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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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Thursday Bird Notes; Morris Deer Management Schedule, July 10, 2014

Young Birds of 2014 Dickcissel(s?) in Franklin Township The Dickcissel(s?) continues at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. It can be viewed in the trees and adjoining grassland by making the first right out of the parking lot and … Continue reading

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Shorebirds in Long Valley, May 22, 2014

Shorebird habitat is always scarce in Morris County. It was a surprise to find 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 10 Least Sandpipers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and resident Killdeer on a flooded cornfield in Long Valley this afternoon. This is … Continue reading

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Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper and Sora in Morris Co., Nov. 1, 2013

Kitchell Pond at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township has a history of hosting interesting species: Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose, shorebirds such as 2012’s Long-billed Dowitcher, seasonal species such as Solitary, Spotted, and Least Sandpipers and Greater and Lesser … Continue reading

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Saturday Field Notes, Sep. 7, 2013

Here are the shorebird numbers from the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits today: Semipalmated Plover – 1 Killdeer- 25 Semipalmated Sandpiper – 10 Least Sandpiper – 14 Wilson’s Snipe – 1 All of the Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers were juveniles. 1 Blue-winged … Continue reading

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Connecticut Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Field Notes, Sep. 5, 2013

Connecticut Warbler at Lord Stirling Park From Mike Hiotis at Lord Stirling Park: This afternoon I spotted a Connecticut Warbler that popped up in front of me and flew to eye height a few yards away. As is not always the … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gull and continuing shorebirds, Sep. 3, 2013

Bonaparte’s Gull at Lake Musconetcong Tom Halliwell and Alan Boyd viewed a startlingly early immature Bonaparte’s Gull at Lake Musconetcong this morning. Tom says it is the earliest he has seen one at the lake. Selody Sod Farm An American … Continue reading

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Baird’s Sandpiper in Montgomery Twp., Sep. 2, 2013

Shorebirders like rain. They know rain can bring wonderful things. A case in point: earlier this afternoon mocosocoBirds published this post which describes American Golden-Plovers and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Selody Sod Farm in Montgomery Township. These are VERY nice species in the … Continue reading

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Am. Golden-Plovers, Short-billed Dowitcher , Sep. 2, 2013

Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Am. Golden-Plovers at Selody Sod Farm What were 3 Am. Golden-Plovers (AGPL) earlier in the morning (Robert Skrabal) became 4 in the afternoon (Jeff Ellerbusch). The season’s first Buff-breasted Sandpiper (BBSA) in the mocosocoBirds region, a juvenile, … Continue reading

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Shorebirds in Morris Co., Sep. 1, 2013

(Click on the photo for a larger image). A visit to the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits this morning showed that the water level was ever so slightly receding, exposing slivers of potential shorebird mudflats. 1 Pectoral and 2 Least Sandpipers, … Continue reading

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