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NJ-NY Raptor Corridor Bibliography

A Selected Bibliography of Books and Articles

Pertaining to Kittatinny-Shawangunk Ridge and Raptor Corridor in New Jersey and New York

Donald S. Heintzelman

Abstract: A selected bibliography of ornithology books and articles is provided relevant to Kittatinny-Shawangunk Ridge hawk migrations, hawk watches, and The Kittatinny-Shawangunk Raptor Corridor in New Jersey and New York. These are useful resources for ornithologists, raptor biologists, hawk watchers, conservation biologists, and land use planners, dealing with raptor- and other bird-related activities on the Kittatinny-Shawangunk Ridge and Raptor Corridor in New Jersey and New York.

Keywords: Bonticou Crag, Catfish Fire Tower, Culvers Gap, Delaware Water Gap, High Point State Park, Kittatinny Mountains Raptor Banding Station, Kittatinny-Shawangunk Ridge, Kittatinny-Shawangunk Ridge hawk watches, Kittatinny-Shawangunk Raptor Corridor, Millbrook Gap, Near Trapps (New Trapps Watch Site), Port Jervis Hawk Watch, Raccoon Ridge, raptor migrations, raptors, Shawangunk Mountains, and Walnut Valley Bluffs.


The Kittatinny Ridge and Raptor Corridor in northern New Jersey is a major, inland, autumn raptor (and other bird) migration flight-line and corridor within the Appalachian raptor migration flyway (Heintzelman, 1975, 1979, 1986, 2004; Zalles and Bildstein, 2000; Bildstein, 2006). There is an important ornithological literature published about bird migrations using this flight-line and corridor, although much of that literature is scattered in books and periodical articles and notes.

This selected bibliography consolidates much of this important literature to make it more accessible to raptor biologists, hawk watchers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. Some of these publications are available in the research libraries at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning near Drehersville, Pennsyvlania, and/or at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center near Slatington, Pennsylvania.

I have not included raptor species monographs in The Birds of North America series. Moreover, I only cite articles published in the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s (HMANA) publications when earlier original articles published in other sources pertaining to a particular site are not readily available. Unpublished theses and dissertations, and newspaper articles dealing with the Kittatinny Ridge and Raptor Corridor, usually are not included.

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Updated: 1 May 2008

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