Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 86 years from 1936 through 2021. The table below lists the species.

The Occurrences column is the number of years recorded.

An asterisk (*) in the last column denotes a species presence on the current count, 2020: 94 species plus 2 count-week species. cw = a count week species, one that is not included with the count-day totals but is found in the count circle either three days before or three days after the day of the count and is recorded as such.

Species Occurrences 2021
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 1
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 4 *
5 Canada Goose 66 *
6 Mute Swan 68 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 73 *
9 Gadwall 62 *
10 American Wigeon 70 *
11 American Black Duck 86 *
12 Mallard 86 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 45 *
15 Northern Pintail 60 *
16 Green-winged Teal 59 *
17 Canvasback 51
18 Redhead 42 *
19 Ring-necked Duck 71 *
20 Greater Scaup 40
21 Lesser Scaup 45 *
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3
24 Bufflehead 66 *
25 Common Goldeneye 64 *
26 Hooded Merganser 69 *
27 Common Merganser 80 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 12 *
29 Ruddy Duck 72 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 35 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22
35 Pied-billed Grebe 66 *
36 Horned Grebe 24
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 7
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 68 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 32 *
46 Turkey Vulture 48 *
47 Bald Eagle 36 *
48 Northern Harrier 70 *
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 69 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 56 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 76 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 86 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3
57 American Kestrel 76 *
58 Merlin 20 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 19 *
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 35 *
62 Sora 6 *
63 American Coot 63 *
64 Killdeer 55 *
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 54 *
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 67 *
70 Herring Gull 83 *
71 Iceland Gull 3
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
73 Glaucous Gull 1
74 Great Black-backed Gull 56 *
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1
76 Rock Pigeon 49 *
77 Mourning Dove 78 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 15
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 79 *
81 Great Horned Owl 81 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 53 *
84 Long-eared Owl 52
85 Short-eared Owl 13
86 Northern Saw-whet 22
87 Belted Kingfisher 83 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 40 *
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 51 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 48 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 86 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 86 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 84 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 58 *
95 Eastern Phoebe 13 *
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 86 *
102 American Crow 86 *
103 Fish Crow 48 *
104 Common Raven 15 *
105 Horned Lark 40
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 86 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 86 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 62 *
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 86 *
112 Brown Creeper 86 *
113 Carolina Wren 69 *
114 House Wren 10
115 Winter Wren 79 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 33 cw
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 82 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 63 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 62 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 59 *
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 83 *
125 Gray Catbird 51 *
126 Northern Mockingbird 64 *
127 Brown Thrasher 30
128 European Starling 86 *
129 American Pipit 28
130 Cedar Waxwing 67 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 12 *
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 58 *
135 Black-throated Green Warbler 1
136 Pine Warbler 1
137 Palm Warbler 10
138 Bay-breasted Warbler 1
139 Black-and-white Warbler 0
140 Ovenbird 2
141 Common Yellowthroat 22 *
142 Yellow-breasted Chat 2
143 Eastern Towhee 68 *
144 American Tree Sparrow 86 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 24
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 82 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 62
150 Fox Sparrow 76 *
151 Song Sparrow 86 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 4
153 Swamp Sparrow 86 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 86 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 86 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 86 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Painted Bunting 1
164 Dickcissel 2
165 Bobolink 1
166 Red-winged Blackbird 83 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
169 Rusty Blackbird 82 *
170 Common Grackle 70 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 71 *
172 Baltimore Oriole 1
173 Pine Grosbeak 4
174 Purple Finch 79 *
175 House Finch 58 *
176 Red Crossbill 9
177 White-winged Crossbill 2
178 Common Redpoll 20
179 Pine Siskin 49
180 American Goldfinch 86 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33
182 House Sparrow 86 *

9 Responses to Species List

  1. Pingback: The Boonton Christmas Bird Count 2012: a brief history, species list, and an invitation | mocosoco Birds

  2. Pingback: The Boonton Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 22, 2013: an invitation to participate | mocosocoBirds

  3. Pingback: The 79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report, 2014: 100 Species | mocosocoBirds

  4. Pingback: The 80th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2015 | mocosocoBirds

  5. Pingback: The 81st Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2016 | mocosocoBirds

  6. Pingback: The 82nd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2017 | mocosocoBirds

  7. Pingback: The 84th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2019 | mocosocoBirds

  8. Pingback: The 85th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2020 | mocosocoBirds

  9. Pingback: The 86th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2021 | mocosocoBirds

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s