp ! ( We were hoping it would go for the owl decoy! )
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 1
Bald Eagles and Redtails floating around... none counted
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Date: 9/22/19 3:12 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 47 55
Bald Eagle 0 85 154
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 96 103
Cooper's Hawk 2 15 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 24 2259 2317
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 23 37
Merlin 1 17 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 14 16

Total: 35 2593 2763
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Kalter

Visitors:
Drew & Chris- musicians from Buffalo
Section Hiker- "Keys". excited to see a Bald Eagle
NOBO's - " Not a Typo", "Flower", and "Hiker Dan"
Best of Luck the rest of the way !
Hikers- 5
Sydney Long


Weather:
Temps- 54 76 Deg. F, Winds- W@ 3-7mph switching to SW@ 0-4mph
Clear Blue skies with some high cirrus clouds


Raptor Observations:
Many thanks to Jack McCormack and Al Ambler for conducting the
count on yet another tough day of spotting birds in the blue skies.
Also thanks to Phil Rodriguez for his spotting efforts.
A big WELCOME BACK to our dear friends Scott Kalter and Sydney Long
from New Hampshire. Great to see you back on the ridge !!
Not many birds today so the Bird of the Day choice was an easy one
with the winner being the Redtail that came across the river valley
to dive and scream at the owl decoy. This redtail was than "met" by a
red- shouldered hawk and the two birds chased each other while
drifting off to the north. Neither bird was counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 17
Hummer- 1
TV's & BV's
Raven
Black Racer
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Date: 9/22/19 2:10 am
From: Comcast <lesterblock311...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeaks
We birded Forsythe (Brig) from 8am until 1pm yesterday and, although we tried, we did not see any Blue Grosbeaks. No reports of them on eBird for the 21st as well. The last time I saw one was this past Monday near the entrance to Jen's Trail
Lester Block
Galloway, NJ

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> On Sep 21, 2019, at 10:04 PM, Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...> wrote:
>
> Quick! Any reports today (Sat. 21 Sept) of the Blue Grosbeaks at Forsythe? Thanks.
>
> Tom Southerland
>
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Date: 9/21/19 7:04 pm
From: Tom and Margot Southerland <princetonnaturetours...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Blue Grosbeaks
Quick! Any reports today (Sat. 21 Sept) of the Blue Grosbeaks at Forsythe? Thanks.

Tom Southerland


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Date: 9/21/19 5:04 pm
From: Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
This is very disheartening;<

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 7:58 PM Joan Detyna <jdetyna...> wrote:

> Sadly that doesn’t appear to be the case. The data show otherwise.
>
> Birders in my opinion are wonderful people. They are optimists, love the
> beauty of nature and do not want to believe that bird numbers are
> declining. But, I also think that we need to look at and try and understand
> the data. And that is hard because the data are not positive.
>
> I have been volunteering at birdbanding for close to 20 years. We band at a
> place in northern Mercer County, adjacent to Hunterdon where I live.
>
> This banding station is the longest running in the country, and the data
> show a continuous downward trend - well, that is, until a couple of years
> ago. Now the numbers are plummeting. Formerly very common birds like
> Chickadees and Titmice are hard to find in our area. Our state bird the
> Goldfinch has declined significantly here (but I am told doing well in
> Warren County). It used to be that 1 in 5 songbirds survived their first
> year. So, for a stable population, you need a bird to fledge multiple
> broods. That is not happening. And....The long term breeders are returning
> but young are not, at least not in high enough numbers.
>
> My yard is full of bushes laden with berries. I used to have about six
> breeding pairs of Catbirds in and around my yard each year. I would have 25
> to 30 young. This year I have 7! Will they be extirpated from my yard like
> the Titmice? I used to have Chickadees daily. This year there were none
> last winter or this summer.
> I am so excited to have two apparent Black-cappeds back this month!
>
> In bird banding a few years ago we had a day with 2 Magnolia Warblers. Last
> year I think we had a total of two for the season and this year so far I
> only remember one.
>
> So, what can we do? I don’t know - but we should not deny what is happening
> and instead we should educate ourselves by reading science based articles
> and non-fiction books by authors with the courage to tell the truth about
> what is happening - our vote is the most important and powerful thing we
> can do. Maybe.....Vote for people who have been shown to support the
> environment, eat organic, don’t buy products with palm oil (if anyone knows
> of any ice cream cones without it, please let me know!), buy organic shade
> grown coffee (if anyone wants a recommendation I can give you one) and
> organic bananas (I read that the pesticides used on them are very bad for
> the environment even though they don’t penetrate the banana skin), don’t
> use lawn chemicals, buy fragrance free personal care products (about 90% of
> fragrances are petroleum based) and continue feeding birds as the insects
> and caterpillars are declining.
>
> Joan Detyna
> Ringoes, Hunterdon County
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:
>
> > Tanya,
> > I’m thinking quiet feeders this time of year have more to do with
> abundant
> > natural foods than anything else...
>
>
> >
> > Bernie Sloan
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 21, 2019, at 1:26 PM, Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > We currently have little or no activity at our feeders. Have been
> > > attributing the absence by the gunshots in the neighboring game lands.
> > I've
> > > heard of the "Silent Spring", but a silent autumn as well? Yikes! Tanya
> > > Stark (Stillwater, NJ)
> > >
> > > On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM L Larson <
> > > <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> > >
> > >> By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about
> > the
> > >> recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three
> > billion
> > >> birds have been lost since 1970."
> > >>
> > >> I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related
> > coverage.
> > >> Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...
> > >>
> > >> Laurie Larson
> > >> New Jersey
> > >> ===========
> > >>
> > >> Original paper:
> > >>
> > >> Decline of the North American avifauna
> > >> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
> > >> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
> > >> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.
> > >>
> > >>
> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
> > >> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
> > >>
> > >> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
> > >> (67 pages)
> > >>
> > >> Coverage:
> > >>
> > >> National Audubon:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
> > >> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
> > >> Study Says.
> > >> by Jillian Mock
> > >>
> > >> Cornell Lab:
> > >> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
> > >>
> > >> American Bird Conservancy:
> > >> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
> > >>
> > >> Science News:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
> > >> We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
> > >> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan
> > Lambert
> > >>
> > >> Scientific American:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
> > >> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by
> Jim
> > >> Daley.
> > >>
> > >> Washington Post:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
> > >> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin
> > >> Brulliard.
> > >>
> > >> NY Times:
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
> > >> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
> > >> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent,
> over
> > the
> > >> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.
> > >>
> > >> Analysis:
> > >>
> > >> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
> > >> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
> > >> Sept. 20, 2019.
> > >>
> > >>
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> > >> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> > >> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
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> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Tanya Stark
> > > Photography at Dumbarton Oaks
> > > 909 Twin Oaks Road.
> > > Newton, NJ 07860
> > > CP 973-903-2991
> > >
> > >
> > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 9/21/19 4:59 pm
From: Joan Detyna <jdetyna...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
Sadly that doesn’t appear to be the case. The data show otherwise.

