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.


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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