Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 10/6/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Friday, Oct. 6, 1995, at 3:30 PM, with reports of --- CURLEW SANDPIPER, SAY'S PHOEBE, MARBLED GODWIT, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, COMMON EIDER, PARASITIC JAEGER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, AMERICAN AVOCET, seasonal reports and two announcements.

[Transcribers note. I have just received a phone report of a NORTHERN WHEATEAR seen this evening, Oct. 6, at Wildwood NJ. From the Parkway take exit 6; at the new bridge, take a jughandle turn and go 1/4 mile to Al's Restaurant & boat rental. The bird was there, on the pilings, at sunset.]

Please call President Clinton at the White House comment line, weekdays 9-5, (202) 456-1111 and ask him to veto the interior appropriations bill which cuts funding for habitat and cuts 38% of the Endangered Species budget. Or fax him at (202) 456-2883 or send him email at president@whitehouse.gov; thanks for your help.

Second announcement later; now the birds.

A SAY'S PHOEBE was briefly seen and photographed Oct. 1 at Higbee Beach, Cape May, not found again the same afternoon or after.

At Brigantine NWR Sept. 30 were CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT. Another Hudsonian was at Cape May Point State Park, a fly-by on Oct. 1, as were 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. But the best godwit report was a probable state high, 25 MARBLED GODWITS, at the town [NOT the refuge] of Brigantine, best seen from the Harrah's Casino parking garage in Atlantic City. Pay $2 to enter; from the top of the first ramp, scope off the northeast corner under the bridge. The MARBLED GODWITS have been there a while.

The Seawatch at Avalon [7th Ave] had PARASITIC JAEGER, COMMON EIDER, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER last weekend. An AMERICAN AVOCET was still present Oct. 1 at the Coast Guard ponds at Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest, across the street in the marsh with Yellowlegs.

Palmyra on Oct. 1 had CONNECTICUT WARBLER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and PURPLE FINCH [Rt. 38 at Tacony-Palmyra Bridge]. Dorbrook Park [Rt. 537 east of Colt's Neck] had LINCOLN'S SPARROW Oct. 1. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH was widely reported. Hopewell on Oct. 1 had CONNECTICUT WARBLER; Cape May had several during the week along with WESTERN KINGBIRD all at Higbee.

The second announcement: Delaware Rarities Committee. Birders finding rarities in Delaware are urged to send written reports to Colin Campbell, 1006 Parkside Blvd., Claymont DE, 19703. For NJ rarities, please submit written description to the NJ Records Committee, either to Box 693 Bernardsville, NJ 07924 or to the secretary.

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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