This is the substitute voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 5 PM. This tape will not be changed again until Aug. 25. In the interim call the Cape May hotline at (609) 884- 2626. This week's tape includes reports of CURLEW SANDPIPER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, SEDGE WREN, GANNET, STORM PETRELS, and an update on the WHISKERED TERN.
"Whiskers" was last reported at the Ted Harvey Wildlife Management Area in Delaware on August 11. Also in Delaware on Aug. 10, a SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was at Bear Swamp, Bombay Hook, and at the Logan Tract, REDDISH EGRET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, RUFF, WHITE IBIS, & WHITE-WINGED TERN. Call the Delaware Valley hotline for details.
In New Jersey, at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, a Peregrine Falcon was reported. At Spruce Run, on Aug. 8, 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and one SANDERLING were reported, along with GREEN-WINGED TEAL and GREAT EGRETS.
At Palmyra, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER & LEAST FLYCATCHER were seen along with at least 8 species of warblers, including WORM-EATING. In Lumberton, on Crispin Rd., four UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen; and at the Columbus Sod Farms, one UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen with about a dozen PECTORAL SANDPIPERS.
On Aug. 3 at Brigantine, CURLEW SANDPIPER and 12 STILT SANDPIPERS were seen.
At the Cape May Meadows, sightings include SEDGE WREN and 5 BLACK TERNS. GANNETS and STORM PETRELS are being reported offshore at Cape May. Also at Cape May, Higbee Beach warbler flights have begun, including WORM-EATING, CERULEAN, KENTUCKY, and PROTHONOTARY, as well as LARK SPARROW, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and LEAST FLYCATCHER. HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Sunset Beach in Cape May.
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.