Birding By Boat: The Full List (Kind of)

   We've compiled a list of the birds we saw on our pontoon-boat birding trip on Tuesday. 32 species, including eight Ospreys and quite a few Yellow-crowned Night Herons  — and we're sure we must have missed a few species because we weren't really looking for Northern Cardinals, American Robins, etc.
    Not too shabby.  One of our umpteen Forster's Terns is pictured above. Black-crowned Night Heron is below.

    Full list follows.

Hackensack River, Secaucus
Mill Creek Point to the Swing Bridge
10 a.m. -12:10 p.m.
Number of Observers: 27
Number of species:     32

Canada Goose     X
Mute Swan     2
Mallard     X
Mallard (Domestic type)     X
Double-crested Cormorant     X
Great Blue Heron     12
Great Egret     10
Snowy Egret     X
Black-crowned Night-Heron     6
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron     4
Turkey Vulture     1
Osprey     8
Peregrine Falcon     1
Clapper Rail     1
Killdeer     1
Spotted Sandpiper     5
Solitary Sandpiper     1
Greater Yellowlegs     X
Lesser Yellowlegs     X
Laughing Gull     2
Ring-billed Gull     X
Herring Gull (American)     X
Great Black-backed Gull     6
Forster's Tern     12
Marsh Wren X
Rock Pigeon     2
American Crow     2
European Starling X
Barn Swallow     X
Northern Mockingbird     1
Common Yellowthroat     1
Red-winged Blackbird     2
House Sparrow     X

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