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2008 World Series of Birding Scouting Notes

Coordinated by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC)
Nikon / DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes

Central New Jersey

At the South Swap Meet on Thursday evening there was a discussion about the Sandhill Crane at the Cape May County Zoo. It was learned on Friday morning that the crane that is there is part of the collection and is not countable for the WSB

 

 

 

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Page last updated Friday, May 9, 2008 1:28 PM

DeLorme Page Numbers 28 - 58

All Page Numbers and Blocks refer to DeLorme's New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer

While the verbal sharing of scouting information is doing great, the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) has created this page in an effort to make it even easier to keep up with the latest finds and re-finds. Significant help has been provided by Smithsonian Ornithology Capital Kingbirds. We hope you will help by sending your updates to:

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DeLorme map ##, block ##, date, species, any specifics as to location, observer/team.

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Color Key....
Red - on or after Wednesday May 7 (within 3 days)
Brown - between Wednesday April 30 and Tuesday May 6 (inclusive)
Green - on or before Tuesday April 29

 

DeLorme Map #28

Block H-7 Click Here for a map of this area
Garrison Road (Harmony)

5/4 - several Horned Larks on Garrison Rd, 2 (or 3?) American Kestrels, fly-by Sharp-shinned Hawk, numerous Eastern Bluebirds; 3 Snow Geese on Brainard Rd. pond with Solitary Sandpiper and Common Snipe (at E end). Also, White-crowned Sparrow present at several locations along road. - A Farnsworth, Swarovski Optik CLO Sapsuckers

4/22 - several Kestrels in area, Snow Geese on pond - B. Filemyr - Nikon/DVOC

DeLorme Map #29

Block N-19 Click Here for a map of this area
Spruce Run

5/3 Spruce Run Reservoir was hopping with migrants - nearly 50 Common Loons on the lake, 15+ species of warblers including a male Golden-winged, Tennessee. Several Purple Finches in the area. Also, Brown Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing in the campground area. - A Farnsworth, Swarovski Optik Sapsuckers, CLO

DeLorme Map #35

Block G-17 Click Here for a map of this area
Baptistown/Pittstown Rd

5/3 Several American Kestrels, several flocks of White-crowned Sparrows, Blue Grosbeak - A Farnsworth, Swarovski Optik Sapsuckers, CLO

Block L-22 Click Here for a map of this area
Everitt Road
Yard Road

5/3 In vicinity today, Eastern Meadowlark - 3, Grasshopper Sparrow - at least 1, American Kestrel - 3, Also, among other migrants: Solitary Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Cuckoo - A Farnsworth, Swarovski Optik Sapsuckers, CLO

4/22 - no Red-headed Woodpeckers found - B. Filemyr - Nikon/DVOC

Block N-25 Click Here for a map of this area
Orchard Lane, Linvale

DeLorme Map #47

Block D-26 Click Here for a map of this area
Florence

5/7- Peregrine at Bridge, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Adult Iceland Gull, Great Cormorant - Elkins & Trimble-CT Audubon/Bushnell

5/4 1:00-1:15pm Very few Gulls, pair of Peregrines under bridge - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

5/3 Peregrine at bridge, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Great Cormorants - Win Shaffer for the Nikon Youth Team

4/26 - Glaucous Gull from the Memorial Park. 1st-yr bird. It was on top of the landfill, on the far left side. Stayed in view for about 10 minutes. ~6 LBB Gulls here as well. No luck with the Peregrine, but only gave it 10-15mins max. Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

4/26 - Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Great Cormorant - B. Filemyr - Nikon/DVOC

4/22 - Peregrine, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Great Cormorant - B. Filemyr - Nikon/DVOC

 

DeLorme Map #48

Block B-3 Click Here for a map of this area
Rte 295/Delaware River Overlook

4/22 - no swallows - B. Filemyr - Nikon/DVOC

DeLorme Map #53

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Flood Gates Road

4/26 3 Green-winged Teal at "Muddy Meadow" along Floodgates Rd, and several Bank Swallows out at the river. - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

