This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1996,
with reports of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, ROSS' GOOSE, RED-NECKED
GREBES, COM. REDPOLLS, N. SHRIKES, LAPLAND LONGSPURS,
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS, EVENING GROSBEAKS, local reports and an
important conservation note: first that. Feb. 27 (Tues.) is
National Call-in Day to the House to repeal the rider that allows
damaging salvage logging in the National Forests. Call your
House member at 202-224-3121 and ask him/her to support the
Furse/Morella bill, HR 2745, to repeal the rider. More details
following the reports. Thanks.
The male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was still present Feb. 18 at the
Scudder's Falls bridge (Rt. 95) on the Delaware River. Park at the
Fisherman's Access on the Pennsylvania side, off Rte. 32 (River
Road). Also there Feb. 17, ICELAND GULL and RED-NECKED GREBE.
A ROSS' GOOSE was present Feb. 18 and 21 off Commissioners Pike
in Daretown, Salem County, among thousands of SNOW GEESE. Also
in Salem County this week were lots of HORNED LARKS and SNOW
BUNTINGS, and among them some LAPLAND LONGSPURS. Four Lapspurs
were at Daretown on Commissioners Pike Feb. 21. Another was at
Woodstown Feb. 18; another was on Point Airy Rd. near
Sharptown Feb. 22; two were at the pond on Compromise Rd,
Mannington; and in the same area, 2 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS
were on Rte. 45 north of Mannington Marsh. Some 20 EVENING
GROSBEAKS continue at a feeder near the Chatsworth Municipal
Building, along with some CHIPPING SPARROWS; MERLINS were seen
at Medford and Chatsworth, all Feb. 18.
On the shore this week were an adult ICELAND GULL and the
EURASIAN WIGEON at Lake Takannassee; RED-NECKED GREBES at the
Shrimp Box on Channel Drive inside Manasquan Inlet and another in
the Belmar Marina at Shark River; LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL on
Lake Como; and a PEREGRINE at Shark River.
Elsewhere, REDHEADS continue at DeMotts Pond, Clinton, and at the
HMEC in Lyndhurst. The adult ICELAND GULL continues at Oldham
Pond in Haledon near Franklin Lakes, usually there between 9 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. COMMON REDPOLLS were reported this week in
Flanders, Morristown, Berkeley Heights and at Hoffman in
Bernardsville. NORTHERN SHRIKES continue at Lyons and in Great
Here are details on repeal of the logging rider: since July,
1995, environmental laws like the ESA, the Clean Water Act, etc.,
have been suspended for any timber sale classified as "salvage
logging" (broadly defined) in our National Forests. The results:
money-losing timber sales, clearcuts, more roads, damage to
rivers and streams, threats to wildlife. Reps. Furse (D-OR) and
Morella (R- MD) have filed a bill, HR 2745, "Restoration of
Natural Resources Laws on the Public Lands Act", that repeals the
rider to the Rescissions Act of 1995 that suspended the
Please call your House member on Feb. 27(Tue), National call- in
day, to ask him/her to cosponsor the Furse/Morella Bill to repeal
the timber rider, restore our environmental laws, and protect our
wildlife and forests. Call your member at 202-224-3121. There
are 94 co-sponsors to date; 218 votes are needed. Thanks. Good
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