Birders in my opinion are wonderful people. They are optimists, love the
beauty of nature and do not want to believe that bird numbers are
declining. But, I also think that we need to look at and try and understand
the data. And that is hard because the data are not positive.

I have been volunteering at birdbanding for close to 20 years. We band at a
place in northern Mercer County, adjacent to Hunterdon where I live.

This banding station is the longest running in the country, and the data
show a continuous downward trend - well, that is, until a couple of years
ago. Now the numbers are plummeting. Formerly very common birds like
Chickadees and Titmice are hard to find in our area. Our state bird the
Goldfinch has declined significantly here (but I am told doing well in
Warren County). It used to be that 1 in 5 songbirds survived their first
year. So, for a stable population, you need a bird to fledge multiple
broods. That is not happening. And....The long term breeders are returning
but young are not, at least not in high enough numbers.

My yard is full of bushes laden with berries. I used to have about six
breeding pairs of Catbirds in and around my yard each year. I would have 25
to 30 young. This year I have 7! Will they be extirpated from my yard like
the Titmice? I used to have Chickadees daily. This year there were none
last winter or this summer.
I am so excited to have two apparent Black-cappeds back this month!

In bird banding a few years ago we had a day with 2 Magnolia Warblers. Last
year I think we had a total of two for the season and this year so far I
only remember one.

So, what can we do? I don’t know - but we should not deny what is happening
and instead we should educate ourselves by reading science based articles
and non-fiction books by authors with the courage to tell the truth about
what is happening - our vote is the most important and powerful thing we
can do. Maybe.....Vote for people who have been shown to support the
environment, eat organic, don’t buy products with palm oil (if anyone knows
of any ice cream cones without it, please let me know!), buy organic shade
grown coffee (if anyone wants a recommendation I can give you one) and
organic bananas (I read that the pesticides used on them are very bad for
the environment even though they don’t penetrate the banana skin), don’t
use lawn chemicals, buy fragrance free personal care products (about 90% of
fragrances are petroleum based) and continue feeding birds as the insects
and caterpillars are declining.

Joan Detyna
Ringoes, Hunterdon County


On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:18 PM B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...> wrote:

> Tanya,
> I’m thinking quiet feeders this time of year have more to do with abundant
> natural foods than anything else...


>
> Bernie Sloan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 21, 2019, at 1:26 PM, Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> wrote:
> >
> > We currently have little or no activity at our feeders. Have been
> > attributing the absence by the gunshots in the neighboring game lands.
> I've
> > heard of the "Silent Spring", but a silent autumn as well? Yikes! Tanya
> > Stark (Stillwater, NJ)
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM L Larson <
> > <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >
> >> By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about
> the
> >> recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three
> billion
> >> birds have been lost since 1970."
> >>
> >> I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related
> coverage.
> >> Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...
> >>
> >> Laurie Larson
> >> New Jersey
> >> ===========
> >>
> >> Original paper:
> >>
> >> Decline of the North American avifauna
> >> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
> >> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
> >> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.
> >>
> >> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
> >> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
> >>
> >> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
> >> (67 pages)
> >>
> >> Coverage:
> >>
> >> National Audubon:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
> >> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
> >> Study Says.
> >> by Jillian Mock
> >>
> >> Cornell Lab:
> >> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
> >>
> >> American Bird Conservancy:
> >> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
> >>
> >> Science News:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
> >> We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
> >> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan
> Lambert
> >>
> >> Scientific American:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
> >> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim
> >> Daley.
> >>
> >> Washington Post:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
> >> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin
> >> Brulliard.
> >>
> >> NY Times:
> >>
> >>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
> >> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
> >> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over
> the
> >> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.
> >>
> >> Analysis:
> >>
> >> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
> >>
> >>
> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
> >> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
> >> Sept. 20, 2019.
> >>
> >>
> >> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> >> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> >> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> >> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
> >> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Tanya Stark
> > Photography at Dumbarton Oaks
> > 909 Twin Oaks Road.
> > Newton, NJ 07860
> > CP 973-903-2991
> >
> >
> > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
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Date: 9/21/19 11:18 am
From: B.G. Sloan <bgsloan3...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
Tanya,
I’m thinking quiet feeders this time of year have more to do with abundant natural foods than anything else...

