This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 6,
1995, at noon, with reports of BAND-RUMPED STORM PETREL and
other pelagics; AVOCETS, PHALAROPES, and other shorebirds;
ANHINGA, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, and local reports of interest.
A pelagic trip Sept. 3 had BAND-RUMPED STORM PETREL, 30
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, 12 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 12 WARBLER
species, one BAT and a HAWKS-BILL turtle. Another pelagic
on a tuna boat Sept. 4 went 75 miles out and had 1 GREATER
SHEARWATER, 26 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 22 AUDUBON'S
SHEARWATERS, 125 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS, 4 POMARINE
JAEGERS, ARCTIC TERN, a MARSH WREN on board, 8 LOGGERHEAD
TURTLES, and one LEATHERBACK TURTLE.
With the recent drought, Whitesbog has been a hot spot. See
Boyle's book for directions. Whitesbog had: a LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE Aug.31 and Sept. 1; AVOCETS on Sept. 2 & 3; also,
over the Labor Day weekend, all five PEEP, LESSER GOLDEN
PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.
At Brig this week, a RED PHALAROPE was at F9, and from 3 to
7 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were at F11 on the South Dike, East
Pool. Also, up to 13 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen on
the north dike at B5-6 close to the stubble.
Near Elmer in Salem County, there were 74 GOLDEN PLOVERS on
the sod farm on Rt. 77 toward Deerfield, on Sept. 2. An
ANHINGA was seen over Collingswood on Aug. 31. Sept. 1 to 4
there were a few GOLDEN PLOVERS and BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPERS on the Columbus Sod Farms on Rt. 206.
Spruce Run Reservoir has also been good because of the
drought. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at the corner of Van
Syckle Rd. and Rt. 31 Sept. 2; also there were two
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS Sept. 3, and two GOLDEN PLOVERS
Sept. 4. At the Mulhockaway Creek end of SPruce Run, access
from the dog-training area on Sept. 2-3, there were SNOWY
EGRET, CASPIAN TERN, BALD EAGLE, GOLDEN PLOVER,
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, & WESTERN
Assunpink on Sept. 1 had 2 CASPIAN TERNS and one BLACK
TERN. A EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH was at the Lenape Park skeet
range, on the west dike off Kenilworth Blvd near Cranford.
A belated report involved 31 HUDSONIAN GODWITS at the
Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center on the
draw-down, Sunday Aug. 27; unfortunately the pool was
refilled during the week and the Godwits disappeared.
PEREGRINES were reported this week in Jersey City, at
Merrill Creek Reservoir, and at the Driscoll Bridge on the
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.