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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/2/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday Oct. 2 with reports of GODWITS and other shorebirds, WESTERN KINGBIRD, LARK SPARROW, HAWK reports, and seasonal and local reports of interest.

Shorebirds at Brig this week included 20 species on Sep. 28, with 1 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 2 MARBLED GODWITS, 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 30 STILT SANDPIPER, and on Sep. 25, 3 HUDSONIAN GODWITS.

In Cape May, the 197 PEREGRINES on Sep. 28 was close to the record of 206. Up to 4 MARBLED GODWITS were on the intracoastal waterway Sep. 27 between Wildwood and Stone Harbor, seen from boats.

A LARK SPARROW was at Stone Harbor Point in the path near the parking lot Sep. 27. PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen from the pelagic boat trip out of Cape May Sep. 26, and one from shore Sep. 28. Some 160 BROWN PELICANS passed Cape May Point Sep. 25 heading north and smaller numbers were seen in Cape May Sep. 26-28. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was on New England Road Sep. 24.

Sandy Hook Sep. 27 had 18 WARBLERS, 5 VIREOS including PHILADELPHIA, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, WINTER WREN, LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and SAPSUCKER. A WESTERN KINGBIRD was at Overpeck Sep. 30 from 7 to 11 a.m.

In Tewksbury this week, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WINTER WREN and DICKCISSEL were seen. The SILVER GULL of last year, origin unknown, has returned to Riverside Park in Pennsville, Salem County.

Montclair Hawk Lookout reported 1700 SHARPSHINS as of Sep. 22, and all the lookouts are reporting numbers of sharpies better than recent years. Chimney Rock reported GOLDEN EAGLE this week along with PEREGRINES and BALD EAGLES. SNOW GEESE were reported this week at Brig and over Chimney Rock.

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 Wednesday. 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.

 
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