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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 August 1, 2020

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 466 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 944 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5378 
Mute Swan 3081 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 370 
Blue-winged Teal 1085 
Northern Shoveler 1175 
Gadwall 4254 
Eurasian Wigeon 274 
American Wigeon 1613 
Mallard 5167 
American Black Duck 5206 
Northern Pintail 2506 
Green-winged Teal 3707 
Canvasback 20 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 152 
Ring-necked Duck 309 
Greater Scaup 851 
Lesser Scaup 550 
King Eider 89 
Common Eider 3180 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1329 
White-winged Scoter 3057 
Black Scoter 2254 
Long-tailed Duck 2385 
Bufflehead 2298 
Common Goldeneye 1750 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1649 
Common Merganser 349 
Red-breasted Merganser 2788 
Ruddy Duck 513 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1818 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 646 
Horned Grebe 1909 
Red-necked Grebe 1262 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3224 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4361 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 254 
Black-billed Cuckoo 321 
Common Nighthawk 76 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 271 
Chimney Swift 504 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 558 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 90 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 579 
Sora 473 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Gallinule 111 
American Coot 344 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 137 
American Oystercatcher 41 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2773 
American Golden-Plover 519 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2787 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2316 
Piping Plover 1679 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 618 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 312 
Marbled Godwit 93 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 744 
Red Knot 656 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 749 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2297 
Dunlin 2254 
Purple Sandpiper 384 
Baird's Sandpiper 324 
Least Sandpiper 1871 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1580 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 188 
Pectoral Sandpiper 757 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2318 
Western Sandpiper 307 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1755 
Long-billed Dowitcher 587 
American Woodcock 700 
Wilson's Snipe 369 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1257 
Solitary Sandpiper 191 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2159 
Willet 1851 
Greater Yellowlegs 3578 
Wilson's Phalarope 224 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 50 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 39 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 36 
Razorbill 735 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 363 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1470 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 669 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3999 
Herring Gull 5410 
Iceland Gull 124 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 161 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 4986 
Least Tern 1754 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 137 
Black Tern 118 
Roseate Tern 406 
Common Tern 1973 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 262 
Royal Tern 35 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 71 
Red-throated Loon 2001 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3582 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 19 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 1953 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 3810 
Great Cormorant 707 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 649 
Least Bittern 580 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3332 
Great Egret 3551 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2948 
Little Blue Heron 173 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 326 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1376 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 202 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 913 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1829 
Osprey 2758 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4299 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 906 
Cooper's Hawk 1313 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1405 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 60 
Broad-winged Hawk 38 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2200 
Rough-legged Hawk 1313 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 306 
Snowy Owl 1278 
Barred Owl 161 
Long-eared Owl 31 
Short-eared Owl 529 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 36 
Belted Kingfisher 743 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 279 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 333 
Downy Woodpecker 3108 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 493 
Northern Flicker 1856 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 873 
Merlin 1727 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2133 
Prairie Falcon
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 822 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2105 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 72 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 364 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 159 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 334 
Willow Flycatcher 1282 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Flycatcher 310 
Eastern Phoebe 1602 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 732 
White-eyed Vireo 91 
Yellow-throated Vireo 57 
Blue-headed Vireo 633 
Philadelphia Vireo 203 
Warbling Vireo 281 
Red-eyed Vireo 1215 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4374 
American Crow 5090 
Fish Crow 124 
Common Raven 441 
Horned Lark 1295 
Bank Swallow 1092 
Tree Swallow 2965 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 197 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Martin 1797 
Barn Swallow 2123 
Cliff Swallow 140 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 5012 
Tufted Titmouse 415 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1669 
White-breasted Nuthatch 571 
Brown Creeper 518 
House Wren 431 
Winter Wren 191 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2237 
Carolina Wren 789 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 302 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1185 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1072 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 40 
Townsend's Solitaire
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery 294 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 35 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 329 
Hermit Thrush 1197 
Wood Thrush 158 
American Robin 5307 
Gray Catbird 3296 
Brown Thrasher 2525 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4817 
European Starling 4514 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2716 
House Sparrow 3537 
American Pipit 557 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2706 
Purple Finch 2306 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Redpoll 276 
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 85 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 249 
American Goldfinch 4014 
Lapland Longspur 338 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1032 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 56 
Chipping Sparrow 972 
Clay-colored Sparrow 181 
Field Sparrow 1707 
Fox Sparrow 210 
American Tree Sparrow 2122 
Dark-eyed Junco 1653 
White-crowned Sparrow 528 
White-throated Sparrow 2457 
Vesper Sparrow 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 753 
Nelson's Sparrow 86 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1627 
Savannah Sparrow 2502 
Song Sparrow 4936 
Lincoln's Sparrow 202 
Swamp Sparrow 1522 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3054 
Yellow-breasted Chat 83 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1891 
Eastern Meadowlark 591 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 625 
Baltimore Oriole 1674 
Red-winged Blackbird 3098 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1797 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2792 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 436 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 544 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 98 
Black-and-white Warbler 855 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 124 
Orange-crowned Warbler 92 
Nashville Warbler 456 
Connecticut Warbler 58 
Mourning Warbler 134 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2240 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1557 
Cape May Warbler 173 
Cerulean Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Parula 704 
Magnolia Warbler 669 
Bay-breasted Warbler 240 
Blackburnian Warbler 354 
Yellow Warbler 2027 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 401 
Blackpoll Warbler 769 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 621 
Palm Warbler 689 
Pine Warbler 546 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2077 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 267 
Black-throated Green Warbler 738 
Canada Warbler 329 
Wilson's Warbler 481 
Summer Tanager 43 
Scarlet Tanager 314 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4459 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 450 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 126 
Dickcissel 97 

August 1, 2020, Tom Wetmore