This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1992. Highlights of the week include reports of ROSEATE SPOONBILL, RING-NECKED DUCK, WHITE PELICAN, CASPIAN TERN, BALD EAGLE, PEREGRINE FALCON, UPLAND, BAIRD'S and CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER.
On Thursday, Aug. 19, a ROSEATE SPOONBILL was found on Goethals Pond, Staten Island. Call the NY tape for directions: 212/832 6523. A note of caution: US Fish & Wildlife has been marking egrets with pink dye in an effort to track their movements. There have been a lot of calls about spoonbills and flamingoes this summer. The one on Staten Island *is* a ROSEATE SPOONBILL.
Also on the 19th a WHITE PELICAN was reported on the Delaware River from the Betsy Ross bridge to south Philadelphia. In the past week at Palmyra, CASPIAN TERN, FORSTER'S TERN, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GLOSSY IBIS, BALD EAGLE, PEREGRINE FALCON, COOPER'S HAWK, 50 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, LEAST FLYCATCHER & YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER have been seen, as well as 25 species of warbler, including MOURNING, CONNECTICUT, CERULEAN, KENTUCKY, WORM-EATING, NASHVILLE, GOLDEN-WING, BAY-BREASTED, and CAPE MAY WARBLERS.
On Aug. 24 8 BLACK TERNS and 2 FORSTERS TERNS were seen, and on Aug. 22 at Rifle Camp Park, 7 species of warbler, including 3 GOLDEN-WINGED, were seen. There's a RING-NECKED DUCK which appears to have spent the summer at the fishermen's pond at Thompson Park, in Lincroft. An Imm. BALD EAGLE was reported at Paulins Kill Lake on Aug. 23. On the 22, 10 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were at Mercer Sod Farm on Rt. 206 in Columbus.
On Aug. 16, a LITTLE STINT, 5 BAIRD'S and 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER were reported at Brigantine; and on Aug. 20 a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (not a RED, as reported on last week's tape) was at the pond on Eland Ave. in Succasunna, just south of Rt. 10.
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.