Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/17/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for July 17 with reports of ROSEATE TERN, LITTLE GULL, BROWN PELICAN, VESPER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, seasonal migrants and local reports of interest as well as a conservation alert--first that. Please call Gov. Whitman's office at 609-292-6000 and ask her to issue emergency regulations to protect the horseshoe crab and the shorebirds on Delaware Bay before the moratorium expires on July 29. The number again is 609- 292-6000. Thanks. Now the birds.

ROSEATE TERN has been off and on the South Cape May Meadows from July 12 - 16. Shorebirds there have included SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER and STILT SANDPIPER.

Now there are three LITTLE GULLS showing up alternately this week at Laurence Harbor, or the Morgan end of South Amboy at the creek mouth. On July 16, the 3 were on the beach between the 1st and 2nd jetties north of the main parking area at Laurence Harbor. Reach both areas from Rte. 35 north.

At Brig July 12, a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was in the trees around the rest room; LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, STILT SANDPIPER, and GULL- BILLED TERN and CASPIAN TERN were also reported. A COMMON LOON was on Merrill Creek July 14. Thirty BROWN PELICANS were at Barnegat Inlet July 15; 6 were there July 16; and one was at Cape May Inlet July 16.

Several GRASSHOPPER and one VESPER SPARROW are reported singing in a field next to Sears at the Rockaway Mall off Rte. 80.

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 Wednesday. 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.

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