This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 2,
1995, at noon, with reports of AMERICAN AVOCET, WILSON'S
PLOVER, REEVE, BROWN PELICAN, seasonal and local reports
and a conservation alert -- first, that.
Please call your senators today or tomorrow and ask them to
support the Reed Amendment to the Interior Appropriations
Bill, for Endangered Species Act funding of listing,
recovery, and habitat. Call them at (202) 224-3121, the
Capitol switchboard. Thank you.
At Brigantine this week, AMERICAN AVOCET, WILSON'S PLOVER,
and REEVE were reported on July 29; other birds there
through July 31 included STILT SANDPIPER, PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, CASPIAN TERN, and GULL-BILLED
South Cape May Meadows July 29 had 50 STILT SANDPIPERS, 10
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and five WESTERN SANDPIPERS. Water
levels are low there.
Thirty BROWN PELICANS and 1000 BLACK SKIMMERS were at
Barnegat Light on July 30.
The only UPLAND SANDPIPERS reported this week were 3 on
private property in Salem County July 29. Assunpink July 31
had OSPREY and GREAT EGRET.
Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst
July 29 had 3 STILT SANDPIPERS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, WESTERN
SANDPIPERS, BLACK SKIMMER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, DOWITCHERS
and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS.
A new site near Hackensack is the CLAY AVENUE FLATS. The
second right off Valley Brook Avenue, on the way out from
the Environmental Center; opposite the Deli in the park on
the left, on the west side of Clay Avenue. Look from the
parking lot through the screen of Phragmites. This is the
marsh with the Barn Owl Stack.
Migrants reported moving this week included RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD, BOBOLINK, PRAIRIE WARBLER, BLUE-WINGED
WARBLER, BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BANK
SWALLOW, EASTERN KINGBIRD. A SURF SCOTER was at Liberty
State Park in Jersey City this week near the bridge.
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.