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Sommer Park Preserve, Hopewell, New Jersey
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Fall 2000
Hannah Suthers

Weekly banding and daily Control censusing for the NEXRAD Weather Radar Migration Studies indicated flights on September 15, October 15, 22nd, and November 5 through the Featherbed Lane Bird Banding Station in the Hopewell Sourlands and trickle-through migration inbetween. Highlights of 51 species of birds banded, including 19 species of warblers and 11 species of sparrows were:

Hybrid Chickadee22-Oct
Brown Creeper and Winter Wren5-Nov
Gray-cheeked Thrush17-Sep
Worm-eating Warbler24-Sep
Nashville Warbler17 Sep, 8 Oct
Bay-breasted Warbler10-Sep
Mourning Warbler8-Oct
American Tree Sparrows2 on 12 Nov
Linconís Sparrow1 Oct, 3 on 15 Oct
Sightings included:
Black Vulture19-Nov
Red-shouldered Hawk13-Nov
pair American Kestrels29-Sep
Ruffed Grouse6 & 14 Oct
Wild Turkey5 on 11 Nov
American Woodcock29-Sep
Great-horned Owl2 on 21 & 22 Sep, 1 & 15 Oct, 12 Nov
Pileated Woodpecker20-Sep
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker7-Nov
Winter Wren26 Oct, 1 Nov
Northern Parula25-Sep
Myrtle Warbler (Yellow-rumped)first 25 Sep
Blackburnian Warbler22-Sep
Yellow Palm Warbler10 Oct, 31 Oct
Rusty Blackbird500 on 7 Oct
Purple Finch2 Nov, 6 on 6 Nov
White-crowned Sparrowadult 9 Oct, juvenile, 19 Oct
Lincolnís Sparrow3 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct

Hannah Suthers and the Featherbed Lane Banding Station Crew  

 

Last revision: Friday, April 25, 2008