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The 82nd Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2017

The 82nd annual Boonton Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Saturday, December 23, 2017. How can one describe the conditions in the field on that day: miserable, gloomy, wretched, dreadful, soggy, yucky. One can go on and on. A few decades-long veterans … 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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Surf Scoter in Morris; Christmas Bird Count Dates – Dec. 6, 2016

Alan Boyd found a female Surf Scoter Monday, December 5 at Kenvil Lake. The scoter continues as of dusk, Tuesday, December 6 and has been seen by a handful of observers. An earlier post about this peculiar location is here. Reports … Continue reading

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The 80th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report – 2015

Quality, not quantity. The 80th Boonton Christmas Bird Count was conducted on Sunday, December 27, 2015. The recent mild weather continued with the temperature ranging from 45 F degrees at dawn to 60 F degrees at 3:30 PM. Midnight to … Continue reading

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Great Swamp – Watchung Ridges CBC Results from Dec. 19, 2015

From Simon Lane, compiler of the Great Swamp – Watchung Ridges Christmas Bird Count. The count was held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015: With one section yet to report, our count total stands at 84 species and 38,789 individuals on … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count Dates in Morris and Somerset, 2015

Christmas Bird Counts The 116th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season takes place from December 14, 2015 through January 5, 2016. There are three CBCs in Morris and Somerset Counties. The Audubon CBC web page is here. Participants are always welcome and … Continue reading

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The 79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count Report, 2014: 100 Species

79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count, 2014 The 79th Boonton Christmas Bird Count occurred on Sunday, December 21, 2014. 44 observers in 12 separate areas of the count circle tallied 100 species. This is the 13th time the century mark has been reached for … Continue reading

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Great Swamp-Watchung Ridges Christmas Bird Count Report, 2014 – 84 Species

The Great Swamp – Watchung Ridges Christmas Bird Count (CBC) occurred on Saturday, December 20, 2014 The following report is by Simon Lane, compiler of the count. This year we recorded 84 species and 23,350 individuals on the count day. … Continue reading

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Early results of Great Swamp-Watchung Ridges and Boonton Christmas Bird Counts, Dec. 22, 2014

Great Swamp – Watchung Ridges Christmas Bird Count The Great Swamp – Watchung Ridges Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The following preliminary report is from Simon Lane, the compiler: “84 species currently on the … Continue reading

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Nashville Warbler, Christmas Bird Counts, Dec. 11, 2014

Nashville Warbler in Madison A Nashville Warbler visited a home in Madison today. This is an extraordinary record for December, 2014 so far. As of today, and for the entire month, eBird shows two reports of Nashville Warbler in Ontario, two in … Continue reading

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