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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/28/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, June 28, 1995, with reports of BROWN PELICAN, VESPER SPARROW and other grassland species, CLIFF SWALLOWS, JUNCO, BALD EAGLE, KENTUCKY WARBLER, atlas reports, a trip announcement and an important conservation note.

Please call your house member in Washington this week and ask him to sign on to Congressman Vento's letter supporting a strong Endangered Species Act. Capital Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Thank you.

Up to nine BROWN PELICANS were seen this week at various places; Barnegat Light, Brant Beach, and a spoil bank in Barnegat Bay, where they attempted breeding several years ago.

Fifty-four LEAST TERNS were in Kearny Marsh East, in the Hackensack Meadowlands off the Belleville Pike, at the WMCA radio tower on June 27. BLACK SKIMMERS and COMMON TERNS were on the Hackensack River the same day.

HOODED MERGANSER ducklings and a pair of GREEN-WINGED TEAL were in Great Swamp off Long Hill Road on June 24.

At the Appalachian Trail at Rt. 94 in Vernon, in the grasslands below were GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, MEADOWLARK, and CLIFF SWALLOW; up on the Trail were DARK-EYED JUNCO, WINTER WREN, WORM-EATING WARBLER, and HOODED WARBLER.

VESPER SPARROWS are near Collier's Mills Wildlife Area in recent weeks. From Rt. 539, go east on Colliers Mills Road; the sparrows are in the fields before the Wildlife Area entrance, especially in a dead tree with vines on it. Also at Colliers Mills, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH at L. Success, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the east end of the tract near Rt. 571.

A horse farm about 1/2 mile south of Perrineville had BOBOLINK, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, & EASTERN MEADOWLARK on June 26. From Rt. 33, take Millstone Rd. about 1 1/2 miles south; the farm is at the corner of Bittner Road. A NORTHERN PARULA was at Crosswicks Creen on June 24.

Assunpink Wildlife Area has AMERICAN KESTREL, BLUE GROSBEAK, KENTUCKY WARBLER, & WORM-EATING WARBLER. BLUE GROSBEAKS are also on Rt. 526 and Perrineville Rd., outside the tract. Thompson Park in Manalapan on June 26 had BALD EAGLE, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

Wanaque Reservoir had breeding CLIFF SWALLOW on West Brook Road.

The NJ Audubon Acadia National Park trip still has room, for information and reservations call Karl Anderson at Rancocas Nature Center, (609) 261-2495.

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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