Bernie Sloan

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 21, 2019, at 1:26 PM, Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...> wrote:
>
> We currently have little or no activity at our feeders. Have been
> attributing the absence by the gunshots in the neighboring game lands. I've
> heard of the "Silent Spring", but a silent autumn as well? Yikes! Tanya
> Stark (Stillwater, NJ)
>
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM L Larson <
> <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about the
>> recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three billion
>> birds have been lost since 1970."
>>
>> I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related coverage.
>> Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...
>>
>> Laurie Larson
>> New Jersey
>> ===========
>>
>> Original paper:
>>
>> Decline of the North American avifauna
>> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
>> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
>> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.
>>
>> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
>> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
>>
>> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
>>
>> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
>> (67 pages)
>>
>> Coverage:
>>
>> National Audubon:
>>
>> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
>> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
>> Study Says.
>> by Jillian Mock
>>
>> Cornell Lab:
>> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
>>
>> American Bird Conservancy:
>> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
>>
>> Science News:
>>
>> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
>> We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
>> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan Lambert
>>
>> Scientific American:
>>
>> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
>> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim
>> Daley.
>>
>> Washington Post:
>>
>> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
>> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin
>> Brulliard.
>>
>> NY Times:
>>
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
>> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
>> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the
>> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.
>>
>> Analysis:
>>
>> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
>>
>> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
>> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
>> Sept. 20, 2019.
>>
>>
>> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
>> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
>> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
>> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
>> List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
>>
>
>
> --
> Tanya Stark
> Photography at Dumbarton Oaks
> 909 Twin Oaks Road.
> Newton, NJ 07860
> CP 973-903-2991
>
>
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Date: 9/21/19 10:28 am
From: Tanya Stark <jtanyastark...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
We currently have little or no activity at our feeders. Have been
attributing the absence by the gunshots in the neighboring game lands. I've
heard of the "Silent Spring", but a silent autumn as well? Yikes! Tanya
Stark (Stillwater, NJ)

On Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM L Larson <
<0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about the
> recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three billion
> birds have been lost since 1970."
>
> I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related coverage.
> Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...
>
> Laurie Larson
> New Jersey
> ===========
>
> Original paper:
>
> Decline of the North American avifauna
> Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
> Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R.
> Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.
>
> https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
> $30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)
>
> Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
>
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
> (67 pages)
>
> Coverage:
>
> National Audubon:
>
> https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
> North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New
> Study Says.
> by Jillian Mock
>
> Cornell Lab:
> https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/
>
> American Bird Conservancy:
> https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage
>
> Science News:
>
> https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
> We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists
> found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan Lambert
>
> Scientific American:
>
> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
> Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim
> Daley.
>
> Washington Post:
>
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
> North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin
> Brulliard.
>
> NY Times:
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
> Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the
> United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the
> past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.
>
> Analysis:
>
> Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
>
> https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
> Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean?
> Sept. 20, 2019.
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <
> www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
> or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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Date: 9/21/19 7:16 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Decline of the North American avifauna - paper
By now, most of us with an interest in birds have at least heard about the recent paper by Rosenberg et al., often under the headline "Three billion birds have been lost since 1970."

I assembled a list with the original paper citation and related coverage. Dig in... if you have more links, please post, and please discuss...

Laurie Larson
New Jersey
===========

Original paper:

Decline of the North American avifauna
Science 20 September 2019 Vol 365, Issue 6459
Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R. Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, et al.

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/09/18/science.aaw1313
$30 for full access (or membership in AAAS or a research library)

Cornell has made a PDF of the full manuscript available:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DECLINE-OF-NORTH-AMERICAN-AVIFAUNA-SCIENCE-2019.pdf
(67 pages)

Coverage:

National Audubon:
https://www.audubon.org/news/north-america-has-lost-more-1-4-birds-last-50-years-new-study-says
North America Has Lost More Than 1 in 4 Birds in Last 50 Years, New Study Says.
by Jillian Mock

Cornell Lab:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/bring-birds-back/

American Bird Conservancy:
https://abcbirds.org/3-billion-birds/#homepage

Science News:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/3-billion-birds-lost-since-1970-north-america
We’ve lost 3 billion birds since 1970 in North America: Scientists found profound losses among both rare and common birds. by Jonathan Lambert

Scientific American:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silent-skies-billions-of-north-american-birds-have-vanished/
Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished. by Jim Daley.

Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/19/north-america-has-lost-billion-birds-years/?wpisrc
North America has lost 3 billion birds in 50 years. By Karin Brulliard.

