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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/24/1995
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 much.

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 BAY-BREAST.

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 INDIGO BUNTING.

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.

 
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