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