NY Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/bird-populations-america-canada.html
Birds Are Vanishing From North America: The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. by Carl Zimmer.

Analysis:

Blog post "Dynamic Ecology" blog by Brian McGill
https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/did-north-america-really-lose-3-billion-birds-what-does-it-mean/
Did North America really lose 3 billion birds? What does it mean? Sept. 20, 2019.


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Date: 9/20/19 6:06 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Brig and Yong Comment - Re: [JERSEYBI] radar - south winds
Just to follow up with Sandra's post, due south winds or no winds *?* my
yard birding in terms of new migrants was fantastic.

One thing I learned from this morning is that, local titmouse are very
aggressive towards migrants dropping down from the sky early in the morning.

I saw several *potential* cool warbler species being chased away to the
point I had no chance for ID due to aggressive tufted titmouse . All this
happened on my magic black walnut tree in the yard, actually on the street
by the mail box.

About Brig, my recommendation to out of region/state/county birders who are
visiting for main purpose of shorebirds is, dogleg is the only place for
shorebirds it seems to this birder.

With Brig being so inundated with high water *regardless of tide cycle*, my
experience is full-on high tide may be the best to view shorebirds at the
Dogleg. Today, as previously reported American Golden Plover by Bill E. did
not make appearance at the dogleg until full-on high tide as well as several
other species of shorebirds. Also, due to high water, several hundreds of
egret species all over. That same blue lore * snow egret* previously found
by Harvey T. was seen again today.

I showed some of my egret photos to visiting UK birding couple and said I
did not mentioned this egret to fellow local birders I saw along the way
except to them. I did show them white rumped and Stilt Sandpipers etc, They
said, back home there is a birding term called * stringers*. That is exactly
why I did not mentioned this egret to local birders during live action. It
appeared that they were intimately familiar with European Golden Plover and
Little Egrets while I have no or little clue on the fine art on the ID of
these species.

Yong Kong
Camden County

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Keller
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:57 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar - south winds

I was studying the radar just now. A light look. As to be expected on
southerly winds. I wonder if the birds take off, realize south winds, and
put back down? How do they know not NW winds anyway??

And of course there is now dragonflies to consider. Thats been an
interesting read. Weather radar and dragonflies.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/20/19 4:31 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (19 Sep 2019) 870 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 43 51
Bald Eagle 4 85 154
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 92 99
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 849 2235 2293
Red-tailed Hawk 1 22 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 23 37
Merlin 0 16 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 14 16

Total: 870 2558 2728
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Kevin Weinman
SOBO " Gross but Efficient"
Best of luck rest of the way !

Hikers- 14


Weather:
Temps 55-78 Deg.F, Wind E@ 0-4MPH
Clear Blue Skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:56I (2), 11:21I, 4:04A

Yet another tough day of spotting birds in the clear
blue skies. A slow(ish) day became very exciting late
in the afternoon. As Brian H. and Phil R. were
hiking out along the A.T. they spotted a Bald Eagle
thru the trees that got their attention.While looking
at the eagle they spotted 3 different kettles of
Broadwings up in the blue skies and were able to
text Jack McCormack who was still on the watch site.
Jack got on the birds and got them counted.Great
teamwork guys !! Of the 849 BW's that were counted,
approx half came thru between 4-5pm. Jack's selection
for Bird of the Day goes to the Sharpie that Jack says
"almost took my head off! ". Close contender was an immie Bald that crossed
over the ridge just behind the
watch site.. below tree level! To add to the late day
excitement.. Brian and Phil had a bear on the hike
out as well as sweet looks at a Barred Owl !
Thanks much to Jack McCormack for conducting today's
count and thanks to Brian and Phil for their efforts!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 8
Hummers- 3
Immature Red-headed woodpecker !
TV's & BV's
Ravens

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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Date: 9/19/19 7:28 pm
From: Linda Mack <lj.mack...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] FW: ABC
From: Linda Mack <ButeoJamaicensis...>
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Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:15 PM
To: <LJ.Mack...> <mailto:<LJ.Mack...>
Subject: ABC



JerseyBirders,



This is a tough read, but for those of us regularly in the field, we are
well aware of the long-standing and continuing decline in our birds.



Linda Mack

Monmouth Beach, NJ



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North America has lost 29% of its birds in 50 years


A sweeping new study says a steep decline in bird abundance, including among
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Date: 9/19/19 5:58 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar - south winds
I was studying the radar just now. A light look. As to be expected on
southerly winds. I wonder if the birds take off, realize south winds, and
put back down? How do they know not NW winds anyway??

And of course there is now dragonflies to consider. Thats been an
interesting read. Weather radar and dragonflies.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/19/19 4:26 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Sep 2019) 67 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 41 49
Bald Eagle 1 81 150
Northern Harrier 2 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 82 89
Cooper's Hawk 1 13 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 42 1386 1444
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 21 35
Merlin 5 16 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 12 14

Total: 67 1688 1858
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Hikers - 17


Weather:
Temps 58-70 Deg.F Wind NE@ 2-4mph+
Clear to mostly sunny skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:32A

Another tough day on the ridge !
A hearty Welcome Back to Brian Hardiman and Thank you
for conducting today's count ! Also thanks to our
hardcore team of observers Brian Butler, Al Ambler,
and Phil Rodriguez for your efforts today !
Selection for Bird of the Day goes to the afternoon
Merlin that made 10 passes at the owl decoy !! Wow !!
Hoping for some Broadwing action for you guys tomorrow!



Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 44
American Copper
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 2
Bald Eagles- Many seen but not counted as migrating.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/18/19 3:23 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The dredge - gloucester - strikes again! Bairds
David W. found us a Bairds! Good one! County bird for me!
We are all going to try and give this area coverage consistently.
Who knows what will show up! Especially right after storms.

Thank you Erik Nelson this late afternoon for refinding and helping
us all get on the bairds.

I was close to Overpeck when I got the alert. I didn't wait around much
for a Sept. Monks! Next year on that!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/18/19 3:10 pm
From: Shawn Wainwright <shawneagleeyes1...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Townsend's Warbler IBSP not refound today
Meredith Martin and Sergi Introna found a Townsend's Warbler yesterday at
Johnny Allen's Cove. Photos here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BirdingInOceanCountyNewJersey/search/?query=Townsend's%20Warbler&epa=SEARCH_BOX
This is the 2nd record of one for Island Beach State Park which was last
found by G. and E. Mahler 10-31-87.
Many were there today looking with no luck.
But 60+ other species were there including 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 23
Royal Terns, and a Blue-winged Warbler.

Good birding,
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Date: 9/18/19 9:46 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Sep 2019) 139 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 39 47
Bald Eagle 7 80 149
Northern Harrier 0 8 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 71 78
Cooper's Hawk 2 12 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 96 1344 1402
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 20 34
Merlin 1 11 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 11 13

Total: 139 1621 1791
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack,
Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
St.Clair.. welcome back
Hikers: 26
Additional observers Al Ambler and Megan Fedor


Weather:
Temp- 58-79 Deg.F, Wind N @ 0-4mph all day
Clear Blue skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:23A, 11:20A, 11:34A, 12:07I,1:04I,3:07A, 3:45I

Wicked clear blue skies made finding birds very difficult today ! Many
thanks to Jack McCormack for keeping the count and big thanks to our
awesome group of counters/observers Brian Hardiman, Brian Butler,
Phil Rodriguez, Al Ambler, and Megan Fedor !
Lot's of eyes but not much to see !!!
Great effort as always and much appreciated !
Bird(s)of the Day selection goes to the couple of
Sharpies that were willing to come in to the owl
decoy. Hoping for a better day and some nice Broadwing numbers on Wednesday
! Oh yes.. and some clouds would be helpful too !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 74
Hummers- 2
TV's & BV's
Ravens
Chimney Swifts
Northern Parula, Field Sparrow
Ruffed Grouse on the hike out !!!!
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Date: 9/17/19 6:40 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Yong Comment -Re: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
As it happens every early fall season, this birder is hell-bent on finding a
Connecticut or Mourning Warbler around his yard. This morning was no
different in the search. No luck.

As he went down by the pond behind the house with his dogs, he heard the
bird-call that is so familiar to him which was croaking calls of local
ravens that was named *Winslow Ravens* by yours truly. This pair has been
well documented over the last few years including the nesting site near the
Dambly's Garden Center.

A local Camden County birder, who has been doing a fantastic job ebirding
this pair, recently contacted me if I had seen three ravens around my house.
He has seen the three and he thinks the third raven may be a recently
fledged Juv Common Raven from the same pair. This *Winslow Ravens* is
frequently seen around my house but this morning was bit different.

I was late work and heard the call while our morning trail walk with Cory
and Pilsner. Not quite like the *classic* croak calls of the adults that I
am so familiar with. Just shot some photos for later review before heading
to work.

I do believe the bird observed was, in fact, a recently fledged Juv Common
Raven. It was with one of the adult Raven. Size wise, it was on the large
spectrum of Crow, but totally within the size range of Common Raven.

Poor quality photos taken while holding to a dog leash on Flickr below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong ( and Cory and Pilsner)
Camden County.

-----Original Message-----
From: CHELEMER, MARC J
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 2:39 PM
To: <JERSEYBI...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut
Warbler, Garret Mountain

Jerseybirders,

Yesterday, Sunday, I was initially not going to go birding at all, given the
zero migration movement showing on Birdcast and the southern winds. But,
having a long time available, it seemed foolish not to see what was out
there. I decided on Garret Mountain. It was very quiet along the ridge for
the first 30 minutes, but I came across a nice little flock at "the Tower":
Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Northern Parula,
Northern Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher. Later, I came
across another small flock, which included a beautiful male Cape May, a
Blackpoll, and a Blue-headed Vireo. Still later, more warblers and a
Warbling Vireo.

I spent a long time at the "Wet End" of Barbour's Pond, where several small
streams usually meander their way down from the hilly surrounds. The
streams are nearly non-existent, but the habitat is still marshy, with dense
barberry, some phragmites, and a very sharp, serrated grass growing thickly
all around. A long slow loop yielded only Common Yellowthroats and a
beautiful and very tame Wood Thrush until, in a nearby thicket, up jumped a
good-sized bird and up went my binoculars: All grey head with a sharp
demarcation, all yellow breast, belly and undertail coverts, big rounded
belly shape, short tail: Connecticut Warbler! Holy c... (that was the
length of time I had to see the bird and react before it flew off). A
two-second view.

