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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 May 31, 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 5321 
Mute Swan 3050 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 366 
Blue-winged Teal 1085 
Northern Shoveler 1175 
Gadwall 4209 
Eurasian Wigeon 274 
American Wigeon 1612 
Mallard 5110 
American Black Duck 5160 
Northern Pintail 2506 
Green-winged Teal 3667 
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 3151 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1329 
White-winged Scoter 3045 
Black Scoter 2253 
Long-tailed Duck 2384 
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 1765 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 645 
Horned Grebe 1909 
Red-necked Grebe 1262 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3213 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4304 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 244 
Black-billed Cuckoo 319 
Common Nighthawk 76 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 267 
Chimney Swift 492 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 553 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 90 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 573 
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 135 
American Oystercatcher 40 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2752 
American Golden-Plover 518 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2730 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2287 
Piping Plover 1634 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 613 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 311 
Marbled Godwit 93 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 741 
Red Knot 654 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 740 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2288 
Dunlin 2251 
Purple Sandpiper 384 
Baird's Sandpiper 323 
Least Sandpiper 1841 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1569 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 188 
Pectoral Sandpiper 752 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2284 
Western Sandpiper 307 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1727 
Long-billed Dowitcher 585 
American Woodcock 693 
Wilson's Snipe 369 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1232 
Solitary Sandpiper 191 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2130 
Willet 1794 
Greater Yellowlegs 3535 
Wilson's Phalarope 223 
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 1459 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 660 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3956 
Herring Gull 5353 
Iceland Gull 124 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 161 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 4930 
Least Tern 1696 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 136 
Black Tern 116 
Roseate Tern 394 
Common Tern 1917 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 262 
Royal Tern 34 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 66 
Red-throated Loon 2001 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3577 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 18 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 1944 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 3752 
Great Cormorant 707 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 649 
Least Bittern 540 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3288 
Great Egret 3494 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2893 
Little Blue Heron 170 
Tricolored Heron 199 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 313 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1350 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 201 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 888 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1805 
Osprey 2701 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4299 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 906 
Cooper's Hawk 1312 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1401 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 60 
Broad-winged Hawk 38 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2190 
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 740 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 279 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 333 
Downy Woodpecker 3086 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 492 
Northern Flicker 1838 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 873 
Merlin 1727 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2123 
Prairie Falcon
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 782 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2047 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 72 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 361 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 158 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 286 
Willow Flycatcher 1226 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Flycatcher 304 
Eastern Phoebe 1597 
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 276 
Red-eyed Vireo 1178 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4333 
American Crow 5064 
Fish Crow 122 
Common Raven 436 
Horned Lark 1294 
Bank Swallow 1052 
Tree Swallow 2908 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 193 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Martin 1739 
Barn Swallow 2068 
Cliff Swallow 140 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 4958 
Tufted Titmouse 414 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1668 
White-breasted Nuthatch 570 
Brown Creeper 518 
House Wren 407 
Winter Wren 191 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2181 
Carolina Wren 778 
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 293 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 35 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 329 
Hermit Thrush 1196 
Wood Thrush 158 
American Robin 5251 
Gray Catbird 3238 
Brown Thrasher 2474 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4761 
European Starling 4457 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2658 
House Sparrow 3486 
American Pipit 557 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2662 
Purple Finch 2261 
 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 3957 
Lapland Longspur 338 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1032 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 56 
Chipping Sparrow 960 
Clay-colored Sparrow 181 
Field Sparrow 1667 
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 742 
Nelson's Sparrow 86 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1574 
Savannah Sparrow 2479 
Song Sparrow 4879 
Lincoln's Sparrow 202 
Swamp Sparrow 1498 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2997 
Yellow-breasted Chat 83 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1835 
Eastern Meadowlark 591 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 589 
Baltimore Oriole 1625 
Red-winged Blackbird 3041 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1759 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2735 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 430 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 544 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 98 
Black-and-white Warbler 854 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 123 
Orange-crowned Warbler 92 
Nashville Warbler 456 
Connecticut Warbler 58 
Mourning Warbler 134 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2183 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1510 
Cape May Warbler 173 
Cerulean Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Parula 698 
Magnolia Warbler 669 
Bay-breasted Warbler 240 
Blackburnian Warbler 352 
Yellow Warbler 1969 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 400 
Blackpoll Warbler 766 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 621 
Palm Warbler 689 
Pine Warbler 545 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2077 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 266 
Black-throated Green Warbler 733 
Canada Warbler 329 
Wilson's Warbler 481 
Summer Tanager 43 
Scarlet Tanager 312 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4405 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 444 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 126 
Dickcissel 97 

May 31, 2020, Tom Wetmore