[Transcribers note: My thanks to Jean Bickal for providing
transcripts during my vacation.]
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1995
at 8 am with reports of SNOWY OWL, HARLEQUIN, DOVEKIE,
RAZORBILL, COMMON EIDER, MARBLED GODWIT, EURASIAN WIGEON,
ICELAND GULL, KITTIWAKE, BALD EAGLE, count highlights and a
pelagic trip announcement. First, that:
Bogen's boats [Jamaica, Atlantis] will go out again this
year on Saturdays and Sundays in January for whales and
birds from Brielle; half-day trip, $18, call ahead at (908)
Two SNOWY OWLS are at Holgate. Up to 12 HARLEQUINS are at
Barnegat Light; there are 3 more at Perth Amboy, and one
still at the Sandy Hook Auditorium. A DOVEKIE was at
Manasquan Inlet Jan. 2; also there, KITTIWAKE and
RAZORBILL. On Jan. 3, 2 RAZORBILLS, a KITTIWAKE, and 2
FORSTER'S TERNS were in the Manasquan Inlet.
Two COMMON EIDER are at the Barnegat inlet; eight MARBLED
GODWIT were reported at Brigantine Island Jan. 2; EURASIAN
WIGEONS were seen this week at Shark River, Silver Lake in
Belmar, and Franklin Lake. ICELAND GULLS were on Lake Como
Dec. 31, and a LESSER BLACK-BACK was on Lake Takanassee the
same day. BALD EAGLES are at Oradell, Manahawkin, and the
The Raritan Estuary Count Jan. 3 had 87 species including
the 3 HARLEQUINS at Perth Amboy; the BALD EAGLE at
Ashbrook; and 2 BLACK VULTURES.
The Trenton Marsh Count Dec. 31 had 89 species, with a
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW at the Calhoun Street Bridge
on the Delaware, and also COM. YELLOWTHROAT, ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK, 2 E. PHOEBES, and 20 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS.
Long Branch Dec. 31 had 111 species including RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER, ICELAND GULL, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKS, EURASIAN
WIGEON & HOUSE WREN.
Barnegat Count Jan. 1 had 106 species, with 2 SNOWY OWL, 12
HARLEQUINS, 2 COMMON EIDER, 2 RAZORBILLS off Surf City,
GREAT EGRET, ICELAND GULL, AM. PIPIT, BALD EAGLE, and also
numerous SHORT-EARED OWLS including 6 at Manahawkin.
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.