Carole Hughes was leading a larger group into the same area about six or
seven minutes later, and she saw "my" bird fly off to the other end of the
area, nearer to the pond itself. Neither of us were able to relocate it,
nor could I refind it today, despite spending more than an hour checking and
rechecking every barberry thicket and every small bird which jumped up...all
Yellowthroats. Looking back over my records, every Connecticut Warbler
I've seen was around 15 September, whether at Glenhurst Meadows, the
Meadowlands, Garret Mountain, or Higbees Fields on Cape May. But only once
in any location; I have never been able to relocate one later in any day or
the next day.

Still hoping I might get more than a two-second view this year...back out at
it tomorrow!

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(375)


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Date: 9/17/19 5:47 pm
From: robert dodelson <rdodelson...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Sandy Hook Black-headed Grosbeak
I was at the Hook for about 3 hours this morning. Just a few minutes ago I
saw Tommy's post about finding a Black-headed Grosbeak at the north end
yesterday.
The reason I am writing this is to alert anyone who might be there in the
next day or two.
I parked in lot M and started walking to the false hook.
Just before the very first turn I spent several minutes looking at birds on
the right. I called them Towhees and Catbirds with a couple of House Wrens.
One of the 'Towhees" looked chunky and buffy underneath. I saw some white
in the body.
I honestly don't know if I had the Grosbeak or not but its worth checking
the area in the
morning.
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Date: 9/17/19 11:15 am
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] The dredge - gloucester - stilt sandpipers
The east pool is great for shorebirds again! The drought has reduced the
water. And the flooding rains in the spring and early summer killed
all the vegetation! At least 2, possibly three Stilts in that east pool. we had
two at once. The birds were moving around some.

Marilyn lugged her scope in. And she was rewarded when she found the
Stilts! Scope is needed.

The south of the pond is the closest and best viewing area. We had low tide
in the region too. We will have to hit at high tide next time. This pool is not
tidal. And we will search out different access points.

Dead passerine wise. Warblers are around in Cumberland. I am getting my
Cumberland needs alert......

Good birding all

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/17/19 4:19 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (16 Sep 2019) 435 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 38 46
Bald Eagle 1 73 142
Northern Harrier 0 8 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 47 54
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 428 1248 1306
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 15 29
Merlin 0 10 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 10

Total: 435 1482 1652
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack

Visitors:
SOBO's Earth Shaker, Dropsy, Roan
( Dropsy and Roan thought the hawks were "awesome"! )
Best of luck rest of the way to you all !


Weather:
Temp 68-79 deg.F Wind- NW 0-3mph in am changing to
ESE in pm. Heavy overcast all day with a few peeks
of sunshine.Intermittent showers seen to the Northeast.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:56I

Many thanks to Jack McCormack for covering the count
today. Jack was lone man on the ridge today with alot
of sky to cover. Really appreciate the effort Jack !
Most Broadwings were first spotted upridge to the
northeast .. would kettle up and than move out
heading southwest. Jack's Bird of the Day was the
male Kestrel that made numerous passes over the watch
while vocalizing the entire time.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 53
TV's and BV's
Chimney Swifts
Cedar Waxwings
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Date: 9/16/19 3:11 pm
From: Carole Hughes <ceruleanwarbler4...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
Hi Jerseybirders,

Since my name was mentioned, I thought I’d clarify what I saw. I got two brief looks, one popping up in bad light and one in flight. I can only state that it was a Mourning or a Connecticut Warbler. I never got an eye ring and the one behavior I saw was the bird hopped once before flying. I assume it was Marc’s bird. Two other strong birders in my group got the same brief look and also couldn’t confirm.

Maybe I’ve been very lucky, but I’ve had the opposite experience with Connecticut’s from Marc. I have often re-found them on multiple days in a row in the same location. I’ve also circled back later on the same day and re-found them as well. It’s actually a suggestion that I make to people if they miss the bird on the first try. It’s a trick that has worked multiple times for me.

Carole Hughes


Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 16, 2019, at 2:39 PM, CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...> wrote:
>
> Jerseybirders,
>
> Yesterday, Sunday, I was initially not going to go birding at all, given the zero migration movement showing on Birdcast and the southern winds. But, having a long time available, it seemed foolish not to see what was out there. I decided on Garret Mountain. It was very quiet along the ridge for the first 30 minutes, but I came across a nice little flock at "the Tower": Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Northern Parula, Northern Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher. Later, I came across another small flock, which included a beautiful male Cape May, a Blackpoll, and a Blue-headed Vireo. Still later, more warblers and a Warbling Vireo.
>
> I spent a long time at the "Wet End" of Barbour's Pond, where several small streams usually meander their way down from the hilly surrounds. The streams are nearly non-existent, but the habitat is still marshy, with dense barberry, some phragmites, and a very sharp, serrated grass growing thickly all around. A long slow loop yielded only Common Yellowthroats and a beautiful and very tame Wood Thrush until, in a nearby thicket, up jumped a good-sized bird and up went my binoculars: All grey head with a sharp demarcation, all yellow breast, belly and undertail coverts, big rounded belly shape, short tail: Connecticut Warbler! Holy c... (that was the length of time I had to see the bird and react before it flew off). A two-second view.
>
> Carole Hughes was leading a larger group into the same area about six or seven minutes later, and she saw "my" bird fly off to the other end of the area, nearer to the pond itself. Neither of us were able to relocate it, nor could I refind it today, despite spending more than an hour checking and rechecking every barberry thicket and every small bird which jumped up...all Yellowthroats. Looking back over my records, every Connecticut Warbler I've seen was around 15 September, whether at Glenhurst Meadows, the Meadowlands, Garret Mountain, or Higbees Fields on Cape May. But only once in any location; I have never been able to relocate one later in any day or the next day.
>
> Still hoping I might get more than a two-second view this year...back out at it tomorrow!
>
> Good birding,
>
> Marc Chelemer
> Tenafly
> (375)
>
>
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Date: 9/16/19 11:40 am
From: CHELEMER, MARC J <mc2496...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Lightning only strikes once...and very fast: Connecticut Warbler, Garret Mountain
Jerseybirders,

