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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 May 23, 2019

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 495 
Ross's Goose 14 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant 894 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4990 
Mute Swan 2865 
Wood Duck 335 
Blue-winged Teal 1039 
Northern Shoveler 1095 
Gadwall 3962 
Eurasian Wigeon 270 
American Wigeon 1526 
Mallard 4784 
American Black Duck 4837 
Northern Pintail 2351 
Green-winged Teal 3458 
Canvasback 20 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 305 
Greater Scaup 785 
Lesser Scaup 534 
King Eider 86 
Common Eider 2914 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1214 
White-winged Scoter 2853 
Black Scoter 2081 
Long-tailed Duck 2238 
Bufflehead 2147 
Common Goldeneye 1624 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1580 
Common Merganser 338 
Red-breasted Merganser 2624 
Ruddy Duck 505 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1624 
Pied-billed Grebe 627 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1808 
Red-necked Grebe 1212 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2998 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4014 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 240 
Black-billed Cuckoo 307 
Common Nighthawk 74 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 243 
Chimney Swift 470 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 525 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 556 
Sora 456 
Common Gallinule 111 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 328 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 119 
American Oystercatcher 38 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2589 
American Golden-Plover 481 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2138 
Piping Plover 1527 
Killdeer 2546 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 586 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 284 
Marbled Godwit 91 
Ruddy Turnstone 692 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 624 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 707 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2127 
Dunlin 2110 
Purple Sandpiper 377 
Baird's Sandpiper 299 
Least Sandpiper 1729 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1476 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 180 
Pectoral Sandpiper 705 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2132 
Western Sandpiper 265 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1611 
Long-billed Dowitcher 516 
American Woodcock 666 
Wilson's Snipe 364 
Spotted Sandpiper 1134 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 184 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1999 
Willet 1690 
Greater Yellowlegs 3335 
Wilson's Phalarope 210 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 46 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 36 
Common Murre 15 
Thick-billed Murre 30 
Razorbill 696 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 361 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1432 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 625 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3717 
Herring Gull 5021 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 119 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 142 
Glaucous Gull 47 
Great Black-backed Gull 4631 
Least Tern 1579 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 124 
Black Tern 112 
Roseate Tern 371 
Common Tern 1810 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 256 
Royal Tern 28 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 57 
Red-throated Loon 1913 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3352 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 98 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 60 
Northern Gannet 1840 
Double-crested Cormorant 3533 
Great Cormorant 680 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 626 
Least Bittern 506 
Great Blue Heron 3115 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 3279 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2739 
Little Blue Heron 168 
Tricolored Heron 197 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 306 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1280 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 174 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 870 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1682 
Osprey 2540 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1285 
Northern Harrier 4073 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 879 
Cooper's Hawk 1227 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 57 
Broad-winged Hawk 37 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2036 
Rough-legged Hawk 1235 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 11 
Great Horned Owl 299 
Snowy Owl 1204 
Barred Owl 161 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 482 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 31 
Belted Kingfisher 706 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 267 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 304 
Downy Woodpecker 2895 
Hairy Woodpecker 486 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1730 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 854 
Merlin 1649 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1996 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 61 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 319 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 145 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 252 
Willow Flycatcher 1137 
Least Flycatcher 283 
Eastern Phoebe 1512 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 694 
Western Kingbird 24 
Eastern Kingbird 1913 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 656 
White-eyed Vireo 86 
Yellow-throated Vireo 55 
Blue-headed Vireo 603 
Philadelphia Vireo 191 
Warbling Vireo 262 
Red-eyed Vireo 1084 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4064 
American Crow 4833 
Fish Crow 107 
Common Raven 348 
Horned Lark 1240 
Purple Martin 1631 
Tree Swallow 2730 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 186 
Bank Swallow 1005 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 136 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1954 
Black-capped Chickadee 4640 
Tufted Titmouse 409 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1659 
White-breasted Nuthatch 520 
Brown Creeper 509 
House Wren 391 
Winter Wren 183 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2041 
Carolina Wren 651 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 284 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1120 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1026 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 39 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 270 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 34 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 299 
Hermit Thrush 1105 
Wood Thrush 151 
American Robin 4926 
Gray Catbird 3009 
Brown Thrasher 2347 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4480 
European Starling 4199 
Bohemian Waxwing 13 
Cedar Waxwing 2482 
House Sparrow 3255 
American Pipit 532 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2431 
Purple Finch 2137 
Common Redpoll 276 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 85 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 248 
American Goldfinch 3691 
Lapland Longspur 332 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1002 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2821 
American Tree Sparrow 2009 
Chipping Sparrow 907 
Clay-colored Sparrow 180 
Field Sparrow 1559 
Vesper Sparrow 46 
Lark Sparrow 51 
Savannah Sparrow 2351 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Nelson's Sparrow 77 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1452 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 690 
Fox Sparrow 203 
Song Sparrow 4553 
Lincoln's Sparrow 187 
Swamp Sparrow 1355 
White-throated Sparrow 2314 
White-crowned Sparrow 501 
Dark-eyed Junco 1574 
Yellow-breasted Chat 69 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1717 
Eastern Meadowlark 586 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 513 
Baltimore Oriole 1528 
Red-winged Blackbird 2836 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1670 
Rusty Blackbird 81 
Common Grackle 2568 
Ovenbird 404 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 514 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 92 
Black-and-white Warbler 814 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 103 
Orange-crowned Warbler 88 
Nashville Warbler 431 
Connecticut Warbler 56 
Mourning Warbler 124 
Kentucky Warbler 20 
Common Yellowthroat 2030 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1401 
Cape May Warbler 155 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 661 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Magnolia Warbler 628 
Bay-breasted Warbler 209 
Blackburnian Warbler 330 
Yellow Warbler 1853 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 374 
Blackpoll Warbler 715 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 587 
Palm Warbler 661 
Pine Warbler 500 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1896 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 251 
Black-throated Green Warbler 689 
Canada Warbler 312 
Wilson's Warbler 457 
Summer Tanager 42 
Scarlet Tanager 296 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4124 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 421 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 122 
Dickcissel 93 

May 23, 2019, Tom Wetmore