This is the voice of NJ Audubon for Thursday, Sept. 9 1993 at 10 am with an update, a report of NORTHERN WHEATEAR, as well as reports of BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BLACK TERN, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, BROWN PELICAN, DICKCISSEL, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, UPLAND SANDPIPER, and local reports.
A NORTHERN WHEATEAR in winter plumage was seen Sept. 8 and 9 in the parking area near the lake in Rosedale Park in Mercer County, and it was still there as of tape time this morning. To reach Rosedale Park: from Rt. 206 in Princeton, take Rosedale Road west from Princeton to Carter Rd. Go left on Carter and then right on Cold Soil Rd. Take Cold Soil Rd. to Blackwell Mills Rd. and proceed on Blackwell Mills Rd past the old "Shrike area" until the road ends in a T. Turn right and right again into the park. Take the left fork of the access road to get to the parking area near the lake.
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were at Spruce Run Sept. 5, along with 14 other shorebird species. BUFF-BREASTS were also at Brigantine (Forsythe) NWR Sept. 5 along with WILSON'S PHALAROPE, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and HUDSONIAN GODWIT were there Sept. 1. BUFF-BREASTS were also at the Allentown (Reed's) Sod Farm on Rt. 526 Sept. 1 and on the Columbus Sod Farm the same day (on Rt. 206 in Columbus) with UPLAND SANDPIPERS.
HUDSONIAN GODWIT and BLACK TERN were in Cape May Sept. 2 and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were in the South Cape May Meadows Sept. 1, 2, and 3.
At Sandy Hook Sept. 6 a MOURNING WARBLER was at Brookdale Barn, and a BROWN PELICAN was at Spermaceti Cove opposite the visitor's center. On Sept. 6 at Spruce Run Reservoir, a MERLIN was at the outlet of Spruce Run. Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Sept. 5 had OSPREY, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, GNATCATCHER, and various warbler species.
At Helmetta Pond in Middlesex Co., a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on Sept. 5 north of the parking lot. Ten species of warblers were at Brigantine (Forsythe) refuge on Sept 5 including CONNECTICUT WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, and CHAT, along with 4 species of vireo. PHILADELPHIA VIREO was at Higbee Beach in Cape May Sept. 2 and 3 as well as DICKCISSEL.
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.