My New Column: 'The Big Year,' 5 Years On
Monday Morning Mystery 101016

State Line Lookout Report 100616

IMG_1328 IMG_1330








A thick fog persisted from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., so early birding was no picnic.

Things picked up after the fog magically disappeared.

Full list follows.  (Black-throated Blue was seen on a walk along the Palisades.)

Palisades Park IBA--State Line Lookout, Bergen, New Jersey, US
Oct 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Walked along paved road to LaMont Doherty and then stayed at Hawk Watch
28 species

Great Blue Heron  X
Black Vulture  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  X
Sharp-shinned Hawk  X
Red-shouldered Hawk  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Herring Gull  X
Mourning Dove  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Northern Flicker  X
American Kestrel  X
Peregrine Falcon  X
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue Jay  X
Common Raven  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Carolina Wren  X
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Black-throated Blue Warbler  X
House Finch  X
House Sparrow  X