Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 3/29/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1995 at noon with reports of TUFTED DUCK, COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL, HARLEQUIN DUCK, recent arrivals, local reports of interest, and NJ Audubon trip announcements.

The TUFTED DUCK resurfaced this week on March 23, near Brown Lane along River Road on the Navesink River. No reports since.

A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was present March 28 on the Hackensack Water Co. pond off Shrallenberg Rd. and Koster Rd. in Harrington Park, just above Oradell Reservoir. The bird was with Ring-bills along Koster Rd., near the bridge.

Eighteen HARLEQUINS and 4 OYSTERCATCHERS were at Barnegat Light on March 24. At Manahawkin on March 24 were BALD EAGLE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and 26 OYSTERCATCHERS. March 25 at Sandy Hook, an AMERICAN BITTERN was at North Pond; and also on the Hook were 2 PIPING PLOVER, 44 OYSTERCATCHER, one AMERICAN PIPIT and 6 COOPER'S HAWKS.

Assunpink March 25 had RING-NECKED DUCKS and TREE SWALLOWS. Great Swamp on March 27 had RING-NECKED DUCK, TREE SWALLOW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. Refuge personnel ask that people not walk off Pleasant Plains Road into the woods in the Great Swamp.

Old Tappan on March 28 had singing WINTER WREN. Rogers Refuge in Princeton on March 27 had singing WINTER WREN, BROWN CREEPER, and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. Compromise Road in Salem Co. on March 26 had 200 BLACK VULTURES, a state high.

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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