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2006 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 117,169       26      
Brant 6,469       56      
Canada Goose 37,691       382      
Mute Swan 783       65      
Tundra Swan 13       2      
Wood Duck 47       11      
Gadwall 120       11      
Eurasian Wigeon 8       3      
American Wigeon 227       26      
American Black Duck 2,729       73      
Mallard 3,909       225      
Northern Shoveler 215       12      
Northern Pintail 1,348       24      
Green-winged Teal 171       18      
Canvasback 43       5      
Redhead 15       4      
Ring-necked Duck 362       29      
Greater Scaup 1,637       14      
Lesser Scaup 445       22      
Common Eider 71       3      
Harlequin Duck 58       4      
Surf Scoter 2,544       17      
White-winged Scoter 13       2      
Black Scoter 3,637       14      
Long-tailed Duck 1,273       18      
Bufflehead 1,427       52      
Common Goldeneye 54       9      
Hooded Merganser 560       61      
Common Merganser 454       55      
Red-breasted Merganser 145       20      
Ruddy Duck 331       16      
Northern Bobwhite 2       2      
Ring-necked Pheasant 27       10      
Wild Turkey 760       56      
Red-throated Loon 18       10      
Common Loon 87       21      
Pied-billed Grebe 18       11      
Horned Grebe 2       2      
Northern Gannet 7       2      
Double-crested Cormorant 70       20      
Great Cormorant 4       4      
American Bittern 2       2      
Great Blue Heron 138       88      
Great Egret 5       5      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 6       3      
Black Vulture 221       48      
Turkey Vulture 1,148       298      
Bald Eagle 54       32      
Northern Harrier 61       41      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 87       87      
Cooper's Hawk 99       95      
Northern Goshawk 1       1      
Red-shouldered Hawk 25       22      
Red-tailed Hawk 384       264      
Rough-legged Hawk 2       2      
American Kestrel 25       19      
Merlin 8       6      
Peregrine Falcon 4       4      
Clapper Rail 1       1      
American Coot 249       15      
Black-bellied Plover 7       2      
Semipalmated Plover 2       1      
Killdeer 19       10      
American Oystercatcher 5       1      
Spotted Sandpiper 2       1      
Greater Yellowlegs 1       1      
Lesser Yellowlegs 1       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 25       4      
Sanderling 612       15      
Western Sandpiper 5       2      
Purple Sandpiper 80       5      
Dunlin 3,299       9      
Wilson's Snipe 8       1      
American Woodcock 8       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 41       2      
Black-headed Gull 2       2      
Ring-billed Gull 5,220       160      
Herring Gull 19,405       154      
Iceland Gull 32       2      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 45       4      
Glaucous Gull 19       3      
Great Black-backed Gull 2,585       60      
Razorbill 2       2      
Rock Pigeon 2,005       181      
Mourning Dove 7,360       1,275      
Barn Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 12       9      
Great Horned Owl 12       8      
Barred Owl 1       1      
Long-eared Owl 14       4      
Short-eared Owl 2       1      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 2       2      
Belted Kingfisher 34       33      
Red-headed Woodpecker 31       25      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,052       812      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 31       29      
Downy Woodpecker 1,888       1,044      
Hairy Woodpecker 308       230      
Northern Flicker 112       83      
Pileated Woodpecker 37       27      
Eastern Phoebe 22       5      
Northern Shrike 2       2      
Blue Jay 2,608       886      
American Crow 2,729       481      
Fish Crow 388       34      
Common Raven 18       6      
Horned Lark 268       3      
Tree Swallow 9       5      
Carolina Chickadee 937       314      
Black-capped Chickadee 2,946       940      
Tufted Titmouse 2,763       1,030      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 253       191      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,551       835      
Brown Creeper 160       129      
Carolina Wren 564       404      
Winter Wren 73       26      
Marsh Wren 3       2      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 22       11      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5       5      
Eastern Bluebird 272       77      
Hermit Thrush 33       25      
American Robin 10,113       349      
Gray Catbird 65       36      
Northern Mockingbird 316       236      
Brown Thrasher 13       8      
European Starling 12,488       634      
Cedar Waxwing 267       28      
Lapland Longspur 6       1      
Snow Bunting 78       8      
Orange-crowned Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 2       2      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 121       45      
Eastern Towhee 55       40      
American Tree Sparrow 983       163      
Chipping Sparrow 192       64      
Field Sparrow 292       50      
Savannah Sparrow 41       18      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 3       3      
Seaside Sparrow 4       2      
Fox Sparrow 163       87      
Song Sparrow 1,079       393      
Swamp Sparrow 15       8      
White-throated Sparrow 4,371       813      
White-crowned Sparrow 229       52      
Dark-eyed Junco 10,424       1,279      
Northern Cardinal 3,466       1,193      
Red-winged Blackbird 8,034       310      
Eastern Meadowlark 10       2      
Rusty Blackbird 69       7      
Brewer's Blackbird 7       1      
Common Grackle 34,401       404      
Boat-tailed Grackle 90       10      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,184       163      
Baltimore Oriole 1       1      
Purple Finch 966       208      
House Finch 4,524       852      
White-winged Crossbill 1       1      
Common Redpoll 20       9      
Pine Siskin 49       18      
American Goldfinch 5,668       801      
House Sparrow 5,745       738      
Total 353,992             

A total of 161 species were reported.

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.

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