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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 November 18, 2019

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 463 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant 898 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5159 
Mute Swan 2949 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 363 
Blue-winged Teal 1082 
Northern Shoveler 1134 
Gadwall 4113 
Eurasian Wigeon 274 
American Wigeon 1588 
Mallard 4958 
American Black Duck 5000 
Northern Pintail 2413 
Green-winged Teal 3604 
Canvasback 20 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 152 
Ring-necked Duck 307 
Greater Scaup 803 
Lesser Scaup 541 
King Eider 87 
Common Eider 3035 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1259 
White-winged Scoter 2919 
Black Scoter 2148 
Long-tailed Duck 2257 
Bufflehead 2172 
Common Goldeneye 1640 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1595 
Common Merganser 339 
Red-breasted Merganser 2653 
Ruddy Duck 513 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1718 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 643 
Horned Grebe 1818 
Red-necked Grebe 1220 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3119 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4173 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 242 
Black-billed Cuckoo 313 
Common Nighthawk 75 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 261 
Chimney Swift 479 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 541 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 90 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 568 
Sora 473 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Gallinule 111 
American Coot 334 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 133 
American Oystercatcher 39 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2729 
American Golden-Plover 518 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2665 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2273 
Piping Plover 1602 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 613 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 310 
Marbled Godwit 93 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 730 
Red Knot 653 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 740 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2224 
Dunlin 2190 
Purple Sandpiper 378 
Baird's Sandpiper 323 
Least Sandpiper 1826 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1563 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 188 
Pectoral Sandpiper 751 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2272 
Western Sandpiper 307 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1719 
Long-billed Dowitcher 584 
American Woodcock 683 
Wilson's Snipe 364 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1225 
Solitary Sandpiper 189 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2099 
Willet 1772 
Greater Yellowlegs 3495 
Wilson's Phalarope 222 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 49 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 36 
Common Murre 15 
Thick-billed Murre 30 
Razorbill 697 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 361 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1453 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 659 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3859 
Herring Gull 5197 
Iceland Gull 124 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 155 
Glaucous Gull 47 
Great Black-backed Gull 4798 
Least Tern 1680 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 134 
Black Tern 114 
Roseate Tern 387 
Common Tern 1902 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 262 
Royal Tern 32 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 66 
Red-throated Loon 1937 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3456 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 18 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 64 
Northern Gannet 1927 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 3705 
Great Cormorant 680 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 643 
Least Bittern 535 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3249 
Great Egret 3448 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2874 
Little Blue Heron 170 
Tricolored Heron 199 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 310 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1349 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 201 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 881 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1765 
Osprey 2659 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4161 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 891 
Cooper's Hawk 1278 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1310 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 59 
Broad-winged Hawk 38 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2106 
Rough-legged Hawk 1239 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 304 
Snowy Owl 1205 
Barred Owl 161 
Long-eared Owl 30 
Short-eared Owl 486 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 36 
Belted Kingfisher 726 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 274 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 322 
Downy Woodpecker 2984 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 489 
Northern Flicker 1791 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 855 
Merlin 1697 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2077 
Prairie Falcon
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 768 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2028 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 67 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 349 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 156 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 283 
Willow Flycatcher 1214 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Flycatcher 293 
Eastern Phoebe 1575 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 670 
White-eyed Vireo 88 
Yellow-throated Vireo 55 
Blue-headed Vireo 619 
Philadelphia Vireo 200 
Warbling Vireo 266 
Red-eyed Vireo 1168 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4217 
American Crow 4952 
Fish Crow 107 
Common Raven 378 
Horned Lark 1250 
Bank Swallow 1041 
Tree Swallow 2864 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 186 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Martin 1714 
Barn Swallow 2043 
Cliff Swallow 140 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 4806 
Tufted Titmouse 411 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1667 
White-breasted Nuthatch 543 
Brown Creeper 516 
House Wren 399 
Winter Wren 191 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2157 
Carolina Wren 760 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 287 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1155 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1053 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 39 
Townsend's Solitaire
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery 283 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 35 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 322 
Hermit Thrush 1139 
Wood Thrush 151 
American Robin 5099 
Gray Catbird 3179 
Brown Thrasher 2452 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4630 
European Starling 4362 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2634 
House Sparrow 3392 
American Pipit 551 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2575 
Purple Finch 2224 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Redpoll 276 
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 85 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 249 
American Goldfinch 3854 
Lapland Longspur 336 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1013 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 55 
Chipping Sparrow 936 
Clay-colored Sparrow 181 
Field Sparrow 1637 
Fox Sparrow 208 
American Tree Sparrow 2021 
Dark-eyed Junco 1604 
White-crowned Sparrow 518 
White-throated Sparrow 2362 
Vesper Sparrow 47 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 729 
Nelson's Sparrow 86 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1561 
Savannah Sparrow 2444 
Song Sparrow 4729 
Lincoln's Sparrow 196 
Swamp Sparrow 1455 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2964 
Yellow-breasted Chat 80 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1816 
Eastern Meadowlark 589 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 572 
Baltimore Oriole 1607 
Red-winged Blackbird 2962 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1717 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2664 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 418 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 531 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 92 
Black-and-white Warbler 835 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 116 
Orange-crowned Warbler 91 
Nashville Warbler 443 
Connecticut Warbler 58 
Mourning Warbler 133 
Kentucky Warbler 20 
Common Yellowthroat 2158 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1494 
Cape May Warbler 168 
Cerulean Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Parula 681 
Magnolia Warbler 656 
Bay-breasted Warbler 228 
Blackburnian Warbler 342 
Yellow Warbler 1949 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 389 
Blackpoll Warbler 754 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 606 
Palm Warbler 673 
Pine Warbler 532 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1949 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 256 
Black-throated Green Warbler 716 
Canada Warbler 324 
Wilson's Warbler 469 
Summer Tanager 42 
Scarlet Tanager 302 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4278 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 431 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 123 
Dickcissel 97 

November 18, 2019, Tom Wetmore