This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at
noon, with reports of BLACK-NECKED STILT, WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS,
Atlas "fallout", and an important announcement about the
ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
First the birds. BLACK-NECKED STILTS have been reported recently
both at Brigantine, in the area of the north dike, and also in
Cape May. WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and GANNETS were reported off
Cape May Point on June 15.
Some interesting fallout from the Atlas: In Burlington County, in
Friendship Bog, off Rt. 563 west of Speedwell, BROWN CREEPER,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and LEAST BITTERN were found. At Reed's
Branch, in Lebanon State Forest, there were CANADA WARBLER and
VEERY. Budd's cranberry bog in Burlington Co., on June 9, had
AMERICAN BITTERN and VIRGINIA RAIL. A breeding NORTHERN PARULA
was found in a back yard in Southampton, Burlington Co. In Salem
Co., Graveley Hill Rd., northeast of Canton, had a number of
SUMMER TANAGERS (at least 5 pairs). At last report, the Stow
Neck BALD EAGLES were ready to fledge.
Following is an important announcement about the ENDANGERED
SPECIES ACT. This law has been very effective in New Jersey and
elsewhere protecting species but it is under attack in Congress.
It needs grassroots support to protect its important provisions.
The House will debate it in July. If you can get a letter to the
Editor in your local newspaper supporting the current Endangered
Species Act, that would be a great help. In the next 2 tapes, we
will have an announcement concerning a national call-in day on
July 11 to the members of the House of Representatives, asking
them to support a strong act. Please plan to call your
representative on that day; please listen for details in the
next two tapes over the next 2 weeks. Thanks.
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.