This is the substitute voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Sept. 2 1993 at 11 AM with reports of AMERICAN BITTERN, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, CURLEW SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, & UPLAND SANDPIPERS, GOLDEN PLOVERS, and local reports of interest.
Several reports of flights of 30 or more COM. NIGHTHAWKS were received, from across the state, from Aug. 26 on. One hundred thousand-plus TREE SWALLOWS were seen in the vicinity of the Maurice River last week. On Aug. 28, Humpbacked Whale was seen on a pelagic trip out of Cape May. "Whiskers," the WHISKERED TERN, was last reported to our knowledge on Aug. 24 at Little Creek in Delaware.
Reed's Sod Farm in Allentown was a hot spot this week, with as many as 7 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, 6 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 2 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS & 6 LESSER GOLDEN PLOVERS. Hundreds of Killdeer were also there Aug. 28-29. The sod may be viewed from Rt. 526 or Rt. 539.
On Aug. 25 Pied-billed Grebe was reported at JFK Park in Sayerville, and on Aug. 27 at Spruce Run Reservoir BAIRD'S & WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were among the 12 species of shorebirds seen. On Aug. 28 on Point Airy Rd. in Woodstown 11 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen and on Aug. 29 in Palmyra, PHILADELPHIA VIREO and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER as well as 14 species of warbler were seen. Also on Aug. 29, at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, two WILSON'S WARBLERS were reported.
Aug. 29 at Brigantine NWR there were 5 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and Aug. 30 at Brig, one CURLEW SANDPIPER, BLACK TERN, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE were seen. Also on Aug. 30, HUDSONIAN GODWIT was reported from Cape May State Park.
On Aug. 31, Reed's Sod Farm on Herbert Rd. north of Allentown had one LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, and the Rt. 526 Reed's site in Allentown had 5 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS. ON Sept. 1 Cape May Meadows had BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, VIRGINIA & SORA RAILS, & LEAST BITTERN.
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.