Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 16:45:05 -0400
From: Laurie Larson
To: NJ Birds Mailing list
Subject: Purple Gallinule, Allendale
A Purple Gallinule was seen today at Allendale (Bergen County):
At 2:58 PM 8/12/01, Rob M Fanning wrote:
There is an adult PURPLE GALLINULE at the Allendale Celery Farm, Bergen Co. It was found around 8:30 this morning by Kerul Kassel, David Leeman, Stiles Thomas, Mike Limatola, and myself.
It was viewed from the first large tower overlooking the marsh at the point (the Warden's Watch) It was mostly in or near purple loosestrife to the left of a Wood Duck box (to the right of the main channel) It hides very well and can be lost for periods of time. There was also a report of a Common Moorhen in the same general area so be careful.
DeLorme NJ Atlas 26-E-11
Directions (copied from Bill Boyle's book):
Take the Garden State parkway to Exit 163 (Rt. 17). Follow Rt. 17 north for about 7.2 miles to the Allendale exit. Go west on E. Allendale Ave. for exactly one mile to Franklin Turnpike, turn right, and go about 0.2 miles to the small parking lot, on thte right.