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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 8/3/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tue Aug 3 with reports of Review List WHITE IBIS, and reports of AVOCETS, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT and seasonal SHOREBIRDS, BLACK TERN, BROWN PELICANS, local reports and seasonal reports of interest.

An adult WHITE IBIS was at Whitebogs Sun Aug 1.; also there two BALD EAGLES, 10 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, many YELLOWLEGS, 6 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS; 100 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS and 100 LEAST SANDPIPERS; 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and 20 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS; 38 GULL-BILLED TERNS and 3 COM. NIGHTHAWK. Shorebird conditions are good there now.

UPLAND SANDPIPERS continue at Johnson Sod farm on Rte 77 near Cumberland-Salem line. Some 6,000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were at Mannington Aug. 1. Birch Creek Marsh off Rte 130 between Raccoon and Oldman's creeks had hundreds of PEEP, 2 to 3 dozen PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 58 GREAT EGRETS and a N. PINTAIL.

At Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR this week, 3 AVOCETS were there July 29; on July 31, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT at the Gull Pond Tower, WHIMBRELS, BARN OWL, 20 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 40,000 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 50 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 1,000 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and a STILT SANDPIPER; a MARBLED GODWIT was at Brig Aug 2.

At Barnegat Light Aug. 2, there were 50 BROWN PELICANS, 2 BLACK TERNS, and 2 N. GANNETS. At Wreck Pond, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT was present July 29-30.

At Sandy Hook July 31, two BROWN PELICANS were in Spermaceti cove with 2 ROYAL TERN, a WHIMBRELS and 12 OYSTERCATCHERS; at North Pond there were 2 LEAST BITTERNS, 2 BLACK SKIMMERS, and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER. At North Beach in the fenced pool, there were 12 PIPING PLOVERS, 5 RUDDY TURNSTONES, a GOLDEN PLOVER, and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER among other sandpipers.

The Lincoln Park gravel pits had (breeding) VIRGINIA RAILS July 29. The Allendale Celery farm July 30 had N. WATERTHRUSH, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 20 GREAT EGRETS. A BALD EAGLE was in Somerset Aug 1. At the Hackensack Meadows Environmental Center Aug 1, there were 55 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 20+ SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 30+ FORSTER'S TERNS, thousands of SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and a few WESTERN SANDPIPERS.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Rarities and updates also go to the BIRD BOX at 908-647-2357. Documentation of Review List species goes to NJBRC c/o L. Larson at 69 Alexander St, Princeton 08540.

Good birding and thanks for calling, reporting, surfing, faxing and updating.

 
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