Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/25/1994
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Aug. 25, 1994 at 10:30 PM with reports of WHISKERED TERN in Delaware, and in NJ, SANDWICH TERN, AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER, GODWITS, PHALAROPES, seasonal shorebirds, RED-NECKED GREBE, RAVEN, SEDGE WREN, and local birds of interest. Please note that the "Bird Box" will be out of commission for a few days for repairs. "Whiskers," last year's famous WHISKERED TERN, [presumably] reappeared Aug. 24 in Delaware at the Little Creek Wildlife Management Area, near the tower. Also in the area, WHITE-WINGED TERN and WHITE IBIS. In NJ, a SANDWICH TERN was at South Amboy Aug. 18, and during the week BLACK TERN and ROYAL TERN were also there. AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER was seen from shore at the Avalon Sea watch Aug. 15. JAEGERS and BROWN PELICAN have also been seen there. At Brig, Aug. 20 to 25, up to 3 BLACK TERNS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, GOLDEN PLOVER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, and numbers of WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS have been seen. Sandy Hook Aug. 18 had fly-by BLACK TERN and 20 fly-by HUDSONIAN GODWITS. BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen Aug. 21 at Dilts Farm, a Hunterdon Co. Park south of Sargeantsville on Buchanan Rd. The storm Aug. 22 put down some nice inland shorebird numbers. At Gordon Rd., New Sharon, off Rt. 539, there were 4 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, 170 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and 50 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. And on Reed's Sod Farm at Rt. 526 in Allentown, Aug. 23, were 160 GOLDEN PLOVER, 10 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 100 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, and seven other shorebird species. Another Aug. 22 inland storm bonanza was at Pine Island Turf Nursery, New York, 1 1/2 miles north of the state line on the Wallkill. They had GOLDEN PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, and over 100 UPLAND SANDPIPERS. Round Valley Reservoir Aug. 22 had 3 CASPIAN TERNS, and Spruce Run Reservoir the same day, 24 CASPIAN TERNS. The RED-NECKED GREBE continues at the north end of Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The four RAVENS continue on the microwave tower at High Point State Park. At Garrett Mountain Aug. 24, there was YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a good warbler flight. SEDGE WRENS are at Spring Valley Way in Lyons and also at Mountain Ave. Green Acres tract in nearby Warren Twp., both in Somerset Co. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was at Swenson's Meadow in Stokes State Forest Aug. 24. Six STILT SANDPIPERS were at the Hackensack Meadows environmental center on Aug. 25. 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. Good birding, and thank you for calling.

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