Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/19/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 19, 1995 at noon with reports of AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, RUFF, CASPIAN TERN, VESPER SPARROW, HARLEQUIN, and local reports.

RUFFS were at Pedricktown April 14 at the Harrisonville Rd. bridge, around the corner from the causeway; also April 16, a black RUFF at the causeway; April 18, one REEVE plus 2 flyover RUFFS, and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, on the causeway. Also there, a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL on April 16.

A VESPER SPARROW was at the intersection of Pedricktown-Woodstown Road and Pennsville-Auburn Road, on April 14.

The HARLEQUIN continues at the Auditorium, Sandy Hook.

Two CASPIAN TERNS were at the Fairview Farm pond in Gladstone April 13, one day only, in the rain. Both Loons were at South Amboy April 15; the PEREGRINE is on the bridge over the Raritan, South Amboy; a few BONAPARTE'S GULLS are still at South Amboy.

PURPLE MARTINS arrived at Assunpink April 14; they were on the Martin house at AT&T, Basking Ridge, April 18. A PIED-BILLED GREBE was on the pond there the same day. Trenton Marsh April 16 had AMERICAN BITTERN calling, WINTER WREN, PALM WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, MYRTLE WARBLER. Bull's Island April 16 had CLIFF SWALLOW and GNATCATCHER but not YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER. SOLITARY VIREOS were at Rogers Refuge, Princeton, April 17, and at Scherman-Hoffman, Bernardsville, April 18. CHIMNEY SWIFTS arrived in Trenton and Princeton April 17, and GREEN HERON at Princeton April 19.

EASTERN KINGBIRD was at Brigantine NWR April 15. SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at Oradell April 18. BROADWINGED HAWKS, GNATCATCHERS, and PINE WARBLERS were widely reported in north Jersey and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and WHIP-POOR-WILL in south Jersey this week.

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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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