Birding by Boat: The Full List

Cropped Kestrel From Pontoon Ride, Carlstadt, Aug. 28, 2012Thanks to all who joined us for our Birding by Boat on Tuesday,and thanks to Denise Farrell for the following report.

Highlights included Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Raven, Bald Eagle, an American Kestrel at River Barge Park, and Clapper Rail (heard only).

Butterfly notes: Cloudless Sulphur seen at River Barge Park, plus butterflies zipping along the river (in migration?) throughout the cruise.

The full list follows. (Thanks, Denise, and thanks to Michele Sunberg for the photo of the American Kestrel!)

River Barge Park, Bergen, US-NJ
Aug 28, 2012 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:    This was a birding cruise sponsored by the NJ Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society.
34 species

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Great Egret  X
Snowy Egret  X
Black-crowned Night-Heron  X
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  X
Osprey  X
Bald Eagle  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Clapper Rail  3    Heard by participants of both boats on the birding cruise.
Semipalmated Plover  X
Killdeer  X
Greater Yellowlegs  X
Lesser Yellowlegs  X
Semipalmated Sandpiper  X
Least Sandpiper  X
Short-billed Dowitcher  X
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Forster's Tern  X
Rock Pigeon  X
Mourning Dove  X
American Kestrel  X
Peregrine Falcon  X
Common Raven  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
European Starling  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Boat-tailed Grackle  2    Observed by participants of both boats on the birding cruise.

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