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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/10/1996
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, April 4, 1996, at noon, with reports of Grebe flights, seasonal arrivals, NORTHERN SHRIKE, PINE SISKIN, COMMON REDPOLL, local reports, an extra- limital HOBBY, and a conservation note.

A HOBBY was seen April 7 on the Jones Beach strip, Long Island, NY, at Overlook Beach. The bird was seen twice; no reports today at tape time.

A good grebe flight occurred April 5-6. A RED-NECKED GREBE and 8 HORNED GREBES were at Riverton on the Delaware; 6 HORNED GREBES and a RED-NECKED GREBE were at Floodgates; two RED-NECKED GREBES were at Gibbstown. Two HORNED GREBES and 20 PIED-BILLED GREBES were at Lake Musconnetcong. All 3 grebe species were on Merrill Creek Reservoir April 9.

At Oberly Road, Alpha, Warren Co., a male LAPLAND LONGSPUR was with HORNED LARKS April 6.

PINE SISKINS were at the Hoffman feeders in Bernardsville April 9-10. COMMON REDPOLLS were reported from several feeders in Randolph and Morristown.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were reported from Hawkins Road (off Rt 206, Burlington Co) April 4, and at Scherman- Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, in the snow on April 10. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was still present on Pleasant Plains Road in the Great Swamp to April 6.

PURPLE MARTINS were on boxes in Medford, Burlington Co., April 5; and 2 were at the Windsor colony near Assunpink April 6. The SHORT-EARED OWL continues at Brigantine NWR at the SE corner of the S dike. Some 35 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were at Tuckerton April 6, along with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, & YELLOWLEGS. About 500 RUDDY DUCKS were on Lake Parsippany April 6.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL were at Black River April 6, with GREEN-WINGED TEAL and RING-NECKED DUCKS. ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, BROWN CREEPER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, N. FLICKER, & PINE WARBLER were reported moving during the week.

A CONSERVATION ALERT for April 10: Please continue to urge President Clinton (202) 456-1111 to veto the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, because it still contains so many bad environmental riders. These include the moratorium on endangered species listing; elimination of EPA oversight on Army Corps wetlands permit decisions; cuts of 17% in Fish and WIldlife Service budget for endangered species protection; and suspension of environmental laws for salvage logging in national forests, among others. Call (202) 456-1111; Fax (202) 456-2461; or Email president@ whitehouse.gov

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. The web site is at http://www.njaudubon.org [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, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

 
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