DeKorte Family-friendly Bird Count: The Full List

We had a fun Sunday bird walk/bird count at DeKorte on Sunday, with 20 participants and 39 species of birds. Bird of the day was a low-flying American Kestrel, headed from the Kingsland Overlook toward the Shorebird Pool, seen By Julie McCall.

As for incidental butterflies, we also has several Pearl Crescents and Silver-spotted Skippers, a Black Swallowtail, a Question Mark, Broad-winged Skippers, Cabbage Whites and a Orange Sulphur.

We will post some pix by Jeff Nicol on Tuesday.

(Thanks to Julie, Peggy, and Denise for helping with the list, which follows).

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Bergen County, New Jersey, US
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:00 AM
Protocol:   Traveling
Party size:    20
Duration:    1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)Distance:    1.2 mile(s)

Comments:    This was our first-ever summer bird count for families and folks, sponsored by NJ Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon.

38 species total

3 Canada Goose

6  Mute Swan

20 Mallard

15 Double-crested Cormorant

2 Great Blue Heron

8 Great Egret

4 Snowy Egret

1 Osprey

1 Peregrine Falcon

1 American Kestrel

1 Spotted Sandpiper

20 Greater Yellowlegs

12 Lesser Yellowlegs

200 Semipalmated Sandpiper

1 Least Sandpiper

12 Short-billed Dowitcher

5 Forster's Terns

2 Ring-billed Gull

1 Herring Gull

3 Mourning Dove

1 Chimney Swift

2 Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's)

1 Eastern Kingbird

1 Blue Jay

2  Common Raven

50 Barn Swallow

8 Tree Swallow

2 Marsh Wren

12 American Robin

3 Gray Catbird

1 Northern Mockingbird

2 European Starling

2 Cedar Waxwing

1 Yellow Warbler

3 Song Sparrow

1 Northern Cardinal

3 house finches

3 Red-winged Blackbird

5 American Goldfinch

12 House Sparrow

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