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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 October 20, 2021

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 488 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 1009 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5802 
Mute Swan 3373 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 398 
Blue-winged Teal 1178 
Northern Shoveler 1204 
Gadwall 4597 
Eurasian Wigeon 277 
American Wigeon 1711 
Mallard 5599 
American Black Duck 5608 
Northern Pintail 2722 
Green-winged Teal 4040 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 152 
Ring-necked Duck 315 
Greater Scaup 895 
Lesser Scaup 557 
King Eider 98 
Common Eider 3485 
Harlequin Duck 51 
Surf Scoter 1477 
White-winged Scoter 3362 
Black Scoter 2476 
Long-tailed Duck 2577 
Bufflehead 2464 
Common Goldeneye 1881 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1763 
Common Merganser 361 
Red-breasted Merganser 2991 
Ruddy Duck 516 
Wild Turkey 2035 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 716 
Horned Grebe 2039 
Red-necked Grebe 1322 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3556 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4732 
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 611 
Sora 488 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 383 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 157 
American Oystercatcher 48 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3040 
American Golden-Plover 582 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3059 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2559 
Piping Plover 1835 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 667 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 360 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 826 
Red Knot 741 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 842 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2567 
Dunlin 2489 
Purple Sandpiper 406 
Baird's Sandpiper 346 
Least Sandpiper 2063 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1755 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 199 
Pectoral Sandpiper 843 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2553 
Western Sandpiper 339 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1955 
Long-billed Dowitcher 715 
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 2366 
Willet 1996 
Greater Yellowlegs 3878 
Wilson's Phalarope 230 
Red-necked Phalarope 28 
Red Phalarope 27 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 54 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 41 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 37 
Razorbill 798 
Black Guillemot 125 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 370 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1530 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 750 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4333 
Herring Gull 5848 
Iceland Gull 127 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 194 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5409 
Least Tern 1897 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 158 
Black Tern 129 
Roseate Tern 434 
Common Tern 2125 
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 2146 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3848 
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 2104 
Great Cormorant 751 
Double-crested Cormorant 4142 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 664 
Least Bittern 709 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3628 
Great Egret 3891 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3197 
Little Blue Heron 193 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 26 
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 2011 
Osprey 3006 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4627 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 950 
Cooper's Hawk 1505 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1590 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 63 
Broad-winged Hawk 41 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2336 
Rough-legged Hawk 1362 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 358 
Snowy Owl 1369 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 31 
Short-eared Owl 559 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 828 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 306 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 391 
Downy Woodpecker 3448 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 570 
Northern Flicker 2042 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 912 
Merlin 1854 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2366 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 941 
Western Kingbird 27 
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 1771 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 733 
White-eyed Vireo 96 
Yellow-throated Vireo 97 
Blue-headed Vireo 694 
Philadelphia Vireo 234 
Warbling Vireo 307 
Red-eyed Vireo 1391 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4767 
American Crow 5463 
Fish Crow 152 
Common Raven 579 
Horned Lark 1387 
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 5444 
Tufted Titmouse 445 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1925 
White-breasted Nuthatch 613 
Brown Creeper 570 
House Wren 476 
Winter Wren 200 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2463 
Carolina Wren 988 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 320 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1284 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1160 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 45 
 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 375 
Hermit Thrush 1354 
Wood Thrush 166 
American Robin 5739 
Gray Catbird 3651 
Brown Thrasher 2716 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5238 
European Starling 4886 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 2975 
House Sparrow 3877 
American Pipit 595 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3034 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2501 
Common Redpoll 347 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 303 
American Goldfinch 4377 
Lapland Longspur 351 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1096 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 65 
Chipping Sparrow 1069 
Clay-colored Sparrow 197 
Field Sparrow 1863 
Fox Sparrow 216 
American Tree Sparrow 2253 
Dark-eyed Junco 1790 
White-crowned Sparrow 575 
White-throated Sparrow 2681 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 49 
Seaside Sparrow 819 
Nelson's Sparrow 111 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1787 
Savannah Sparrow 2689 
Song Sparrow 5361 
Lincoln's Sparrow 220 
Swamp Sparrow 1719 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3322 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2045 
Eastern Meadowlark 596 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 701 
Baltimore Oriole 1814 
Red-winged Blackbird 3397 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1932 
Rusty Blackbird 86 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3019 
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 96 
Nashville Warbler 479 
Connecticut Warbler 63 
Mourning Warbler 144 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2453 
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 2184 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 428 
Blackpoll Warbler 832 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 652 
Palm Warbler 758 
Pine Warbler 644 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2237 
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 339 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4877 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 496 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 137 
Dickcissel 122 

October 20, 2021, Tom Wetmore