Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/21/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed July 21 with reports of Review List Little Stint, and other reports of BROWN PELICAN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, CASPIAN TERN, seasonal shorebirds, out of season ducks and local reports.

The LITTLE STINT at the Higbee dike in Cape May was last reported Sat afternoon July 17.

At Birch Creek marsh in Salem County, a juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPE was present July 18. Reach the marsh by taking the RR tracks north from Pedricktown Road.

At nearby Mannington Marsh were several hundred SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, a few WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. At Sinnickson's landing at the mouth of the Salem River were 6 CASPIAN TERNS.

Both BALD EAGLE and OSPREY have been reported on Burlington Island in the Delaware River.

At Barnegat Inlet, some 60 BROWN PELICANS (30 adults) were on the bars at 7 a.m. July 18.

At the Hackensack Meadowlands, a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT nest was discovered this week on a transmission tower; GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS are at the environment center pool. Birders should note that the Clay Street parking lot is not open to birdrs during the week. Apparently people have been turned away by a security guard.

At South Amboy July 16, about 100 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and a very ratty GREATER SCAUP were present.

At Sandy Hook Visitor Center, two BLACK SCOTER were present this week.

In addition to the shorebirds, other migrants moving this week were BARN SWALLOWS, TREE SWALLOWS, ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS and BANK SWALLOWS, KINGBIRDS, YELLOW WARBLERS, and PURPLE MARTIN.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Rarities and updates should also be reported to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357. Documentation of rarities goes to NJBRC, L. Larson (Secretary), 69 Alexander, Princeton 08540. Good birding, thanks for reporting and updating.

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