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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/18/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 18, 1995 at 6 pm with reports of mostly local interest; and news of Audubon trips.

No report of the TUFTED DUCK this week; reports include BALD EAGLE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, waterfowl and seasonal arrivals.

In Salem County, BALD EAGLES are at Stow Creek and Mannington Marsh. Four thousand AMERICAN COOTS are also at Mannington, along with LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE, MERLIN, WOOD DUCK, PINTAILS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and SHOVELERS. GREAT EGRETS and OSPREY are in at the Salem Nuclear Plant. Both YELLOWLEGS are at Pedricktown. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Assunpink near the tackle shop on March 12, and on the lake, RUDDY DUCKS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, COMMON MERGANSERS, HOODED MERGANSERS, and NORTHERN PINTAILS.

The ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER continues at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, Lyndhurst, usually along the grassy edge of the last parking lot, between the Commission offices and the Maintenance barn. A PEREGRINE was at Overpeck on March 13. A GREAT HORNED OWL is nesting at Sandy Hook on the Osprey platform on the salt marsh north of Horseshoe Cove. An immature BALD EAGLE was in Great Swamp this week.

Swartswood Lake March 13 had 500 COMMON MERGANSERS, lesser numbers of HOODED MERGANSERS, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK, and 2 BALD EAGLES. Culver's Lake had 75 RING-NECKED DUCKS, small numbers of N. PINTAILS, GOLDENEYE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, and BUFFLEHEAD. Spruce Run and surrounding ponds had COMMON MERGANSER, GADWALL, PINTAIL, BUFFLEHEAD, and PIED-BILLED GREBE; Merrill Creek had PINTAIL, BUFFLEHEAD, and HORNED GREBE.

Widely reported this week were WOODCOCK, PHOEBE, FOX SPARROW, TREE SWALLOW, BLACK VULTURE, MEADOWLARK, PINE WARBLER, and WOOD DUCK.

New Jersey Audubon upcoming trips that still have room are: Big Bend in May; Churchill in June; Montana in July, and Acadia National Park in August. For information and reservations contact Karl Anderson (609) 261-2495.

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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