Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 77 years from 1936 through 2012. The table below lists the species, number of years recorded (Occurrences) and the percentage of years recorded.

No. Species Occurances Percent
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2 2.6%
2 Snow Goose 16 20.8%
3 Brant 2 2.6%
4 Cackling Goose 2 2.6%
5 Canada Goose 58 75.3%
6 Mute Swan 59 76.6%
7 Tundra Swan 6 7.8%
8 Wood Duck 64 83.1%
9 Gadwall 52 67.5%
10 American Wigeon 65 84.4%
11 American Black Duck 77 100.0%
12 Mallard 77 100.0%
13 Blue-winged Teal 6 7.8%
14 Northern Shoveller 37 48.1%
15 Northern Pintail 51 66.2%
16 Green-winged Teal 50 64.9%
17 Canvasback 49 63.6%
18 Redhead 34 44.2%
19 Ring-necked Duck 62 80.5%
20 Greater Scaup 37 48.1%
21 Lesser Scaup 39 50.6%
22 White-winged Scoter 2 2.6%
23 Long-tailed Duck 3 3.9%
24 Bufflehead 57 74.0%
25 Common Goldeneye 59 76.6%
26 Hooded Merganser 60 77.9%
27 Common Merganser 71 92.2%
28 Red-breasted Merganser 9 11.7%
29 Ruddy Duck 63 81.8%
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 67 87.0%
31 Ruffed Grouse 51 66.2%
32 Wild Turkey 26 33.8%
33 Northern Bobwhite 5 6.5%
34 Common Loon 21 27.3%
35 Pied-billed Grebe 58 75.3%
36 Horned Grebe 22 28.6%
37 Red-necked Grebe 2 2.6%
38 Double-crested Cormorant 5 6.5%
39 American Bittern 8 10.4%
40 Great Blue Heron 59 76.6%
41 Great Egret 2 2.6%
42 Little Blue Heron 2 2.6%
43 Green Heron 2 2.6%
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15 19.5%
45 Black Vulture 23 29.9%
46 Turkey Vulture 39 50.6%
47 Bald Eagle 27 35.1%
48 Northern Harrier 63 81.8%
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 60 77.9%
50 Cooper’s Hawk 47 61.0%
51 Northern Goshawk 22 28.6%
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 67 87.0%
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1 1.3%
54 Red-tailed Hawk 77 100.0%
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47 61.0%
56 Golden Eagle 2 2.6%
57 American Kestrel 71 92.2%
58 Merlin 11 14.3%
59 Peregrine Falcon 14 18.2%
60 King Rail 3 3.9%
61 Virginia Rail 34 44.2%
62 Sora 5 6.5%
63 American Coot 55 71.4%
64 Killdeer 50 64.9%
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 1.3%
66 Wilson’s Snipe 50 64.9%
67 American Woodcock 32 41.6%
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2 2.6%
69 Ring-billed Gull 58 75.3%
70 Herring Gull 74 96.1%
71 Iceland Gull 3 3.9%
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 3.9%
73 Glaucous Gull 1 1.3%
74 Great Black-backed Gull 49 63.6%
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1 1.3%
76 Rock Pigeon 40 51.9%
77 Mourning Dove 69 89.6%
78 Monk Parakeet 1 1.3%
79 Barn Owl 14 18.2%
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 70 90.9%
81 Great Horned Owl 72 93.5%
82 Snowy Owl 1 1.3%
83 Barred Owl 45 58.4%
84 Long-eared Owl 49 63.6%
85 Short-eared Owl 13 16.9%
86 Northern Saw-whet 21 27.3%
87 Belted Kingfisher 74 96.1%
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 33 42.9%
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 42 54.5%
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 39 50.6%
91 Downy Woodpecker 77 100.0%
92 Hairy Woodpecker 77 100.0%
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 75 97.4%
94 Pileated Woodpecker 49 63.6%
95 Eastern Phoebe 10 13.0%
96 Great Crested Flycatcher 0 0.0%
97 Western Kingbird 1 1.3%
98 Loggerhead Shrike 7 9.1%
99 Northern Shrike 17 22.1%
100 Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo 1 1.3%
101 Blue Jay 77 100.0%
102 American Crow 77 100.0%
103 Fish Crow 39 50.6%
104 Common Raven 6 7.8%
105 Horned Lark 39 50.6%
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1 1.3%
107 Black-capped Chickadee 77 100.0%
108 Boreal Chickadee 4 5.2%
109 Tufted Titmouse 76 98.7%
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 56 72.7%
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 77 100.0%
112 Brown Creeper 77 100.0%
113 Carolina Wren 60 77.9%
114 House Wren 7 9.1%
115 Winter Wren 70 90.9%
116 Sedge Wren 1 1.3%
117 Marsh Wren 30 39.0%
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 74 96.1%
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 54 70.1%
120 Eastern Bluebird 53 68.8%
121 Cartharus sp. (Not Veery/Hermit) 1 1.3%
122 Veery 1 1.3%
123 Hermit Thrush 52 67.5%
124 Wood Thrush 2 2.6%
125 American Robin 74 96.1%
126 Gray Catbird 45 58.4%
127 Northern Mockingbird 55 71.4%
128 Brown Thrasher 28 36.4%
129 European Starling 77 100.0%
130 American Pipit 25 32.5%
131 Cedar Waxwing 58 75.3%
132 Orange-crowned Warbler 11 14.3%
133 Nashville Warbler 2 2.6%
134 Magnolia Warbler 1 1.3%
135 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 49 63.6%
136 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 1.3%
137 Pine Warbler 1 1.3%
138 Palm Warbler 8 10.4%
139 Bay-breasted Warbler 1 1.3%
140 Black-and-white Warbler 0 0.0%
141 Ovenbird 2 2.6%
142 Common Yellowthroat 20 26.0%
143 Yellow-breasted Chat 2 2.6%
144 Eastern Towhee 61 79.2%
145 American Tree Sparrow 77 100.0%
146 Chipping Sparrow 20 26.0%
147 Clay-colored Sparrow 2 2.6%
148 Field Sparrow 73 94.8%
149 Vesper Sparrow 17 22.1%
150 Savannah Sparrow 54 70.1%
151 Fox Sparrow 67 87.0%
152 Song Sparrow 77 100.0%
153 Lincoln’s Sparrow 2 2.6%
154 Swamp Sparrow 77 100.0%
155 White-throated Sparrow 77 100.0%
156 White-crowned Sparrow 28 36.4%
157 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3 3.9%
158 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 77 100.0%
159 Lapland Longspur 3 3.9%
160 Snow Bunting 22 28.6%
161 Northern Cardinal 77 100.0%
162 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 1.3%
163 Black-headed Grosbeak 1 1.3%
164 Dickcissel 2 2.6%
165 Bobolink 1 1.3%
166 Red-winged Blackbird 74 96.1%
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41 53.2%
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1 1.3%
169 Rusty Blackbird 74 96.1%
170 Common Grackle 61 79.2%
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 63 81.8%
172 Baltimore Oriole 1 1.3%
173 Pine Grosbeak 4 5.2%
174 Purple Finch 72 93.5%
175 House Finch 49 63.6%
176 Red Crossbill 8 10.4%
177 White-winged Crossbill 2 2.6%
178 Common Redpoll 18 23.4%
179 Pine Siskin 47 61.0%
180 American Goldfinch 77 100.0%
181 Evening Grosbeak 33 42.9%
182 House Sparrow 77 100.0%

* = Count Week record only
Probable escapees recorded: Ringed Turtle Dove, Brazilian Cardinal, Eurasian Goldfinch.

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