The 2012 Annual Report of the New Jersey Bird Record Committee (NJBRC) was announced today by Bill Boyle on the JerseyBirds ListServe. The report adds one species to the Somerset County Bird List: Rufous Hummingbird. The Morris County list had existing tentative records which were accepted, therefore, nothing new is added to the Morris list. The 2012 NJBRC Report covers the 2011 calendar year. The report is located near the bottom of the NJBRC home page.
Morris County records accepted by the committee (ph stands for photo):
21 May 2011. Great Swamp NWR, Morris Co. M. Anderson (ph), B. Das. This is the first record for this species in the county since 1887!
6 – 20 October 2011. Landing, Morris Co. J. Jones, H. Tomlinson(ph), M. O’Brien.
2012-087. 19 September 2011. Hanover, Morris Co. J. Glydon(ph), V.F. Nichnadowicz(ph).
Le Conte’s Sparrow
2012-109. 2 November 2011. Great Swamp NWR, Morris Co. fide J. Ellerbusch, E. Driver (ph).
Somerset County records accepted by the committee:
21 April 2011. Hillsborough, Somerset Co. F. Sencher.
30 October 2011 – 4 February 2012. Branchburg, Somerset Co. M. Scocco (ph). This represents the first known Somerset County record.