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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/5/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., June 4 with reports of RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, CURLEW SANDPIPER, ROSEATE TERN, SEASONAL reports and local reports of interest and a conservation alert.

******** ********* ********** ********** ************ First the alert: please call Gov. Whitman to state your support for the moratorium on horseshoe crab harvest. It protects the shorebirds on Delaware Bay. Call the Governor at 609-292-6000. Leave your name and county. Out of state calls are welcome because of ecotourism. The crab eggs are in very low numbers the last two years and bird counts are way down since the early 80's. 609-292- 6000.--Thanks. ******** ********* ********** ********** ************

Now to the birds: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was one day only at Dorbrook Park June 3 in a farm puddle off 537 in Colts Neck. A

CURLEW SANDPIPER was on the south dike at Brig just east of the boathouse in the east pool May 29, and was seen again June 3, along with a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.

A MOURNING WARBLER was in the Scherman Sanctuary parking lot June 3.

ROSEATE TERN has been seen on and off in Cape May in the past week.

A BLACK TERN was at Prallsville Mill on the Delaware River June 3.

At the Delaware Water Gap May 31, there were 5 COMMON MERGANSERS, 2 OSPREY, a COMMON LOON and WARBLING and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. Dunfield Creek has WORM-EATING WARBLER, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. Worthington Forest along Old Mine Road has COOPER'S HAWK, nice numbers of CERULEAN and HOODED WARBLERS. Depew, in the recreation area, has BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, CERULEAN and PRAIRIE WARBLERS, BROADWING and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Watergate has PINE WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER and CANADA WARBLERS, ORCHARD ORIOLE and SHARP-SHINNED HAWK. Van Campen's Glen has BLACKBURNIAN and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Clinton Road in the Newark watershed May 31; KENTUCKY WARBLER was found on Cherry Ridge also May 31.

DICKCISSELS are at Orchard road, Hillsborough in Somerset County. GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS are at the Mercer Corporate center on Rte 526 near Assunpink. RAVENS are on the tower at High Point, seen from Rte. 23 near park headquarters.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web page changes Wednesdays. URL is http://www.njaudubon.org To report birds to the tape, call (908) 766-5787, or fax (908) 766-7775. after hours calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908) 647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.

And thanks for calling the Governor.

 
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