Species List

Boonton, NJ, Christmas Bird Count – 82 years from 1936 through 2017. 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, 2017 – 84 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 2017
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 2
2 Snow Goose 20
3 Brant 2
4 Cackling Goose 3
5 Canada Goose 62 *
6 Mute Swan 64 *
7 Tundra Swan 6
8 Wood Duck 69 *
9 Gadwall 57 *
10 American Wigeon 68
11 American Black Duck 82 *
12 Mallard 82 *
13 Blue-winged Teal 6
14 Northern Shoveller 41 *
15 Northern Pintail 56 *
16 Green-winged Teal 55 *
17 Canvasback 51
18 Redhead 38
19 Ring-necked Duck 67 *
20 Greater Scaup 40 *
21 Lesser Scaup 43
22 White-winged Scoter 2
23 Long-tailed Duck 3
24 Bufflehead 62 *
25 Common Goldeneye 60
26 Hooded Merganser 65 *
27 Common Merganser 76 *
28 Red-breasted Merganser 11 *
29 Ruddy Duck 68 *
30 Ring-necked Pheasant 69
31 Ruffed Grouse 51
32 Wild Turkey 31 *
33 Northern Bobwhite 5
34 Common Loon 22 cw
35 Pied-billed Grebe 62 *
36 Horned Grebe 24 *
37 Red-necked Grebe 2
38 Double-crested Cormorant 6
39 American Bittern 8
40 Great Blue Heron 64 *
41 Great Egret 2
42 Little Blue Heron 2
43 Green Heron 2
44 Black-crowned Night Heron 15
45 Black Vulture 28 *
46 Turkey Vulture 44 *
47 Bald Eagle 32 *
48 Northern Harrier 67 *
49 Sharp-shinned Hawk 65 *
50 Cooper’s Hawk 52 *
51 Northern Goshawk 22
52 Red-shouldered Hawk 72 *
53 Broad-winged Hawk 1
54 Red-tailed Hawk 82 *
55 Rough-legged Hawk 47
56 Golden Eagle 3
57 American Kestrel 73
58 Merlin 16 *
59 Peregrine Falcon 16 cw
60 King Rail 3
61 Virginia Rail 34
62 Sora 5
63 American Coot 58 *
Killdeer 53
65 Lesser Yellowlegs 1
66 Wilson’s Snipe 52
67 American Woodcock 33
68 Bonaparte’s Gull 2
69 Ring-billed Gull 63 *
70 Herring Gull 79 *
71 Iceland Gull 3
72 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
73 Glaucous Gull 1
74 Great Black-backed Gull 53 *
75 Black-legged Kittiwake 1
76 Rock Pigeon 45 *
77 Mourning Dove 74 *
78 Monk Parakeet 1
79 Barn Owl 14
80 Eastern Screech-Owl 75 *
81 Great Horned Owl 77 *
82 Snowy Owl 1
83 Barred Owl 49 *
84 Long-eared Owl 51
85 Short-eared Owl 13
86 Northern Saw-whet 21
87 Belted Kingfisher 79 *
88 Red-headed Woodpecker 37
89 Red-bellied Woodpecker 47 *
90 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 44 *
91 Downy Woodpecker 82 *
92 Hairy Woodpecker 82 *
93 Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker 80 *
94 Pileated Woodpecker 54 *
95 Eastern Phoebe 11
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 82 *
102 American Crow 82 *
103 Fish Crow 44 *
104 Common Raven 11 *
105 Horned Lark 40
106 Rough-winged Swallow 1
107 Black-capped Chickadee 82 *
108 Boreal Chickadee 4
109 Tufted Titmouse 82 *
110 Red-breasted Nuthatch 59
111 White-breasted Nuthatch 82 *
112 Brown Creeper 82 *
113 Carolina Wren 65 *
114 House Wren 9
115 Winter Wren 75 *
116 Sedge Wren 1
117 Marsh Wren 32 *
118 Golden-crowned Kinglet 78 *
119 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 59 *
120 Eastern Bluebird 58 *
121 Veery 1
122 Hermit Thrush 56 *
123 Wood Thrush 2
124 American Robin 79 *
125 Gray Catbird 48
126 Northern Mockingbird 60 *
127 Brown Thrasher 29
128 European Starling 82 *
129 American Pipit 27 *
130 Cedar Waxwing 63 *
131 Orange-crowned Warbler 11
132 Nashville Warbler 2
133 Magnolia Warbler 1
134 Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler 54 *
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 *
144 American Tree Sparrow 82 *
145 Chipping Sparrow 22 *
146 Clay-colored Sparrow 2
147 Field Sparrow 78 *
148 Vesper Sparrow 17
149 Savannah Sparrow 59 *
150 Fox Sparrow 72 *
151 Song Sparrow 82 *
152 Lincoln’s Sparrow 4
153 Swamp Sparrow 82 *
154 White-throated Sparrow 82 *
155 White-crowned Sparrow 30
156 Golden-crowned Sparrow 3
157 Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Junco 82 *
Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco 3
158 Lapland Longspur 3
159 Snow Bunting 22
160 Northern Cardinal 82 *
161 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
162 Black-headed Grosbeak 1
163 Painted Bunting 1
164 Dickcissel 2
165 Bobolink 1
166 Red-winged Blackbird 79 *
167 Eastern Meadowlark 41
168 Yellow-headed Blackbird 1
169 Rusty Blackbird 78 *
170 Common Grackle 66 *
171 Brown-headed Cowbird 68 *
172 Baltimore Oriole 1
173 Pine Grosbeak 4
174 Purple Finch 75 cw
175 House Finch 54 *
176 Red Crossbill 8
177 White-winged Crossbill 2
178 Common Redpoll 19
179 Pine Siskin 48
180 American Goldfinch 82 *
181 Evening Grosbeak 33
182 House Sparrow 82 *

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