Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/13/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995, with reports of SANDHILL CRANE, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, MARBLED GODWIT, COMMON EIDER, COMMON TERN, the weekly SHRIKE report, EURASIAN WIGEON, BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SHORT-EARED OWL, and several announcements. First, a Help Wanted: The Boonton Christmas Count, December 23, needs people. Please call Glenn at (201) 335-1510. Following the bird reports is a conservation announcement.

A SANDHILL CRANE was present last week at Compromise Road, Salem Co., and also, two flyover SANDHILL CRANES were photographed at Great Swamp.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and ICELAND GULL were at Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, Lyndhurst, this week. Also there ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.

Some 20 MARBLED GODWITS were observed this week at the town of Brigantine, from the Harrah's Casino parking garage in Atlantic City, which is at the south end of the bridge to Brigantine Island. At Brigantine Refuge this week were EURASIAN WIGEON and SNOW BUNTING. At Barnegat Light, there were COMMON EIDER, PEREGRINE FALCON, SNOW BUNTING, COMMON TERN, PURPLE SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE.

NORTHERN SHRIKES reported this week included birds at Troy Meadows, 2 at Assunpink, others at Island Beach, Whitesbog, Haledon Reservoir near NJAS Headquarters in Franklin Lakes, Barbour Pond off Valley Road in Wayne, and Pleasant Plains Rd. in Great Swamp.

Also at Pleasant Plains Rd. in the Swamp this week were imm. GOLDEN EAGLE, BARRED OWL, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, a flock of EVENING GROSBEAKS, and at dusk SHORT-EARED OWLS.

Four imm. BALD EAGLES were on Oradell Reservoir this week. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were on Edgeboro landfill in East Brunswick, and at Morristown Airport. On the North Shore, the lake in Bradley Beach had Canvasback among the usual Ruddies, Wigeon and Hooded Mergansers.

A short conservation note: Please write Congressman Jim Saxton of New Jersey, urging him to offer a strong Endangered Species Re-authorization Bill in the House. Especially good are letters from his home district, including parts of Burlington, Camden, and Ocean Counties in NJ. Address: 339 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515. Phone (202) 225-4765.

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 (preferably on Tuesdays). For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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