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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 July 21, 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 4408 
Mute Swan 2577 
Wood Duck 303 
Gadwall 3588 
Eurasian Wigeon 256 
American Wigeon 1368 
American Black Duck 4253 
Mallard 4207 
Blue-winged Teal 1015 
Northern Shoveler 990 
Northern Pintail 2127 
Green-winged Teal 3082 
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 2503 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1056 
White-winged Scoter 2483 
Black Scoter 1738 
Long-tailed Duck 1914 
Bufflehead 1874 
Common Goldeneye 1374 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1411 
Common Merganser 315 
Red-breasted Merganser 2281 
Ruddy Duck 472 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1351 
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 2567 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3553 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 213 
Black-billed Cuckoo 277 
Common Nighthawk 69 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 229 
Chimney Swift 434 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 479 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 543 
Sora 446 
Common Gallinule 109 
 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 2269 
American Golden-Plover 431 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 1870 
Piping Plover 1328 
Killdeer 2244 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 539 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 259 
Marbled Godwit 78 
Ruddy Turnstone 612 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 563 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 588 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 1843 
Dunlin 1824 
Purple Sandpiper 314 
Baird's Sandpiper 262 
Least Sandpiper 1543 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1288 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 160 
Pectoral Sandpiper 628 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1880 
Western Sandpiper 243 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1428 
Long-billed Dowitcher 440 
Wilson's Snipe 345 
American Woodcock 621 
Spotted Sandpiper 990 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 168 
Greater Yellowlegs 2957 
Willet 1528 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1790 
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 1334 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 120 
Laughing Gull 583 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3287 
Herring Gull 4409 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 111 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 110 
Glaucous Gull 42 
Great Black-backed Gull 4077 
Least Tern 1426 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 113 
Black Tern 102 
Roseate Tern 330 
Common Tern 1657 
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 1708 
Pacific Loon 14 
Common Loon 2941 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 25 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 39 
Manx Shearwater 53 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 84 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1638 
Double-crested Cormorant 3134 
Great Cormorant 634 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 595 
Least Bittern 449 
Great Blue Heron 2776 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 2915 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2450 
Little Blue Heron 153 
Tricolored Heron 179 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 289 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1145 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 148 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 779 
White-faced Ibis 18 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1463 
Osprey 2233 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1071 
Northern Harrier 3621 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 811 
Cooper's Hawk 1044 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 43 
Red-shouldered Hawk 44 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1748 
Rough-legged Hawk 1078 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 10 
Great Horned Owl 275 
Snowy Owl 1009 
Barred Owl 127 
Long-eared Owl 26 
Short-eared Owl 448 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 30 
Belted Kingfisher 616 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 211 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 233 
Downy Woodpecker 2478 
Hairy Woodpecker 341 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1497 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 770 
Merlin 1466 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1724 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 58 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 293 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 138 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 238 
Willow Flycatcher 1033 
Least Flycatcher 255 
Eastern Phoebe 1307 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 589 
Western Kingbird 23 
Eastern Kingbird 1728 
 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 241 
Red-eyed Vireo 925 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3533 
American Crow 4278 
Fish Crow 83 
Common Raven 241 
Horned Lark 1150 
Purple Martin 1455 
Tree Swallow 2428 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 162 
Bank Swallow 909 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 127 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1733 
Black-capped Chickadee 4047 
Tufted Titmouse 340 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1333 
White-breasted Nuthatch 486 
Brown Creeper 470 
House Wren 372 
Winter Wren 168 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 1823 
Carolina Wren 529 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 241 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 968 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 890 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 243 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 28 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 268 
Hermit Thrush 918 
Wood Thrush 146 
American Robin 4335 
Gray Catbird 2661 
Brown Thrasher 2122 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 3945 
European Starling 3711 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2204 
House Sparrow 2810 
American Pipit 487 
Pine Grosbeak 16 
House Finch 2065 
Purple Finch 1895 
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 3210 
Evening Grosbeak
Lapland Longspur 312 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 879 
Ovenbird 355 
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 445 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 85 
Black-and-white Warbler 731 
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 1807 
Hooded Warbler 45 
American Redstart 1239 
Cape May Warbler 121 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 598 
Magnolia Warbler 578 
Bay-breasted Warbler 175 
Blackburnian Warbler 300 
Yellow Warbler 1671 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 336 
Blackpoll Warbler 644 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 528 
Palm Warbler 584 
Pine Warbler 394 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1600 
Yellow-throated Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Prairie Warbler 221 
Black-throated Green Warbler 620 
Canada Warbler 287 
Wilson's Warbler 411 
Yellow-breasted Chat 67 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2507 
American Tree Sparrow 1766 
Chipping Sparrow 778 
Clay-colored Sparrow 139 
Field Sparrow 1385 
Vesper Sparrow 40 
Lark Sparrow 46 
Savannah Sparrow 2117 
Grasshopper Sparrow 19 
Nelson's Sparrow 60 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1298 
Seaside Sparrow 617 
Fox Sparrow 176 
Song Sparrow 4029 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow 162 
Swamp Sparrow 1143 
White-throated Sparrow 2029 
White-crowned Sparrow 430 
Dark-eyed Junco 1358 
Summer Tanager 37 
Scarlet Tanager 270 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3600 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 375 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 111 
Dickcissel 70 
Bobolink 1539 
Red-winged Blackbird 2500 
Eastern Meadowlark 575 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird 66 
Common Grackle 2281 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1488 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orchard Oriole 419 
Baltimore Oriole 1356 

July 21, 2017, Tom Wetmore