This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, May 24, at
10:30 AM with reports of rarities of seasonal interest and
an important announcement; first that.
The National Biological Service, which supports the
Breeding Bird Survey, the Banding Lab, etc.; and our public
lands, are under threat from congressional actions. Please
call your House member and your two Senators today May 24,
with the following messages. 1. Ask both the House member
and the Senators to support the National Biological Service
funding. 2. Ask both your House member and your Senators to
oppose the House Budget Committee moratorium on the
purchase of public lands. 3. Ask your Senators to oppose
selling off public lands, by asking them to support the
Bumpers Amendment. The House switchboard is (202) 225-3121;
the Senate switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Thank you very
Now the birds. The RUFF was seen on the dike at Higbee in
Cape May on May 20-21. Up to 3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were in
Cape May between Hidden Valley and the Point on May 20..
Another MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen at the Nuclear Plant in
Salem on May 20. Also the same day May 20 twelve BLACK
TERNS were found in Mannington Marsh.
At Brigantine Refuge on May 20-21, BLACK-NECKED STILT,
WILSON'S PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and GOLDEN PLOVER
were all found. OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was at
Scherman-Hoffman on May 20. KENTUCKY WARBLER was at
Princeton May 20; a MOURNING WARBLER was at Princeton near
the Water Company on May 22. Another was at Deserted
Village, Watchung Reservation, on May 20, along with
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was on Pleasant Plains Rd. May 20
before the automatic gate. A HOODED MERGANSER with young
was also in Great Swamp on Long Hill Road. A LINCOLN'S
SPARROW was at Hopewell May 21. Sandy Hook May 20 had 16
warblers including WILSON'S WARBLER, and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
Widely reported moving this week were SWAINSON'S THRUSH,
BLACKPOLL, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, INDIGO
BUNTING, WAXWING, and BOBOLINK.
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.