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