This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Tues., Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. with
reports of SOOTY TERN, CURLEW SANDPIPER and other shorebirds,
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, and local reports of interest.
Following Hurricane Fran, imm. SOOTY TERNS were seen in Cape May on
the morning of Sept. 7, feeding with other terns off the Gingerbread
Church. A juvenile CURLEW SANDPIPER was found in Burlington County
near the Columbus Sod Farms on Rte 670, about 100 yards east of
Rte./ 206 and the WAWA on the corner. The bird was still there
Sunday, Sept. 8. Also nearby on the Columbus or Clarksville sod
farms this week were 10-12 AM. GOLDEN PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
and UPLAND SANDPIPER.
The previously reported LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was
still present in Cumberland County on Bayside Road Sept. 4 to 7 in
the field on the umarked road on the wires. Take Rte. 607 from
Bridgeton to Greenwich. From Greenwich, take Rte. 642 to the 2nd
left on Bayside Road. Before the marsh, take the unmarked road
right and look for the shrike in the fallow field or on the wires.
On Sept. 7 and 8, GOLDEN PLOVERS and 4 to 5 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS were on Herbert Road on the sod farms near Assunpink.
Other BUFF-BREASTS were on the Allentown Sod Farm on Rte. 526
visible from the firehouse just east of Allentown on Sept. 7. More
BUFF-BREASTS were in Holmdel on Rte. 520 on the sod farms near the
brush piles Sept. 9; both BUFF-BREASTS and GOLDEN PLOVERS were on
Rte. 524 at Millstone, also Sept. 9. BUFF-BREASTS, GOLDEN PLOVERS
and UPLAND SANDPIPER have also been at the Johnson Sod Farm in
Deerfield, Salem Co., over the last 10 days and longer. GOLDEN PLOVERS
were on the Cape May National golf course Sept. 4.
At Forsythe Refuge (Brig) Sept. 7, shorebirds included WILSON'S PHALAROPES and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, and one
or more BLACK TERNS were seen.
The Chimney Rock hawk watch began Aug. 31. A total of 106 birds was
recorded through Sept. 5, including 4 BALD EAGLES, and 16 species
The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New
Jersey. Sponsored by New Jersey Audubon Society, the tape/web
page changes Wednesdays. Web site is at
http://www.njaudubon.org [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. after hours
calls can be routed to the Voice Mail Box at Ext. 18. For
updates between tapes call the NJ Audubon Bird Mailbox, (908)
647-2357. Good birding, and thank you for calling/faxing/surfing.