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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 June 27, 2022

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 510 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 1060 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 6043 
Mute Swan 3557 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 412 
Blue-winged Teal 1200 
Northern Shoveler 1273 
Gadwall 4777 
Eurasian Wigeon 279 
American Wigeon 1766 
Mallard 5834 
American Black Duck 5845 
Northern Pintail 2847 
Green-winged Teal 4204 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 153 
Ring-necked Duck 358 
Greater Scaup 945 
Lesser Scaup 580 
King Eider 103 
Common Eider 3639 
Harlequin Duck 57 
Surf Scoter 1579 
White-winged Scoter 3556 
Black Scoter 2637 
Long-tailed Duck 2764 
Bufflehead 2632 
Common Goldeneye 2034 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1874 
Common Merganser 383 
Red-breasted Merganser 3164 
Ruddy Duck 535 
Wild Turkey 2121 
Ring-necked Pheasant 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 748 
Horned Grebe 2176 
Red-necked Grebe 1378 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 71 
Rock Pigeon 3769 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4938 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 271 
Black-billed Cuckoo 330 
Common Nighthawk 86 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 304 
Chimney Swift 566 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 632 
King Rail 153 
Clapper Rail 98 
Virginia Rail 657 
Sora 490 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 480 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 162 
American Oystercatcher 50 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3114 
American Golden-Plover 585 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3176 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2613 
Piping Plover 1901 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 19 
Whimbrel 668 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 361 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 855 
Red Knot 747 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 845 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2676 
Dunlin 2627 
Purple Sandpiper 418 
Baird's Sandpiper 347 
Least Sandpiper 2092 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1802 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 199 
Pectoral Sandpiper 859 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2604 
Western Sandpiper 339 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1974 
Long-billed Dowitcher 716 
American Woodcock 779 
Wilson's Snipe 388 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1419 
Solitary Sandpiper 224 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2403 
Willet 2060 
Greater Yellowlegs 3996 
Wilson's Phalarope 233 
Red-necked Phalarope 29 
Red Phalarope 28 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 55 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 42 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 42 
Razorbill 878 
Black Guillemot 126 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 374 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1550 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 39 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 753 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4477 
Herring Gull 6091 
Iceland Gull 143 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 197 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5638 
Least Tern 1946 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 162 
Black Tern 131 
Roseate Tern 445 
Common Tern 2179 
Arctic Tern 32 
Forster's Tern 277 
Royal Tern 37 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 80 
Red-throated Loon 2277 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 4032 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 139 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 42 
Sooty Shearwater 21 
Great Shearwater 53 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 2171 
Great Cormorant 781 
Double-crested Cormorant 4274 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 699 
Least Bittern 747 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3743 
Great Egret 4010 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3270 
Little Blue Heron 196 
Tricolored Heron 237 
Cattle Egret 27 
Green Heron 358 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1545 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 284 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 969 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 2084 
Osprey 3098 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4834 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 984 
Cooper's Hawk 1601 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1732 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 63 
Broad-winged Hawk 41 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2450 
Rough-legged Hawk 1401 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 366 
Snowy Owl 1472 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 33 
Short-eared Owl 571 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 848 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 353 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 481 
Downy Woodpecker 3637 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 574 
Northern Flicker 2162 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 960 
Merlin 1930 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2461 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 988 
Western Kingbird 40 
Eastern Kingbird 2330 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 82 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 432 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 174 
Acadian Flycatcher 14 
Alder Flycatcher 378 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1416 
Least Flycatcher 348 
Eastern Phoebe 1819 
Say's Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo 99 
Yellow-throated Vireo 102 
Blue-headed Vireo 720 
Philadelphia Vireo 238 
Warbling Vireo 323 
Red-eyed Vireo 1438 
Yellow-green Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 763 
Blue Jay 4991 
American Crow 5687 
Fish Crow 184 
Common Raven 658 
Black-capped Chickadee 5685 
Tufted Titmouse 479 
Horned Lark 1473 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 1211 
Tree Swallow 3286 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 211 
Purple Martin 2011 
Barn Swallow 2385 
Cliff Swallow 148 
Cave Swallow 10 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1207 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1339 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 3077 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2004 
White-breasted Nuthatch 638 
Brown Creeper 605 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 334 
House Wren 526 
Winter Wren 212 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2561 
Carolina Wren 1072 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray Catbird 3817 
Brown Thrasher 2789 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5460 
European Starling 5087 
Eastern Bluebird 46 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 339 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 44 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 392 
Hermit Thrush 1472 
Wood Thrush 171 
American Robin 5978 
Northern Wheatear
House Sparrow 4088 
American Pipit 608 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3246 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2600 
Common Redpoll 348 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 304 
American Goldfinch 4554 
Lapland Longspur 353 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1168 
Grasshopper Sparrow 25 
Lark Sparrow 65 
Chipping Sparrow 1112 
Clay-colored Sparrow 198 
Field Sparrow 1944 
Fox Sparrow 271 
American Tree Sparrow 2393 
Dark-eyed Junco 1885 
White-crowned Sparrow 594 
White-throated Sparrow 2867 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 51 
Seaside Sparrow 850 
Nelson's Sparrow 113 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1826 
Savannah Sparrow 2785 
Song Sparrow 5597 
Lincoln's Sparrow 224 
Swamp Sparrow 1849 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3433 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2091 
Eastern Meadowlark 600 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 758 
Baltimore Oriole 1868 
Red-winged Blackbird 3564 
Brown-headed Cowbird 2030 
Rusty Blackbird 94 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3146 
Ovenbird 482 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 608 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 106 
Black-and-white Warbler 955 
Prothonotary Warbler 17 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 144 
Orange-crowned Warbler 99 
Nashville Warbler 490 
Connecticut Warbler 63 
Mourning Warbler 148 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2507 
Hooded Warbler 54 
American Redstart 1739 
Cape May Warbler 211 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 806 
Magnolia Warbler 738 
Bay-breasted Warbler 274 
Blackburnian Warbler 401 
Yellow Warbler 2242 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 445 
Blackpoll Warbler 857 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 669 
Palm Warbler 794 
Pine Warbler 708 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2432 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 302 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 814 
Canada Warbler 364 
Wilson's Warbler 525 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 346 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 5114 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 516 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 138 
Dickcissel 122 

June 27, 2022, Tom Wetmore