Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/16/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1995, with reports of CURLEW SANDPIPER, MARBLED GODWIT, SEDGE WREN, SANDHILL CRANE, BROWN PELICAN, WILSON'S STORM PETREL, shorebird flights, and local reports.

On Aug. 12-13, Brigantine had CURLEW SANDPIPER, about 50% molted from breeding plumage, at the north dike, west pool, 9 AM both days. Also seen both Saturday and Sunday were up to 3 MARBLED GODWITS, at the "dogleg" midway along the north dike on 8/12, and at other locations as well. Brigantine also had tens of thousands of peep; good numbers of Stilt Sandpipers, Whimbrels, Black-bellied Plovers, White-rumped Sandpipers, and a Red Knot.

A SEDGE WREN was found 8/12, at Warren Green Acres site, Somerset Co. at the same place and date as last year. To reach it, from exit 36 on I-78, go south on King George Road then almost immediately east (left) on Mountain Ave. The site is just beyond the dairy farm. The wrens are left of the trail in the weedy field.

A SANDHILL CRANE was reported on Wed., Aug. 9 at Columbus Sod Farm, on Rt. 206 in Burlington County. It was not seen the following day.

On Sat. 8/5, 2 BROWN PELICAN and 2 or 3 WILSON'S STORM PETREL were seen off Cape May Point State Park. At the Meadows were Stilt Sandpipers, Pectorals, White-rumps, Yellowlegs, Dowitchers, and Virginia Rail.

Local reports include a Bald Eagle in Rocky Hill, and migrant N. Waterthrush, Redstart, and Black & White Warbler in the Princeton area.

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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