Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 4/27/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Apr. 27, at noon with reports of SWAINSON'S WARBLER, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, HARLEQUIN, GREAT CORMORANT, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, PEREGRINES, seasonal arrivals, local reports, and an NJAS trip announcement.

The SWAINSON'S WARBLER at Higbee Beach, Cape May, was not seen after April 18; but another SWAINSON'S WARBLER was heard in Cape May Point State Park April 21 from the bend on the Yellow Trail. The bird was subsequently relocated in the State Park April 24, and was seen and heard each morning through April 27, today. Access to the bird is through private property; please be prudent. The bird is in the State Park behind 501 Lighthouse Ave., through the old banding lane. Follow the trail between the houses, keeping to the right of the shed. Check with CMBO for updated information.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen over the Cape May Point State Park April 20. GREAT CORMORANT and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen in Cape May during the week. HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue at Barnegat Light. PEREGRINES are on the Edison Bridge, Rt. 1, and the Turnpike bridge over the Raritan River; two others are under the NJ Turnpike by the Jamesway building, two miles south of the Hightstown exit.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS are at the back of Pool 3 at the Great Swamp, and one is at Woodland Road in the Swamp; all are noisy. Princeton Institute Woods April 27 had 12 warblers including BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT-SIDED and CAPE MAY, and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and SCARLET TANAGER. WARBLING VIREO was in April 21 on the D&R Canal at Lake Carnegie in Princeton, near the parking lot. Natco Park on Rt. 36 at Rose Lane in Hazlett had 12 species of warblers including WORM-EATING and NASHVILLE, SCARLET TANAGER, WOOD THRUSH, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, & EVENING GROSBEAK on April 27. Great Swamp had EVENING GROSBEAK, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER April 25, as well as GREEN HERON, VIRGINIA RAIL, PARULA, WHITE-EYED VIREO, & YELLOWTHROAT.

Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, Bernardsville, on April 27, had YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, RED-EYED VIREOS, and SOLITARY VIREOS, PRAIRIE, WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, many PURPLE FINCHES, lots of PINE SISKINS, and 5 EVENING GROSBEAKS two days this week. The Finches, Siskins, and Grosbeaks all have been on the feeders.

The Drew Arboretum April 21 had NASHVILLE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, and MYRTLE WARBLERS, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was reported several places on April 25. SCARLET TANAGER and INDIGO BUNTING were in Morganville April 23-24. An EASTERN KINGBIRD was in Great Swamp April 25. CATTLE EGRETS were on a farm off the South Branch Road, Branchburg, on April 27.

The Maine trip, August 7 - 13, sponsored by NJ Audubon, still has room; contact Rancocas Nature Center for details (609) 261-2495.

The Voice of NJ Audubon [(908) 766-2661] is a regular weekly report on birding in New Jersey, sponsored by the NJ Audubon Society. The tape is changed usually on Wednesdays around noon, 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. Good birding and thank you for calling.

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