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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 9/27/1995
This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1995, at noon, with reports of RUFF, AVOCET, BLACK TERN, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, VESPER SPARROW, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, seasonal and local reports.

At Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR, on Sept. 23, were REEVE at B-3, 2 AVOCETS on the East Dike, 50 PECTORAL and one BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, and BLACK TERN at the West Pool.

At Sandy Hook Sept. 23, there were VESPER SPARROW, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, DUNLIN, KNOT, DICKCISSEL, 7 ROYAL TERNS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, and ten WARBLER species; most of these recorded on the Monmouth County Audubon "Birding Blitz", which did 162 species in the county. A LARK SPARROW was also at Sandy Hook earlier in the week.

Thompson Park in Lincroft had PHILADELPHIA VIREO Sept. 22; YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER and 4 LINCOLN'S SPARROW Sept. 25; and BLUE GROSBEAK Sept. 26. Manasquan Reservoir on Blitz Day turned up YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. Swimming River Reservoir had WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER; Dorbrook Park had LINCOLN'S SPARROW and BOBOLINK; Allaire had a BARRED OWL and Thompson Park a NIGHTHAWK, all Sept. 23 on the Blitz.

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch had a good hawk flight Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, with ten BALD EAGLES and 3100 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS; along with a good dickie-bird flight including YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, SOLITARY VIREO, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and NASHVILLE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and MYRTLE WARBLERS. The Boonton Hawkwatch's big day was Sept. 18, with 9 BALD EAGLES and 4000 BROADWINGS.

Spruce Run Reservoir Sept. 25 had GOLDEN PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, and PECTORALS. Near the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst, at the new spot on Clay Ave. in the Corporate Centers, Sept. 26, was a large flock of mostly GREATER YELLOWLEGS, with WHITE-RUMPS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and the usual other shorebirds.

The Berry's Creek dikes nearby had flocks of warblers and sparrows the same day, including SWAMP, WHITE-THROAT and LINCOLN'S, PALM WARBLER, and BLACKPOLL WARBLERS. PEREGRINES were reported at Sandy Hook and at the Surf City water tower.

Widely reported this week were SAVANNAH SPARROW, MYRTLE and PALM WARBLERS, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, GREEN-WINGED TEAL.

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.

 
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