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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Mike Fritz

September 2, 2010
CONFUSING FALL WARBLERS at HIGBEE BEACH WMA, NJ

 

In less than favorable conditions we did quite well. We had 14 species of warblers in just over 2 hours with the highlight being 2 Worm-eatings and a total of 11 Northern Waterthrushes. We also had other migrants including several Least and "Trail's" Flycatchers, Scarlet Tanager, RB Nuthatch, Great Crested Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Warbling Vireo, dozen's of BG Gnatcatchers, Red-eyed Vireo, Veery, and Bobolinks as well as hundreds of E. Kingbirds. I had 5 optimistic members attend the walk.

Mike Fritz

Osprey 1
Royal Tern 2
Rock Pigeon X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s) 2
Least Flycatcher 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 150
White-eyed Vireo 8
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 30
Blue Jay X
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 8
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 24
Veery 14
Swainson’s Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 26
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Northern Parula 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 20
American Redstart 40
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Northern Waterthrush 11
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal X
Bobolink 80
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle X
House Finch X
American Goldfinch X