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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 September 23, 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 5109 
Mute Swan 2920 
Wood Duck 354 
Blue-winged Teal 1073 
Northern Shoveler 1105 
Gadwall 4078 
Eurasian Wigeon 270 
American Wigeon 1549 
Mallard 4903 
American Black Duck 4944 
Northern Pintail 2367 
Green-winged Teal 3558 
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 2986 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1223 
White-winged Scoter 2870 
Black Scoter 2110 
Long-tailed Duck 2240 
Bufflehead 2147 
Common Goldeneye 1629 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1581 
Common Merganser 338 
Red-breasted Merganser 2628 
Ruddy Duck 506 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1702 
Pied-billed Grebe 631 
 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 3073 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4132 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 241 
Black-billed Cuckoo 313 
Common Nighthawk 75 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 261 
Chimney Swift 479 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 541 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 90 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 567 
Sora 464 
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 133 
American Oystercatcher 39 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2680 
American Golden-Plover 498 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2238 
Piping Plover 1601 
Killdeer 2656 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 607 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 301 
Marbled Godwit 93 
Ruddy Turnstone 728 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 649 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 736 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2186 
Dunlin 2138 
Purple Sandpiper 377 
Baird's Sandpiper 319 
Least Sandpiper 1817 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1544 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 186 
Pectoral Sandpiper 735 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2242 
Western Sandpiper 301 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1704 
Long-billed Dowitcher 550 
American Woodcock 678 
Wilson's Snipe 364 
Spotted Sandpiper 1222 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 189 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2080 
Willet 1772 
Greater Yellowlegs 3441 
Wilson's Phalarope 222 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 49 
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 1447 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 656 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3810 
Herring Gull 5141 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 119 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 151 
Glaucous Gull 47 
Great Black-backed Gull 4744 
Least Tern 1680 
Gull-billed Tern 39 
Caspian Tern 132 
Black Tern 114 
Roseate Tern 387 
Common Tern 1902 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 262 
Royal Tern 32 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 64 
Red-throated Loon 1916 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3408 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 18 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 64 
Northern Gannet 1879 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 3652 
Great Cormorant 680 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 631 
Least Bittern 535 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3200 
Great Egret 3399 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2858 
Little Blue Heron 170 
Tricolored Heron 199 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 310 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1345 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 201 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 881 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1734 
Osprey 2654 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1297 
Northern Harrier 4109 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 883 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cooper's Hawk 1252 
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 59 
Broad-winged Hawk 38 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2084 
Rough-legged Hawk 1235 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 11 
Great Horned Owl 302 
Snowy Owl 1204 
Barred Owl 161 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 482 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 35 
Belted Kingfisher 714 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 273 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 306 
Downy Woodpecker 2940 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 488 
Northern Flicker 1758 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 854 
Merlin 1677 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2045 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 67 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 347 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 155 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 283 
Willow Flycatcher 1214 
Least Flycatcher 292 
Eastern Phoebe 1557 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 768 
Western Kingbird 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Kingbird 2027 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 656 
White-eyed Vireo 87 
Yellow-throated Vireo 55 
Blue-headed Vireo 608 
Philadelphia Vireo 196 
Warbling Vireo 266 
Red-eyed Vireo 1149 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4164 
American Crow 4906 
Fish Crow 107 
Common Raven 360 
Horned Lark 1240 
Purple Martin 1714 
Tree Swallow 2851 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 186 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 1041 
Cliff Swallow 140 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 2041 
Black-capped Chickadee 4752 
Tufted Titmouse 410 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1666 
White-breasted Nuthatch 530 
Brown Creeper 509 
House Wren 398 
Winter Wren 183 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2145 
Carolina Wren 722 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 287 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1121 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1027 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 39 
Townsend's Solitaire
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery 280 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 35 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 315 
Hermit Thrush 1106 
Wood Thrush 151 
American Robin 5046 
Gray Catbird 3130 
Brown Thrasher 2439 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4582 
European Starling 4317 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2601 
House Sparrow 3360 
American Pipit 538 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2539 
Purple Finch 2209 
 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 248 
American Goldfinch 3811 
Lapland Longspur 332 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1002 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2940 
American Tree Sparrow 2009 
Chipping Sparrow 912 
Clay-colored Sparrow 180 
Field Sparrow 1616 
Vesper Sparrow 46 
Lark Sparrow 54 
Savannah Sparrow 2406 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Nelson's Sparrow 79 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1541 
Seaside Sparrow 729 
Fox Sparrow 203 
Song Sparrow 4674 
Lincoln's Sparrow 191 
Swamp Sparrow 1426 
White-throated Sparrow 2320 
White-crowned Sparrow 504 
Dark-eyed Junco 1574 
Yellow-breasted Chat 70 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1813 
Eastern Meadowlark 587 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 572 
Baltimore Oriole 1606 
Red-winged Blackbird 2938 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1716 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2657 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 415 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 526 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 92 
Black-and-white Warbler 826 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 113 
Orange-crowned Warbler 88 
Nashville Warbler 435 
Connecticut Warbler 57 
Mourning Warbler 133 
Kentucky Warbler 20 
Common Yellowthroat 2139 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1484 
Cape May Warbler 164 
Cerulean Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Parula 677 
Magnolia Warbler 644 
Bay-breasted Warbler 223 
Blackburnian Warbler 342 
Yellow Warbler 1946 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 389 
Blackpoll Warbler 739 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 592 
Palm Warbler 662 
Pine Warbler 528 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1899 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 254 
Black-throated Green Warbler 702 
Canada Warbler 323 
Wilson's Warbler 468 
Summer Tanager 42 
Scarlet Tanager 300 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4226 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 430 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 122 
Dickcissel 94 

September 23, 2019, Tom Wetmore