Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 79 years from 1936 through 2014. The table below lists the species and number of years recorded (Occurrences). An asterisk (*) in the last column denotes a species presence on the current count, 2014 – 101 species plus 1 count week species. cw = a count week species, one that is not on the count-day list but is found in the count circle either three days before or after the day of the count.

No. Species Occurrences 2014
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 18 *
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 3 *
5 Canada Goose 60 *
6 Mute Swan 61 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 66 *
9 Gadwall 54 *
10 American Wigeon 67 *
11 American Black Duck 79 *
12 Mallard 79 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 38 *
15 Northern Pintail 53 *
16 Green-winged Teal 52 *
17 Canvasback 49
18 Redhead 36 *
19 Ring-necked Duck 64 *
20 Greater Scaup 38 *
21 Lesser Scaup 41 *
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3
24 Bufflehead 59 *
25 Common Goldeneye 60
26 Hooded Merganser 62 *
27 Common Merganser 73 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 10
29 Ruddy Duck 65 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69 *
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 28 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22
35 Pied-billed Grebe 60 *
36 Horned Grebe 23  cw
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 6 *
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 61 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 25 *
46 Turkey Vulture 41 *
47 Bald Eagle 29 *
48 Northern Harrier 64
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 62 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 49 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 69 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 79 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3 *
57 American Kestrel 72 *
58 Merlin 13 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 15
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 34
62 Sora 5
63 American Coot 57 *
64 Killdeer 51
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 52 *
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 60 *
70 Herring Gull 76 *
71 Iceland Gull 3
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 *
73 Glaucous Gull 1
74 Great Black-backed Gull 51 *
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1
76 Rock Pigeon 42 *
77 Mourning Dove 71 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 14
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 72 *
81 Great Horned Owl 74 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 46 *
84 Long-eared Owl 51 *
85 Short-eared Owl 13 *
86 Northern Saw-whet 21
87 Belted Kingfisher 76 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 35 *
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 44 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 41 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 79 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 79 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 77 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 51 *
95 Eastern Phoebe 10
96 Great Crested Flycatcher 0
97 Western Kingbird 1
98 Loggerhead Shrike 7
99 Northern Shrike 17
100 Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo 1
101 Blue Jay 79 *
102 American Crow 79 *
103 Fish Crow 41 *
104 Common Raven 8 *
105 Horned Lark 40 *
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 79 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 79 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 58 *
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 79 *
112 Brown Creeper 79 *
113 Carolina Wren 62 *
114 House Wren 9 *
115 Winter Wren 72 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 31 *
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 76 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 56 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 55 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 54 *
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 76 *
125 Gray Catbird 47 *
126 Northern Mockingbird 57 *
127 Brown Thrasher 29
128 European Starling 79 *
129 American Pipit 26 *
130 Cedar Waxwing 60 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 51 *
135 Black-throated Green Warbler 1
136 Pine Warbler 1
137 Palm Warbler 9 *
138 Bay-breasted Warbler 1
139 Black-and-white Warbler 0
140 Ovenbird 2
141 Common Yellowthroat 20
142 Yellow-breasted Chat 2
143 Eastern Towhee 62 *
144 American Tree Sparrow 79 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 21 *
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 75 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 56 *
150 Fox Sparrow 69 *
151 Song Sparrow 79 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 2
153 Swamp Sparrow 79 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 79 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 29
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 79 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 79
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Dickcissel 2
164 Bobolink 1
165 Red-winged Blackbird 76 *
166 Eastern Meadowlark 41
167 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
168 Rusty Blackbird 75
169 Common Grackle 63 *
170 Brown-headed Cowbird 65 *
171 Baltimore Oriole 1
172 Pine Grosbeak 4
173 Purple Finch 74 *
174 House Finch 51 *
175 Red Crossbill 8
176 White-winged Crossbill 2
177 Common Redpoll 19 *
178 Pine Siskin 48 *
179 American Goldfinch 79 *
180 Evening Grosbeak 33
181 House Sparrow 79 *

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