Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/10/1996
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 10 with reports of NORTHERN SHRIKE, EIDERS, HARLEQUINS, SHORT-EARED OWL, REDHEAD, BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN EAGLE, SNOW BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, COMMON REDPOLL, seasonal reports and winter boat trip information.

Recently reported NORTHERN SHRIKES include singles at parking area A-14 on Island Beach State Park; one at the Raritan R. in East Brunswick; one at a feeder in Bridgewater; and another at Lyons.

Both COMMON EIDER and KING EIDER are at Barnegat Inlet, along with HARLEQUINS. Another HARLEQUIN continues at Sandy Hook in the cove behind the Auditorium; and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR is sometimes found in the SNOW BUNTING flock on the Hook.

SHORT-EARED OWLS are abundant this winter in the marshes around Barnegat Bay, with birds at Parkertown; Cedar Run Dock raod; Stafford Ave. (Manahawkin); and the AT&T antenna road, among other places.

A REDHEAD was at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, this week; also there, GADWALL, NORTHERN SHOVELER & SCAUP. Reach it from exit 14B on the NJ Turnpike.

The GOLDEN EAGLE was still on Pleasant Plains Rd in the Great Swamp before the blizzard, but we've had no reports since. About 8 BALD EAGLES are being seen on the upper Delaware between the Water Gap and Dingmans.

Large mixed flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS and HORNED LARKS are at Oberly Rd., Alpha, and Valley Station Rd. in Asbury, both in Warren Co. LONGSPURS are sometimes seen in these flocks.

Highlights of the Raritan Estuary CBC held Dec. 30, included EASTERN BLUEBIRD, NORTHERN SHRIKE at the Raritan R., COMMON REDPOLL in Cheesequake, SHARP-TAILED SPARROW and PINE SISKIN. A flock of *48* WILD TURKEYS is on Mountainside Ave. in Mendham, between Calais and Cold Spring Rd.

Please remember to thank President Clinton for his vote of the Interior Appropriations bill. It contained harmful endangered species and logging riders and cut habitat funding.

Bogan's winter boat trips for alcids and whales run Saturdays and Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM, price $20. For info call (908) 528-6620, or 528-5014.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape usually changes Wednesday, more often if necessary. To report birds, please call Tuesday at 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding and thank you for calling. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

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