Tag Archives: shorebirds

Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Morris County – Aug. 22, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image) The last record mocosocoBirds has of a Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Morris County is from 1990 – twenty-seven years ago. That drought ended today, August 22, 2017, as a gorgeous Buff-breasted Sandpiper showed … Continue reading

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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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Sandpipers in Morris County – Sept. 9, 2016

White-rumped Sandpiper in Florham Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Chris Thomas found and photographed a White-rumped Sandpiper this morning in a puddle near the back pond of Florham Park Fields. It was associating with Killdeer. All the … Continue reading

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Shorebirds, Purple Martins, Wednesday Bird Notes – Aug. 5, 2015

Shorebirds (Click on the photo for a larger image.) 7 shorebird species were at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits this morning: 12 Killdeer, 1 juvenile Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Least Sandpipers and … Continue reading

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Shorebirds – July 17, 2015

Morris (Click on the photo for a larger image.) It is not necessary to be on the coast to know that the southward migration of shorebirds has begun.  The modest Morris County shorebirding season started today with 5 Least Sandpipers, … Continue reading

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White-rumped Sandpiper, Scoters and Grebes, Nov. 15, 2014

White-rumped Sandpiper in Mt. Olive Twp. A White-rumped Sandpiper (WRSA) was discovered at Tilcon Lake in Mt. Olive Twp. by Alan Boyd today. Reporting this as a rare species in Morris County is an understatement. The only other record in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Bird Notes, Sep. 6, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers and a late Purple Martin were at Glenhurst Meadows today (Jeff Ellerbusch). Warblers included Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia, Yellow and Chestnut-sided. Shorebirds were slight with 4 Solitary and 5 Least Sandpipers. At least 3 juvenile … Continue reading

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American Golden-Plover and other field notes, Sep. 1, 2014

The first American Golden-Plover of the season in Somerset County was photographed by Carolyn Arnesen yesterday, Aug. 31, at Skillman Park, the southern neighbor to Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Twp. Today, 71 Killdeer, 1 Solitary and 1 Pectoral Sandpiper … Continue reading

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Thursday Bird Notes, Aug. 28, 2014

The Pits The heavily cropped photo above illustrates a clear difference between a dark-legged, light-colored, straight-billed juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper (uncommon in Morris and Somerset Counties) and a brown, greenish-legged, slightly decurved-billed juvenile Least Sandpiper (the default peep in Morris and … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitcher at Glenhurst Meadows, Aug. 27, 2014

A Short-billed Dowitcher was found at Glenhurst Meadows this morning by Jim Mulvey. It was still in the northwest pond at dusk. This is the second Short-billed Dowitcher in Somerset County this month, with the first on August 14 at … Continue reading

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