Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 83 years from 1936 through 2018. 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, 2018 – 86 species plus 3 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.

No. Species Occurrences 2018
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 20
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 3
5 Canada Goose 63 *
6 Mute Swan 65 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 70 *
9 Gadwall 58 *
10 American Wigeon 68
11 American Black Duck 83 *
12 Mallard 83 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 42 *
15 Northern Pintail 57 *
16 Green-winged Teal 56 *
17 Canvasback 51
18 Redhead 39 *
19 Ring-necked Duck 68 *
20 Greater Scaup 40 *
21 Lesser Scaup 44
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3
24 Bufflehead 63 *
25 Common Goldeneye 61
26 Hooded Merganser 66 *
27 Common Merganser 77 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 11 *
29 Ruddy Duck 69 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 32 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22
Pied-billed Grebe 63 *
36 Horned Grebe 24
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 6
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 65 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 29 *
46 Turkey Vulture 45 *
47 Bald Eagle 33 *
48 Northern Harrier 68 *
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 66 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 53 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 73 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 83 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3
57 American Kestrel 74 *
58 Merlin 17 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 17 *
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 34
62 Sora 5
63 American Coot 60 *
Killdeer 53
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 52
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 64 *
70 Herring Gull 80 *
71 Iceland Gull 3
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
73 Glaucous Gull 1
74 Great Black-backed Gull 54 *
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1
76 Rock Pigeon 46 *
77 Mourning Dove 75 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 15 *
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 76 *
81 Great Horned Owl 78 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 50 *
84 Long-eared Owl 51
85 Short-eared Owl 13
86 Northern Saw-whet 21
87 Belted Kingfisher 80 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 38 *
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 48 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 45 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 83 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 83 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 81 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 55 *
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 83 *
102 American Crow 83 *
103 Fish Crow 45 *
104 Common Raven 12 *
105 Horned Lark 40
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 83 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 83 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 60 *
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 83 *
112 Brown Creeper 82 *
113 Carolina Wren 66 *
114 House Wren 9
115 Winter Wren 76 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 32
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 79 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 60 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 59 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 56 cw
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 80 *
125 Gray Catbird 49 *
126 Northern Mockingbird 61 *
127 Brown Thrasher 29
128 European Starling 83 *
129 American Pipit 27
130 Cedar Waxwing 64 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 55 *
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 66 cw
144 American Tree Sparrow 83 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 22
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 79 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 60 *
150 Fox Sparrow 73 *
151 Song Sparrow 83 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 4
153 Swamp Sparrow 83 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 83 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 83 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 83 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Painted Bunting 1
164 Dickcissel 2
165 Bobolink 1
166 Red-winged Blackbird 80 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
169 Rusty Blackbird 79 *
170 Common Grackle 67 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 68
172 Baltimore Oriole 1
173 Pine Grosbeak 4
174 Purple Finch 76 *
175 House Finch 55 *
176 Red Crossbill 8
177 White-winged Crossbill 2
178 Common Redpoll 19
179 Pine Siskin 48 cw
180 American Goldfinch 83 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33
182 House Sparrow 83 *

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