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
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
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
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.