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2008 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 352,756       45      
Ross's Goose 2       1      
Brant 2,680       37      
Barnacle Goose 3       3      
Canada Goose 64,515       650      
Mute Swan 684       87      
Tundra Swan 292       26      
Wood Duck 124       25      
Gadwall 165       19      
Eurasian Wigeon 2       2      
American Wigeon 183       13      
American Black Duck 2,046       84      
Mallard 5,090       320      
Northern Shoveler 401       17      
Northern Pintail 1,718       22      
Green-winged Teal 302       18      
Canvasback 288       10      
Redhead 17       5      
Ring-necked Duck 895       40      
Greater Scaup 12,244       17      
Lesser Scaup 39       4      
Common Eider 1       1      
Harlequin Duck 30       2      
Surf Scoter 14       2      
White-winged Scoter 3       1      
Black Scoter 12       2      
Long-tailed Duck 244       6      
Bufflehead 1,104       67      
Common Goldeneye 88       15      
Hooded Merganser 1,089       108      
Common Merganser 1,761       91      
Red-breasted Merganser 245       26      
Ruddy Duck 580       34      
Northern Bobwhite 14       5      
Ring-necked Pheasant 39       12      
Wild Turkey 698       75      
Red-throated Loon 14       3      
Common Loon 109       28      
Pied-billed Grebe 25       13      
Horned Grebe 22       6      
Northern Gannet 7       3      
Double-crested Cormorant 72       28      
Great Cormorant 31       16      
Great Blue Heron 177       125      
Great Egret 7       4      
Snowy Egret 4       4      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 27       3      
Black Vulture 184       70      
Turkey Vulture 1,667       517      
Osprey 4       4      
Bald Eagle 77       41      
Northern Harrier 122       63      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 133       123      
Cooper's Hawk 178       157      
Red-shouldered Hawk 35       26      
Red-tailed Hawk 661       430      
Rough-legged Hawk 17       13      
Golden Eagle 4       3      
American Kestrel 25       21      
Merlin 9       9      
Peregrine Falcon 23       21      
Clapper Rail 3       1      
American Coot 621       22      
Black-bellied Plover 5       2      
Killdeer 36       16      
American Oystercatcher 14       2      
Greater Yellowlegs 1       1      
Ruddy Turnstone 40       1      
Sanderling 147       4      
Western Sandpiper 32       4      
Purple Sandpiper 134       6      
Dunlin 366       5      
American Woodcock 2       2      
Bonaparte's Gull 22       7      
Ring-billed Gull 8,886       258      
Herring Gull 6,503       210      
Iceland Gull 1       1      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 9       3      
Glaucous Gull 2       1      
Great Black-backed Gull 1,204       82      
Rock Pigeon 3,830       245      
Mourning Dove 10,831       1,812      
Barn Owl 8       4      
Eastern Screech-Owl 7       7      
Great Horned Owl 14       11      
Barred Owl 3       2      
Long-eared Owl 6       3      
Short-eared Owl 33       8      
Belted Kingfisher 70       63      
Red-headed Woodpecker 4       4      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,529       1,115      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 54       45      
Downy Woodpecker 2,559       1,434      
Hairy Woodpecker 562       392      
Northern Flicker 264       181      
Pileated Woodpecker 50       42      
Eastern Phoebe 34       16      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
Blue Jay 4,919       1,448      
American Crow 11,643       871      
Fish Crow 757       50      
Common Raven 10       4      
Horned Lark 75       1      
Tree Swallow 55       13      
Carolina Chickadee 1,202       362      
Black-capped Chickadee 3,193       1,000      
Tufted Titmouse 4,801       1,555      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 526       338      
White-breasted Nuthatch 2,366       1,244      
Brown Creeper 143       107      
Carolina Wren 984       623      
Winter Wren 151       58      
Marsh Wren 17       7      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 66       30      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 40       29      
Eastern Bluebird 523       145      
Townsend's Solitaire 1       1      
Hermit Thrush 29       28      
American Robin 7,585       530      
Gray Catbird 48       37      
Northern Mockingbird 445       334      
Brown Thrasher 7       4      
European Starling 22,576       866      
American Pipit 14       2      
Bohemian Waxwing 3       2      
Cedar Waxwing 634       45      
Lapland Longspur 7       3      
Snow Bunting 37       3      
Common Yellowthroat 1       1      
Palm Warbler 1       1      
Pine Warbler 13       13      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 163       63      
Eastern Towhee 39       20      
American Tree Sparrow 1,077       214      
Chipping Sparrow 259       105      
Clay-colored Sparrow 1       1      
Field Sparrow 431       77      
Savannah Sparrow 38       19      
Seaside Sparrow 3       2      
Fox Sparrow 72       48      
Song Sparrow 1,406       513      
Swamp Sparrow 51       19      
White-throated Sparrow 4,670       915      
White-crowned Sparrow 360       71      
Dark-eyed Junco 13,235       1,698      
Northern Cardinal 4,936       1,771      
Red-winged Blackbird 11,385       492      
Eastern Meadowlark 9       4      
Yellow-headed Blackbird 1       1      
Rusty Blackbird 561       20      
Common Grackle 33,306       669      
Boat-tailed Grackle 102       2      
Brown-headed Cowbird 6,841       171      
Baltimore Oriole 2       2      
Purple Finch 1,139       336      
House Finch 6,702       1,192      
Red Crossbill 1       1      
White-winged Crossbill 4       4      
Common Redpoll 198       37      
Pine Siskin 118       35      
American Goldfinch 5,550       1,062      
Evening Grosbeak 6       2      
House Sparrow 9,723       1,091      
Total 657,150             

A total of 163 species were reported.

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.

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