Our 2012 Guided Walks: Total Species List!

If you participated in all of the 30+ guided walks and events sponsored by the Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audubon Society in 2012 and paid really great attention, you could have seen 142 species of birds.

Denise Farrell of the BCAS compiled a list of all the species seen at these events. Pretty amazing list but it's a pretty amazing place!

(Thanks Denise!)

Full list follows. (Our first walk for 2013 is Sunday, Jan. 6. Details soon.)

Canada Goose

Mute Swan


American Wigeon

American Black Duck


Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal


Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup


Long-tailed Duck


Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Cormorant

American White Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

 Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Turkey Vulture


Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

 Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

American Coot

Semipalmated Plover


Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

American Woodcock

Laughing Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Forster's Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Barred Owl

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon


Eastern Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Common Raven

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Tree Swallow

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Marsh Wren

Carolina Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet


Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing


Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler


Eastern Towhee

American Tree Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Purple Finch

House Finch

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch


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