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Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the quarter-month status of the birds of Plum Island. It is based on my own data and on data collected for inclusion on the Plum Island sigthings web site.


Quarter-Month Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated July 18, 2019

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 495 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant 897 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5046 
Mute Swan 2899 
Wood Duck 340 
Blue-winged Teal 1040 
Northern Shoveler 1100 
Gadwall 4018 
Eurasian Wigeon 270 
American Wigeon 1532 
Mallard 4840 
American Black Duck 4889 
Northern Pintail 2351 
Green-winged Teal 3510 
Canvasback 20 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 305 
Greater Scaup 785 
Lesser Scaup 534 
King Eider 86 
Common Eider 2940 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1219 
White-winged Scoter 2858 
Black Scoter 2099 
Long-tailed Duck 2240 
Bufflehead 2147 
Common Goldeneye 1629 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1581 
Common Merganser 338 
Red-breasted Merganser 2627 
Ruddy Duck 505 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1669 
Pied-billed Grebe 627 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1808 
Red-necked Grebe 1212 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3021 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4070 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 241 
Black-billed Cuckoo 313 
Common Nighthawk 74 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 252 
Chimney Swift 476 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 532 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 89 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 563 
Sora 456 
Common Gallinule 111 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 328 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 119 
American Oystercatcher 39 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2622 
American Golden-Plover 481 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2172 
Piping Plover 1565 
Killdeer 2602 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 587 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 284 
Marbled Godwit 91 
Ruddy Turnstone 705 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 628 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 708 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2134 
Dunlin 2123 
Purple Sandpiper 377 
Baird's Sandpiper 299 
Least Sandpiper 1754 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1487 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 180 
Pectoral Sandpiper 706 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2176 
Western Sandpiper 265 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1640 
Long-billed Dowitcher 516 
American Woodcock 670 
Wilson's Snipe 364 
Spotted Sandpiper 1166 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 184 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2020 
Willet 1746 
Greater Yellowlegs 3376 
Wilson's Phalarope 222 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 47 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 36 
Common Murre 15 
Thick-billed Murre 30 
Razorbill 696 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 361 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1438 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 631 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3748 
Herring Gull 5076 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 119 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 144 
Glaucous Gull 47 
Great Black-backed Gull 4682 
Least Tern 1633 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 124 
Black Tern 112 
Roseate Tern 385 
Common Tern 1865 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 256 
Royal Tern 28 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 57 
Red-throated Loon 1915 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3384 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 113 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 62 
Northern Gannet 1850 
Double-crested Cormorant 3587 
Great Cormorant 680 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 626 
Least Bittern 525 
Great Blue Heron 3136 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 3334 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2793 
Little Blue Heron 168 
Tricolored Heron 199 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 307 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1298 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 181 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 875 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1700 
Osprey 2591 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1291 
Northern Harrier 4074 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 879 
Cooper's Hawk 1228 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 58 
Broad-winged Hawk 37 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2043 
Rough-legged Hawk 1235 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 11 
Great Horned Owl 301 
Snowy Owl 1204 
Barred Owl 161 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 482 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 31 
Belted Kingfisher 710 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 273 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 304 
Downy Woodpecker 2912 
Hairy Woodpecker 488 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1740 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 854 
Merlin 1654 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2000 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 66 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 337 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 153 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 283 
Willow Flycatcher 1191 
Least Flycatcher 291 
Eastern Phoebe 1519 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 729 
Western Kingbird 24 
Eastern Kingbird 1968 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 656 
White-eyed Vireo 86 
Yellow-throated Vireo 55 
Blue-headed Vireo 608 
Philadelphia Vireo 192 
Warbling Vireo 262 
Red-eyed Vireo 1131 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4106 
American Crow 4861 
Fish Crow 107 
Common Raven 353 
Horned Lark 1240 
Purple Martin 1686 
Tree Swallow 2786 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 186 
Bank Swallow 1022 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 138 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1993 
Black-capped Chickadee 4690 
Tufted Titmouse 410 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1666 
White-breasted Nuthatch 522 
Brown Creeper 509 
House Wren 394 
Winter Wren 183 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2096 
Carolina Wren 695 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 284 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1120 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1027 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 39 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 279 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 35 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 314 
Hermit Thrush 1106 
Wood Thrush 151 
American Robin 4982 
Gray Catbird 3065 
Brown Thrasher 2390 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4531 
European Starling 4254 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2538 
House Sparrow 3311 
American Pipit 532 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2484 
Purple Finch 2190 
Common Redpoll 276 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 85 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 248 
American Goldfinch 3747 
Lapland Longspur 332 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1002 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2876 
American Tree Sparrow 2009 
Chipping Sparrow 910 
Clay-colored Sparrow 180 
Field Sparrow 1598 
Vesper Sparrow 46 
Lark Sparrow 51 
Savannah Sparrow 2389 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Nelson's Sparrow 77 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1507 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 725 
Fox Sparrow 203 
Song Sparrow 4609 
Lincoln's Sparrow 191 
Swamp Sparrow 1408 
White-throated Sparrow 2319 
White-crowned Sparrow 504 
Dark-eyed Junco 1574 
Yellow-breasted Chat 69 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1772 
Eastern Meadowlark 586 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 566 
Baltimore Oriole 1578 
Red-winged Blackbird 2892 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1713 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2624 
Ovenbird 414 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 521 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 92 
Black-and-white Warbler 821 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 113 
Orange-crowned Warbler 88 
Nashville Warbler 432 
Connecticut Warbler 56 
Mourning Warbler 131 
Kentucky Warbler 20 
Common Yellowthroat 2086 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1452 
Cape May Warbler 161 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 673 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Magnolia Warbler 643 
Bay-breasted Warbler 218 
Blackburnian Warbler 342 
Yellow Warbler 1909 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 388 
Blackpoll Warbler 735 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 591 
Palm Warbler 661 
Pine Warbler 526 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1897 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 253 
Black-throated Green Warbler 699 
Canada Warbler 322 
Wilson's Warbler 467 
Summer Tanager 42 
Scarlet Tanager 300 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4177 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 425 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 122 
Dickcissel 93 

July 18, 2019, Tom Wetmore