Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/25/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995 at noon with reports of BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, RED-NECKED GREBE, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, HARLEQUIN, COMMON EIDER, local reports and a pelagic trip announceent.

A female BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was at the feeders at the Nature Center in Cattus Island Park, near Tom's River, Jan. 23-24. Exit 82 from the Garden State parkway; Rt. 37 east to Fisher Blvd. north. Directions are in Boyle's book [Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey].

A COMMON EIDER, imm. male, was reported at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, off the walkway toward Ellis Island on Jan. 23. At Sandy Hook the HARLEQUIN drake continues at the Auditorium. The BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was not reported Sunday or Monday but is probably still around.

In Cape May, the COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL continues on Ocean Drive near the Coast Guard pond. The BLACK-HEADED GULL in Salem at the Nuclear Plant has not been reported in a while, but may still be there. Also in Cape May, a RED-NECKED GREBE at the causeway at the south end of Nummy Island.

HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue at Barnegat Light. Loons, HOODED MERGANSER, WIGEON and other ducks are abundant on the north shore; no reports this week of RAZORBILL. [Transcriber's apology - I had a report of Razorbill at Manasquan Inlet as well as GLAUCOUS GULL at Holgate which I did not submit in time for the tape.]

The PEREGRINE continues on the Driscoll Bridge on the Parkway over the Raritan River. On Raritan Bay Jan. 23, at Keansburg, there were 400 COMMON GOLDENEYE, 350 OLDSQUAW, SURF & BLACK SCOTER, 350 SANDERLING & a few DUNLIN and TURNSTONE, all on or near the beach at the Amusement Park. Thousands of COMMON MERGANSERS continue at Oradell Reservoir. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and BARRED OWL continue on Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp.

A Cape May "mini-pelagic" trip for Alcids, goes March 11 out of the Miss Chris dock 8 AM to NOON, price $25, to Dave Githens, box 254, Cape May 08204. For information call (609) 884-3712.

The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey. The tape is changed regularly on Wednesdays, more often when necessary. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.] To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (201) 983-9152. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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