Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/15/1990
This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, August 15, 1990. This week's tape includes sightings of birds, lots and lots of birds. Warblers and assorted waterbirds commanded the interest of regional birders this past week. At High Point State Park there were PARULA, WORM-EATING, CERULEAN, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, most, if not all, believed to be breeding in the area. Also seen was a family of JUNCOS. On the state's opposing point, Cape May Point, there were 400 warblers of 15 species counted August 15, all these seen from the dike at Higbee's Beach. Species included: CHESTNUT-SIDED, CERULEAN, WORM-EATING, PROTHONOTARY, and KENTUCKY WARBLERS. These birds were not believed to be breeding, which is just another way of saying they're migrants. At Scott's Mountain, migrating birds were also making news. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, and CLIFF SWALLOW were seen. At nearby Merrill Creek Reservoir there was a CASPIAN TERN yesterday, August 14. PELICANS were widely reported this week -- no, not at Merrill Creek. Reports come from Sandy Hook, Cape May, Barnegat Light, and Holgate. On the Miss Barnegat Light's Monday whale watch, fifty miles out, there were no whales to report, but there were 25 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 10 WILSON'S PETRELS, and one ARCTIC TERN. This is a good time of year to pick up something with a Southern flavor, and observers from Cape May to Barnegat are thinking just that. This tape is a service of the New Jersey Audubon Society and is updated (good fortune willing) at noon on Wednesdays. Please report sightings of tape-worthy birds to Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary at (201) 766-5787; otherwise they go unreported. Thank you for calling, and good birding. [Pete Dunne is the voice of NJ Audubon while R. Kane vacations.] 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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