This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1995,
at noon, with reports of LARK SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, AM. GOLDEN PLOVER, ANHINGA, AVOCET, seasonal reports
and several announcements (first those).
1. Thanks for the calls on HR2275, the bad Young/Pombo Endangered
Species Bill. Keep the letters, faxes, calls coming to your House
2. Raccoon Ridge hawkwatch is closed to the public during repairs to
the Upper Reservoir as of now--how long is not known.
3. On Monday Sept. 25, important hearing on the Alpha Grasslands
(Oberle Rd.) at the Pohatcong Twp. Municipal Bldg., Municipal
Dr. south of Rte 78 off Rte. 519. A good turnout of birders and
interested citizens to hear the consultant's report on endangered
species would be helpful. If the crowd is large, the meeting
will move to nearby Warren Glen School.
Now the birds. Two AVOCETS were at Whitesbog Sept. 18. An ANHINGA
was reported this week near the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Overpeck Park this week had LARK SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER and
HEADED BLACKBIRD. Thompson Park in Lincroft (Monmouth
Co.) this week had CONNECTICUT WARBLER, DICKCISSEL and
PHILADELPHIA VIREO. Dorbrook Park on 537 near Colt's Neck this
week had LARK SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED and LINCOLN'S SPARROW Sept. 18.
On Sept. 17, Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR had 6 BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER and 10 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Palmyra since Sept. 15
has had 20 warblers including CONNECTICUT, also CLIFF SWALLOW,
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, LINCOLN'S SPARROW.
Assunpink Sept. 14 had a CASPIAN TERN. Scherman Hoffman Sept.
15 had PHILADELPHIA VIREO, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and a good
Sandy Hook Sept. 15 had PHILADELPHIA VIREO; Sept. 16, 3
PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a MOURNING WARBLER in the Locust Grove
near North Pond and 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the garden and
WILSON'S WARBLER in Brookdale. On Sept. 18, a CONNECTICUT WARBLER
was near the portajohn at the end of area K and SWAINSON'S THRUSH and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in Brookdale.
Widely reported this week were PURPLE FINCH, WHITETHROAT, JUNCO,
WILD TURKEY, PALM WARBLER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH and BROAD-WINGED
HAWK. A dead VIRGINIA RAIL was found at Green Pond (a somewhat
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; formatted 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/listening/surfing.