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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 22, 2017

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose 489 
Ross's Goose 13 
Brant 766 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4360 
Mute Swan 2530 
Wood Duck 300 
Gadwall 3545 
Eurasian Wigeon 256 
American Wigeon 1360 
American Black Duck 4209 
Mallard 4157 
Blue-winged Teal 1008 
Northern Shoveler 990 
Northern Pintail 2127 
Green-winged Teal 3050 
Canvasback 18 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 257 
Greater Scaup 728 
Lesser Scaup 492 
King Eider 24 
Common Eider 2477 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1055 
White-winged Scoter 2477 
Black Scoter 1726 
Long-tailed Duck 1910 
Bufflehead 1874 
Common Goldeneye 1374 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1410 
Common Merganser 314 
Red-breasted Merganser 2278 
Ruddy Duck 472 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1316 
Pied-billed Grebe 584 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1592 
Red-necked Grebe 1104 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2540 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3503 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 207 
Black-billed Cuckoo 259 
Common Nighthawk 69 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 225 
Chimney Swift 421 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 473 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 115 
Virginia Rail 536 
Sora 446 
Common Gallinule 107 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 291 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 114 
American Oystercatcher 29 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2245 
American Golden-Plover 431 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 1838 
Piping Plover 1293 
Killdeer 2196 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 538 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 259 
Marbled Godwit 78 
Ruddy Turnstone 601 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 563 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 586 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 1840 
Dunlin 1813 
Purple Sandpiper 314 
Baird's Sandpiper 261 
Least Sandpiper 1516 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1271 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 160 
Pectoral Sandpiper 625 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1839 
Western Sandpiper 243 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1405 
Long-billed Dowitcher 440 
Wilson's Snipe 344 
American Woodcock 615 
Spotted Sandpiper 961 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 168 
Greater Yellowlegs 2921 
Willet 1478 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1773 
Wilson's Phalarope 199 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 23 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 44 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 28 
Common Murre 13 
Thick-billed Murre 26 
Razorbill 598 
Black Guillemot 83 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 357 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1332 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 120 
Laughing Gull 575 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3263 
Herring Gull 4361 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 111 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 109 
Glaucous Gull 41 
Great Black-backed Gull 4031 
Least Tern 1375 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 113 
Black Tern 99 
Roseate Tern 320 
Common Tern 1609 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 252 
Royal Tern 25 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 53 
Red-throated Loon 1705 
Pacific Loon 11 
Common Loon 2920 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 25 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 39 
Manx Shearwater 52 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 84 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1632 
Double-crested Cormorant 3083 
Great Cormorant 634 
American White Pelican
American Bittern 595 
Least Bittern 431 
Great Blue Heron 2748 
Great Egret 2864 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2401 
Little Blue Heron 152 
Tricolored Heron 178 
Cattle Egret 23 
Green Heron 287 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1132 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 146 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 766 
White-faced Ibis 18 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1438 
Osprey 2184 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1062 
Northern Harrier 3616 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 811 
Cooper's Hawk 1043 
Northern Goshawk 43 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-shouldered Hawk 44 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1738 
Rough-legged Hawk 1078 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 10 
Great Horned Owl 274 
Snowy Owl 1009 
Barred Owl 127 
Long-eared Owl 26 
Short-eared Owl 448 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 30 
Belted Kingfisher 615 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 211 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 233 
Downy Woodpecker 2466 
Hairy Woodpecker 341 
Northern Flicker 1494 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pileated Woodpecker
Eurasian Kestrel
American Kestrel 769 
Merlin 1464 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1718 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 57 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 285 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 133 
Acadian Flycatcher 10 
Alder Flycatcher 229 
Willow Flycatcher 989 
Least Flycatcher 250 
Eastern Phoebe 1306 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 557 
Western Kingbird 23 
Eastern Kingbird 1678 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 644 
White-eyed Vireo 62 
Yellow-throated Vireo 46 
Blue-headed Vireo 533 
Philadelphia Vireo 170 
Warbling Vireo 240 
Red-eyed Vireo 891 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3486 
American Crow 4231 
Fish Crow 78 
Common Raven 239 
Horned Lark 1150 
Purple Martin 1404 
Tree Swallow 2377 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 160 
Bank Swallow 886 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 127 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1682 
Black-capped Chickadee 4001 
Tufted Titmouse 340 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1326 
White-breasted Nuthatch 486 
Brown Creeper 470 
House Wren 370 
Winter Wren 168 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 1775 
Carolina Wren 529 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 241 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 968 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 889 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 242 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 28 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 261 
Hermit Thrush 917 
Wood Thrush 146 
American Robin 4284 
Gray Catbird 2611 
Brown Thrasher 2076 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 3901 
European Starling 3665 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2156 
House Sparrow 2765 
American Pipit 487 
Pine Grosbeak 16 
House Finch 2031 
Purple Finch 1847 
Red Crossbill 83 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Redpoll 253 
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Pine Siskin 225 
American Goldfinch 3162 
Evening Grosbeak
Lapland Longspur 312 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 879 
Ovenbird 352 
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 440 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 85 
Black-and-white Warbler 725 
Prothonotary Warbler 11 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 88 
Orange-crowned Warbler 74 
Nashville Warbler 385 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Connecticut Warbler 49 
Mourning Warbler 114 
Kentucky Warbler 19 
Common Yellowthroat 1757 
Hooded Warbler 45 
American Redstart 1195 
Cape May Warbler 120 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 590 
Magnolia Warbler 567 
Bay-breasted Warbler 175 
Blackburnian Warbler 294 
Yellow Warbler 1622 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 334 
Blackpoll Warbler 631 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 526 
Palm Warbler 584 
Pine Warbler 378 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1599 
Yellow-throated Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Prairie Warbler 220 
Black-throated Green Warbler 611 
Canada Warbler 280 
Wilson's Warbler 409 
Yellow-breasted Chat 67 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2458 
American Tree Sparrow 1766 
Chipping Sparrow 774 
Clay-colored Sparrow 139 
Field Sparrow 1359 
Vesper Sparrow 40 
Lark Sparrow 46 
Savannah Sparrow 2088 
Grasshopper Sparrow 19 
Nelson's Sparrow 60 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1249 
Seaside Sparrow 589 
Fox Sparrow 176 
Song Sparrow 3978 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow 162 
Swamp Sparrow 1125 
White-throated Sparrow 2028 
White-crowned Sparrow 429 
Dark-eyed Junco 1358 
Summer Tanager 37 
Scarlet Tanager 270 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3557 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 370 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 111 
Dickcissel 70 
Bobolink 1489 
Red-winged Blackbird 2450 
Eastern Meadowlark 575 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird 66 
Common Grackle 2230 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1448 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orchard Oriole 381 
Baltimore Oriole 1311 

May 22, 2017, Tom Wetmore