This is the "Substitute Voice" of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, April 29, 1992. The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is leading a trip to the Galapagos. This week's tape includes reports of VESPER SPARROW, BLACK TERNS, SUMMER TANAGER, GOSHAWK, DICKCISSEL, and BROWN PELICANS, as well as seasonal and local reports of interest.
No further word was received on a report of CALIFORNIA GULL at Brigantine NWR last Friday.
On April 23 in the Great Swamp, YELLOW WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and MYRTLE WARBLER, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, BROWN THRASHER, HOUSE WREN, and SWAMP SPARROW were seen. Also on the 23d, the Boonton Hawk Watch counted 699 BROADWINGS, 11 OSPREY, 1 BALD EAGLE, and 23 SHARPIES.
ON APRIL 24, A male SUMMER TANAGER was next to Channel Lumber on Rt. 23 in Pequannock. Also on the 24th, BROWN PELICANS were sighted at the Salem Nuclear Plant; and a DICKCISSEL and two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were at Money Island Road. At DeKorte State Park in the Meadowlands two BLACK TERNS were seen on the 24th.
On April 25th, a CERULEAN WARBLER was along the D&R Canal at Griggstown, and on the 26th, BLACKBURNIAN, NASHVILLE, AND BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS were also seen at the canal. On the 26th an AMERICAN BITTERN was in the Troy Meadows. Six COMMON LOONS were in the North Bay. On the 27th, an imm. GOSHAWK was reported "hanging around" at Sandy Hook. A RUFF was reported at Turkey Point. A Vulture roost was reported at Ridge Road in Lakehurst last week. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was reported at Lenape Park in Cranford on the 26th.
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.