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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 13, 2018

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Snow Goose 493 
Ross's Goose 13 
Greater White-fronted Goose
Brant 848 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4824 
Mute Swan 2768 
Wood Duck 328 
Blue-winged Teal 1038 
Northern Shoveler 1065 
Gadwall 3867 
Eurasian Wigeon 270 
American Wigeon 1486 
Mallard 4630 
American Black Duck 4673 
Northern Pintail 2292 
Green-winged Teal 3395 
Canvasback 18 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 269 
Greater Scaup 760 
Lesser Scaup 517 
King Eider 31 
Common Eider 2785 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1170 
White-winged Scoter 2734 
Black Scoter 1949 
Long-tailed Duck 2104 
Bufflehead 2014 
Common Goldeneye 1487 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1505 
Common Merganser 321 
Red-breasted Merganser 2484 
Ruddy Duck 495 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1557 
Pied-billed Grebe 617 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1717 
Red-necked Grebe 1176 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2898 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3911 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 239 
Black-billed Cuckoo 304 
Common Nighthawk 73 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 238 
Chimney Swift 460 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 513 
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 314 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 119 
American Oystercatcher 32 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2564 
American Golden-Plover 481 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2130 
Piping Plover 1484 
Killdeer 2479 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 583 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 284 
Marbled Godwit 88 
Ruddy Turnstone 682 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 623 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 707 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2072 
Dunlin 2039 
Purple Sandpiper 366 
Baird's Sandpiper 299 
Least Sandpiper 1715 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1476 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 180 
Pectoral Sandpiper 702 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2125 
Western Sandpiper 265 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1605 
Long-billed Dowitcher 516 
American Woodcock 653 
Wilson's Snipe 359 
Spotted Sandpiper 1126 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 182 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1979 
Willet 1660 
Greater Yellowlegs 3285 
Wilson's Phalarope 210 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 46 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 33 
Common Murre 15 
Thick-billed Murre 29 
Razorbill 655 
Black Guillemot 87 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 360 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1429 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 623 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3643 
Herring Gull 4853 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 118 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 142 
Glaucous Gull 42 
Great Black-backed Gull 4488 
Least Tern 1567 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 121 
Black Tern 111 
Roseate Tern 366 
Common Tern 1794 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 256 
Royal Tern 27 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 57 
Red-throated Loon 1853 
Pacific Loon 14 
Common Loon 3229 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 37 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 48 
Manx Shearwater 60 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 98 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1814 
Double-crested Cormorant 3476 
Great Cormorant 670 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 619 
Least Bittern 506 
Great Blue Heron 3061 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 3223 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2705 
Little Blue Heron 167 
Tricolored Heron 197 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 303 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1276 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 173 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 868 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1636 
Osprey 2481 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1208 
Northern Harrier 3928 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 854 
Cooper's Hawk 1187 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 56 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1946 
Rough-legged Hawk 1148 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 11 
Great Horned Owl 292 
Snowy Owl 1149 
Barred Owl 136 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 472 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 31 
Belted Kingfisher 689 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 254 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 295 
Downy Woodpecker 2786 
Hairy Woodpecker 361 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1666 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 806 
Merlin 1608 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1939 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 60 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 317 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 144 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 251 
Willow Flycatcher 1133 
Least Flycatcher 270 
Eastern Phoebe 1475 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 686 
Western Kingbird 24 
Eastern Kingbird 1897 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 647 
White-eyed Vireo 79 
Yellow-throated Vireo 48 
Blue-headed Vireo 586 
Philadelphia Vireo 191 
Warbling Vireo 254 
Red-eyed Vireo 1077 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3923 
American Crow 4695 
Fish Crow 97 
Common Raven 319 
Horned Lark 1206 
Purple Martin 1597 
Tree Swallow 2679 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 176 
Bank Swallow 999 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 135 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1920 
Black-capped Chickadee 4477 
Tufted Titmouse 391 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1548 
White-breasted Nuthatch 502 
Brown Creeper 500 
House Wren 388 
Winter Wren 178 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2020 
Carolina Wren 572 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 259 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1093 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 992 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 263 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 34 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 289 
Hermit Thrush 1044 
Wood Thrush 147 
American Robin 4766 
Gray Catbird 2964 
Brown Thrasher 2313 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4352 
European Starling 4088 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2464 
House Sparrow 3137 
American Pipit 530 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2350 
Purple Finch 2095 
Common Redpoll 253 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Red Crossbill 83 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
Pine Siskin 238 
American Goldfinch 3577 
Lapland Longspur 332 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 948 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2775 
American Tree Sparrow 1906 
Chipping Sparrow 877 
Clay-colored Sparrow 179 
Field Sparrow 1521 
Vesper Sparrow 44 
Lark Sparrow 51 
Savannah Sparrow 2305 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Nelson's Sparrow 77 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1449 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 679 
Fox Sparrow 193 
Song Sparrow 4439 
Lincoln's Sparrow 183 
Swamp Sparrow 1305 
White-throated Sparrow 2202 
White-crowned Sparrow 490 
Dark-eyed Junco 1512 
Yellow-breasted Chat 69 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1700 
Eastern Meadowlark 580 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 498 
Baltimore Oriole 1510 
Red-winged Blackbird 2760 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1610 
Rusty Blackbird 78 
Common Grackle 2497 
Ovenbird 390 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 495 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 90 
Black-and-white Warbler 795 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 100 
Orange-crowned Warbler 88 
Nashville Warbler 422 
Connecticut Warbler 56 
Mourning Warbler 123 
Kentucky Warbler 19 
Common Yellowthroat 2012 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1388 
Cape May Warbler 147 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 643 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Magnolia Warbler 619 
Bay-breasted Warbler 200 
Blackburnian Warbler 322 
Yellow Warbler 1826 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 364 
Blackpoll Warbler 708 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 573 
Palm Warbler 630 
Pine Warbler 469 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1833 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 241 
Black-throated Green Warbler 672 
Canada Warbler 307 
Wilson's Warbler 447 
Summer Tanager 38 
Scarlet Tanager 288 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3979 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 414 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 119 
Dickcissel 93 

November 13, 2018, Tom Wetmore