Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/22/1992
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, July 22, 1992 at 1 pm with reports of BROWN PELICAN, ROSEATE & CASPIAN TERNS, VESPER SPARROW, and local reports of interest. The BROWN PELICAN saga continues in New Jersey, with nearly 500 birds present in the state this week, mostly in Barnegat Bay and Cape May, but also with 40 birds at Sandy Hook and a sighting at Point Pleasant. Barnegat Inlet is an excellent place to see these birds; the walkway on the jetty is complete and affords an excellent birding view of the inlet and the ocean. At Barnegat Inlet July 17 and 18 there was one ROSEATE TERN, 100 PELICANS, and 200 COMMON TERNS. A CASPIAN TERN was a Lake Assunpink July 21, where it is regular in the summer. At BRIGANTINE NWR, the west pool is in good condition for shorebirds; there were 5000 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS there during the week as well as STILT SANDPIPER and other species. At Kearny Marsh in the Hackensack Meadows this week LEAST BITTERN and BLACK SKIMMER were observed. COMMON LOON was reported at Manasquan Inlet this week. VESPER SPARROW was still present near the intersection of Wolf Pit and Unionville roads up in the Walkill area, access from Rt. 23. BALD EAGLE continues to be seen in the vicinity of Manasquan Reservoir; reach the area from Rt. I-195 via Rt. 9 north, and right on Georgia Tavern Rd. 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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