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