Yesterday, Sunday, I was initially not going to go birding at all, given the zero migration movement showing on Birdcast and the southern winds. But, having a long time available, it seemed foolish not to see what was out there. I decided on Garret Mountain. It was very quiet along the ridge for the first 30 minutes, but I came across a nice little flock at "the Tower": Black-and-White, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue, Northern Parula, Northern Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher. Later, I came across another small flock, which included a beautiful male Cape May, a Blackpoll, and a Blue-headed Vireo. Still later, more warblers and a Warbling Vireo.

I spent a long time at the "Wet End" of Barbour's Pond, where several small streams usually meander their way down from the hilly surrounds. The streams are nearly non-existent, but the habitat is still marshy, with dense barberry, some phragmites, and a very sharp, serrated grass growing thickly all around. A long slow loop yielded only Common Yellowthroats and a beautiful and very tame Wood Thrush until, in a nearby thicket, up jumped a good-sized bird and up went my binoculars: All grey head with a sharp demarcation, all yellow breast, belly and undertail coverts, big rounded belly shape, short tail: Connecticut Warbler! Holy c... (that was the length of time I had to see the bird and react before it flew off). A two-second view.

Carole Hughes was leading a larger group into the same area about six or seven minutes later, and she saw "my" bird fly off to the other end of the area, nearer to the pond itself. Neither of us were able to relocate it, nor could I refind it today, despite spending more than an hour checking and rechecking every barberry thicket and every small bird which jumped up...all Yellowthroats. Looking back over my records, every Connecticut Warbler I've seen was around 15 September, whether at Glenhurst Meadows, the Meadowlands, Garret Mountain, or Higbees Fields on Cape May. But only once in any location; I have never been able to relocate one later in any day or the next day.

Still hoping I might get more than a two-second view this year...back out at it tomorrow!

Good birding,

Marc Chelemer
Tenafly
(375)


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Date: 9/16/19 4:34 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (15 Sep 2019) 550 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 36 44
Bald Eagle 5 72 141
Northern Harrier 1 8 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 44 51
Cooper's Hawk 4 9 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 498 820 878
Red-tailed Hawk 2 21 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 15 29
Merlin 6 10 12
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 8 10

Total: 550 1047 1217
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Additional observers: Stephen Bagen & Maura Griffin
A huge WELCOME BACK to David Dunbar and Rachel Rojcewicz
and their 2 beautiful children Ned and Lucy !
2 future hawkwatchers for sure !!
Great to see you guys again.
Sean Duffy and Maggie Murphy. Welcome back !
SOBO- "Tink" Best of luck rest of the way !
Hikers- 22
Denise and Nikki Thomson


Weather:
Temp 61-78 Deg.F, Wind- NW@ 3-8mph in am switching to
WSW@ 1-6mph in pm. Started with heavy fog that cleared
to give way to bright blue skies in am becoming partly
cloudy in pm.

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:43I,10:56A,11:03A,4:42I,5:35I
PG- 1:23unaged
Bright blue skies made for difficult spotting today.
Most of our Broadwings were picked up north of the
watch site well out over the Pocono's and were
"speck" birds. Late in the day we did have some nice looks at Broadwings
that passed right over head
in beautiful afternoon light giving us great looks.
Our Bird(s) of the day selection goes to all 6 Merlins,
All put on quite a show at the owl decoy with one
individual that was a distant dot over the Poconos
that quickly closed the distance and gave us an
in your face look as it attacked the owl decoy !
Great stuff !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 215 ( most between 4:00pm- 6:00pm)
Hummers- 7
Common Nighthawk- right over the watch site
BV's & TV's
Ravens- 3
Pileated Woodpecker
Tiger Swallowtails & Black Swallowtails
Clouded Sulphurs
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Date: 9/15/19 7:05 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] radar - is lit up!
Winds will shift to the south in the morning. But they are NW now!
Choices, choices..... do I try for county birds in Camden? Or do I
try for that GW Warbler in Burlington county again? I tried two spots
today. No success. That species isn't lending itself to chasing alas.
Palmyra was great at noon. Must have been a great morning there!

Or do I catch up on errands and maybe hit river areas at a good tide?

Love it!

