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2009 World Series of Birding Scouting Notes

Coordinated by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club's (DVOC) team - The Nikon / DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes

Please direct all reports to
Once received, they will be posted as soon as possible.



Good luck to all participants and teams.
Have a safe, fun day




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Northern New Jersey Scouting Notes - DeLorme Pages 18 - 39

Central New Jersey Scouting Notes - DeLorme Pages 40 - 58

Southern New Jersey Scouting Notes - DeLorme Pages 59 - 73

eBird New Jersey Google Gadget at birdcapemay.org

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

These teams and individuals have contributed information for the
2009 WSB Scouting

Nikon / DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes
1000 Birds
Wicked Witchities
Scarlet Knight Herons
The Loons
Swarovski / Cornell Sapsuckers
Trail Birds Team
The Sitting Ducks
NYSYBC Razorbills
Militia Hill Hawk Watch Gyrfalcons

Teams are reminded that if they find this information useful, they should share the information they have. Send reports to

It is strongly suggested that reports be in the following format....
DeLorme map ##, block ##, date, species, any specifics as to location, observer/team.

eBird Data

Every day birders across New Jersey enter data into eBird. As the World Series of Birding approaches some of this data might be useful for scouting and planning. The sponsors of eBird (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) are making the daily raw data available to everyone. Before the WSB, the entire set of entered data for New Jersey will be posted here. Keep in mind that this is raw data, it has not been filtered or checked. Any comments or thoughts on this initiative should be directed to Brian Sullivan, eBird Project Leader and member of the Cornell WSB Team.

Each day a file will be posted containing data sorted by species date and location. These files will be cumulative because many birders don't submit their data to eBird on the same day they collect it. These cumulative files give a running total of everything.

Click on the file for the date you are interested in and choose to Open or Save. These are large files and are not appropriate for a dial up connection.

Date *. xls File
Through Thursday 5/7 (This is the last posting) ebird_5_7_09.xls
Through Wednesday 5/6 ebird_5_6_09.xls
Through Tuesday 5/5 ebird_5_5_09.xls
Through Monday 5/4 ebird_5_4_09.xls
Through Sunday 5/3 eBird_5_3_09.xls





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The World Series of Birding raises funds for a variety of conservation causes. Many of the teams receive pledges "per bird", so the more birds each team sees, the more money gets raised. This is where you can help.

The sharing of scouting information has taken a huge leap forward in the past decade or so. Teams now understand that a rising tide floats all boats, and any help they give or receive is reflected in the bottom line of fund raising. Additionally, it helps level the playing field for those teams that can not dedicate an entire week to scouting. In particular, it has provided a tremendous boost to the totals of the youth teams, whose school obligations limit their scouting ability.

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: