Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/8/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, June 8, 1995, with reports of BLACK-NECKED STILT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, BROWN PELICAN, WHITE PELICAN, seasonal and local breeding reports, and a reminder about the Rhode Island "Super-pelagic" July 27-29 to Hudson Canyon and Block Canyon; first that.

Only 16 places remain on the "super-pelagic." The cruise ship has staterooms and good meals; good possibilities are Band-rumped and White-faced Storm Petrels, Bridled Tern, Tropicbird, Black-capped Petrels, and the regular seabirds. For information and reservations call Kate Harris at Rhode Island Audubon, (401) 949 5454.

Now for the birds. Two BLACK-NECKED STILTS were at Forsythe (Brig) on the north dike west pool on June 7, and a CURLEW SANDPIPER was there on the east dike June 6; also there, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BARN OWL in the box, and a dozen GULL-BILLED TERNS.

Twelve BROWN PELICANS were on the spoil island in Barnegat Bay on June 6; no nests yet.

Three CASPIAN TERN nests and over 30 GULL-BILLED TERN nests were found on various Atlantic County islands on the helicopter survey this week.

A WHITE PELICAN was reported this week in flight from Elmer, Salem County, toward Palatine Lake. Glassboro Woods on June 4 had ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, KENTUCKY, HOODED WARBLER and PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS.

PEREGRINE FALCON is on the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway over the Raritan River. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS are feeding on New Jersey Ave. in Union Beach, a probable nest site. COMMON MERGANSER with young was reported this week in Trenton in the Delaware 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.

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