1) Boyle, William J. Jr.. The Birds of New Jersey: Status and Distribution. 2011. Princeton University Press. Paperback: 308 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: 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 Jersey is 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 region
*All bird species known to the state
*Species accounts describe the preferred habitat and abundance of species
*Range maps in color detail seasonal distribution
*For migratory birds, spring and fall migration times indicated
*More than 200 color photographs of rare and common species
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for birders with an interest in the birds of New Jersey!