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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/4/1995
[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) 528-6620.

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 Ashbrook Reservation.

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.

 
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