April Fool’s Day Walk: The Full and Truthful List

Yesterday's walk was notable for its long list of notable birds — including Long-tailed Duck, American Widgeon, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Gray Ghost, Bald Eagle, Pied-billed Grebe, White-crowned Sparrow (above) and a pair of Ospreys.

Thanks to Roy Woodford for the White-crown photo!

Full list of 43 — count 'em, 43 — species follows.

Richard W. DeKorte Park, Bergen, US-NJ
Apr 1, 2012 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
Comments:     This was the First Sunday of the Month sponsored by Bergen County Audubon Society and the N.J. Meadowlands Commission.
43 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  X
Gadwall  X
American Wigeon  X
American Black Duck  X
Mallard  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Northern Pintail  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Greater Scaup  X
Lesser Scaup  X
Long-tailed Duck  X     In the Saw Mill Creek Mudflats….  
                  (Thanks, Julie and Denise, and vice versa!)
Bufflehead  X
Common Merganser  X
Ruddy Duck  X
Pied-billed Grebe  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X

Great Egret  X

Osprey  X
Bald Eagle  X
Northern Harrier  X
Killdeer  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Mourning Dove  X
Downy Woodpecker  X

Northern Flicker  X

Tree Swallow  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  X
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X

Song Sparrow  X

White-throated Sparrow  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X

Northern Cardinal  X

Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X

Brown-headed Cowbird  X

House Sparrow  X


One thought on “April Fool’s Day Walk: The Full and Truthful List

  1. julie

    Also present on Sunday at DeKorte and Disposal Road/Amvets Way before and/or after the walk:
    Rock Pigeon
    Blue Jay
    Great Blue Heron (5)
    American Goldfinch
    Common Loon (flyover)
    Peregrine Falcon
    American Kestrel
    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Golden-crowned Kinglet
    Ring-necked Pheasant
    Brown Creeper
    and off Valley Brook Ave: an Eastern Phoebe.
    Also worth noting that although White-crowned numbers seemed down this year – I had to fight for every White-crowned I got all winter – yesterday I had a grand total of 12!
    Spring is here!


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