Bird Fest 2010: The Full List, Plus Rare Banding Photo

IMG_1664American Golden Plover 1 The Meadowlands Festival of Birding had a perfect alignment of the stars this weekend — great birds and great birders (and, on Saturday, great weather).

All of this combined for some great sightings, including Whimbrel, Clapper Rail, Sora Rail, Golden Plover and more.

(The Golden Plover pictured here was photographed at Mill Creek Marsh on Saturday by Kevin Bolton, using a digiscope. Thanks, Kevin!)

The full list of 107 species follows (click below if necessary), along  with a rare banding photo.  Please e-mail us if we missed any confirmed birds, and we will update.


(Birds weren't the only ones with bands at Harrier Meadow on Saturday.)

7th Annual NJ Meadowlands Festival of Birding

September 11-12, 2010
Sponsors: Hackensack Riverkeeper and N.J. Audubon Society
Host: N.J. Meadowlands Commission

DRAFT species list (including MEC lobby list, banding list, DeKorte walk list, Harrier Meadow list, Celery Farm list, hawk watch list, & boat reports)

Canada Goose 

Mute Swan

Wood Duck



Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant 

American Bittern

Great Blue Heron     

Great Egret     

Snowy Egret     

Black-crowned Night-Heron     

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron   

Turkey Vulture


Bald Eagle  

Northern Harrier     

Sharp-shinned Hawk     

Cooper's Hawk    

Red-tailed Hawk    

American Kestrel


Peregrine Falcon

Clapper Rail


Black-bellied Plover

American Golden Plover    

Semipalmated Plover     


Spotted Sandpiper  


Solitary Sandpiper     

Greater Yellowlegs     

Lesser Yellowlegs     

Semipalmated Sandpiper     

Least Sandpiper  

White-rumped Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper     

Short-billed Dowitcher     

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull     

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Caspian Tern

Common Tern

Forster's Tern    

Mourning Dove

Rock Pigeon    

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird     

Belted Kingfisher 

Red-bellied Woodpecker   

Downy Woodpecker     

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)

Easter Wood-Pewee    

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher     

Least Flycatcher    

Willow Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo  

Warbling Vireo  

Blue Jay   

America Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow 

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

House Wren

Marsh Wren     

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     

American Robin    

Gray Catbird  

Northern Mockingbird    

Brown Thrasher    

European Starling  

Bay-breasted Warbler

Nashville Warbler 

Northern Parula    

Yellow Warbler   

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler (Western)

Prairie Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler     

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Northern Waterthrush         

Common Yellowthroat     

Savannah Sparrow     

Song Sparrow     

Scarlet Tanager     

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak   

Blue Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird


Common Grackle 

Purple Finch   

House Finch     

American Goldfinch     

House Sparrow   

* Denotes asterisk

4 thoughts on “Bird Fest 2010: The Full List, Plus Rare Banding Photo

  1. julie mccall

    It was a great weekend with lots of great birds. Thanks to the organizers, demonstrators, trip leaders, speakers, vendors, all the other folks who were working on this event to make it a success, and the experienced birders who helped out the less-experienced. 🙂

  2. Jim Wright

    Can’t help your bittern befuddlement, though I thought the same thing. I did answer your other question on the post…


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