This is the Voice of New Jersey Audubon for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1992, at noon, with reports of BAIRD'S and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, BLACK TERN, MARBLED GODWIT, LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, LARK SPARROW, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, DICKCISSEL, BALD EAGLE, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, other seasonal and local reports of interest, and an announcement about color-marked SNOWY EGRETS.
At Brigantine (Forsythe) National Wildlife Refuge Sept. 5, there were 5 BLACK TERNS, LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER, 2-3 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, about a dozen BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, and some 21 species of shorebirds, including BAIRD'S, WHITE-RUMPED, & STILT SANDPIPERS, mostly in the West Pool or on the East Dike. On Sept. 6-8, there were 6 to 10 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at the refuge and also LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER. MARBLED GODWIT was reported Sept. 5 at the Hackensack Meadowlands Environmental Center, not reported since.
A LARK SPARROW and 3 CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park Sept. 9. This is the same area where the Leconte's Sparrow was last winter. Exit Rt. 46 at Challenger Blvd., follow the signs to the theatres and thence to the park.
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was at the Allendale Celery Farm Sept. 7 near the platform. Palmyra had a DICKCISSEL Sept. 9, and 24 warblers including CONNECTICUT & MOURNING, also PHILADELPHIA VIREO, between Sept. 5 and 9. Mannington Marsh in Salem County had 3 BLACK TERNS, BALD EAGLE, & LESSER GOLDEN PLOVER over Labor Day weekend. Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area, also in Salem, had BALD EAGLE this week, and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER again at the Red-headed Woodpecker site off the road to the nuclear plant.
Sandy Hook Sept. 6 had 2 ROYAL TERNS, BOBOLINK, & BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER. Other species reported moving this week were NIGHTHAWK, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, RED-EYED and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, BOBOLINK, CHIMNEY SWIFT, AND WOOD-PEWEE.
SNOWY EGRETS have been color-marked, pink from New Jersey, and yellow from Virginia. If you see one, please report the color, date, and exact location to US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bird Banding Lab, Laurel MD 20708.
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.