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2012 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
Greater White-fronted Goose 1       1      
Snow Goose 46,106       44      
Brant 5,670       54      
Canada Goose 38,699       646      
Mute Swan 885       121      
Tundra Swan 303       14      
Wood Duck 88       18      
Gadwall 383       30      
Eurasian Wigeon 1       1      
American Wigeon 941       24      
American Black Duck 3,748       84      
Mallard 5,448       364      
Blue-winged Teal 5       2      
Northern Shoveler 836       24      
Northern Pintail 2,198       32      
Green-winged Teal 529       22      
Canvasback 430       12      
Redhead 24       3      
Ring-necked Duck 1,567       57      
Greater Scaup 511       14      
Lesser Scaup 819       13      
Common Eider 38       3      
Harlequin Duck 62       3      
Surf Scoter 68       7      
White-winged Scoter 141       2      
Black Scoter 48       6      
Long-tailed Duck 272       13      
Bufflehead 1,805       96      
Common Goldeneye 191       8      
Hooded Merganser 775       111      
Common Merganser 763       60      
Red-breasted Merganser 321       40      
Ruddy Duck 262       22      
Ring-necked Pheasant 12       7      
Wild Turkey 679       54      
Red-throated Loon 145       12      
Common Loon 139       26      
Pied-billed Grebe 41       23      
Horned Grebe 22       6      
Northern Gannet 35       8      
Double-crested Cormorant 106       28      
Great Cormorant 20       12      
Great Blue Heron 241       104      
Great Egret 27       16      
Snowy Egret 1       1      
Tricolored Heron 4       3      
Black-crowned Night-Heron 10       1      
Glossy Ibis 1       1      
Black Vulture 374       107      
Turkey Vulture 2,359       594      
Northern Harrier 90       48      
Sharp-shinned Hawk 72       67      
Cooper's Hawk 124       108      
Bald Eagle 144       88      
Red-shouldered Hawk 31       23      
Red-tailed Hawk 679       419      
Rough-legged Hawk 3       2      
American Coot 1,156       51      
Sandhill Crane 20       3      
Black-bellied Plover 1       1      
Killdeer 53       21      
American Oystercatcher 7       3      
Greater Yellowlegs 10       3      
Ruddy Turnstone 53       3      
Sanderling 6       2      
Purple Sandpiper 50       7      
Dunlin 624       7      
American Woodcock 10       7      
Bonaparte's Gull 21       6      
Black-headed Gull 1       1      
Ring-billed Gull 10,129       243      
Herring Gull 10,778       240      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 25       4      
Great Black-backed Gull 1,303       90      
Razorbill 5       5      
Rock Pigeon 2,038       220      
Mourning Dove 7,726       1,640      
Barn Owl 1       1      
Eastern Screech-Owl 10       3      
Great Horned Owl 28       22      
Snowy Owl 6       6      
Barred Owl 5       3      
Short-eared Owl 1       1      
Rufous Hummingbird 1       1      
Belted Kingfisher 80       72      
Red-headed Woodpecker 53       50      
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1,407       1,035      
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 21       21      
Downy Woodpecker 2,147       1,251      
Hairy Woodpecker 444       330      
Northern Flicker 200       141      
Pileated Woodpecker 65       53      
American Kestrel 9       9      
Merlin 4       4      
Peregrine Falcon 22       22      
Monk Parakeet 22       1      
Eastern Phoebe 3       3      
Northern Shrike 1       1      
White-eyed Vireo 2       1      
Blue Jay 3,749       1,203      
American Crow 6,093       712      
Fish Crow 682       66      
Common Raven 87       12      
Horned Lark 4       2      
Tree Swallow 6       1      
Carolina Chickadee 1,621       580      
Black-capped Chickadee 1,761       726      
Tufted Titmouse 3,389       1,307      
Red-breasted Nuthatch 56       39      
White-breasted Nuthatch 1,637       914      
Brown Creeper 91       76      
Winter Wren 34       25      
Marsh Wren 11       8      
Carolina Wren 754       520      
Golden-crowned Kinglet 28       13      
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12       10      
Eastern Bluebird 647       165      
Hermit Thrush 29       28      
American Robin 13,014       725      
Gray Catbird 26       20      
Northern Mockingbird 429       325      
Brown Thrasher 6       6      
European Starling 14,730       870      
American Pipit 97       7      
Cedar Waxwing 333       31      
Snow Bunting 2       1      
Ovenbird 2       2      
Palm Warbler 2       1      
Pine Warbler 1       1      
Yellow-rumped Warbler 290       94      
Eastern Towhee 48       15      
American Tree Sparrow 540       95      
Chipping Sparrow 110       44      
Field Sparrow 311       63      
Savannah Sparrow 17       7      
Saltmarsh Sparrow 5       2      
Seaside Sparrow 3       2      
Fox Sparrow 38       21      
Song Sparrow 1,282       434      
Swamp Sparrow 43       13      
White-throated Sparrow 3,656       869      
White-crowned Sparrow 144       44      
Dark-eyed Junco 8,439       1,404      
Northern Cardinal 4,191       1,573      
Red-winged Blackbird 15,246       415      
Eastern Meadowlark 4       2      
Rusty Blackbird 20       4      
Common Grackle 59,448       642      
Boat-tailed Grackle 160       19      
Brown-headed Cowbird 2,287       169      
Baltimore Oriole 10       10      
Purple Finch 409       139      
House Finch 6,023       1,153      
Common Redpoll 2       1      
Pine Siskin 104       34      
American Goldfinch 2,544       635      
House Sparrow 7,647       926      
Total 320,199             

A total of 157 species were reported.

See list of localities in New Jersey with reports.

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