Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 84 years from 1936 through 2019. 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, 2019: 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 2019
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 1 *
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 3
5 Canada Goose 64 *
6 Mute Swan 66 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 71 *
9 Gadwall 59 *
10 American Wigeon 69 *
11 American Black Duck 84 *
12 Mallard 84 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 43 *
15 Northern Pintail 58 *
16 Green-winged Teal 57 *
17 Canvasback 51
18 Redhead 39
19 Ring-necked Duck 69 *
20 Greater Scaup 40
21 Lesser Scaup 44
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3
24 Bufflehead 64 *
25 Common Goldeneye 62 *
26 Hooded Merganser 67 *
27 Common Merganser 78 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 11
29 Ruddy Duck 70 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 33 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22 cw
35 Pied-billed Grebe 64 *
36 Horned Grebe 24
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 7 *
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 66 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 30 *
46 Turkey Vulture 46 *
47 Bald Eagle 34 *
48 Northern Harrier 69 *
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 67 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 54 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22 cw
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 74 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 84 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3
57 American Kestrel 74
58 Merlin 18 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 17
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 34
62 Sora 5
63 American Coot 60
64 Killdeer 54 *
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 52
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 65 *
70 Herring Gull 81 *
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 47 *
77 Mourning Dove 76 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 15
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 77 *
81 Great Horned Owl 79 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 51 *
84 Long-eared Owl 52 *
85 Short-eared Owl 13
86 Northern Saw-whet 22 *
87 Belted Kingfisher 81 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 39 *
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 49 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 46 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 84 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 84 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 82 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 56 *
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 84 *
102 American Crow 84 *
103 Fish Crow 46 *
104 Common Raven 13 *
105 Horned Lark 40
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 84 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 84 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 60
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 84 *
112 Brown Creeper 83 *
113 Carolina Wren 67 *
114 House Wren 10 *
115 Winter Wren 77 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 33 *
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 80 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 61 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 60 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 57 *
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 81 *
125 Gray Catbird 50 *
126 Northern Mockingbird 62 *
127 Brown Thrasher 30 *
128 European Starling 84 *
129 American Pipit 28 *
130 Cedar Waxwing 65 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 56 *
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 84 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 23 *
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 80 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 61 *
150 Fox Sparrow 74 *
151 Song Sparrow 84 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 4
153 Swamp Sparrow 84 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 84 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 84 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 84 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Painted Bunting 1
164 Dickcissel 2
165 Bobolink 1
166 Red-winged Blackbird 81 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
169 Rusty Blackbird 80 *
170 Common Grackle 68 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 69 *
172 Baltimore Oriole 1
173 Pine Grosbeak 4
174 Purple Finch 77 *
175 House Finch 56 *
176 Red Crossbill 8
177 White-winged Crossbill 2
178 Common Redpoll 19
179 Pine Siskin 48
180 American Goldfinch 84 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33
182 House Sparrow 84 *

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