Category Archives: Morris County

Redheads, and the 2019 NJ Bald Eagle Report – Jan. 16, 2020

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) After a sparse waterfowl season, wintering ducks are starting to inhabit the lakes of the region. Chuck Hantis had at least eight Redheads and a pair of Canvasbacks at Lake Parsippany today. … Continue reading

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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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Winter Finch Forecast for 2019-20 – Sept. 14, 2019

Ron Pittaway’s annual winter finch forecast is published. Bumper crops of spruce cone, Mountain-ash, etc. foretell the probable absence of winter finches in New Jersey this coming fall and winter seasons. Read the report at Ron Pittaway’s Winter Finch Forecast … Continue reading

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White Ibis in Somerset County; Herons and Egrets – July 17, 2019

Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve in Franklin Twp. continues to attract locally rare bird species. A juvenile White Ibis was found yesterday, July 16, by Christopher Daly and observed by many others late in the day. The White Ibis continues today, July … Continue reading

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Morris Co. Breeders in 2019: Kentucky Warbler and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – July 7, 2019

Confirmed: Kentucky Warblers nesting at Lewis Morris Park, Morris County (Clicking on the image brings you to the Macaulay Library listing of the photo.) On May 16, 2018, a Kentucky Warbler was found at Lewis Morris County Park. It was … Continue reading

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