This month sees the second and possible third broods of some grassland species. Families of terns begin to congregate only the coast, and by the third week the first signs of southbound shorebird migration are evident, in particular Upland Sandpipers.
Stone Harbor Point & Hereford Inlet, NJ
A good place to see beach nesting birds like Piping Plover, American Oystercatcher, and the colony nesters including Least Tern, Common Tern, Black Skimmer, and sometimes Gull-billed, Sandwich, Royal and Roseate Terns. There is the added bonus of adult shorebirds beginning to migrate south later in the month.
Forsythe NWR (Brigantine), NJ
Another good place to see southbound shorebirds (and plenty of Greenhead’s!)
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