4/22 - 2 Greater Yellowlegs - C. Goldman - The Loons

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Wiggins Pond (Gibbstown)

 

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Raccoon Creek area: west of Route 130

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Birch Creek Marsh

5/7- Water was very high, no birds of note - Elkins & Trimble-CT Audubon/Bushnell

5/5 PB Grebe - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/4 Coots, Pied-billed Grebe - Jeff Holt for Nikon DVOC

5/2 6 American Coots, 1 flyover Bald Eagle - Tom Reed Zeiss/CMBO

4/29 multiple Coots, water is fairly high - Connie Goldman - The Loons

4/26 - 30 Coot, no Moorhen - R. Hynson - Team Bristlehead

4/22 - Coots - C. Goldman - Four Loons

Block J-20 Click Here for a map of this area
High Hill Road: e. side of 130 south of Bridgeport

Jefferson Lane - Logan Township Water Treatment Plant:

Block J-21 Click Here for a map of this area
Raccoon Creek area North side, east of 130

Blocks K/L-17/18
Pedricktown Area
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Pedricktown - East

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DOD Ponds, Penns Grove WMA

5/4 Distant Bobwhite calling - Jeff holt for Nikon/DVOC

5/1 5:00 - 5:30 pm : White-crowned Sparrow, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Kingbird, Brown Thrasher - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

 

Block M-19 Click Here for a map of this area
Chapter One Farms (ponds - off of Pedricktown-Woodstown Rd)
Directions

5/4 Nothing of note - Bert Filemyr Nikon/DVOC

5/2 Nothing of note - Tom Reed CMBO/Zeiss

4/29 not much other than some Canada Geese - Connie Goldman - The Loons

 

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Tighe (or Tigue) Road

5/2 4 Horned Larks - Tom Reed CMBO/Zeiss

DeLorme Map #54

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Red Bank Dredge Spoils

4/20 - DVOC Field Trip - low water in ponds, no birds of note

Riverwinds

5/7 - Distant Bobwhite reply behind the fenced retention pond;
6+ White-throated sparrows at nature trail parking lot - Elkins & Trimble-CT Audubon/Bushnell

5/5 Bobwhite behind the gadwall pond
Peregrine on Girard Point bridge, scoped from the gazebo. (does this
bird count?) - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/4 2:00-2:20pm Baltimore Oriole, Killdeer (many), Red-throated Loon on the river, No Bobwhite - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

5/5 No Bobwhite - Jeff Holt for Nikon/DVOC

5/4 No Bobwhite - Jeff Holt for Nikon/DVOC

5/3 Bobwhite seen (never called) along road (mid afternoon) - Bert Filemyr Nikon//DVOC

5/3 Bobwhite heard calling from near parking area (late morning)- Win Shaffer for the Nikon Youth Team

5/3 No Bobwhite heard or seen mid morning- - Jeff Holt for Nikon/DVOC

5/1 3:30-4:00pm : Veery, Baltimore Orioles, Brown Thrasher - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

4/29 5:20 pm...Riverwinds
Couldn't get a rise out of the Bobwhites
Nothing of note in retention pond - Jeff Holt for Nikon/DVOC

4/28 Wild Turkey (2), Savannah Sparrows Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

4/20 - DVOC Field Trip - Buffleheads and Osprey on nest

 

Delorme Map #55 -

Block F16 - Click Here for a map of this area
Intersection of Evesham (rt 544) and Somerdale (rt 673) Roads

May 5 @ 4:15pm: At the intersection of Evesham (rt 544) and Somerdale (rt 673) Roads, I had a small group of Bobolinks in the roadside trees over looking Stafford Farm This may be out of the way for many WSB'ers. However if anyone is doing a Camden COunty Big Day, this could be of interest! I know we will be looking for them on Saturday = ) - Dave Magpiong
Chaperone for the Voorhees Viking Vultures (youth team)

 

DeLorme Map #61

Block A-19 Click Here for a map of this area
Intersection of Route 644 (Pedricktown Road) and 551 (Pennsville-Auburn Road)

