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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/12/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, July 12, 1995, at noon, with reports of BLACK-TAILED GULL and LONG-BILLED CURLEW in New England; in New Jersey, BROWN PELICAN, returning SHOREBIRDS, atlas fallout, seasonal reports and a conservation announcement.

The BLACK-TAILED GULL continues on Third Beach near Newport. A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was found July 10 at Windom Airport, CT off Rt. 6 near Willimantic. For details, call the Connecticut RBA at (203) 254-3665.

The Wetlands Regulatory Reform Act, Senate Bill 851, would gut the wetlands protection provisions of the Clean Water Act. Tuesday July 18 is the National Call-in Day. Please call your Senators in Washington and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 851. Capital Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Thank you.

BROWN PELICANS, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER are being seen off Barnegat Light. WHIMBRELS are being seen off Brigantine on July 10.

At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center July 10 were both GREATER YELLOWLEGS & LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and LEAST SANDPIPER. Fifty LEAST TERNS, a few BLACK SKIMMERS, a COMMON TERN, and families of AMERICAN COOT and PIED-BILLED GREBE were in Kearney East off the Belleville Pike the same day.

At McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington Co., July 8, there were juvenile PIED-BILLED GREBES, COMMON MOORHEN with chicks (a first for Burlington), and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK at Fort Dix. Mannington Marsh had RUDDY DUCK chicks and PIED-BILLED GREBE. Pedricktown Spoils had juvenile LEAST BITTERN and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Shorebird migrants at Pedricktown were LESSER YELLOWLEGS and LEAST SANDPIPER. BARN OWL was found in a Peregrine hack box in the Mullica R. marshes.

BLUE GROSBEAK was seen feeding young on July 11 at Assunpink. COMMON LOON and CLIFF SWALLOW continue to be seen at Wanaque Reservoir. The RED-HEADED WOODPECKER pair continues at the bridge on Pleasant Plains Rd. in Great Swamp.

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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