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
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
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
Wanaque Reservoir had breeding CLIFF SWALLOW on West Brook
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.