Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 85 years from 1936 through 2020. 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 2020
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2  
2 Snow Goose 1  
3 Brant 2  
4 Cackling Goose 3  
5 Canada Goose 65 *
6 Mute Swan 67 *
7 Tundra Swan 6  
8 Wood Duck 72 *
9 Gadwall 60 *
10 American Wigeon 69  
11 American Black Duck 85 *
12 Mallard 85 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6  
14 Northern Shoveller 44 *
15 Northern Pintail 59 *
16 Green-winged Teal 58 *
17 Canvasback 51  
18 Redhead 41 *
19 Ring-necked Duck 70 *
20 Greater Scaup 40  
21 Lesser Scaup 44  
22 White-winged Scoter 2  
23 Long-tailed Duck 3  
24 Bufflehead 65 *
25 Common Goldeneye 63 *
26 Hooded Merganser 68 *
27 Common Merganser 79 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 11  
29 Ruddy Duck 71 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69  
31 Ruffed Grouse 51  
32 Wild Turkey 34 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5  
34 Common Loon 22  
35 Pied-billed Grebe 65 *
36 Horned Grebe 24  
37 Red-necked Grebe 2  
38 Double-crested Cormorant 7  
39 American Bittern 8  
40 Great Blue Heron 67 *
41 Great Egret 2  
42 Little Blue Heron 2  
43 Green Heron 2  
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15  
45 Black Vulture 31 *
46 Turkey Vulture 47 *
47 Bald Eagle 35 *
48 Northern Harrier 69 cw
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 68 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 55 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22  
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 75 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1  
54 Red-tailed Hawk 85 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47  
56 Golden Eagle 3  
57 American Kestrel 75 *
58 Merlin 19 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 18 *
60 King Rail 3  
61 Virginia Rail 34  
62 Sora 5  
63 American Coot 62 *
64 Killdeer 54  
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1  
66 Wilson’s Snipe 53 *
67 American Woodcock 33  
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2  
69 Ring-billed Gull 66 *
70 Herring Gull 82 *
71 Iceland Gull 3  
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4  
73 Glaucous Gull 1  
74 Great Black-backed Gull 55  
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1  
76 Rock Pigeon 48 *
77 Mourning Dove 77 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1  
79 Barn Owl 15  
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 78 *
81 Great Horned Owl 80 *
82 Snowy Owl 1  
83 Barred Owl 52 *
84 Long-eared Owl 52  
85 Short-eared Owl 13  
86 Northern Saw-whet 22 cw
87 Belted Kingfisher 82 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 39  
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 50 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 47 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 85 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 85 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 83 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 57 *
95 Eastern Phoebe 12  
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 85 *
102 American Crow 85 *
103 Fish Crow 47 *
104 Common Raven 14 *
105 Horned Lark 40  
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1  
107 Black-capped Chickadee 85 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4  
109 Tufted Titmouse 85 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 61 *
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 85 *
112 Brown Creeper 85 *
113 Carolina Wren 68 *
114 House Wren 10  
115 Winter Wren 78 *
116 Sedge Wren 1  
117 Marsh Wren 33  
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 81 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 62 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 61 *
121 Veery 1  
122 Hermit Thrush 58 *
123 Wood Thrush 2  
124 American Robin 82 *
125 Gray Catbird 50  
126 Northern Mockingbird 63 *
127 Brown Thrasher 30  
128 European Starling 85 *
129 American Pipit 28  
130 Cedar Waxwing 66 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11  
132 Nashville Warbler 2  
133 Magnolia Warbler 1  
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 57 *
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 21  
142 Yellow-breasted Chat 2  
143 Eastern Towhee 67  
144 American Tree Sparrow 85 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 24 *
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2  
147 Field Sparrow 81 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17  
149 Savannah Sparrow 62 *
150 Fox Sparrow 75 *
151 Song Sparrow 85 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 4  
153 Swamp Sparrow 85 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 85 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30  
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3  
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 85 *
  Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3  
158 Lapland Longspur 3  
159 Snow Bunting 22  
160 Northern Cardinal 85 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1  
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1  
163 Painted Bunting 1  
164 Dickcissel 2  
165 Bobolink 1  
166 Red-winged Blackbird 82 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41  
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1  
169 Rusty Blackbird 81 *
170 Common Grackle 69 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 70 *
172 Baltimore Oriole 1  
173 Pine Grosbeak 4  
174 Purple Finch 78 *
175 House Finch 57 *
176 Red Crossbill 9 *
177 White-winged Crossbill 2  
178 Common Redpoll 20 *
179 Pine Siskin 49 *
180 American Goldfinch 85 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33  
182 House Sparrow 85 *

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