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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/23/1998
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sep 23 with reports OF KING RAIL, RUFF, BROWN PELICAN, BOTH GODWITS, EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, DICKCISSELS, CLAY-COLORED and LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, HAWKS, seasonal reports and local items.

A KING RAIL was at Brigantine Sep 17 and HUDSONIAN GODWITS and MARBLED GODWITS were there Sat Sep 19. A MARBLED GODWIT was at a mudflat on the Manasquan River, also Sep 19.

A RUFF was at Hyper Humus, Newton, Sussex Co Sep 20. A GOLDEN PLOVER was at Spruce Run at Rte 31 and Van Syckle Rd Sep 20.

One of the best warbler reports this week was of a CONNECTICUT WARBLER walking on a suburban lawn in Succasunna feeding on insects. A WILD TURKEY and two NIGHTHAWKS were at Liberty State Park, Jersey City Sep 20.

Sandy Hook this week reported 16 WARBLERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, and CONNECTICUT WARBLER on Sep 18, and AMERICAN BITTERN, 3 SORAS, and DICKCISSEL (all at North Pond); also, BARN OWL, GOLDEN PLOVER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, 13 ROYAL TERNS and one CASPIAN TERN, all Sep 19. The BITTERN and several SORAS were still visible at the south end of North Pond Sep 20.

Eight GOLDEN PLOVER were at Conaskonk Pt. on Raritan Bay this week.

Cape May this past weekend reported 13 BROWN PELICANS at Reeds Beach (9/20); 2 Male EURASIAN WIGEONS on Bunker Pond; GOLDEN PLOVER; PHILADELPHIA VIREO one or two per day at Higbee; LINCOLN'S SPARROW and 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at Higbee.

Scotts Mt. Hawk Watch Sep 18 reported 10,500 BROADWINGS and 13 BALD EAGLES; also a RAVEN on the 20th.

STILT SANDPIPER, 18 PECTORALS and YELLOWLEGS were lingering at Clay Ave near the Hackensack Meadows Environmental Center Sep 21.

New Place Report: there is a new trail system at Six Mile Run State Park. Trails start at the Park HQ, an old house on Canal Road near Blackwells Mills. The area open to the public is bounded by Jacques Lane, Canal Road, Middlebush Road and Blackwells Mills Road in Somerset Co. The yellow trail from HQ had LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WARBLERS, KINGLETS, & other migrants on Sep 19. Another Parking area is on Jacques Lane. Maps are at HQ. Looks like a good fall sparrow spot, with weedy fields. Reach it from JFK Blvd off Easton Av exit off Rte. 287.

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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