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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/17/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 17, with rarities, World Series scores, and two pelagic trip announcements.

First, the pelagic trips. Rhode Island Audubon is running two pelagic trips on a cruise ship; the first one June 1-3 going to Block Canyon, and again July 27-29. For details and reservations, call by May 19 (for the first trip) and by July 14 (for the second trip) at (401) 949 5454.

Rarities this week in New Jersey: REDDISH EGRET at Brigantine Refuge in the Gull Pond May 10, not seen since; a PACIFIC LOON at Spruce Run Reservoir May 10, not seen again; SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Brig on May 13; ARCTIC TERN at Liberty State Park May 13. From two to nine ROSEATE TERNS were at Cape May Point May 12 and 13, sometimes in Bunker Pond at the State Park. MARBLED GODWIT was at the Shell pile off Ocean Drive, Cape May, May 12-13. A male COMMON EIDER was at Nummy's Island, and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS were at the Concrete Ship, both May 13. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at Higbee Dike on May 13. A well-described CONNECTICUT WARBLER was at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center May 13. SWAINSON'S WARBLER was at Allaire State Park May 12, at the pond west of the Nature Center.

Other reports of interest were BLACK TERN at Cape May on May 13 and at Sandy Hook May 16. LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were at Rogers Refuge, Princeton, May 16, also at Black River May 13, and at Moonachie at Commerce Blvd. May 16. WILSON'S WARBLERS were at Hackensack Meadowlands May 16, in Princeton Institute Woods May 16, and Great Swamp May 16, and Oradell Reservoir May 15.

Garret Mountain had 30 species of warblers May 12, and at least 21 on May 15. Scherman had 21 warblers May 12-13. Clinton had 18 warblers May 12. KENTUCKY WARBLER was at Princeton May 16, and is at the guardrail on Rt. 618 in Cape May Co. as usual. The Celery Farm in Allendale had AMERICAN BITTERN and LEAST BITTERN May 11, and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO May 15.

[World Series of Birding scores were announced, but are not repeated here; consult the Cape May hotline of May 14, or e-mail me if you need a copy. -LL]

By way of note there has been a range expansion of Wawa; it has reached Rt. 31 and 518 in Linvale, the northwestern-most site in the state.

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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