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2000 Results: New Jersey

Other years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.


Species [taxonomic]
[alphabetic]
Number of Birds   Number of Checklists
Reporting the Species
Snow Goose 3,334       26      
Ross's Goose 1       1      
Brant 4,294       9      
Canada Goose 39,562       682      
Mute Swan 507       46      
Tundra Swan 107       13      
Wood Duck 92       19      
Gadwall 48       9      
American Wigeon 430       16      
American Black Duck 1,269       56      
Mallard 8,410       358      
Northern Shoveler 52       8      
Northern Pintail 142       17      
Green-winged Teal 95       10      
Canvasback 753       19      
Redhead 238       9      
Ring-necked Duck 100       13      
Greater Scaup 298       2      
Lesser Scaup 53       6      
Surf Scoter 5       1      
White-winged Scoter 17       1      
Black Scoter 2       1      
Long-tailed Duck 107       5      
Bufflehead 635       34      
Common Goldeneye 60       10      
Barrow's Goldeneye 4       1      
Hooded Merganser 199       35      
Common Merganser 339       27      
Red-breasted Merganser 187       21      
Ruddy Duck 86       9      
Northern Bobwhite 18       8      
Ring-necked Pheasant 54       26      
Wild Turkey 889       93      
Red-throated Loon 1       1      
Common Loon 13       7      
Pied-billed Grebe 11       8      
Horned Grebe 2       1      
Northern Gannet 7       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 20       13      
Great Cormorant 32       4      
American Bittern 2       2      
Great Blue Heron 124       77      
Great Egret 1       1      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4       2      
Black Vulture 92       22      
Turkey Vulture 1,177       304      
Osprey 8       7      
Bald Eagle 48       16      
Northern Harrier 50       42      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 173       158      
Cooper's Hawk 71       68      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 27       24      
Red-tailed Hawk 611       425      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
Golden Eagle 1       1      
American Kestrel 27       21      
Merlin 14       14      
Peregrine Falcon 11       9      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
American Coot 124       21      
Black-bellied Plover 5       2      
Killdeer 26       16      
American Oystercatcher 1       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 27       5      
Sanderling 34       2      
American Woodcock 16       9      
Bonaparte's Gull 4       2      
Laughing Gull 309       37      
Ring-billed Gull 3,656       106      
Herring Gull 3,890       270      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 9       5      
Great Black-backed Gull 264       39      
Rock Pigeon 4,166       398      
Mourning Dove 12,923       2,171      
Eastern Screech-Owl 17       16      
Great Horned Owl 21       15      
Barred Owl 4       4      
Long-eared Owl 5       2      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 4       2      
Belted Kingfisher 36       32      
Red-headed Woodpecker 104       81      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,327       1,043      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 25       21      
Downy Woodpecker 2,421       1,384      
Hairy Woodpecker 389       280      
Northern Flicker 360       237      
Pileated Woodpecker 60       51      
Eastern Phoebe 15       7      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 6,214       1,831      
American Crow 15,034       1,649      
Fish Crow 27       14      
Common Raven 18       3      
Horned Lark 24       1      
Carolina Chickadee 3,366       760      
Black-capped Chickadee 4,247       1,188      
Tufted Titmouse 6,950       1,986      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 445       286      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,931       1,375      
Brown Creeper 98       80      
Carolina Wren 668       405      
Winter Wren 56       38      
Marsh Wren 4       3      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9       6      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8       7      
Eastern Bluebird 296       89      
Hermit Thrush 31       18      
American Robin 3,808       425      
Gray Catbird 48       32      
Northern Mockingbird 668       487      
Brown Thrasher 3       3      
European Starling 15,718       1,199      
Cedar Waxwing 148       17      
Lapland Longspur 2       2      
Snow Bunting 13       4      
Common Yellowthroat 3       1      
Pine Warbler 13       8      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 217       49      
Eastern Towhee 29       24      
American Tree Sparrow 568       159      
Chipping Sparrow 281       88      
Field Sparrow 173       52      
Savannah Sparrow 58       18      
Fox Sparrow 205       110      
Song Sparrow 3,636       818      
Swamp Sparrow 26       15      
White-throated Sparrow 4,845       1,002      
White-crowned Sparrow 239       80      
Dark-eyed Junco 16,379       2,086      
Northern Cardinal 6,479       2,095      
Dickcissel 2       1      
Red-winged Blackbird 2,097       250      
Eastern Meadowlark 13       4      
Rusty Blackbird 21       8      
Common Grackle 5,758       460      
Boat-tailed Grackle 59       13      
Brown-headed Cowbird 917       149      
Purple Finch 1,548       297      
House Finch 8,229       1,302      
Common Redpoll 15       2      
Pine Siskin 254       52      
American Goldfinch 6,273       979      
Evening Grosbeak 8       4      
House Sparrow 11,396       1,304      
Total 225,737             

A total of 146 species were reported.

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.

This report was updated 15-Jan-2013 09:05 ET.