This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon update for Thursday, Sept. 17, 1992, at 4 pm, with reports of SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, LARK SPARROW, BAIRD'S and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, BALD EAGLES, Hawk lookout reports, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, and local reports.
A SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was reported at Brigantine (Forsythe) National Wildlife Refuge in the west pool on Sept. 16.
(The balance of the tape is identical to yesterday's edition. -LL).
The LARK SPARROW was seen again at Overpeck Park, Ridgefield Park, on Sept. 11, and a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen there Sept. 12. A LARK SPARROW was also seen at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR Sept. 13, along with BUFF-BREASTED and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, BLACK TERN, STILT SANDPIPER, and CASPIAN TERN.
Sandy Hook Sept. 12-14 had 3 each of PHILADELPHIA VIREO and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and19 warblers on Sept. 12, CONNECTICUT WARBLER in the Garden Sept. 13, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS and 14 warbler species in the Brookdale area behind the barn on Sept. 14. The best spots have been the Brookdale barn area, and the locust grove at the north end beyond parking area K.
Higbee Beach Sept. 12-13 had CONNECTICUT WARBLER, OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER. Merrill Creek Reservoir reported 3850 BROADWINGS on Sept. 13. Chimney Rock had 2000 BROADWINGS Sept. 12, and 7 BALD EAGLES and 7 BLACK VULTURES over the weekend. Boonton had 1500 BROADWINGS Sept. 12, along with 5 EAGLES, and also had 2300 BROADWINGS and 3 EAGLES on Sept. 13. Montclair hawkwatch had 5 EAGLES Sept. 11, and 4000 BROADWINGS Sept. 12. Twelve TURKEYS were at Lake Hopatcong on Lakeside Ave. on Sept. 16.
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.