Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 80 years from 1936 through 2015. The table below lists the species and number of years recorded (Occurrences). An asterisk (*) in the last column denotes a species presence on the current count, 2015 – 85 species plus 5 count-week species. cw = a count week species, one that is not on the count-day list but is found in the count circle either three days before or after the day of the count.

No. Species Occurrences 2015
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 19 *
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 3
5 Canada Goose 61 *
6 Mute Swan 62 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 67 *
9 Gadwall 55 *
10 American Wigeon 67
11 American Black Duck 80 *
12 Mallard 80 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 39 *
15 Northern Pintail 54 *
16 Green-winged Teal 53 *
17 Canvasback 50 *
18 Redhead 37 *
19 Ring-necked Duck 65 *
20 Greater Scaup 39 *
21 Lesser Scaup 42 *
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3 cw
24 Bufflehead 60 *
25 Common Goldeneye 60
26 Hooded Merganser 63 *
27 Common Merganser 74 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 10  cw
29 Ruddy Duck 66 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 29 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22
35 Pied-billed Grebe 61 *
36 Horned Grebe 23
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 6
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 62 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 26 *
46 Turkey Vulture 42 *
47 Bald Eagle 30 *
48 Northern Harrier 65 *
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 63 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 50 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 70 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 80 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3
57 American Kestrel 72
58 Merlin 14 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 15
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 34
62 Sora 5
63 American Coot 57
64 Killdeer 52 *
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 52
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 61 *
70 Herring Gull 77 *
71 Iceland Gull 3 cw
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
73 Glaucous Gull 1
74 Great Black-backed Gull 51 cw
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1
76 Rock Pigeon 43 *
77 Mourning Dove 72 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 14
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 73 *
81 Great Horned Owl 75 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 47 *
84 Long-eared Owl 51
85 Short-eared Owl 13 cw
86 Northern Saw-whet 21
87 Belted Kingfisher 77 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 36 *
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 45 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 42 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 80 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 80 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 78 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 52 *
95 Eastern Phoebe 10
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 80 *
102 American Crow 80 *
103 Fish Crow 42 *
104 Common Raven 9 *
105 Horned Lark 40
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 80 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 80 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 58
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 80 *
112 Brown Creeper 80 *
113 Carolina Wren 63 *
114 House Wren 9
115 Winter Wren 73 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 31
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 76
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 57 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 56 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 54
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 77 *
125 Gray Catbird 48 *
126 Northern Mockingbird 58 *
127 Brown Thrasher 29
128 European Starling 80 *
129 American Pipit 26
130 Cedar Waxwing 61 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 52 *
135 Black-throated Green Warbler 1
136 Pine Warbler 1
137 Palm Warbler 9
138 Bay-breasted Warbler 1
139 Black-and-white Warbler 0
140 Ovenbird 2
141 Common Yellowthroat 20
142 Yellow-breasted Chat 2
143 Eastern Towhee 63 *
144 American Tree Sparrow 80 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 21
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 76 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 57 *
150 Fox Sparrow 70 *
151 Song Sparrow 80 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 3 *
153 Swamp Sparrow 80 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 80 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30 *
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 80 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 80 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Painted Bunting 1  *
164 Dickcissel 2
165 Bobolink 1
166 Red-winged Blackbird 77 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
169 Rusty Blackbird 76 *
170 Common Grackle 64 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 66 *
172 Baltimore Oriole 1
173 Pine Grosbeak 4
174 Purple Finch 74
175 House Finch 52 *
176 Red Crossbill 8
177 White-winged Crossbill 2
178 Common Redpoll 19
179 Pine Siskin 48
180 American Goldfinch 80 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33
182 House Sparrow 80 *

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