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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 18, 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 1007 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 5652 
Mute Swan 3240 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 386 
Blue-winged Teal 1113 
Northern Shoveler 1194 
Gadwall 4447 
Eurasian Wigeon 276 
American Wigeon 1671 
Mallard 5445 
American Black Duck 5482 
Northern Pintail 2682 
Green-winged Teal 3898 
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 94 
Common Eider 3418 
Harlequin Duck 51 
Surf Scoter 1448 
White-winged Scoter 3294 
Black Scoter 2451 
Long-tailed Duck 2572 
Bufflehead 2464 
Common Goldeneye 1881 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1743 
Common Merganser 361 
Red-breasted Merganser 2982 
Ruddy Duck 515 
Wild Turkey 1942 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 707 
Horned Grebe 2033 
Red-necked Grebe 1322 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 3444 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 4580 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 259 
Black-billed Cuckoo 322 
Common Nighthawk 79 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 288 
Chimney Swift 523 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 590 
Clapper Rail 92 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 591 
Sora 484 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 376 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 157 
American Oystercatcher 45 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2906 
American Golden-Plover 557 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 2920 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2419 
Piping Plover 1746 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 641 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 340 
Marbled Godwit 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 772 
Red Knot 710 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 772 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2475 
Dunlin 2424 
Purple Sandpiper 405 
Baird's Sandpiper 335 
Least Sandpiper 1944 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1671 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 196 
Pectoral Sandpiper 802 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2406 
Western Sandpiper 324 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1831 
Long-billed Dowitcher 656 
American Woodcock 743 
Wilson's Snipe 384 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1307 
Solitary Sandpiper 202 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2251 
Willet 1894 
Greater Yellowlegs 3730 
Wilson's Phalarope 228 
Red-necked Phalarope 26 
Red Phalarope 24 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 52 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 41 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 37 
Razorbill 797 
Black Guillemot 94 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 368 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1505 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 38 
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 713 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4198 
Herring Gull 5694 
Iceland Gull 126 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 174 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5257 
Least Tern 1791 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 147 
Black Tern 123 
Roseate Tern 412 
Common Tern 2016 
Arctic Tern 29 
Forster's Tern 271 
Royal Tern 36 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 71 
Red-throated Loon 2136 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 3784 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 114 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 42 
Sooty Shearwater 19 
Great Shearwater 53 
Manx Shearwater 65 
Northern Gannet 2043 
Great Cormorant 745 
Double-crested Cormorant 3987 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 657 
Least Bittern 606 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3489 
Great Egret 3736 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3046 
Little Blue Heron 182 
Tricolored Heron 214 
Cattle Egret 26 
Green Heron 349 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1434 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 240 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 928 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1936 
Osprey 2875 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4549 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 942 
Cooper's Hawk 1460 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1553 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 62 
Broad-winged Hawk 41 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2298 
Rough-legged Hawk 1362 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 346 
Snowy Owl 1369 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 31 
Short-eared Owl 559 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 795 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 300 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 366 
Downy Woodpecker 3344 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 568 
Northern Flicker 1972 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 908 
Merlin 1817 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2290 
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
Ash-throated Flycatcher 13 
Great Crested Flycatcher 846 
Western Kingbird 27 
Eastern Kingbird 2162 
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher 72 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 375 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 162 
Acadian Flycatcher 12 
Alder Flycatcher 340 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 1294 
Least Flycatcher 319 
Eastern Phoebe 1704 
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 734 
White-eyed Vireo 94 
Yellow-throated Vireo 59 
Blue-headed Vireo 673 
Philadelphia Vireo 219 
Warbling Vireo 292 
Red-eyed Vireo 1267 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 4628 
American Crow 5327 
Fish Crow 146 
Common Raven 551 
Horned Lark 1385 
Bank Swallow 1116 
Tree Swallow 3071 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 203 
Purple Martin 1850 
Barn Swallow 2202 
Cliff Swallow 145 
Cave Swallow 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 5291 
Tufted Titmouse 437 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1899 
White-breasted Nuthatch 605 
Brown Creeper 554 
House Wren 444 
Winter Wren 197 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2320 
Carolina Wren 900 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 317 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1256 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1136 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 44 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 318 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 40 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 357 
Hermit Thrush 1351 
Wood Thrush 164 
American Robin 5586 
Gray Catbird 3499 
Brown Thrasher 2607 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5089 
European Starling 4739 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 2834 
House Sparrow 3729 
American Pipit 578 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 2896 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2394 
Common Redpoll 347 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 303 
American Goldfinch 4228 
Lapland Longspur 350 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1095 
Grasshopper Sparrow 24 
Lark Sparrow 61 
Chipping Sparrow 1026 
Clay-colored Sparrow 190 
Field Sparrow 1784 
Fox Sparrow 216 
American Tree Sparrow 2253 
Dark-eyed Junco 1769 
White-crowned Sparrow 562 
White-throated Sparrow 2644 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 50 
Seaside Sparrow 758 
Nelson's Sparrow 100 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1653 
Savannah Sparrow 2588 
Song Sparrow 5206 
Lincoln's Sparrow 215 
Swamp Sparrow 1618 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3169 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1929 
Eastern Meadowlark 596 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 638 
Baltimore Oriole 1719 
Red-winged Blackbird 3256 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1866 
Rusty Blackbird 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 2902 
Ovenbird 447 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 566 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 101 
Black-and-white Warbler 887 
Prothonotary Warbler 15 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 133 
Orange-crowned Warbler 95 
Nashville Warbler 471 
Connecticut Warbler 60 
Mourning Warbler 138 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2322 
Hooded Warbler 52 
American Redstart 1586 
Cape May Warbler 194 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 734 
Magnolia Warbler 690 
Bay-breasted Warbler 251 
Blackburnian Warbler 368 
Yellow Warbler 2072 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 413 
Blackpoll Warbler 791 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 642 
Palm Warbler 739 
Pine Warbler 587 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2193 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 281 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 762 
Canada Warbler 334 
Wilson's Warbler 492 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 331 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4725 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 472 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 135 
Dickcissel 105 

May 18, 2021, Tom Wetmore