Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 12/7/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1994 at 9 am with reports of pelagic trips Dec. 3, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HARLEQUIN, MARBLED GODWIT, ICELAND GULL, seasonal reports, and help-wanted ads for the Christmas Bird Counts following the reports. The pelagic trip 80 miles off Brielle on Dec. 3 had DOVEKIE, RED PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, POMARINE JAEGER, PARASITIC JAEGER, 100+ GREATER SHEARWATERS, LEACH'S STORM-PETREL, ICELAND GULL, and hundreds of BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES. A pelagic off Cape May had COMMON MURRE also on Dec. 3. Three MARBLED GODWITS were on Nummy Island also Dec. 3. The drake HARLEQUIN was still at Sandy Hook near the auditorium on Dec. 3; the BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, which some observers think is a hybrid, was still at the Hook Dec. 3. Another HARLEQUIN, this one a female, was at Keansburg Dec. 4 in a flock of hundreds of Scoters and Goldeneye. SNOW BUNTINGS were at the Hook and at Keansburg. A WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was reported from DeMotte's Pond in Clinton on Dec. 2. An ICELAND GULL was on Lake Mohawk Dec. 5. Two REDHEADS were among other waterfowl on Franklin Pond, Franklin, Sussex Co., Dec. 6. A dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was on Woodlane Road, Westampton Twp, Burlington Co., on Dec. 3. Eurasian GREEN-WINGED TEAL subspecies was among other Green-wings at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, Lyndhurst, on Dec. 6. The Moorestown Christmas Count, Monday Dec. 26, needs help; call 609-426-4727. Also the Boonton Christmas Count on Dec. 26 needs help; call Glenn at 201-335-1530. 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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