Author Archives: Jonathan Klizas

Henslow’s Sparrow, Somerset County – June 23, 2019

What’s the big deal? It’s just another Henslow’s Sparrow in Somerset County. They are practically annual summer visitors albeit on inaccessible private property and in tiny numbers. They have nested in the county so the Negri-Nepote bird could find a … Continue reading

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Mourning and Kentucky Warblers – May 30, 2019

(Thanks to Warren Van Varick for the use of his photo. Clicking on the photo brings you to his Flickr photo where you can browse his other Mourning Warbler images.) Seeing or hearing one Mourning Warbler in spring migration is … Continue reading

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The Raptor Trust Benefit – May 19, 2019

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Black-headed Grosbeak Photos – Apr. 21, 2019

The Black-headed Grosbeak of Morris Township continues for the third day. Since the bird was found by Andy Boulcott on April 19, at least 80 single checklists have been submitted to eBird using the eBird hotspot created for this event: … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeak, current range map – Apr. 20, 2019

Many observers from near and far are enjoying Morris Township’s Black-headed Grosbeak today. Once again, our deepest thanks to Andy Boulcott and his family for their generosity and graciousness in accommodating all those wishing to view their star yardbird. Remember, … Continue reading

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Black-headed Grosbeak in Morris Twp. – April 20, 2019

Out all day Friday, April 19, this writer returned home sometime in the afternoon with text messages from friends referring to an alleged Black-headed Grosbeak submitted to eBird that day from a private home in Morris County. Reading the checklist, … Continue reading

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Anhinga over Great Swamp NWR (April 13 only); the passing of Pete Bacinski – Apr. 14, 2019

There is magic at the Great Swamp Wildlife Observation Center on Long Hill Road, Harding Township. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, Adrian Smith scanned the skies and found a high, distant shape that could be nothing else but an Anhinga. … Continue reading

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Ross’s Goose in Morris County – Feb. 18-19, 2019

Alan Boyd found a Ross’s Goose Monday, February 18 in a roadside pond near the Valley Brook Country Day School, East Valley Brook Road in Long Valley (Washington Twp.), Morris County. A number of other observers were able to see … Continue reading

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The 83rd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) The 83rd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018. The day had sunny skies, temperatures above freezing, and a gentle breeze if any wind at all and … Continue reading

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The White Red-tailed Hawk of Watnong Mtn.; Woody Guthrie and Greystone – Dec. 9, 2018

(Click on the photos for either larger images or links to other websites.) Watnong Mountain’s White (leucistic) Red-tailed Hawk is back for another winter, roosting along Old Dover Road in Parsippany-Troy Hills, just around the corner from Greystone Park Psychiatric … Continue reading

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