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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 20, 2018

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 493 
Ross's Goose 13 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant 842 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4776 
Mute Swan 2745 
Wood Duck 315 
Blue-winged Teal 1038 
Northern Shoveler 1046 
Gadwall 3830 
Eurasian Wigeon 259 
American Wigeon 1446 
Mallard 4578 
American Black Duck 4621 
Northern Pintail 2250 
Green-winged Teal 3348 
Canvasback 18 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 266 
Greater Scaup 754 
Lesser Scaup 511 
King Eider 30 
Common Eider 2749 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1150 
White-winged Scoter 2694 
Black Scoter 1918 
Long-tailed Duck 2085 
Bufflehead 1999 
Common Goldeneye 1484 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1491 
Common Merganser 321 
Red-breasted Merganser 2463 
Ruddy Duck 478 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1540 
Pied-billed Grebe 613 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1702 
Red-necked Grebe 1171 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2852 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3881 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 231 
Black-billed Cuckoo 304 
Common Nighthawk 73 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 238 
Chimney Swift 460 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 513 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 556 
Sora 456 
Common Gallinule 110 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 304 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 119 
American Oystercatcher 32 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2518 
American Golden-Plover 475 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2087 
Piping Plover 1484 
Killdeer 2465 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 582 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 279 
Marbled Godwit 88 
Ruddy Turnstone 679 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 619 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 706 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2034 
Dunlin 1993 
Purple Sandpiper 366 
Baird's Sandpiper 299 
Least Sandpiper 1706 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1458 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 180 
Pectoral Sandpiper 683 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2092 
Western Sandpiper 263 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1600 
Long-billed Dowitcher 499 
American Woodcock 653 
Wilson's Snipe 356 
Spotted Sandpiper 1125 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 179 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1967 
Willet 1660 
Greater Yellowlegs 3233 
Wilson's Phalarope 210 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 23 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 46 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 33 
Common Murre 14 
Thick-billed Murre 29 
Razorbill 646 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 360 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1412 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 622 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3600 
Herring Gull 4802 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 118 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 133 
Glaucous Gull 42 
Great Black-backed Gull 4439 
Least Tern 1567 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 120 
Black Tern 111 
Roseate Tern 366 
Common Tern 1793 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 255 
Royal Tern 27 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 57 
Red-throated Loon 1828 
Pacific Loon 14 
Common Loon 3186 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 36 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 60 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 98 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1776 
Double-crested Cormorant 3425 
Great Cormorant 666 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 609 
Least Bittern 506 
Great Blue Heron 3015 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 3185 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2685 
Little Blue Heron 166 
Tricolored Heron 197 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 303 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1275 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 173 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 868 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1610 
Osprey 2467 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1197 
Northern Harrier 3884 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 847 
Cooper's Hawk 1154 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 55 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1910 
Rough-legged Hawk 1145 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 11 
Great Horned Owl 289 
Snowy Owl 1146 
Barred Owl 133 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 470 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 31 
Belted Kingfisher 667 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 232 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 273 
Downy Woodpecker 2746 
Hairy Woodpecker 343 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1628 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 804 
Merlin 1588 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1899 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 60 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 315 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 143 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 251 
Willow Flycatcher 1133 
Least Flycatcher 268 
Eastern Phoebe 1441 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 686 
Western Kingbird 23 
Eastern Kingbird 1896 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 645 
White-eyed Vireo 79 
Yellow-throated Vireo 48 
Blue-headed Vireo 574 
Philadelphia Vireo 182 
Warbling Vireo 253 
Red-eyed Vireo 1060 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3871 
American Crow 4649 
Fish Crow 97 
Common Raven 298 
Horned Lark 1202 
Purple Martin 1597 
Tree Swallow 2662 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 176 
Bank Swallow 999 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 134 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1915 
Black-capped Chickadee 4427 
Tufted Titmouse 380 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1507 
White-breasted Nuthatch 496 
Brown Creeper 481 
House Wren 385 
Winter Wren 176 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2005 
Carolina Wren 557 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 259 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1058 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 957 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 263 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 33 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 283 
Hermit Thrush 1017 
Wood Thrush 147 
American Robin 4715 
Gray Catbird 2926 
Brown Thrasher 2297 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4301 
European Starling 4045 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2435 
House Sparrow 3110 
American Pipit 504 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 16 
House Finch 2310 
Purple Finch 2069 
Common Redpoll 253 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 83 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 225 
American Goldfinch 3533 
Lapland Longspur 326 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 939 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2742 
American Tree Sparrow 1896 
Chipping Sparrow 842 
Clay-colored Sparrow 160 
Field Sparrow 1504 
Vesper Sparrow 40 
Lark Sparrow 51 
Savannah Sparrow 2266 
Grasshopper Sparrow 19 
Nelson's Sparrow 70 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1434 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 679 
Fox Sparrow 193 
Song Sparrow 4387 
Lincoln's Sparrow 178 
Swamp Sparrow 1284 
White-throated Sparrow 2159 
White-crowned Sparrow 459 
Dark-eyed Junco 1471 
Yellow-breasted Chat 68 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1698 
Eastern Meadowlark 578 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 498 
Baltimore Oriole 1503 
Red-winged Blackbird 2752 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1610 
Rusty Blackbird 72 
Common Grackle 2493 
Ovenbird 390 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 493 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 90 
Black-and-white Warbler 793 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 97 
Orange-crowned Warbler 82 
Nashville Warbler 417 
Connecticut Warbler 56 
Mourning Warbler 123 
Kentucky Warbler 19 
Common Yellowthroat 2001 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1386 
Cape May Warbler 143 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 640 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Magnolia Warbler 617 
Bay-breasted Warbler 199 
Blackburnian Warbler 322 
Yellow Warbler 1826 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 364 
Blackpoll Warbler 690 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 563 
Palm Warbler 620 
Pine Warbler 466 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1786 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 240 
Black-throated Green Warbler 664 
Canada Warbler 307 
Wilson's Warbler 444 
Summer Tanager 38 
Scarlet Tanager 287 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3940 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 411 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 116 
Dickcissel 86 

September 20, 2018, Tom Wetmore