Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/2/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 12:45 pm, with reports of FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER, BROWN PELICAN, WESTERN KINGBIRD, SEDGE WREN, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, COMMON EIDER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, warbler and sparrow reports, and local reports of interest. A FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen three times on Sunday Sept. 29, on the wires along New England Rd. in Cape May, just beyond the entrance to Cold Spring Campground. The bird was also seen once at South Cape May Meadows the same day; but it was not found Sept. 30 despite intense searching. Also in Cape May area, some 20 BROWN PELICANS were at Hereford Inlet Sept. 27-28 along with 40 CASPIAN TERNS. Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS were seen Sept. 27, one in Cape May Point State Park, and one on New England Rd. A SEDGE WREN was at Higbee Sept. 27-28 just east of the pond. Several CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS & DICKCISSELS were at Higbee during the period Sept. 27-30. A COMMON EIDER was at Cape May Point between the bunker and the jetties Sept. 27-30. At Stone Harbor, a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen Sept. 28. At Palmyra last week were 20 warbler species, including 2 CONNECTICUTS and a MOURNING, as well as PHILADELPHIA VIREO and LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and a SORA RAIL, all of which were also seen in Cape May during the same period. At the Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area in Salem County, there were 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS last week, along with STILT SANDPIPER, MERLIN, PEREGRINE, and GULL-BILLED TERN. And at Sandy Hook, the KING RAIL was still on Plum Island Sept. 27, and GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were at the garden. 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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