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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 February 5, 2023

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 510 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose 26 
Brant 1067 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 6258 
Mute Swan 3749 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 426 
Blue-winged Teal 1209 
Northern Shoveler 1297 
Gadwall 4970 
Eurasian Wigeon 280 
American Wigeon 1820 
Mallard 6054 
American Black Duck 6062 
Northern Pintail 2967 
Green-winged Teal 4382 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 153 
Ring-necked Duck 360 
Greater Scaup 971 
Lesser Scaup 586 
King Eider 109 
Common Eider 3781 
Harlequin Duck 57 
Surf Scoter 1687 
White-winged Scoter 3727 
Black Scoter 2765 
Long-tailed Duck 2861 
Bufflehead 2720 
Common Goldeneye 2095 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1978 
Common Merganser 391 
Red-breasted Merganser 3261 
Ruddy Duck 536 
Wild Turkey 2176 
Ring-necked Pheasant 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 773 
Horned Grebe 2271 
Red-necked Grebe 1425 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 71 
Rock Pigeon 3966 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 5124 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 275 
Black-billed Cuckoo 334 
Common Nighthawk 87 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 305 
Chimney Swift 574 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 651 
King Rail 160 
Clapper Rail 101 
Virginia Rail 689 
Sora 501 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 490 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 231 
American Oystercatcher 51 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3232 
American Golden-Plover 601 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3274 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2733 
Piping Plover 1973 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 19 
Whimbrel 695 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 367 
Marbled Godwit 99 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 872 
Red Knot 753 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 897 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2798 
Dunlin 2725 
Purple Sandpiper 433 
Baird's Sandpiper 354 
Least Sandpiper 2185 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1893 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 208 
Pectoral Sandpiper 902 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2725 
Western Sandpiper 345 
Short-billed Dowitcher 2062 
Long-billed Dowitcher 790 
American Woodcock 783 
Wilson's Snipe 392 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1484 
Solitary Sandpiper 234 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2495 
Willet 2123 
Greater Yellowlegs 4145 
Wilson's Phalarope 233 
Red-necked Phalarope 29 
Red Phalarope 28 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 58 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 51 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 42 
Razorbill 940 
Black Guillemot 145 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 389 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1587 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 39 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 789 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4678 
Herring Gull 6311 
Iceland Gull 145 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 206 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5853 
Least Tern 2010 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 170 
Black Tern 145 
Roseate Tern 459 
Common Tern 2254 
Arctic Tern 32 
Forster's Tern 281 
Royal Tern 37 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 80 
Red-throated Loon 2371 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 4209 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 140 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 45 
Sooty Shearwater 21 
Great Shearwater 54 
Manx Shearwater 66 
Northern Gannet 2291 
Great Cormorant 788 
Double-crested Cormorant 4436 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 712 
Least Bittern 773 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3910 
Great Egret 4145 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3373 
Little Blue Heron 206 
Tricolored Heron 247 
Cattle Egret 27 
Green Heron 363 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1629 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 322 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 988 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 2155 
Osprey 3192 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 5011 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1001 
Cooper's Hawk 1709 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1815 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 64 
Broad-winged Hawk 42 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2540 
Rough-legged Hawk 1420 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 367 
Snowy Owl 1475 
Barred Owl 201 
Long-eared Owl 33 
Short-eared Owl 577 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 881 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 394 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 515 
Downy Woodpecker 3815 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 617 
Northern Flicker 2260 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 965 
Merlin 2017 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2566 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 1029 
Western Kingbird 40 
Eastern Kingbird 2408 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 82 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 448 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 175 
Acadian Flycatcher 14 
Alder Flycatcher 383 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1468 
Least Flycatcher 352 
Eastern Phoebe 1899 
Say's Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo 100 
Yellow-throated Vireo 103 
Blue-headed Vireo 736 
Philadelphia Vireo 248 
Warbling Vireo 325 
Red-eyed Vireo 1529 
Yellow-green Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 763 
Blue Jay 5194 
American Crow 5891 
Fish Crow 185 
Common Raven 738 
Black-capped Chickadee 5904 
Tufted Titmouse 538 
Horned Lark 1538 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 1252 
Tree Swallow 3385 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 214 
Purple Martin 2055 
Barn Swallow 2469 
Cliff Swallow 150 
Cave Swallow 10 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1259 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1384 
Bohemian Waxwing 16 
Cedar Waxwing 3199 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2168 
White-breasted Nuthatch 716 
Brown Creeper 647 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 337 
House Wren 542 
Winter Wren 216 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2657 
Carolina Wren 1091 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray Catbird 3955 
Brown Thrasher 2889 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5665 
European Starling 5254 
Eastern Bluebird 52 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 352 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 47 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 408 
Hermit Thrush 1530 
Wood Thrush 173 
American Robin 6192 
Northern Wheatear
House Sparrow 4257 
American Pipit 625 
Evening Grosbeak 16 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3437 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2687 
Common Redpoll 352 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 178 
White-winged Crossbill 140 
Pine Siskin 329 
American Goldfinch 4730 
Lapland Longspur 360 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1206 
Grasshopper Sparrow 25 
Lark Sparrow 72 
Chipping Sparrow 1149 
Clay-colored Sparrow 218 
Field Sparrow 1990 
Fox Sparrow 275 
American Tree Sparrow 2480 
Dark-eyed Junco 1981 
White-crowned Sparrow 619 
White-throated Sparrow 2971 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 53 
Seaside Sparrow 871 
Nelson's Sparrow 126 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1912 
Savannah Sparrow 2864 
Song Sparrow 5811 
Lincoln's Sparrow 238 
Swamp Sparrow 1932 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3559 
Yellow-breasted Chat 87 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2156 
Eastern Meadowlark 605 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 783 
Baltimore Oriole 1936 
Red-winged Blackbird 3678 
Brown-headed Cowbird 2065 
Rusty Blackbird 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3221 
Ovenbird 488 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 611 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 107 
Black-and-white Warbler 973 
Prothonotary Warbler 17 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 151 
Orange-crowned Warbler 104 
Nashville Warbler 505 
Connecticut Warbler 64 
Mourning Warbler 149 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2605 
Hooded Warbler 55 
American Redstart 1814 
Cape May Warbler 229 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 832 
Magnolia Warbler 748 
Bay-breasted Warbler 279 
Blackburnian Warbler 401 
Yellow Warbler 2310 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 447 
Blackpoll Warbler 881 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 688 
Palm Warbler 818 
Pine Warbler 712 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2520 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 307 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 829 
Canada Warbler 369 
Wilson's Warbler 530 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 353 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 5318 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 534 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 147 
Dickcissel 135 

February 5, 2023, Tom Wetmore