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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/11/1997
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sept. 11 with reports of EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE, WHITE IBIS, GODWITS and other shorebirds, seasonal migrants and local reports of interest. Brig is scheduled to re-open Sept. 15.

Note that the NJ Bird Voice Mailbox is up and running again at 908-647-2357.

A EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE was seen at Alexander Ave., Cape May Point, Sept. 7; it could not be relocated later, but may still be around. Also in Cape May this week: a MARBLED GODWIT in the Meadows Sept. 8, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and the usual early fall yearbirds; and several LESSER BLACK-BACKS and COMMON EIDER hanging around.

A WHITE IBIS was reported Sept. 3 from Tuckerton between the 2nd and 3rd bridges. Brig on Sept. 6 had 11 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, GOLDEN PLOVER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and WILSON'S PHALAROPE, all in the a.m. in front of the south tower. Brig is closed this week.

Sandy Hook Sept. 6 had 16 warblers including CONNECTICUT, GOLDEN- WING and CHAT; CLIFF SWALLOWS; YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and GOLDEN PLOVER.

Palmyra had 16 warblers Sept. 6, with OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW- BELLIED FLYCATCHER. Whitesbog had 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS Sept 6. Haddonfield had a CONNECTICUT WARBLER Sept. 6. At pre-dawn Sept. 9, hundreds of thrushes, mostly VEERY and SWAINSON'S THRUSH, with some "gray-cheeks," passed overhead.

Chimney Rock had 17 warblers including GOLDEN-WINGED Sept. 5, and 5 BALD EAGLES, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES during the week. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES are being widely reported in small numbers. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was also reported this week in Springfield.

A WOODCOCK was reported along with other seasonal migrants at Liberty State Park. Tewksbury in Hunterdon County this week had RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and DICKCISSEL. Merrill Creek had BALD EAGLE, HORNED GREBE and MERLIN. MERLINS were also widely reported.

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 Wednesday. 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.

 
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