Category Archives: Somerset County

Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebes at Boonton Reservoir – Mar. 27, 2018

Birds on the move Bird activity is warming up after a dreary and endless winter. Joe Barbieri found a Red-throated Loon at Boonton Reservoir, March 26. It was seen by several observers today, March 27. Ray Duffy reports two Red-throated … Continue reading

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Birds After the Storms – Mar. 10, 2018

Condolences to all who have endured hardship over the past nine days as two epic storms battered the northeastern United States. Seriously, enough is enough. A few highlight birds of late winter are currently in Morris County. Alex Bernzweig relocated … Continue reading

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Eurasian Wigeon, Tundra Swans – Feb. 25, 2018

Eurasian Wigeon at Silas Condict County Park (Click on the photo for a larger image.) Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon is not known as a birding destination spot. This is no fault of its own, but there are so … Continue reading

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Tundra Swan Fallout – Feb. 24, 2018

You need a magnifier to see the Tundra Swans near the south shore of the island at Boonton Reservoir in the above photo. The group of swans extends both left and right out of the range of the image. More … Continue reading

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Greater White-fronted Goose, Eurasian Wigeon in Morris – Feb. 4, 2018

Thousands of Canada Geese and a small number of ducks are using Clyde Potts Reservoir in Mendham Twp. this winter. It is one of the few bodies of water in the area that has a sizable section of ice-free water. … Continue reading

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Snowy Owl and other birds – Jan. 22, 2017

Snowy Owl in Dover (Jan. 16) (Click on the photo for a larger image.) A guy walks into a bus depot… On Tuesday, January, 16, Allan Favino was at his job at the Lakeland Bus Terminal in Dover, NJ when … Continue reading

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Birds of the New Year – Jan. 7, 2018

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Arctic conditions have frozen most of the water in Morris County. Somerset County does not have many bodies of water to freeze although the Raritan River is open enough to host thousands … Continue reading

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December Birds, Christmas Bird Count Info – Dec. 14, 2017

The past few days have reports of flyover Canada Geese and Snow Geese in the Morris and Somerset County areas. The following dark-morph (“Blue”) Snow Goose was photographed today by Chuck Hantis at Loantaka Brook Reservation. (Click on the photo for … 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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November Birds; Christmas Bird Counts – Nov. 26, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) A Northern Shrike continues at the Great Swamp NWR where it is present since October 24. The Shrike is seen most often at the overlook on Pleasant Plains Road but is also … Continue reading

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