Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/31/1991
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon, for Wednesday, July 31, 1991, at 1 PM, with reports of WILSON'S STORM PETREL, BLACK TERN, other terns, STILT SANDPIPER, other shorebirds, LEAST BITTERN, rails, and other local reports. Eight WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were at the Concrete Ship at Cape May Point on July 31. Twelve STILT SANDPIPERS were in the South Cape May Meadows on July 23 along with other shorebirds. Fifty-five ROYAL TERNS were counted this week at Champagne Island in Hereford Inlet. Five BLACK TERNS were in the South Cape May Meadows on July 27. A BLACK TERN was also at Brigantine NWR on July 27. [Good news! -LL] Brigantine Refuge was closed for a day and a half, but is now open again as of today, July 31. At Assunpink, VESPER SPARROWS and UPLAND SANDPIPER were at Gordon Rd. on July 27, about one-half mile west of Rt. 539. Gordon Rd. cuts off Rt. 539 south of Herbert Rd. At the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center on July 27 there were between 7000 and 8000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS on the rising high tide, along with 300 DOWITCHERS and about 100 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and lesser numbers of other shorebirds. Migrants there included BOBOLINK and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. At Kearny Marsh July 27 there were 3 LEAST BITTERNS, one SOLITARY SANDPIPER, and one GREAT CORMORANT along with the DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. At the Great Swamp "short blind," VIRGINIA and SORA RAILS continue to be seen from the boardwalk. Enter from Long Hill Road, take the short boardwalk to the "short blind;" the birds are being seen from the boardwalk and not from the blind itself. 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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