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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/22/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 22 at noon with reports of GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, PACIFIC LOON, LITTLE GULL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, HARLEQUIN, COMMON EIDER & KING EIDER, RED-NECKED GREBE, MARBLED GODWIT, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, EURASIAN WIGEON, SNOWY OWL, and local reports.

The 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE continue on Main St., Cranbury(Rte. 535) after 3:30 p.m. During the day, they are often on Dey Rd. or Plainsboro Rd.

A PACIFIC LOON was reported twice at Shark River Inlet, Jan. 18 & 20.

A LITTLE GULL was seen at Hereford Inlet Jan. 17, and at 111 St., Stone Harbor, there were 3 COMMON EIDERS and 6 KING EIDERS also Jan. 17. The SNOWY OWL was still at Brig Jan. 20; also there, AM. BITTERN and SHORT EARED OWL, and there was a report of a female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. MARBLED GODWITS continue at Brigantine Island; cross the bridge, park on the shoulder, walk across the street and scope the flats on the north side.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL was at South Amboy Jan. 19. RED-NECKED GREBE and REDHEAD were reported from Manasquan Inlet this week. Two KING EIDER and 12 HARLEQUIN were at Barnegat Inlet Jan. 20.

A male HARLEQUIN is at Sandy Hook at the jetty behind the auditorium. EURASIAN WIGEON was seen Jan. 19 with lots of other ducks at the confluence of the Shrewsbury & Navesink. View it from Hartshorne Woods Park off Portland Rd. in Highlands; reach from Rte. 36.

The Hackensack Meadowlands has flocks of Canvasback, all three mergansers, coots, and Pied-billed Grebe wintering between the Center and Kearny East. Liberty State Park has lots of scaup, Ruddy Duck, Gadwall and smaller numbers of other waterfowl. Snow Buntings are on Dey Rd., Cranbury, near the White-fronted Geese.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

 
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