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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 July 23, 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 1009 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5717 
Mute Swan 3297 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 390 
Blue-winged Teal 1131 
Northern Shoveler 1201 
Gadwall 4511 
Eurasian Wigeon 276 
American Wigeon 1671 
Mallard 5510 
American Black Duck 5534 
Northern Pintail 2682 
Green-winged Teal 3958 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 152 
Ring-necked Duck 315 
Greater Scaup 890 
Lesser Scaup 555 
King Eider 98 
Common Eider 3447 
Harlequin Duck 51 
Surf Scoter 1455 
White-winged Scoter 3316 
Black Scoter 2459 
Long-tailed Duck 2577 
Bufflehead 2464 
Common Goldeneye 1881 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1747 
Common Merganser 361 
Red-breasted Merganser 2983 
Ruddy Duck 515 
Wild Turkey 1989 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 708 
Horned Grebe 2033 
Red-necked Grebe 1322 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3481 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4646 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 265 
Black-billed Cuckoo 326 
Common Nighthawk 80 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 294 
Chimney Swift 544 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 600 
Clapper Rail 96 
King Rail 134 
Virginia Rail 605 
Sora 484 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 379 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 157 
American Oystercatcher 48 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2955 
American Golden-Plover 557 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2986 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2470 
Piping Plover 1800 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 644 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 340 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 787 
Red Knot 712 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 785 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2490 
Dunlin 2437 
Purple Sandpiper 405 
Baird's Sandpiper 335 
Least Sandpiper 1986 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1674 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 196 
Pectoral Sandpiper 804 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2464 
Western Sandpiper 324 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1880 
Long-billed Dowitcher 657 
American Woodcock 749 
Wilson's Snipe 384 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1358 
Solitary Sandpiper 205 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2283 
Willet 1960 
Greater Yellowlegs 3789 
Wilson's Phalarope 229 
Red-necked Phalarope 26 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 53 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 41 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 37 
Razorbill 797 
Black Guillemot 106 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 368 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1515 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 723 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4247 
Herring Gull 5760 
Iceland Gull 127 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 176 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5321 
Least Tern 1857 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 151 
Black Tern 125 
Roseate Tern 431 
Common Tern 2081 
Arctic Tern 31 
Forster's Tern 271 
Royal Tern 37 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 76 
Red-throated Loon 2140 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3810 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 131 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 42 
Sooty Shearwater 20 
Great Shearwater 53 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 2052 
Great Cormorant 745 
Double-crested Cormorant 4053 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 660 
Least Bittern 656 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3541 
Great Egret 3802 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3111 
Little Blue Heron 182 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 26 
Green Heron 351 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1469 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 250 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 939 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1965 
Osprey 2941 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4556 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 942 
Cooper's Hawk 1466 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1560 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 62 
Broad-winged Hawk 41 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2304 
Rough-legged Hawk 1362 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 358 
Snowy Owl 1369 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 31 
Short-eared Owl 559 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 801 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 302 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 367 
Downy Woodpecker 3366 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 568 
Northern Flicker 1992 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 910 
Merlin 1820 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2296 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 903 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2228 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 76 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 401 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 165 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 356 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1358 
Least Flycatcher 331 
Eastern Phoebe 1709 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 733 
White-eyed Vireo 95 
Yellow-throated Vireo 87 
Blue-headed Vireo 682 
Philadelphia Vireo 220 
Warbling Vireo 303 
Red-eyed Vireo 1326 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4683 
American Crow 5386 
Fish Crow 152 
Common Raven 559 
Horned Lark 1385 
Bank Swallow 1164 
Tree Swallow 3137 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 205 
Purple Martin 1916 
Barn Swallow 2266 
Cliff Swallow 146 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 5357 
Tufted Titmouse 444 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1912 
White-breasted Nuthatch 608 
Brown Creeper 554 
House Wren 465 
Winter Wren 197 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2386 
Carolina Wren 918 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 317 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1256 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1137 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 45 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 327 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 40 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 366 
Hermit Thrush 1351 
Wood Thrush 166 
American Robin 5652 
Gray Catbird 3565 
Brown Thrasher 2668 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5155 
European Starling 4800 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 2900 
House Sparrow 3795 
American Pipit 578 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2962 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2459 
Common Redpoll 347 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 303 
American Goldfinch 4294 
Lapland Longspur 350 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1095 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 61 
Chipping Sparrow 1050 
Clay-colored Sparrow 190 
Field Sparrow 1836 
Fox Sparrow 216 
American Tree Sparrow 2253 
Dark-eyed Junco 1769 
White-crowned Sparrow 564 
White-throated Sparrow 2649 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 49 
Seaside Sparrow 814 
Nelson's Sparrow 101 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1719 
Savannah Sparrow 2644 
Song Sparrow 5272 
Lincoln's Sparrow 216 
Swamp Sparrow 1679 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3235 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1994 
Eastern Meadowlark 596 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 696 
Baltimore Oriole 1777 
Red-winged Blackbird 3322 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1923 
Rusty Blackbird 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 2968 
Ovenbird 460 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 573 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 101 
Black-and-white Warbler 901 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 136 
Orange-crowned Warbler 95 
Nashville Warbler 475 
Connecticut Warbler 60 
Mourning Warbler 143 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2388 
Hooded Warbler 52 
American Redstart 1647 
Cape May Warbler 197 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 748 
Magnolia Warbler 703 
Bay-breasted Warbler 262 
Blackburnian Warbler 383 
Yellow Warbler 2137 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 422 
Blackpoll Warbler 808 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 648 
Palm Warbler 739 
Pine Warbler 629 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2197 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 282 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 776 
Canada Warbler 345 
Wilson's Warbler 505 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 338 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4791 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 480 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 136 
Dickcissel 105 

July 23, 2021, Tom Wetmore