This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, June 30, 1993 at noon, with reports of AM. WHITE PELICAN, BROWN PELICAN, breeding bird reports and local reports of interest.
An AM. WHITE PELICAN was reported June 28 at DeKorte State Park at the Hackensack Meadowlands environmental center in Lyndhurst; the third year one has been reported there around this date. BROWN PELICANS were reported this week from Cape May, Ocean City, and Barnegat Inlet. N. GANNETS were also reported off Ocean City.
Much of the birding effort lately is Atlas effort; here is some fallout from it.
Off Rt. 206 in Burlington Co., near the Atsion ranger station, a LONG-EARED OWL was heard calling, just south of the Pick-a-Lilly Restaurant. Also in Burlington Co., off the Rt. 70/72 traffic circle, on Magnolia Rd., north of Ong's Hat and across from Flying Eddie's Bar, is a dirt road with a swamp containing the following: N. WATERTHRUSH, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, VEERY, HOODED WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, and ACADIAN FLYCATCHER.
At the Pedricktown Spoil Banks, COOT, LEAST BITTERN, and PIED-BILLED GREBE appear to be resident. HORNED LARKS are on the Auburn-Pedricktown Rd. nearby.
Seventy-five BLACK VULTURES were in a single kettle on June 25 in Byram, on the Delaware River. The Alpha-Oberly Rd. area in Warren Co. has SAVANNAH and VESPER SPARROW, BOBOLINK and ORCHARD ORIOLE nesting.
A TRICOLORED HERON was at Sandy Hook June 26. Assunpink on June 23 had SORA, LEAST BITTERN, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and BLUE GROSBEAK. New BANK SWALLOW colonies have been found in Sayreville and East Brunswick. OYSTERCATCHERS continue at S. Amboy, and OSPREY has been found there, which is the furthest north nest known in the state. A PEREGRINE is resident on the Driscoll Bridge of the Raritan River.
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.