This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, July 20, 1994 at noon with reports of BROWN PELICAN, BLACK TERN, BALD EAGLE, early shorebirds and atlas fallout.
On July 19 there were 40 BROWN PELICANS and two BLACK TERNS at Barnegat Inlet. The Black Terns sit in the Common Tern colony near the jetty. Before 10 AM is best.
Flocks containing Peep, GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and SPOTTED SANDPIPER are in the Hackensack Meadowlands. Whitesbog on July 17 had 15 GULL-BILLED TERNS, both YELLOWLEGS, Peep, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER.
The Allentown and New Sharon sod farms have not had birds yet. A good grassland bird spot this year is Mercer Corporate Park, just of the Rt. 526 exit from Rt. I-195 near Allentown, with 5 pairs each of SAVANNAH SPARROW and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
Two BALD EAGLES were seen soaring over Morristown on July 17. WILD TURKEYS were seen on Miller Rd. in Great Swamp on July 18, on the roadside, and up to 10 are off-and-on at the Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuaries in Bernardsville.
Migrants widely reported this week were BANK and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, ORCHARD ORIOLE, YELLOW WARBLER, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER.
For updates on rarities call the New Jersey Audubon Bird Mailbox at (201) 983-9152.
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. Happy birding, and thank you for calling.