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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/14/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for May 14 with reports of MISSISSIPPI KITE, JAEGERS, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RUFF, SEDGE WREN, MARBLED GODWIT, and seasonal and local reports.

In the Cape May area, a MISSISSIPPI KITE was at Hidden Valley Ranch May 10; other May 10 and 11 reports there included JAEGERS off the state park; WILSON'S PHALAROPES at Ocean Drive May 10 and at a pool on the Shunpike near the Beanery May 11; RUFF on the spoils along Cape May canal; SEDGE WREN in South Cape May Meadow; A MARBLED GODWIT that can be scoped from the Shellpile behind the fish places on Ocean Drive in Cape May; and an easy to see VIRGINIA RAIL just beyond the platform in the South Cape May Meadow.

At Liberty State Park, Jersey City May 9: PARASITIC JAEGER, BLUE GROSBEAK and a good warbler flight. Watchung Reservation this week had 15-16 warblers incuding WORM-EATING WARBLER. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was on Combs Hollow Road, Roxbury opposite the elementary school May 11. A MOURNING WARBLER was in Heathcote Park, Kingston on May 12. Garret Mountain had 25 warblers and a visible WHIPPOORWILL May 12, along with LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

At Weltz Park in Ocean, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was near the pines May 12. A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was in Brick May 11. Assunpink on May 10 had CLIFF SWALLOW, ORCHARD ORIOLE and RUDDY DUCK. At Sandy Hook May 10: PALM WARBLER, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and ROYAL TERN. At Brig May 10, 11: SNOW GOOSE, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLUE-WINGED TEAL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, MERLIN, and CLIFF SWALLOW.

At Princeton this week: CERULEAN WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER and lots of other warblers; BLUE GROSBEAK; and VIRGINIA RAIL at Rogers. Thompson Grove park had OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER May 12.

[Original includes list of World Series of Birding results here. Since these were posted on BIRDEAST a few days ago I'm not repeating them. --Transcriber]

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. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. 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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