This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, July 7, 1993, with reports of COMMON RAVEN, Atlas breeding bird reports, and local reports of interest.
Three COMMON RAVENS were present on the Kittatinny Ridge at Delaware Water Gap, near Crater Lake, this week.
UPLAND SANDPIPER, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and MEADOWLARK were at Linvale, Hunterdon Co., on July 3. Belleplain State Forest, Cumberland Co., on July 4 had HOODED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, N. PARULA, as well as ACADIAN FLYCATCHER and both CUCKOOS.
Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR on July 4 had SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, both YELLOWLEGS, and GULL-BILLED TERNS. On July 5 at South Amboy, there were LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, OYSTERCATCHER, and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE. Two more BANK SWALLOW colonies of 100 burrows each were found in Sayerville.
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were widely reported on the move this week all over the state.
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and SAVANNAH SPARROW are at Mercer Co. Corporate Park on Rt. 526 just south of interstate 195. GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS also are on Taylor Lane in Cinnaminson; check the landfill from the road.
Thompson Park in Lincroft, Monmouth Co., has MEADOWLARK, BLUE GROSBEAK, ORCHARD ORIOLE, HUMMINGBIRD, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and REDSTART.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, OYSTERCATCHER, and SKIMMER were at Flat Creek in Union Beach on July 1.
BLACK SKIMMER and GLOSSY IBIS were at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Education Center, Lyndhurst, this week. There were no further reports there of the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN reported last week.
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.