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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/16/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sep 16 with reports of BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, CONNECTICUT WARBLERS, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, DICKCISSELS, PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, some hawk totals, seasonal reports and local reports of interest.

Brig on Sep 12 had 20 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, four BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 24 CASPIAN TERNS, 100+ WESTERN SANDPIPERS, SOME WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 3 BALD EAGLES and an early AMERICAN PIPIT.

Palmyra Sep 12 & 13 had 22 WARBLERS per day, including three CONNECTICUTS and a CERULEAN, four LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, and a LONG- BILLED DOWITCHER. Sep 15 there was a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER there.

Sandy Hook Sep 9 had DICKCISSEL and CASPIAN TERN, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW Sep 11, two YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a DICKCISSEL Sep 12, and numbers of RED-EYED VIREO and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. The best warbler flight seems to have occurred Thursday Sep 10; and Sep 13, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and DICKCISSEL were found.

The Lincoln Park Gravel Pits Sep 13 had GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and BREWSTER'S WARBLER. Great Swamp had a CONNECTICUT WARBLER Sep 9 at the long blind boardwalk.

Hawk reports included 11 BALD EAGLES and 405 BROADWINGS at Scott's Mt. Sep 10. Wildcat Ridge in Rockaway has had 38 BALD EAGLES and 4,296 BROADWINGS to date; and PHILADELPHIA VIREO and CERULEAN WARBLER there Sep 9. Stateline Lookout at Alpine has 854 BROADWINGS to date. Chimney Rock to date has had 2,509 BROADWINGS and 24 WARBLERS.

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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