Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 5/26/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Tuesday, May 26, 1992 at 6:00 pm with reports of Mississippi Kites, Sooty Shearwater, Brown Pelican, Red-necked Phalarope, Hudsonian Godwit, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Vesper Sparrow, Black Tern, Roseate Tern, seasonal reports, and local reports of interest. A Mississippi Kite was at the Beanery on May25 and another was at Cream Ridge on Rt. 539 on May 22. A Brown Pelican was seen in Newark Bay from 49th St. in Bayonne along with a Black Tern on May 23. Another Black Tern was at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst on May 25. Sooty Shearwaters were seen this week off the beaches in Cape May. The following shorebirds were seen at Brigantine NWR over the weekend: Hudsonian Godwit, May 24-25; Red-necked Phalarope, May 23-24; Black-necked Stilt, May 23; Am. Avocet, May 25; and over the weekend, numbers of Western and White-rumped Sandpipers. Vesper Sparrows continue on Gordon Rd., just off Rt. 539 south of Assunpink. Assunpink has Pileated Woodpecker, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, and both Cormorants. Grasshopper Sparrows are at Mercer County Park and also at Mercer Corporate Park on Rt. 526. A Roseate Tern was reported at Island Beach on May 25. Other local reports: A "Brewster's Warbler" is at Paradise Rd. and Rt. 523 in the Pequannock Watershed along the power line cut to the west. At Garret Mountain on May 22 there were Hooded and Kentucky Warbler, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. The Green Acres park in N. Plainfield off Rockview Ave. from Greenbrook Rd. has Sora Rail and Black-crowned Night-Heron. There was an unconfirmed report of 2 Anhingas May 22 on Rt. 70 near Bricktown, the 4th such report of the Spring. 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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