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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 April 13, 2024

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 517 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 1161 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 6685 
Mute Swan 4123 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 442 
Blue-winged Teal 1269 
Northern Shoveler 1380 
Gadwall 5362 
Eurasian Wigeon 283 
American Wigeon 1932 
Mallard 6477 
American Black Duck 6475 
Northern Pintail 3228 
Green-winged Teal 4742 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 153 
Ring-necked Duck 377 
Greater Scaup 1131 
Lesser Scaup 719 
King Eider 117 
Common Eider 4072 
Harlequin Duck 58 
Surf Scoter 1882 
White-winged Scoter 4024 
Black Scoter 3033 
Long-tailed Duck 3155 
Bufflehead 2968 
Common Goldeneye 2299 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 2168 
Common Merganser 457 
Red-breasted Merganser 3525 
Ruddy Duck 595 
Wild Turkey 2301 
Ring-necked Pheasant 85 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 894 
Horned Grebe 2496 
Red-necked Grebe 1530 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 71 
Rock Pigeon 4311 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 5511 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 284 
Black-billed Cuckoo 343 
Common Nighthawk 90 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 326 
Chimney Swift 621 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 699 
King Rail 166 
Clapper Rail 102 
Virginia Rail 737 
Sora 506 
Common Gallinule 176 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 550 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 234 
American Oystercatcher 56 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3413 
American Golden-Plover 631 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3528 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2890 
Piping Plover 2131 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 19 
Whimbrel 721 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 380 
Marbled Godwit 100 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 908 
Red Knot 779 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 981 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 3049 
Dunlin 2933 
Purple Sandpiper 468 
Baird's Sandpiper 374 
Least Sandpiper 2304 
White-rumped Sandpiper 2031 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 211 
Pectoral Sandpiper 973 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2892 
Western Sandpiper 359 
Short-billed Dowitcher 2177 
Long-billed Dowitcher 881 
American Woodcock 821 
Wilson's Snipe 415 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1554 
Solitary Sandpiper 252 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2664 
Willet 2251 
Greater Yellowlegs 4387 
Wilson's Phalarope 242 
Red-necked Phalarope 38 
Red Phalarope 30 
Pomarine Jaeger 12 
Parasitic Jaeger 59 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 53 
Common Murre 18 
Thick-billed Murre 43 
Razorbill 1041 
Black Guillemot 146 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 403 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1636 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 40 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 840 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 5018 
Herring Gull 6738 
Iceland Gull 154 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 227 
Glaucous Gull 51 
Great Black-backed Gull 6270 
Least Tern 2126 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 180 
Black Tern 147 
Roseate Tern 520 
Common Tern 2376 
Arctic Tern 33 
Forster's Tern 283 
Royal Tern 40 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 80 
Red-throated Loon 2571 
Pacific Loon 16 
Common Loon 4576 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 159 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 45 
Sooty Shearwater 21 
Great Shearwater 54 
Manx Shearwater 67 
Northern Gannet 2415 
Great Cormorant 807 
Double-crested Cormorant 4717 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 767 
Least Bittern 881 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 4151 
Great Egret 4402 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3556 
Little Blue Heron 209 
Tricolored Heron 247 
Cattle Egret 27 
Green Heron 398 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1711 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 347 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 1016 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 2303 
Osprey 3401 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 5362 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1073 
Cooper's Hawk 1877 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 2032 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 68 
Broad-winged Hawk 55 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2754 
Rough-legged Hawk 1481 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 377 
Snowy Owl 1476 
Barred Owl 216 
Long-eared Owl 33 
Short-eared Owl 643 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 954 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 466 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 576 
Downy Woodpecker 4103 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 623 
Northern Flicker 2470 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 1029 
Merlin 2155 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2723 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 1135 
Western Kingbird 40 
Eastern Kingbird 2536 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 85 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 503 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 185 
Acadian Flycatcher 16 
Alder Flycatcher 397 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1559 
Least Flycatcher 377 
Eastern Phoebe 2030 
Say's Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo 104 
Yellow-throated Vireo 105 
Blue-headed Vireo 777 
Philadelphia Vireo 261 
Warbling Vireo 337 
Red-eyed Vireo 1667 
Yellow-green Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 765 
Blue Jay 5592 
American Crow 6296 
Fish Crow 211 
Common Raven 970 
Black-capped Chickadee 6325 
Tufted Titmouse 612 
Horned Lark 1663 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 1324 
Tree Swallow 3587 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 232 
Purple Martin 2188 
Barn Swallow 2618 
Cliff Swallow 157 
Cave Swallow 10 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1350 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1524 
Bohemian Waxwing 17 
Cedar Waxwing 3381 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2255 
White-breasted Nuthatch 784 
Brown Creeper 695 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 362 
House Wren 658 
Winter Wren 227 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2864 
Carolina Wren 1280 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray Catbird 4216 
Brown Thrasher 3052 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 6068 
European Starling 5632 
Eastern Bluebird 60 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 375 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 50 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 426 
Hermit Thrush 1696 
Wood Thrush 185 
American Robin 6608 
Northern Wheatear
House Sparrow 4621 
American Pipit 684 
Evening Grosbeak 16 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3830 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2858 
Common Redpoll 352 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 215 
White-winged Crossbill 140 
Pine Siskin 362 
American Goldfinch 5092 
Lapland Longspur 370 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1262 
Grasshopper Sparrow 25 
Lark Sparrow 75 
Chipping Sparrow 1223 
Clay-colored Sparrow 228 
Field Sparrow 2158 
Fox Sparrow 294 
American Tree Sparrow 2680 
Dark-eyed Junco 2151 
White-crowned Sparrow 644 
White-throated Sparrow 3225 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 53 
Seaside Sparrow 931 
Nelson's Sparrow 135 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 2029 
Savannah Sparrow 3042 
Song Sparrow 6230 
Lincoln's Sparrow 255 
Swamp Sparrow 2167 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3790 
Yellow-breasted Chat 98 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2276 
Eastern Meadowlark 619 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 880 
Baltimore Oriole 2050 
Red-winged Blackbird 4006 
Brown-headed Cowbird 2217 
Rusty Blackbird 106 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3493 
Ovenbird 516 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 643 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 114 
Black-and-white Warbler 1041 
Prothonotary Warbler 17 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 174 
Orange-crowned Warbler 117 
Nashville Warbler 542 
Connecticut Warbler 65 
Mourning Warbler 159 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2773 
Hooded Warbler 59 
American Redstart 1934 
Cape May Warbler 259 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 884 
Magnolia Warbler 795 
Bay-breasted Warbler 323 
Blackburnian Warbler 425 
Yellow Warbler 2451 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 475 
Blackpoll Warbler 930 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 723 
Palm Warbler 878 
Pine Warbler 741 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2767 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 330 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 876 
Canada Warbler 394 
Wilson's Warbler 558 
Summer Tanager 45 
Scarlet Tanager 370 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 5733 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 575 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 155 
Dickcissel 144 

April 13, 2024, Tom Wetmore