Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/13/1995
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 you.

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.

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