This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for Wed Sep 24 with reports of
AVOCET, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, WILSON'S
PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN, CURLEW SANDPIPER, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD,
seasonal and local reports and two conservation announcements on
the horseshoe crab hearing and the Endangered Species Act
following the reports.
Brig this week had 3 AVOCETS, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, 3 GOLDEN
PLOVER, 3 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, one RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, CURLEW
SANDPIPER, BLACK TERN, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD and 22 SHOREBIRDS
for the week. The GOLDEN PLOVER and WILSON'S PHALAROPE have been
at the SE corner of the E pool.
BROWN PELICANS are at Tucker's Island at the end of Great Bay
Blvd. Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS (ad. & imm.) were in the dead
trees next to the Great Blue Heronry on Pleasant Plains Road in
Great Swamp Sep 22.
Sandy Hook Sat-Mon, Sep 20-22 averaged 12 warbler spp/day, with
PHILADELPHIA VIREO Sep 20-21, and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER,
DICKCISSEL and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER Sep 22.
A WILD TURKEY was seen at Liberty State Park near the Ellis
Island Bridge, a Hudson County first.
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was at the Somerset Env. Center in Basking
Ridge in the golden rod field Sep 22. Migrants in Tewksbury this
week included WINTER WREN, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. Chimney Rock this week had 21
The Marine Fisheries Council vote on the horseshoe crab rule
proposal will be at Brig Headquarters Thurs Sep 25 4-7 p.m. Come
and support the proposed rules, which will limit crab take to hand
catch only in May and June, Tue and Thurs only, with a bag limit.
No boat catch permitted. The rules protect the crab and
The Senate Endangered Species Act, S. 1180, is on a fast track with
strong backing, but it weakens endangered species protection and is
not supported by the National Endangered Species Coalition nor by
NJAS. It weakens or removes Fish and Wildlife Service input on
actions that jeopardize endangered species, allows exemptions from
the Act at the Secretary's discretion, and weakens critical habit
designation and revovery plans for endangered species. Please call
Senator Lautenberg at 202-224-4744 and ask him not to support this
The Endangered Species Coalition and NJAS support HR 2351, the
Endangered Species Recovery Act(ESRA). This is a good ESA bill with
strengthening features on candidate species, recovery plans and
Fish and Wildlife Service input. Please also call your House member
at 1-800-972-3524 or write your House member at House of
Representatives, Wash DC 20515 and ask your House member to support
ESRA, HR 2351.
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