Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/27/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, July 27, 1994 at noon with reports of RED-NECKED GREBE, BROWN PELICAN, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, other shorebirds, SANDWICH TERN, ROSEATE TERN, UPLAND SANDPIPER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, and local reports of interest. Also, information of a hearing of interest to birders, at Liberty State Park, following the bird reports. A RED-NECKED GREBE continues in the Morris Canal in Jersey City, at the north end of Liberty State Park as of July 26. BROWN PELICANS have been regular at Barnegat Inlet. Two adult BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were reported in NJ this week, one on Champagne Island at Herefored Inlet, the other at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge. Other shorebirds at Brig included 20 STILT SANDPIPERS and a WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Shorebirds were in good numbers at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center impoundments in Lyndhurst on July 23, with 16 STILT SANDPIPERS, 8000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and 225 LESSER YELLOWLEGS among others, on high tide. Roughly the same numbers were present on July 26. The Stilt Sandpipers are often seen from the macadam sidewalk on the west side of the pool. Other locally interesting birds in the Meadowlands this week were BLACK SKIMMER, GLOSSY IBIS, LEAST TERN, FORSTERS TERN, and CATTLE EGRET. A SANDWICH TERN sighted July 19 at Cape May Point State Park was followed by another July 21 at South Cape May Meadows. A ROSEATE TERN was reported at Cape May Point State Park also on July 19. A COMMON BLACK-HEADED GULL was reported July 20, north of Hammonton, Atlantic County, but without a specific location. UPLAND SANDPIPER was reported this week at Lumberton, Burlington Co., on Rt. 541, and also July 27 at Reed's Sod Farm just outside of Allentown, off Rt. 539 on Rt. 526. For birders interested in Liberty State Park: Be aware that there is a hearing on the proposal to build a golf course in the park. Hearings will take place on August 11 and 25, at 7 PM, in the Train Museum at the park. 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.

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