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The Birds of New Jersey

The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution

William J. Boyle
Kevin T. Karlson photographic editor
Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 320
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    The Birds of New Jersey
    Book Description:

    New Jersey provides some of the most varied and exciting birding in North America, and more than 450 species have been recorded in the state. Yet there has been no comprehensive and readily available guide to the status and distribution of all these species--until now.The Birds of New Jerseyis the most up-to-date and succinct guide for the birds of New Jersey and includes all species known to the state from historical times to the present. Featuring over 200 color photos of rarities and regular species, this book authoritatively provides individual entries that include a summary of status and seasonal distribution, and comments on changes over time. Detailed color-coded maps accompany species accounts, and for species recorded five or fewer times, dates and locations of each record are noted. The introduction examines the state's geography, the history of bird records, and background information to species accounts, and the extensive bibliography guides birders to original sources used in the book. This is the essential resource for birders, ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts interested in the birds of New Jersey and the greater surrounding region.

    Most up-to-date status and distribution guide for New Jersey and surrounding regionAll bird species known to the stateSpecies accounts describe the preferred habitat and abundance of speciesRange maps in color detail seasonal distributionFor migratory birds, spring and fall migration times indicatedMore than 200 color photographs of rare and common species

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-3828-8
    Subjects: Zoology, Biological Sciences

Table of Contents

    (pp. 1-14)

    The purpose of this book is to provide an authoritative and up-to-date account of the status and distribution of New Jersey’s birds at the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. It can be considered an annotated list of all of the birds known or believed to have occurred in the state in modern times, including those that are now extinct. The official New Jersey State List is maintained by the New Jersey Bird Records Committee (NJBRC), but the committee relies on the efforts of many others who have contributed to the historical record and who help document...

  2. Annotated List of Species
    (pp. 15-272)

    Accidental. There are just four records of this distinctive Neotropical duck, all since 2000, but we can expect more in the future. The first was at Forsythe NWR in 2000 (Moscatello and Ambrozy 2001), followed by a flock of nine in Cape May four years later, a flock of four there in 2009, and a flock of three, also in Cape May, in 2010. Interestingly, the first three records all occurred in a three-day span in late May. Formerly limited in the U.S. to southern Texas and southern Arizona, the species has experienced an explosive population growth and range expansion,...

  3. APPENDIX A: Exotics and Species of Uncertain Provenance or Status
    (pp. 273-274)
  4. APPENDIX B: Not Accepted Species
    (pp. 275-276)
  5. APPENDIX C: List of NJBRC Review Species
    (pp. 277-278)
  6. APPENDIX D: Identification Information for Captions
    (pp. 279-282)
    Kevin Karlson