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Fields just west of intersection of CRs 602 & 551

5/2 3 Grasshopper Sparrows, Horned Lark, Wild Turkey- - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

Block B-18 Click Here for a map of this area
Intersection of Route 641 (Penns Grove - Auburn Road) and Stumpy Road

 

Block C-18 Click Here for a map of this area
Forrest Avenue sod farms

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Rt 641 and Rt 646

5/5 Corner Pointers-Auburn Rd. & Penns Grove-Auburn Rd. (p. 61 C19)
Horned larks - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/5 Field next to hedgerow (61 C19):
grasshopper sparrow - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/1 6:50pm: Wild Turkey (2) at NJ Turnpike crossing , 2 Northern Harriers at CR 641 int. - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

Block C-20 Click Here for a map of this area

5/5 Green heron - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

Block C-21 Click Here for a map of this area
Featherbed Lane


5/5 meadowlarks (not singing much), bobolinks, grasshopper sparrows,
pectoral sand., 2 kestrels hunting, brown thrasher - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/4 5:00-5:20pm Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, Eastern Bluebirds - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

5/4 Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, Peck Sandpiper - Tony Croasdale - Team Bristleheads

5/1 7:00pm: Horned Larks (6+), Eastern Meadowlarks - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

4/29 Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, no ducks on pond - Connie Goldman - The Loons

Block C-22 Click Here for a map of this area
Pond on Kings Highway near Featherbed Lane

Block D-20 Click Here for a map of this area
Cowtown Rodeo

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East of Woodstown

5/2 Farm along CR 660/Whig Lane Road. Page 61, Grid D26. 3 Snow Geese - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

 

Block E-19 Click Here for a map of this area
Haines Neck Rd. at the blinker (61 E19):

5/5 grasshopper sparrows, field sparrow - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

 

Block F-15 Click Here for a map of this area
Mannington Marsh (Sunset Road [continuation of Grissom on other side of Pointer-Auburn])

 

Block F-18 Click Here for a map of this area

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Kings Highway north of Haines Neck Road

5/1 7:30pm: Wood Thrush, Wild Turkey (3) - Nick Kontonicolas/1000birds

 

Block G-16 Click Here for a map of this area
Rte 45 at Salem River WMA sign

5/5 caspian tern, ~10 GW teal - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/5 wood duck perched on nest box - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/5 2 snow geese, 1 w/ broken wing - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

Block G-17 Click Here for a map of this area
Mannington
Marsh (CR 540)

4/26 - female Wood duck, 3 Snow Geese, one with a damaged left wing. - R. Hynson - Team Bristlehead

Mannington Marsh (CR 620 bridge)

5/5 coot, green heron, caspian tern, imm. bald eagle - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/5 Caspian Terns - Todd Elkins - CT Audubon/Bushnell

 

Block G-18 Click Here for a map of this area
Mannington Marsh (Route 45)

 

Block G-19 Click Here for a map of this area
Compromise Road


5/6 - 1 Cattle Egret at SOUTH end of Compromise Road with cattle under the trees- Elkins & Trimble-CT Audubon/Bushnell

5/5 5/5 glossy ibis at pond
cattle egrets at cows - Arthur McMorris – The Loons

5/4 - Cattle Egrets - Bert Filemyr Nikon/DVOC

Block G-28 Click Here for a map of this area
1 mile south of Pole Tavern

5/2 Farm pond along Route 77. 3 Snow Geese - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

Block F-17 Click Here for a map of this area
Grissom Road

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Alloway-Welchville Road

5/5 Cattle Egrets - Ken Elkins CT Audubon/Bushnell

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Delbow Road

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Rte 49

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Near Deerfield;

5/2 barren field along Route 77 Horned Lark - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

DeLorme Map #62

Block G-1 Click Here for a map of this area
1/2 mile south of Pole Tavern; Retention pond along Route 77.

5/2 Rough-winged Swallow, Wood Duck - Tom Reed - CMBO/Zeiss

DeLorme Map #67

Block D-28 Click Here for a map of this area
Bridgeton