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DVOC Field Trip Report
by Sandra Keller

April 24, 2016
Palmyra Cove Nature Park, NJ

The trip this morning to Palmyra Nature Cove had new breeders in and a smattering of migrants. The north winds the previous 2 nights had put migration on hold. We took our time and studied the bird vocalizations and plumage details after we got on the birds.
We spent a few hours hitting the usual hot areas there for passerines, then took a break, then made the trek to the cove. The cove wasn’t that productive and being the long walk it is, I won’t be doing that on May’s trip! We had a Solitary Sandpiper in the SW corner of the main pit - that pond there. Lots of edges and a mud island. That could be the spot for shorebirds there this spring.
Some birds FOS for most people - House Wren, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Solitary Sandpiper, Chimney Swift. Here’s a link to the ebird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29172479

Thanks to all the participants who helped spot and get everyone on every bird! I am looking forward to May!"


Sandra Keller