This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1994 at noon with reports of RUFOUS-NECKED STINT (in NY), and in NJ WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, other shorebirds, BROWN PELICAN, BLACK TERNS, and seasonal and local reports.
The RUFOUS-NECKED STINT found Saturday at Jamaica Bay was still there on Tuesday evening, Aug. 2. Call the New Jersey Audubon Bird Mailbox at (201) 983-9152 for updates.
In NJ, at Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was reported on July 29; WILSON'S PHALAROPE on July 31; up to 200 STILT SANDPIPERS were there several days during the week; and lots of LEAST SANDPIPERS, SEMI SANDPIPERS & WESTERN SANDPIPERS. About 8 WHITE-RUMPS were there on July 31.
Two BLACK TERNS and 40 ROYAL TERNS were on Champagne Island in Hereford Inlet on July 27. BLACK TERNS have also been seen at Barnegat Inlet, where there have also been BROWN PELICANS.
A BALD EAGLE was at Taylor's Refuge off Rt. 130 in Cinnaminson on July 29-30; also there, LEAST BITTERN, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WILLOW FLYCATCHER. Twenty COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were over Warren Grove in Ocean Co. on July 31. Three YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were in Sawmill Creek in the Hackensack Meadowlands Aug. 2. There have been large flocks of shorebirds in the Kingsland Impoundments in the Meadows, mostly SEMI SANDPIPER, also STILT SANDPIPER, SKIMMER, LEAST TERNS & FORSTER'S TERNS & the usual herons.
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. Happy birding, and thank you for calling.