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/14/19 7:53 pm
From: J Hummel <juanita.hummel...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] WCAS program on Mon. Sept. 16
Dear Jersey Birders,

Please join members and friends of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society
for a program entitled The Colorful World of Birds, presented by Dr. Mary
Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor in the Dept. of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.

Doors open at 7:30 pm for refreshments and socialization, and the program
begins at 8 pm. **Note new location at The Pennington School in the Yen
Humanities Building**, Pennington, NJ. Park in the usual Stainton Hall
lot. Find a campus map at www.pennington.org. The Yen building is #5 on
the map. Hope to see you there!


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Date: 9/14/19 3:08 pm
From: Yong Kong <yklitespeed...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Interesting bright plumage peep at Brig-Dogleg
This story is about a very sleep deprived dumb-birder who botched-up a bird ID at dogleg section of Brig. He really should get at least 4 hours of sleep the night before going out birding.

During the routine scan of the area with bins, a Phalarope came into the view but he was more interested in the distant bright plumage peep partially hidden in the wet grassy area of the dogleg section.

He had little or no interested in the Phalarope but took some photos for doc purpose, and started the chase on this peep. In the process without the review of the photos or the further study of the Phalarope, he broadcast it out there that the bird was a Wilson’s assuming-based on the prior reports of Wilson’s at the same location.

That is not the worst part. He got too greedy on the view of the peep and decided to drive around the dogleg for a better view. And he ended up losing the sight of this peep all together. Some interesting observation during the short-lived live action view:

1. It appeared it was favoring the wet grassy area did not ventured out into the water. So it must be a Least Sandpiper ?
2. It had black legs but they could have been mud covered legs. Unresolved mud covered leg theory since the legs appeared black all the way up to the belly.
3. Split supercilium and white back brace were clearly observed during the live action.
4. The bill appeared straight, narrower in width and bit short for the 1000’s semis that this dumber birder have observed just this year alone.

My guess is the NJ Audubon group may have topped over 60-70 species for the day. My total numbers ? At most 9 or 10 species total as usual. All shorebirds plus one land bird and that was not a Dickcissel.

Lousy photos of the peep that was so interesting to that dumb-birder below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/56086564@N04/

Yong Kong
Camden County


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Date: 9/14/19 2:57 pm
From: Sandra Keller <000006b65d80f212-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] YB Fly - finally, got this year!
At Fort Mott. Salem county. My last stop for the day. Thats a great spot
for migrants. I was hoping for herons and egrets returning to pea patch.
No. Too early in the day I presume.

I hit East Coast Sod. Dead. I think I have missed Buffie for the year.....
The usual around - I was scanning the Blackbird flocks for YH. No.

Butterfly notes - my reason for heading down to Salem. Success on a target
bug! I had a good diversity today with butterflies. I was surprised considering
the overcast conditions.

Floodgates notes - the road is still blocked off at the fishing pier area.

Good birding all.

Sandra Keller

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Date: 9/14/19 10:25 am
From: L Larson <0000057b603ab9b2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Fwd: WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2019 - 2020
Here is a link for the annual Winter Finch forecast.

Laurie
Lumberton, NJ

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Ron Pittaway
> Subject: [BIRDCHAT] WINTER FINCH FORECAST 2019 - 2020
> Date: September 14, 2019 at 8:51:12 AM EDT
> To: <BIRDCHAT...>
>
>
> This is not an irruption (flight) year for winter finches in the East. Most
> finches will stay in the north. Please see link to this year's Winter Finch
> Forecast.
> http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm <http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm>
>
> Ron Pittaway
> Toronto, Ontario



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Date: 9/14/19 8:52 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (13 Sep 2019) 288 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 30 38
Bald Eagle 22 67 136
Northern Harrier 2 7 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 27 34
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 232 322 380
Red-tailed Hawk 8 19 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 8 22
Merlin 1 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 5 7

Total: 288 497 667
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Harry Quinn- Welcome back
Tim Vogel-Thanks for your help and Happy Retirement !!
SOBO's. Space Maker, Moana - Best of luck the rest of the way !
NOBO's Bumble Bee and Calamity Jane (Brother & Sister) Best of Luck !
Bruce Michael
Kiley ( the A.T. Ridge Runner )
Hikers- 10


Weather:
Temp 55-68 Deg. F. Wind- SE @ 5-15 mph
Mostly cloudy conditions all day

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:28A, 10:28I, 12:51A, 1:50A, 2:08I, 2:25A, 3:00A, 3:54A
4:00A (5), 4:03I (3), 4:07A (2), 4:26A, 4:48A, 4:48I, 4:58I

PG- 11:37 unaged

Many thanks to the "CP" crew for their coverage today !!
Brian Butler keeping the count and Al Ambler and Phil Rodriguez
spotting the long distance birds ! Great teamwork !
10 Bald Eagles counted in 7 minutes !! ( 4:00pm-4:07pm )
First nice Broadwing movement... hopefully MANY more to come !
Bird(s) of the Day honors goes to the immature Red Shoulder and
the immature Peregrine that decided to have a "dogfight" right
above the observers ! The peregrine harassing the 'Shoulder and the
'Shoulder giving it right back !!! The fight continued up ridge until both
birds were out of sight. Neither bird counted.








Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers- 13
Monarch- 10
Ravens-7
Tree swallows and Chimney Swifts
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