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A Report from

USA: New Jersey. 23rd-29th September 1997,

Rick Simpson

Rick spent the previous 20 days in Brazil (see South America Reports)



  1. Common Loon Gavia immer Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  2. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Jamaica Bay.
  3. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus Jamaica Bay, Overpeck, Allendale, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  4. Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Jamaica Bay, Brigantine.
  5. Green-backed Heron Butorides striatus Sandy Hook.
  6. Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Hackensack.
  7. Snowy Egret Egretta thula Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  8. Great Egret Egretta alba Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  9. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  10. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Jamaica Bay.
  11. Mute Swan Cygnus olor Introduced, Denville area.
  12. Snow Goose Chen caerulescens 200 +Brigantine.
  13. Canada Goose Branta canadensis Everywhere.
  14. Light-bellied Brent Goose Branta hrota Sandy Hook.
  15. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Everywhere.
  16. American Black Duck Anas rubripes Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  17. Gadwall Anas strepera Jamaica Bay.
  18. Green-winged teal Anas crecca carolinensis Hackensack.
  19. American wigeon Anas americana Jamaica Bay.
  20. Northern Pintail Anas acuta Brigantine.
  21. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Jamaica Bay.
  22. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Jamaica Bay.
  23. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Jamaica Bay.
  24. Wood Duck Aix sponsa Allendale.
  25. Greater Scaup Aythya marila Sandy Hook.
  26. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Jamaica Bay.
  27. Semi-palmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Jamaica Bay.
  28. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Overpeck.
  29. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  30. American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominicana Brigantine.
  31. Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica 1 Jamaica Bay, 1 Brigantine.
  32. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  33. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Jamaica Bay.
  34. Dowitcher sp. Limnodromus sp. Jamaica Bay.
  35. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Hackensack, Brigantine.
  36. Dunlin Calidris alpina Jamaica Bay, Brigantine.
  37. Semi-palmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Jamaica Bay, Brigantine.
  38. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla Jamaica Bay, Brigantine.
  39. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotus Jamaica Bay, Brigantine.
  40. Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  41. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine et al.
  42. American Herring gull Larus argentatus smithsonianus Jamaica bay, Brigantine.
  43. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  44. Common Tern Sterna hirundo Brigantine.
  45. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Everywhere.
  46. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus 1 Ad. Brigantine.
  47. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus 1 fm Great Swamp near Denville. 1 Brigantine.
  48. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus 2 Allendale, 1 Tourne, 1 Sandy Hook.
  49. Coopers Hawk Accipiter cooperii 1 Tourne.
  50. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 1 Tourne.
  51. Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus 6 Tourne.
  52. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 2 Tourne, et al.
  53. Osprey Pandion haliaetus 1 Overpeck.
  54. American Kestrel Falco sparverius Overpeck, Tourne.
  55. Merlin Falco columbarius 1 Brigantine.
  56. Peregrine Falco peregrinus 1 Sandy Hook, 1 Brigantine.
  57. Rock Dove Columba livia Feral birds everywhere.
  58. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura Everywhere.
  59. Eastern Screech-owl Otus asio Heard only Brigantine.
  60. Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 1 Sandy Hook.
  61. Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Sandy Hook.
  62. Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon Jamaica Bay, Hackensack, Sandy Hook.
  63. Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Tourne.
  64. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus Everywhere.
  65. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius Tourne.
  66. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens Overpeck, Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  67. Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus 1 Great Swamp.
  68. Eastern Wood-peewee Contopus virens 1 Sandy Hook.
  69. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe Allendale, Tourne, Sandy Hook, Brigantine.
  70. Empidonax Flycatcher Empidonax sp. 3 Sandy Hook.
  71. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor Everywhere.
  72. Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata Everywhere.
  73. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos Everywhere.
  74. Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus Denville.
  75. Tufted Titmouse Parus bicolor Allendale, Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  76. Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus Allendale, Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  77. Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis Brigantine.
  78. Brown Creeper Certhia americana Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  79. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  80. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  81. House Wren Troglodytes aedon Jamaica Bay, Allendale.
  82. Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa Sandy Hook.
  83. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula Sandy Hook.
  84. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Great Swamp.
  85. Veery Catharus fuscescens 1 Sandy Hook.
  86. American Robin Turdus migratorius Great Swamp, Sandy Hook.
  87. Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis Everywhere.
  88. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Everywhere.
  89. Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Allendale, Sandy Hook.
  90. American Pipit Anthus rubescens Overpeck.
  91. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum Sandy Hook.
  92. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Introduced eveywhere.
  93. Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius Sandy Hook.
  94. Red-eyed Vireo Vireo virescens Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  95. Tennesse Warbler Vermivora peregrina Overpeck, Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  96. Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla Allendale.
  97. Northern Parula Parula americana Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  98. Black & White Warbler Mniotilta varia 2 Tourne.
  99. Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens Sandy Hook.
  100. Blackburnian Warbler Dendroica fusca 1 Sandy Hook.
  101. Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia Allendale, Sandy Hook, Tourne.
  102. Myrtle Warbler Dendroica coronata Allendale, Overpeck, Sandy Hook, Tourne.
  103. Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor Overpeck, Sandy Hook.
  104. Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata Overpeck.
  105. Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus Great Swamp.
  106. Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum Overpeck.
  107. Yellow warbler Dendroica petechia 1 Sandy Hook.
  108. Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas Allendale, Overpeck, Sandy Hook.
  109. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens 1 Overpeck (1st for park!)
  110. American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla Allendale, Sandy Hook, Tourne.
  111. Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheuticus ludovicianus Hackensack, Sandy Hook.
  112. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Allendale, Tourne, Sandy Hook.
  113. Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Allendale.
  114. Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythropthalmus Sandy Hook.
  115. Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus Union Beach near Brigantine.
  116. Seaside Sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Brigantine, Union Beach.
  117. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis Overpeck, Allendale.
  118. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia Jamaica Bay, Allendale, Overpeck, Sandy Hook.
  119. Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina Denville area, Sandy Hook.
  120. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Sandy Hook.
  121. White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Sandy Hook.
  122. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolni Allendale, Overpeck.
  123. Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana Allendale.
  124. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Sandy Hook.
  125. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Near Allendale.
  126. Boat-tailed Grackle Quiscalus major 2 Brigantine.
  127. Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscala Denville et al.
  128. Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Sandy Hook.
  129. House Sparrow Passer domesticus Introduced, everywhere.
  130. American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis Allendale, Sandy Hook.
  131. House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus Introduced, Sandy Hook.

This report is republished here with the kind permission of Bren McCartney of the Berkshire Birds Web Page (see links)

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