This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 13,
1995, at noon, with reports of NORTHERN WHEATEAR,
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES & WILSON'S PHALAROPES, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER,
GOLDEN PLOVER, LARK SPARROW, AVOCET, seasonal migrants, and
a conservation announcement.
National Call-in day is tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 14, for
the Endangered Species Act. Call your Representative in the
House about HR 2275, the Young/Pombo bill on Endangered
Species Re-authorization. HR 2275 would essentially repeal
the ESA; it eliminates Recovery Plans and habitat
protection, is costly, and has a bad "takings" provision.
On Thursday Sept. 14, please call your House member at
(202) 224-3121; ask them not to support HR 2275, the
Young/Pombo "Endangered Species Extinction Act." Thank
Now the birds. NORTHERN WHEATEAR was seen and photographed
at Brigantine on the south dike, Sept 5; not seen since,
but Brig has a history of several Wheatears that lingered.
Also there the weekend of Sept. 9-10 were up to 50
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, AM. GOLDEN PLOVER, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, and good overall numbers of shorebirds. The
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were last reported Sept. 7.
A LARK SPARROW was at Dorbrook Park, Monmouth Co., Sept. 9,
on Rt. 537 east of Colt's Neck. AM. AVOCETS were last
reported at Whitesbog Sept. 6. About 20 GULL-BILLED TERNS
are also there, and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was there
Sept. 9. BUFF-BREASTS were also at Great Meadows Sept. 10,
and at Herbert Rd. near Assunpink on Sept. 9.
Spruce Run had six WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS Sept. 11. BALD
EAGLES were reported in Morris Twp. and in Hillsborough
this week. MERLINS were reported at Brigantine and at
Spruce Run [and at Trenton -LL]. Thousands of TREE SWALLOWS
were at Sandy Hook.
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.