Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/23/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., July 23 with reports of Little Gull, Cory's Shearwater, Brown Pelican, seasonal reports and local reports of interest.

Thank you for your calls to the governor on protecting the horseshoe crab and shorebirds on Delaware Bay. As of tape time, the Governor and the administration have not issued emergency regulations. The moratorium expires July 29. Calls would still be helpful: call 609-292-6000, ask the Gov to issue regs to protect the crabs and the birds before July 29. Many thanks.

Now the birds. Three Little Gulls continued at Laurence Harbor July 21; a few Bonaparte's Gulls were also there and at South Amboy. A Cory's Shearwater was seen in the evening from shore at Island Beach on July 21.

Birds at Brig July 20 included Bald Eagle, 2 Virginia Rails, Red Knot, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Blue Grosbeak(on the north dike). According to the refuge staff, Brig is scheduled to be closed on the following dates for construction, assuming the equipment arrives: July 23-25(partial closing); July 26-27(full closing); July 28-Aug. 1(partial closing); Aug. 9-10 and Sep 13- 14(full closing). We suggest you call the refuge at 609-652-1665 before your trip to be sure.

Brown Pelicans this week were at Seabright, Barnegat Inlet, Tuckerton and Cape May Inlet. At Sandy Hook this week, there were two Least Bittern at north pond.

At the Hackensack Meadowlands Env. center, there were flocks of both yellowlegs and Semipalmated Sandpiper, Forster's Tern, Least Tern and Black Skimmer.

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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