Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 2/27/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., Feb. 27, with reports of SNOWY OWL, GLAUCOUS and ICELAND GULLS, GR. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, HARLEQUIN, GOLDEN EAGLE and seasonal and local reports.

The SNOWY OWL at Brig was seen again on Feb. 24 in the SE corner of the East Pool. Nearby, on Leeds Point Road, a GOLDEN EAGLE was seen the same day. GLAUCOUS, ICELAND and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS continued this week at Florence in varying numbers in the river. The last date reported for the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE at Assunpink was Feb. 18. Harlequins continue at Barnegat Inlet.

Seasonal migrants included WOOD DUCK, SNIPE and BLUEBIRD at Rogers Refuge Feb. 23. Assunpink had 4 REDHEADS, COMMON MERGANSER, HOODED MERGANSER and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, PINTAIL and RUDDY DUCK on Feb. 23, and GADWALL, RINGNECKS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Feb. 24. FOX SPARROW was at Scherman-Hoffman Feb. 26 and 27.

The Boonton Hawkwatch has moved to a new location at Wildcat Ridge in the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Mgt. Area(State land). From I-80, take exit 37(Rockaway/Hibernia). Go 6.3 miles to right turn on Upper Hibernia Rd. Stay on Upper Hibernia for 2.7 miles(it becomes a dirt road) to a white gravel parking lot on the right. Just past the lot on the left is an old gate. Walk thru the gate .9 miles up the primitive road following the power lines to the power house. Walk to the right to the clearing. Hawkwatch is on the rock ledge. Note: a jeep or truck can drive up, but don't try it with a car. As of Feb. 23, the hawkwatch recorded 4 BLACK VULTURES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 17 REDTAILS and 2 BALD EAGLES.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing. [Compiled by R. Kane, NJ Audubon; transcribed for National Birding Hotline Cooperative by L. Larson, llarson@ pucc.princeton.edu.]

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