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2009 World Series of Birding Scouting Notes

Coordinated by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC)
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Northern New Jersey

Page last updated Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:50 PM

DeLorme Page Numbers 18-39

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

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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 #18

Block J-9 Spruce tract outside of Bevans
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4/19 - Blewett Tract aka "Spruce grove outside of Bevans"- Yellow-throated Warbler in traditional location, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pine Siskins, pair of Common Mergansers on Flatbrook - Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons

Block G-9 Van Ness Rd. and Van Auken Road
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DeLorme Map #19

Block C-20 AT&T Tower (High Point State Park)
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Block D-19 Sawmill Lake Campground (High Point State Park)
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Block E-19 Cat Bog
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Block E-24 - Wantage Grasslands
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Block K-15 - Culvers Lake from causeway
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Block G-21 - Lewisburg Swamp
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DeLorme Map #23

Block A-17 Flatbrookville-Millbrook Rd
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Block B-16 Flat Brook / Delaware River
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Block D-15
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4/18 - abandoned buildings approximately 1.5 miles south of Millbrook Village -- singing Red-breasted Nuthatch - Carl Bernzweig, Wicked Witchities

Block D-17 Appalachian Trail Crossing
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4/18 - pond approx. .5 miles north of Millbrook Village -- singing Blue-headed Vireo - Carl Bernzweig, Wicked Witchities

Block G-18 Spring Valley Rd. / Cocka-doodle-doo Pond
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Scouting notes from 5/3/09 (The Loons)

Wallkill NWR

Basset Bridge – Barred Owl

Liberty Loop Trail (Oil City Road) –

Way back – last impoundment – Moorhen, Barred Owl, Screech (only for about 30 seconds) –
Around the midpoint – farmhouse “field” – Woodcock – Can still hear both owls from here

Quarry Road – near barn by back end of Black Dirt Marsh
– Grasshopper Sparrows in fields
Wood ducks in marsh

 

 

5/3 From Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons

Black Spruce Bog...not much. Northern Waterthrush, no Purple Finches.

Sawmill Rd...1.0 mi after intersection with Park Ridge: Cerulean Warbler, BH Vireo

Cat Swamp: Nashville Warbler, Pileated, Sapsucker, Downy, Pine Siskins, Least Flycatcher, Pine Warbler, Creeper

Sawmill rd, 0.7 mi past lower Park Ridge intersection: Cerulean Warbler

Crigger Rd: 0.2 mi from intersection with deckertown turnpike: Worm-eating Warbler, YT Vireo

singing Yellow-rumped Warbler across from number 10 Hiram's Grove road..seemed territorial

Blewett- YT Warbler again, RB Nuts, White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets (still quite a few)

4/19 - Cliff Swallows on nest at the DOT barn - Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons

4/19 - Thunder Mountain Road- Wood Ducks (upper and lower ponds), Green-winged Teal (upper pond). No Pied-billed Grebes, and the water level in the lower pond where they were last year is significantly higher. - Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons

4/19 - Tilman's Ravine, dirt road on the right just past upper parking lot (when coming from Walpack Center)- Red-breasted Nuthatch (2), Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Creeper. - Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons

4/19 - Lake Ocquitunk Campground; road up towards SOC 200 ft past stone bridge: Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush - Brian Clough - Scarlet Knight-herons