This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at 12:30 pm, with reports of LITTLE GULLS, BROWN PELICAN, pelagics, and local reports.
Two first-year LITTLE GULLS were at South Amboy May 30-31 at the creek mouth, with a few Bonaparte's Gulls. Also there, OYSTERCATCHER, TURNSTONE, WESTERN SANDPIPER, LEAST BITTERN, and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE.
Two BROWN PELICANS were at Barnegat Inlet on May 28, along with PIPING PLOVER and OYSTERCATCHER. The boat trip to Hudson Canyon May 29 produced WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS, CORY'S SHEARWATERS, GREATER SHEARWATERS, and SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 2 POMARINE JAEGER, GANNET, and COM. LOON.
At Linvale Rd. off Rt. 31 in Hunterdon Co., two UPLAND SANDPIPERS were displaying on May 31. Two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were at Orchard Rd., Hillsboro, the same day.
Reed's Beach in Cape May Co. May 30 had 5000 shorebirds and BLACK SCOTERS. At Cape May Point State Park May 30, OLDSQUAW, RUDDY DUCK, and LEAST BITTERN were seen. If birding in Cape May note that the Higbee Beach parking lot is closed until Sept. 7; park at the fishermen's lot at the canal jetty.
Brigantine had thousands of Semipalmated Sandpipers May 30. The Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center June 1 also had big flocks, as well as the usual Ruddy Ducks, Pied-billed Grebe, Moorhen, and herons. The boardwalk is repaired and open. Belleplain State Forest has SUMMER TANAGERS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, and a good selection of breeding warblers. In Great Swamp, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink are on Pleasant Plains Rd.
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.