This is the substitute Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1992. Thanks to those who called in their sightings this week. This week's tape includes sightings of ANHINGA, TURKEY, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, ROYAL, CASPIAN, and ARCTIC TERN, PEREGRINE FALCON, BALD EAGLE, PARASITIC JAEGER, and reports of local interest.
On Aug. 12 at Watchung Park, LEAST SANDPIPERS and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen; and also on the 12th at Higbee Beach in Cape May, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen -- probably the first August sighting of a Rough-leg in Cape May.
On Aug. 13, a TURKEY was seen on Pleasant Plains Rd. in the Great Swamp. Also on the 13th, an ANHINGA was reported flying south at Overpeck Park.
On Aug. 15 in the Hackensack Meadowlands, an imm. BALD EAGLE was seen. At Brigantine NWR on the 15th, two HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen off the north dike. In spite of, or because of, the rain, Brig also had RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, as well as 28 OYSTERCATCHERS, 20 WHIMBREL, 6 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 6 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 6 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 CASPIAN TERN and 4 ROYAL TERNS.
Also on the 15th, 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were in Lumberton on Crispin Rd. and in Mannington Marsh on the 15th, LEAST BITTERN, 8 CASPIAN TERNS, and hundreds of MOORHEN and WOOD DUCKS.
On Aug. 16 at Palmyra, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, one YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 9 species of warbler including BLACKBURNIAN, CANADA WARBLER and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER were seen. On Aug. 17, the pond on Eland Ave. in Roxbury south of Rt. 10 held 4 STILT SANDPIPERS. On Aug. 17 at the Manasquan Jetty, a PARASITIC JAEGER and an ARCTIC TERN were seen. Also on the 16th in Dayton, one PEREGRINE FALCON, two CASPIAN TERN, and 24 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen.
On Aug. 17 on Oil City Rd., just north of the NY State line, 50 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were on the sod farms; 6 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS and YELLOWLEGS were also there. Over NJ airspace in Sussex County on the sod farms, 7 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen; also here, a COOPER'S HAWK and 7 HARRIERS.
On Aug. 16 at Brigantine, 4 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS and 100 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were found. On the 18th, the S.L.Reed Sod Farms in Allentown held 4 STILT SANDPIPERS, along with SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, YELLOWLEGS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. Also on the 18th, KENTUCKY WARBLER was at Old Troy Park in Parsippany.
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.