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
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,
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
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