This is the substitute Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1992. The Voice of New Jersey Audubon is still in Maine this week.
There were only three reports to the hotline this week. Six UPLAND SANDPIPERS were at the Columbus Sod Farm, off Rt. 206. At Liberty State Park, VIRGINIA RAIL is still around. In the Hackensack Meadowlands, near the Environmental Center, a CANARY-WINGED PARAKEET was reported. All the birdwatchers must be in Maine with Rich.
I called Cape May, and they told me that the first hawk flight of the year occurred today; four BROADWINGED HAWKS and one OSPREY were headed south. The official hawkwatch begins this weekend. Also in Cape May this week, CASPIAN TERN was reported at the point; and at Higbee Beach on the 11th, WORM-EATING WARBLER, REDSTARTS, YELLOW WARBLER and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were seen. On August 6, at the Higbee dike, BAIRD'S, UPLAND, and STILT SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and 2 WHIMBREL were reported.
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.