Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 1/8/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Jan. 8 with reports of N. LAPWING, BELL'S VIREO, TUFTED DUCK, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, EIDERS, HARLEQUIN, DICKCISSELS, CHRISTMAS COUNT RESULTS and local reports.

The N. LAPWING was still present Jan. 3 on the west side of Rte 47 about a half mile north of the center of Goshen. It was last seen Jan. 4 at 8 AM; We have had no report of it Jan. 7 or 8.

The BELL'S VIREO continues in Hidden Valley in the first field at least as of Jan. 3.

Birds at Barnegat Inlet this week included COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER, HARLEQUINS, and a DICKCISSEL in a flock of House Sparrows near the Inlet Deli on the side street.

The TUFTED DUCK and the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were both seen Jan. 4 in Horseshoe Cove at Sandy Hook among 4000 scaup.

The Long Branch Count Jan. 4 had 125 species which ties the previous high. Highlights were 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, DICKCISSEL, 2 BALTIMORE ORIOLES, & CHAT. The Barnegat Count Jan. 5, despite the fog, had 117, and missed ROUGH-LEG! Best birds were COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN, TRICOLORED HERON, SAW-WHET, and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environment Center this week, there were 250 CANVASBACKS, several dozen SHOVELERS, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and a variety of other ducks.

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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