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Birds of August – Aug. 19, 2017

Birds at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits (“The Pits”) continues to be the most reliable shorebird location in Morris County. In the summer of 2017, it is practically the only shorebird habitat in Morris due to … Continue reading

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Black-necked Stilt in Morris Co., – July 28, 2017

Yesterday, July 28, Roger Johnson made another of his many trips to the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits over the last three-plus decades. The Pits is the most reliable shorebird spot in Morris, depending on water levels and this is the … Continue reading

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Summer Birds at Deerhaven Lake – July 21, 2017

(Click on any of the photos for a larger image.) Deerhaven Lake is simply a gem of northern Morris County and one of this writer’s favorite locations. Besides one of the most picturesque heronries anywhere in New Jersey, it also … Continue reading

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Gull-billed Tern, Common Gallinule – June 16, 2017

Gull-billed Tern at Great Swamp NWR One of the most extraordinary bird sightings of recent memory in Morris County occurred this morning as a group of birders watched and documented a Gull-billed Tern at the Great Swamp NWR. The Gull-billed Tern … Continue reading

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Clay-colored Sparrow in Somerset Co. – June 5, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Susan Treesh found a Clay-colored Sparrow on Sunday, June 4 near the blue trail in the fields of Six Mile Run, Franklin Twp. The sparrow continues today in the same area. Ray … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Gulls, Lesser Nighthawk – May 31, 2017

Prothonotary Warbler at Lord Stirling Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Prothonotary Warbler (PROW) at Lord Stirling Park is usually seen carrying nesting material on visits to the nest box. This is viewed from the enclosed … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler, Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park – May 29, 2017

Prothonotary Warbler at Lord Stirling Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Lesser Nighthawk of Lord Stirling Park is the object of attention in the area since May 26. However, it is not the only avian attraction … Continue reading

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Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park Update – May 27, 2017

By now many readers may have learned of yesterday’s (May 26) exciting find of a Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park in Bernards Township. That post is here. Jeff Ellerbusch of Warren Township received a message from The Raptor Trust earlier … Continue reading

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Lesser Nighthawk at Lord Stirling Park, Somerset County – May 26, 2017

Ben Barkley made a stunning find today along the main path near the Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park in Bernards Township. What was first thought to be a possibly injured Common Nighthawk turned into a resting Lesser Nighthawk … Continue reading

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Bird Migration Radar – May 17, 2017

Nothing to say, really. This simply means birds! This may be the most intense migration of the season. Here is a larger sampling. View local eBird checklists in the mocosocoBirds region via eBird’s Region Explorer. Use the following links: Morris County … Continue reading

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