Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/31/1996
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed., July 31 with reports of pelagics, seasonal shorebirds and reports of local interest.

A trip on the Jamaica out of Brielle July 27 from 3 to 15 miles out produced 25 CORY'S SHEARWATERS in a flock at the 3 mile mark and 15 more further out for a day total of 40; also 2 GREATER SHEARWATER; 60 WILSON'S STORM-PETREL; and a few GANNET.

Among the shorebirds at Brig July 27 were at least 50 STILT SANDPIPER, and the usual peep flocks and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.

In the Hackensack Meadowlands July 27 there were large flocks of FORSTER'S and LEAST TERNS, and several BLACK SKIMMERS, both at the Env. Center and in Kearny East. Both the center area and Kearny East had large numbers of GADWALL, and a few BLUE-WINGED TEAL. Kearny East also had resident PIED-BILLED GREBES; families of COOTS and MOORHENS; a summering HOODED MERGANSER; and two LEAST BITTERN. About 2000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were at the Clay Ave. flat July 27.

Five UPLAND SANDPIPERS were near Elmer in Salem County at Coleman Road about 2 miles from Rte 77 on July 28, in a hayfield.

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 Wednesdays. Web site is at http://www.njaudubon.org [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. 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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