Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/22/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon, for Wednesday, May 22, 1991, at 11:30 AM, with reports of WHITE-FACED IBIS, WHITE IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, KING EIDER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, possible RUFOUS-NECKED STINT, DICKCISSEL, BROWN PELICAN, BLACK TERN, HARLEQUIN DUCK, RAVEN, seasonal reports, breeding birds, and the World Series results from May 18. A WHITE-FACED IBIS was in the South Cape May Meadows May 17 and 18, briefly, but not on May 19. It was reported again in the Beanery on May 21. BROWN PELICAN, BLACK TERN, and GREAT CORMORANT were all seen at Poverty Beach in Cape May on May 18. Singing male DICKCISSELS were found May 18 at Cape May Point State Park and also Cape May County Park the same day. A WHITE IBIS was at Higbee May 19. Also in Cape May, a MISSISSIPPI KITE on May 20, ROSEATE TERN on May 21, KING EIDER in breeding plumage at Higbee May 21, and BLACK-NECKED STILTS still at Goshen Landing Rd., last date uncertain as of tape time. At Brigantine NWR May 18 & 19 were CURLEW SANDPIPER, BLACK-NECKED STILTS, STILT SANDPIPER, lots of WHITE-RUMPS, and on May 18, a bird believed to be a breeding-plumaged RUFOUS-NECKED STINT; if correct, it would be a first state record. The bird was not seen subsequently despite searching. A HARLEQUIN was at East Point Light on Delaware Bay on May 17. A MOURNING WARBLER was at Cape May Point State Park on May 18; a KENTUCKY WARBLER is singing on Rt. 618 in Burleigh, Cape May County, by the guard rail. A RAVEN flew into Sandy Hook parking area B and landed on the beach in front of three startled observers, at 11:10 AM on May 20. It was flushed and landed on the seawall at the entrance to Sandy Hook. ALDER FLYCATCHERS are at Deckertown Pike in High Point State Park, and also at the intersection of Rt. 615 and 640 at the Flatbrook Wildlife Management Area, both sites in Sussex County. GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS are in the ususal places on Deckertown Pike and also on Shades-of-Death Rd. in Warren County. Following are the World Series of Birding Results from May 18, 1991. Bausch & Lomb/Chapman Ornith. Club, 199; Zeiss, 194; Kowa, 192; Minolta, 190; Nikon/DVOC, 184; Lorrimer Swifts, 177; Montclair Bird Club, 176; Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center, 175; Victor Emanuel/Roger Tory Peterson Institute, 175; Watchung Nature Club 174; Montclair Broadwings, 173; Wakefern/Urner, 171; Braddock Bay Raptor Research, 171; Bucks County Audubon, 171; NJ Conservation Foundation, 168; Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 167; Pocono Environmental Center, 164; DVOC II, 163; Phillips Petroleum, 163; Bird Watcher's Digest/Cape May Onlies, 157; Ralph Waterman/Allegheny Valley Audubon, 155; New York City Audubon, 151; Institute of Natural History, 151; Ecological Sciences, 149; Church & Dwight/NJAS Tattlers 148; Leica 148; Rancocas/Tenafly Nature Centers, 147; Monmouth Rugby 139, OpTech/Delaware Valley Environmental Club 137, the excellent and illegal Dollar Birds Cape May only, 128; Owl Haven, 127; Greenkill Naturalists, 126; Zoological Society of Buffalo, 114; Poricy Park Nature Center, 109; New Jersey Waterfowlers, 103; Sandy Hook Onlies, 99; PSE&G Laughing Gulls, 75; PSE&G Common Snipes, 71 [there were a few more teams but the tape apparently ran out at this point] 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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