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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/15/1999
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sep 15 with reports of HUDSONIAN GODWIT, MARBLED GODWIT, BROWN PELICAN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN, LARK SPARROWS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, DICKCISSEL, and other reports of interest.

A good flight in Cape May Sat Sep 11 yielded 29 warblers including 7 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS.

At Brig Sep 8, there were 28 BLACK TERNS, 3 WILSON'S PHALAROPES and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT. At Brig on Sep 11, there were two HUDSONIAN GODWITS at the dogleg, 6 BLACK TERNS on the south dike, numbers of WESTERN SANDPIPERS and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the north dike, a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at the dogleg, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD on the north dike, west pool; a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 2 ROYAL TERNS on the east dike, and still about 7 GULL-BILLED TERNS on the north dike.

At Island Beach from A-21 parking lot at the bayside Sep 12, 5 BROWN PELICAN and 12 MARBLED GODWIT were on the sandbars, and at the Spizzle Creek trail to the blind were 2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, and a LARK SPARROW at the Spizzle trail fork near the blind.

At Sandy Hook Sep 11 and 12, 3 CAPE MAY WARBLERS were in the area of the garden, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was in the Brookdale Maintenance Area; also at the Hook Sep 13 were a LARK SPARROW at the Maintenance Building in Brookdale; a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER in the campground, and 12 WARBLERS in the Brookdale area; the same day, 340 COMMON TERNS were at Spermaceti Cove, along with one migrant flock each of BRANT and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER; on Sep 14 at the Hook, there was a LARK SPARROW and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in the weather station field behind the Howard laboratories where one of the LeConte's Sparrows was last year.

In Tewksbury Sep 12, 3 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and a DICKCISSEL were on Still Hollow Road. At Spruce Run Sep 12, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was on the trail down to the Mulhockaway mouth, and on the flats there were 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and the first PIPITS.

A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was at the Warren Green Acres site Sep 12. A RAVEN was at Raccoon Ridge Sep 12. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were at the Great Swamp heronry overlook (gazebo) on Pleasant Plains Road.

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were reported from a variety of sites this week.

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. Documentation of rarities goes to NJBRC at 69 Alexander St, Princeton 08540. Many thanks for reporting, calling and surfing, and good birding to all.

 
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