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** List of birds of New Jersey **
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The American Goldfinch is the state bird of New Jersey.
This is a list of every wild bird species credibly documented in New Jersey
and accepted by the New Jersey Bird Records Committee. 465 species are
included. Five further species of uncertain origin have not been included.
· (A) = *Accidental* occurrence based fewer than 10 records, and unlikely
to occur regularly.
· (E) = *Extinct*; a recent species that no longer exists anywhere.
· (Ex) = *Extirpated*; no longer occurs in New Jersey, but populations
· (I) = *Introduced* population established by direct or indirect human
intervention; synonymous with non-native or non-indigenous.
Birds listed as accidental should not be expected anywhere in New Jersey
with regularity. Only birds that have occurred as wild individuals in New
Jersey are admitted to this list; introduced species are included only if
they have succeeded in establishing self-sustaining populations in the
wild. Birds thought to have occurred only as escapes from captivity are not
This list is presented in the taxonomic order propounded in The Check-list
of North American Birds (7th ed., 1998) and its Supplements, published by
the American Ornithologists' Union. The family accounts at the beginning of
each heading reflect this taxonomy, as do the species numbers indicated for
each family. Introduced, casual, accidental, hypothetical, extirpated and
extinct species are included in the total species counts for North America
and New Jersey.
Table of contents
*Non-passerines*: Ducks, geese, and swans â¢ Partridges, grouse,
turkeys, and Old World quail â¢ New World quail â¢ Loons â¢
Grebes â¢ Albatrosses â¢ Fulmers, petrels, shearwaters â¢ Storm
petrels â¢ Tropicbirds â¢ Boobies
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