This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, July 29, 1992 at 1:30 pm with reports of FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK, BROWN PELICAN, UPLAND SANDPIPER, WILSON'S STORM PETREL, LEAST BITTERN, exotics, and local reports.
A FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK was on the logbook at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst for July 22. It was not found on July 27 despite searching. Other birds at the Meadowlands during the week included YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, LEAST BITTERN, SKIMMER, both YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, peep, and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH.
Eighteen BROWN PELICANS were at Sandy Hook on July 25; others were at Cape May Point on July 24. Also at Cape May Point were WILSON'S STORM-PETREL seen from the beach on July 23, and UPLAND SANDPIPERS on Sunset Blvd. also July 23. VIRGINIA RAILS were very active in the South Cape May Meadow on July 24; a VIRGINIA RAIL was also seen in Liberty State Park on July 26. Numbers of BROWN PELICANS were observed from the new jetty at Barnegat Light on July 25.
Two UPLAND SANDPIPERS were at Columbus Sod Farm off Rt. 206 on July 25. A LEAST BITTERN was at Pedricktown on July 26; other LEAST BITTERNS are at Mannington Marsh in Salem Cty., at Kearney Marsh in the Meadowlands, and at Cape May Point State Park. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was at Cattus Island Park, Tom's River, on July 27.
In the exotic department, RINGED TURTLEDOVES are being seen in Salem County, probably from a colony across the river; and two CHILOE WIGEON are currently residing at the Allendale Celery Farm in Bergen County. At Brigantine NWR this week, there were record numbers of SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, a few STILT SANDPIPERS and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, WHIMBREL, and WESTERN SANDPIPER.
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.