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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 January 18, 2021

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 481 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 959 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5538 
Mute Swan 3148 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 381 
Blue-winged Teal 1110 
Northern Shoveler 1190 
Gadwall 4371 
Eurasian Wigeon 275 
American Wigeon 1667 
Mallard 5332 
American Black Duck 5364 
Northern Pintail 2627 
Green-winged Teal 3830 
Canvasback 20 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 152 
Ring-necked Duck 311 
Greater Scaup 873 
Lesser Scaup 554 
King Eider 94 
Common Eider 3327 
Harlequin Duck 45 
Surf Scoter 1397 
White-winged Scoter 3192 
Black Scoter 2361 
Long-tailed Duck 2472 
Bufflehead 2377 
Common Goldeneye 1800 
Barrow's Goldeneye 34 
Hooded Merganser 1707 
Common Merganser 351 
Red-breasted Merganser 2878 
Ruddy Duck 513 
Wild Turkey 1884 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 698 
Horned Grebe 1967 
Red-necked Grebe 1295 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3357 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4492 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 258 
Black-billed Cuckoo 322 
Common Nighthawk 79 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 281 
Chimney Swift 515 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 577 
Clapper Rail 92 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 589 
Sora 484 
Common Gallinule 111 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 356 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 157 
American Oystercatcher 41 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2893 
American Golden-Plover 555 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2848 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2414 
Piping Plover 1712 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 641 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 340 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 767 
Red Knot 710 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 772 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2425 
Dunlin 2371 
Purple Sandpiper 392 
Baird's Sandpiper 335 
Least Sandpiper 1934 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1671 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 196 
Pectoral Sandpiper 800 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2401 
Western Sandpiper 324 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1828 
Long-billed Dowitcher 655 
American Woodcock 724 
Wilson's Snipe 379 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1302 
Solitary Sandpiper 199 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2237 
Willet 1867 
Greater Yellowlegs 3688 
Wilson's Phalarope 228 
Red-necked Phalarope 26 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 52 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 41 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 37 
Razorbill 776 
Black Guillemot 94 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 368 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1501 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 711 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4145 
Herring Gull 5576 
Iceland Gull 124 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 174 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5150 
Least Tern 1784 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 147 
Black Tern 123 
Roseate Tern 408 
Common Tern 2005 
Arctic Tern 29 
Forster's Tern 271 
Royal Tern 36 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 71 
Red-throated Loon 2081 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3691 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 42 
Sooty Shearwater 19 
Great Shearwater 53 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 2029 
Great Cormorant 722 
Double-crested Cormorant 3933 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 657 
Least Bittern 602 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3451 
Great Egret 3682 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3022 
Little Blue Heron 181 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 25 
Green Heron 348 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1433 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 238 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 921 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1898 
Osprey 2822 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4440 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 916 
Cooper's Hawk 1417 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1473 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 60 
Broad-winged Hawk 40 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2255 
Rough-legged Hawk 1331 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 335 
Snowy Owl 1314 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 31 
Short-eared Owl 545 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 781 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 294 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 364 
Downy Woodpecker 3250 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 541 
Northern Flicker 1921 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 874 
Merlin 1778 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2255 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 835 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2150 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 72 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 374 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 162 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 340 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1291 
Least Flycatcher 314 
Eastern Phoebe 1662 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 732 
White-eyed Vireo 91 
Yellow-throated Vireo 58 
Blue-headed Vireo 651 
Philadelphia Vireo 219 
Warbling Vireo 284 
Red-eyed Vireo 1263 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4530 
American Crow 5222 
Fish Crow 124 
Common Raven 496 
Horned Lark 1341 
Bank Swallow 1109 
Tree Swallow 3028 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 198 
Purple Martin 1819 
Barn Swallow 2174 
Cliff Swallow 144 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 5175 
Tufted Titmouse 420 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1808 
White-breasted Nuthatch 598 
Brown Creeper 541 
House Wren 434 
Winter Wren 194 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2295 
Carolina Wren 892 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 308 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1229 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1102 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 42 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 310 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 40 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 353 
Hermit Thrush 1278 
Wood Thrush 158 
American Robin 5469 
Gray Catbird 3424 
Brown Thrasher 2571 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4978 
European Starling 4656 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 2825 
House Sparrow 3631 
American Pipit 574 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2798 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2356 
Common Redpoll 325 
Hoary Redpoll 14 
Red Crossbill 116 
White-winged Crossbill 137 
Pine Siskin 302 
American Goldfinch 4151 
Lapland Longspur 348 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1083 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 61 
Chipping Sparrow 997 
Clay-colored Sparrow 190 
Field Sparrow 1741 
Fox Sparrow 211 
American Tree Sparrow 2189 
Dark-eyed Junco 1727 
White-crowned Sparrow 552 
White-throated Sparrow 2562 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 49 
Seaside Sparrow 754 
Nelson's Sparrow 100 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1645 
Savannah Sparrow 2554 
Song Sparrow 5097 
Lincoln's Sparrow 213 
Swamp Sparrow 1572 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3134 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1917 
Eastern Meadowlark 593 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 626 
Baltimore Oriole 1707 
Red-winged Blackbird 3176 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1805 
Rusty Blackbird 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 2826 
Ovenbird 439 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 552 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 99 
Black-and-white Warbler 867 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 131 
Orange-crowned Warbler 94 
Nashville Warbler 460 
Connecticut Warbler 60 
Mourning Warbler 137 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2306 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1575 
Cape May Warbler 189 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 721 
Magnolia Warbler 680 
Bay-breasted Warbler 247 
Blackburnian Warbler 359 
Yellow Warbler 2057 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 405 
Blackpoll Warbler 786 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 634 
Palm Warbler 707 
Pine Warbler 557 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2145 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 270 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 750 
Canada Warbler 332 
Wilson's Warbler 486 
Summer Tanager 43 
Scarlet Tanager 323 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4611 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 461 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 133 
Dickcissel 105 

January 18, 2021, Tom Wetmore