Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 7/5/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, July 5, 1995, at 10 am, with reports of BLACK-TAILED GULL in Rhode Island; in New Jersey, ANHINGA, ROSEATE TERN, BROWN PELICAN, RAVEN, WILSON'S PETRELS, local reports, and two announcements.

National Call-in Day to preserve the Endangered Species Act is July 11, next Tuesday. Please call your House Member in Washington this week and ask him or her to vote for a strong Endangered Species Act. Capital Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Thank you.

The second announcement concerns vultures and follows the bird reports.

The third-year BLACK-TAILED GULL at Newport, Rhode Island, was on Third Beach on the east side of town July 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Ring-bills and other gulls. Just before you exit Interstate 95 to take Rt. 138, there is an Information Center where you can get a map of local streets to find Third Beach. This area is not far from the Harlequin spot at Sachuest Point.

In New Jersey, an ANHINGA was seen in the Hackensack Meadowlands in the Lyndhurst area, heading toward Kearney, on June 28.

A ROSEATE TERN has been seen, off and on, in the COMMON TERN colony at Barnegat Inlet. Up to ten BROWN PELICANS have also been seen in the Inlet area.

The COMMON RAVENS continue at High Point State Park at the Park headquarters, behind the maintenance building on Rt. 23. A NORTHERN HARRIER was seen at Oil City Rd. in Walkill Refuge. Sussex Co., July 2.

WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were abundant this week at Sandy Hook offshore around fishing boats. At South Amboy July 4 were a juvenile AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS & 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.

Nesting GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and BOBOLINK were found in Cream Ridge, Perrineville, and Manalapan this week. CERULEAN WARBLERS are noisy on the trails in Jockey Hollow, near Morristown.

Some 23 TURKEY VULTURES have been tagged in New Jersey with red streamers on the left wing. One has been sighted already this month in Rochester, NY. If you see a Turkey Vulture with a red streamer, please call (717) 897-6863.

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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