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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/2/1995
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 TERN.

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.

 
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