Category Archives: Historical

The Emerald Ash Borer and Morris County Parks – Jan. 11, 2020

On December 22, a team of Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) participants visited Central Park of Morris County, the former Greystone Park property. See a prior post about the park here. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary that day. The … Continue reading

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Updated Totals for 2019 Boonton CBC: 96 Species

The compiler missed a checklist. The total species count is now 96. The completely updated 2019 Boonton CBC report is at the same link as when it was originally posted: https://mocosocobirds.com/2019/12/24/the-84th-boonton-christmas-bird-count-report-2019/ The same report is here: https://mocosocobirds.com/birds-of-morris-county-n-j/boontoncbc/2019-2/ Reports going back … Continue reading

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The 84th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2019

This is an updated version of the report. The compiler missed a checklist. The total species count is adjusted to 96, not 94 as originally stated. The 84th annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2019, … Continue reading

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NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife: Piping Plover/Beach Nesting Birds 2019 Management Reports – Nov. 7, 2019

NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife: Piping Plover/Beach Nesting Birds 2019 Management Reports Not a typical Morris and Somerset County blog post, but in case you do not subscribe to New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife newsletters, here are … Continue reading

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Yellow Rail at Great Swamp NWR on Oct. 25, 2019

Yellow Rail Found (deceased) at Great Swamp NWR Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) is a rare visitor to New Jersey with approximately forty accepted records going back to circa 1877 (see the New Jersey Bird Records Committee’s Accepted Records list here). … Continue reading

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eBird tidying up and a request – Sept. 26, 2019

This is a quick post to report that a pair of Troy Meadows eBird hotspots are merged into one: Troy Meadows Natural Area–So. Beverwyck Rd. and Troy Meadows Natural Area–Patriots Path. Both former hotspots are the same habitat and in … Continue reading

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The Raptor Trust Benefit – May 19, 2019

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The White Red-tailed Hawk of Watnong Mtn.; Woody Guthrie and Greystone – Dec. 9, 2018

(Click on the photos for either larger images or links to other websites.) Watnong Mountain’s White (leucistic) Red-tailed Hawk is back for another winter, roosting along Old Dover Road in Parsippany-Troy Hills, just around the corner from Greystone Park Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Cory’s Shearwater in Madison (Aug. 1, not since) – Aug. 4, 2018

You read the title of this post correctly. Robert Blair of The Raptor Trust informed mocosocoBirds a short time ago that on August 1, 2018: “a bird was left in our admit office that was found on Lorraine Ave. at … Continue reading

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2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Report – Dec. 2017

Further down on this page is a link to the 2017 New Jersey Bald Eagle Project Report, released on December 4. Larissa Smith, Biologist and Volunteer Manager of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and Kathleen E. Clark prepared the report. … Continue reading

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