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
email@example.com; 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
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
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.