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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 January 19, 2022

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 501 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 1014 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5888 
Mute Swan 3432 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 400 
Blue-winged Teal 1179 
Northern Shoveler 1252 
Gadwall 4665 
Eurasian Wigeon 279 
American Wigeon 1751 
Mallard 5685 
American Black Duck 5695 
Northern Pintail 2801 
Green-winged Teal 4102 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 153 
Ring-necked Duck 317 
Greater Scaup 920 
Lesser Scaup 565 
King Eider 98 
Common Eider 3558 
Harlequin Duck 56 
Surf Scoter 1524 
White-winged Scoter 3442 
Black Scoter 2550 
Long-tailed Duck 2653 
Bufflehead 2541 
Common Goldeneye 1933 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1820 
Common Merganser 367 
Red-breasted Merganser 3059 
Ruddy Duck 524 
Wild Turkey 2040 
Ring-necked Pheasant 68 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 738 
Horned Grebe 2110 
Red-necked Grebe 1352 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3641 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4801 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 270 
Black-billed Cuckoo 326 
Common Nighthawk 84 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 297 
Chimney Swift 550 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 615 
Clapper Rail 96 
King Rail 134 
Virginia Rail 623 
Sora 489 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 436 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 162 
American Oystercatcher 48 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3077 
American Golden-Plover 584 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3063 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2582 
Piping Plover 1835 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 18 
Whimbrel 667 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 361 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 836 
Red Knot 746 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 842 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2616 
Dunlin 2557 
Purple Sandpiper 413 
Baird's Sandpiper 346 
Least Sandpiper 2064 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1779 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 199 
Pectoral Sandpiper 846 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2565 
Western Sandpiper 339 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1955 
Long-billed Dowitcher 716 
American Woodcock 752 
Wilson's Snipe 385 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1405 
Solitary Sandpiper 221 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2369 
Willet 1996 
Greater Yellowlegs 3916 
Wilson's Phalarope 230 
Red-necked Phalarope 28 
Red Phalarope 28 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 54 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 41 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 39 
Razorbill 848 
Black Guillemot 125 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 373 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1547 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 39 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 750 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4398 
Herring Gull 5936 
Iceland Gull 127 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 194 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5493 
Least Tern 1897 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 158 
Black Tern 129 
Roseate Tern 434 
Common Tern 2127 
Arctic Tern 31 
Forster's Tern 276 
Royal Tern 37 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 76 
Red-throated Loon 2218 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3927 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 139 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 42 
Sooty Shearwater 20 
Great Shearwater 53 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 2159 
Great Cormorant 760 
Double-crested Cormorant 4181 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 689 
Least Bittern 710 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3669 
Great Egret 3915 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3201 
Little Blue Heron 193 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 27 
Green Heron 355 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1518 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 270 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 948 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 2017 
Osprey 3007 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4712 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 956 
Cooper's Hawk 1555 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1640 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 63 
Broad-winged Hawk 41 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2391 
Rough-legged Hawk 1384 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 363 
Snowy Owl 1409 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 32 
Short-eared Owl 564 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 831 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 340 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 445 
Downy Woodpecker 3521 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 573 
Northern Flicker 2085 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 914 
Merlin 1874 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2421 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 941 
Western Kingbird 40 
Eastern Kingbird 2280 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 77 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 406 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 168 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 356 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1374 
Least Flycatcher 336 
Eastern Phoebe 1776 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 746 
White-eyed Vireo 96 
Yellow-throated Vireo 97 
Blue-headed Vireo 699 
Philadelphia Vireo 234 
Warbling Vireo 307 
Red-eyed Vireo 1394 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4844 
American Crow 5546 
Fish Crow 153 
Common Raven 602 
Horned Lark 1433 
Bank Swallow 1184 
Tree Swallow 3203 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 208 
Purple Martin 1941 
Barn Swallow 2320 
Cliff Swallow 147 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 5531 
Tufted Titmouse 445 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1957 
White-breasted Nuthatch 615 
Brown Creeper 577 
House Wren 476 
Winter Wren 202 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2496 
Carolina Wren 1027 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 320 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1303 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1171 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 46 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 330 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 42 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 376 
Hermit Thrush 1408 
Wood Thrush 166 
American Robin 5823 
Gray Catbird 3712 
Brown Thrasher 2717 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5318 
European Starling 4956 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 3025 
House Sparrow 3941 
American Pipit 608 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3105 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2514 
Common Redpoll 347 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 304 
American Goldfinch 4436 
Lapland Longspur 352 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1145 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 65 
Chipping Sparrow 1075 
Clay-colored Sparrow 197 
Field Sparrow 1870 
Fox Sparrow 251 
American Tree Sparrow 2320 
Dark-eyed Junco 1843 
White-crowned Sparrow 585 
White-throated Sparrow 2766 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 49 
Seaside Sparrow 819 
Nelson's Sparrow 113 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1788 
Savannah Sparrow 2712 
Song Sparrow 5444 
Lincoln's Sparrow 220 
Swamp Sparrow 1761 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3334 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2045 
Eastern Meadowlark 597 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 701 
Baltimore Oriole 1816 
Red-winged Blackbird 3433 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1932 
Rusty Blackbird 89 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3026 
Ovenbird 463 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 582 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 103 
Black-and-white Warbler 920 
Prothonotary Warbler 17 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 137 
Orange-crowned Warbler 98 
Nashville Warbler 479 
Connecticut Warbler 63 
Mourning Warbler 144 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2454 
Hooded Warbler 53 
American Redstart 1690 
Cape May Warbler 204 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 770 
Magnolia Warbler 718 
Bay-breasted Warbler 266 
Blackburnian Warbler 383 
Yellow Warbler 2185 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 428 
Blackpoll Warbler 833 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 654 
Palm Warbler 760 
Pine Warbler 649 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2321 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 290 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 791 
Canada Warbler 346 
Wilson's Warbler 508 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 340 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4961 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 496 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 137 
Dickcissel 122 

January 19, 2022, Tom Wetmore