Nashville Warbler in Madison
A Nashville Warbler visited a home in Madison today. This is an extraordinary record for December, 2014 so far. As of today, and for the entire month, eBird shows two reports of Nashville Warbler in Ontario, two in Virginia, a handful in California and a bunch in south Texas (as expected). That is all for the United States and Canada.
More Nashville Warblers may be found on Christmas Bird Counts (CBC). In 114 years of CBCs in New Jersey, Nashville Warbler has been recorded 22 years with 42 individuals (although it is uncertain if all counts are entered in the Audubon database). 4 separate individuals were recorded in 2013 and 2008 and represent the high number for this species. Remember, these numbers represent all of the CBCs in the entire state of New Jersey.
Christmas Bird Counts
The 115th season of Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) begins this Sunday, December 14. The Audubon web site for the counts is here.
The CBCs within the mocosocoBirds region are:
The Great Swamp and Boonton email address domains are gmail dot com.
Great Swamp/ Watchung Ridges CBC (67th year)
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Compiler: Simon Lane
greatswampcbc at gmail
Boonton CBC (79th year)
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Compiler: Jonathan Klizas
boontoncbc at gmail
Boonton CBC web site
Somerset County CBC (57th year)
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Compiler: John Kee
jjkee at optimum dot net
A complete list of New Jersey CBCs is here