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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 September 28, 2022

 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 1060 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 6134 
Mute Swan 3648 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 421 
Blue-winged Teal 1207 
Northern Shoveler 1277 
Gadwall 4868 
Eurasian Wigeon 279 
American Wigeon 1779 
Mallard 5927 
American Black Duck 5935 
Northern Pintail 2859 
Green-winged Teal 4295 
Canvasback 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Redhead 153 
Ring-necked Duck 358 
Greater Scaup 945 
Lesser Scaup 580 
King Eider 103 
Common Eider 3672 
Harlequin Duck 57 
Surf Scoter 1585 
White-winged Scoter 3612 
Black Scoter 2655 
Long-tailed Duck 2764 
Bufflehead 2633 
Common Goldeneye 2034 
Barrow's Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 1883 
Common Merganser 383 
Red-breasted Merganser 3164 
Ruddy Duck 535 
Wild Turkey 2164 
Ring-necked Pheasant 84 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pied-billed Grebe 750 
Horned Grebe 2176 
Red-necked Grebe 1378 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 71 
Rock Pigeon 3848 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 5031 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 272 
Black-billed Cuckoo 332 
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 498 
Common Gallinule 118 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 480 
Black Rail 18 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 227 
American Oystercatcher 51 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 3183 
American Golden-Plover 594 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Killdeer 3258 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2701 
Piping Plover 1973 
Wilson's Plover
Upland Sandpiper 19 
Whimbrel 695 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 361 
Marbled Godwit 99 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruddy Turnstone 871 
Red Knot 753 
Ruff 17 
Stilt Sandpiper 894 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 2743 
Dunlin 2642 
Purple Sandpiper 418 
Baird's Sandpiper 354 
Least Sandpiper 2180 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1864 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 208 
Pectoral Sandpiper 892 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2695 
Western Sandpiper 345 
Short-billed Dowitcher 2059 
Long-billed Dowitcher 767 
American Woodcock 783 
Wilson's Snipe 388 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper 1484 
Solitary Sandpiper 234 
Lesser Yellowlegs 2493 
Willet 2123 
Greater Yellowlegs 4089 
Wilson's Phalarope 233 
Red-necked Phalarope 29 
Red Phalarope 28 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 58 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 42 
Common Murre 16 
Thick-billed Murre 42 
Razorbill 879 
Black Guillemot 143 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 376 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1556 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-headed Gull 39 
Little Gull 124 
Laughing Gull 785 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 4567 
Herring Gull 6184 
Iceland Gull 144 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 204 
Glaucous Gull 48 
Great Black-backed Gull 5730 
Least Tern 2010 
Gull-billed Tern 44 
Caspian Tern 169 
Black Tern 145 
Roseate Tern 459 
Common Tern 2253 
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 2278 
Pacific Loon 15 
Common Loon 4094 
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 2216 
Great Cormorant 781 
Double-crested Cormorant 4367 
Neotropic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 699 
Least Bittern 773 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 3835 
Great Egret 4103 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 3363 
Little Blue Heron 206 
Tricolored Heron 247 
Cattle Egret 27 
Green Heron 363 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1625 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 322 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 988 
White-faced Ibis 22 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 2135 
Osprey 3188 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 4889 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 989 
Cooper's Hawk 1638 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Bald Eagle 1754 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk 64 
Broad-winged Hawk 42 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 2477 
Rough-legged Hawk 1401 
Eastern Screech-Owl 12 
Great Horned Owl 366 
Snowy Owl 1472 
Barred Owl 162 
Long-eared Owl 33 
Short-eared Owl 571 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 43 
Belted Kingfisher 869 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 358 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 484 
Downy Woodpecker 3712 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 575 
Northern Flicker 2225 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 963 
Merlin 1965 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 2509 
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 447 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 174 
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 1879 
Say's Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo 100 
Yellow-throated Vireo 103 
Blue-headed Vireo 724 
Philadelphia Vireo 244 
Warbling Vireo 325 
Red-eyed Vireo 1520 
Yellow-green Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 763 
Blue Jay 5080 
American Crow 5778 
Fish Crow 184 
Common Raven 680 
Black-capped Chickadee 5778 
Tufted Titmouse 516 
Horned Lark 1473 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 1252 
Tree Swallow 3379 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 214 
Purple Martin 2055 
Barn Swallow 2469 
Cliff Swallow 150 
Cave Swallow 10 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1216 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1341 
Bohemian Waxwing 14 
Cedar Waxwing 3168 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2050 
White-breasted Nuthatch 678 
Brown Creeper 607 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 337 
House Wren 541 
Winter Wren 213 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 2644 
Carolina Wren 1086 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray Catbird 3910 
Brown Thrasher 2875 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 5553 
European Starling 5180 
Eastern Bluebird 47 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 340 
Gray-cheeked Thrush 45 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 400 
Hermit Thrush 1476 
Wood Thrush 172 
American Robin 6071 
Northern Wheatear
House Sparrow 4180 
American Pipit 612 
Evening Grosbeak 14 
Pine Grosbeak 17 
House Finch 3338 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 2652 
Common Redpoll 348 
Hoary Redpoll 16 
Red Crossbill 151 
White-winged Crossbill 139 
Pine Siskin 304 
American Goldfinch 4644 
Lapland Longspur 353 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 1168 
Grasshopper Sparrow 25 
Lark Sparrow 69 
Chipping Sparrow 1122 
Clay-colored Sparrow 206 
Field Sparrow 1965 
Fox Sparrow 271 
American Tree Sparrow 2393 
Dark-eyed Junco 1894 
White-crowned Sparrow 596 
White-throated Sparrow 2873 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow 51 
Seaside Sparrow 871 
Nelson's Sparrow 120 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1903 
Savannah Sparrow 2823 
Song Sparrow 5690 
Lincoln's Sparrow 228 
Swamp Sparrow 1892 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 3526 
Yellow-breasted Chat 84 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 2155 
Eastern Meadowlark 600 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 783 
Baltimore Oriole 1934 
Red-winged Blackbird 3647 
Brown-headed Cowbird 2065 
Rusty Blackbird 94 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 3214 
Ovenbird 487 
Worm-eating Warbler 29 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 611 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 107 
Black-and-white Warbler 971 
Prothonotary Warbler 17 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 150 
Orange-crowned Warbler 99 
Nashville Warbler 498 
Connecticut Warbler 64 
Mourning Warbler 149 
Kentucky Warbler 21 
Common Yellowthroat 2592 
Hooded Warbler 54 
American Redstart 1806 
Cape May Warbler 216 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 826 
Magnolia Warbler 744 
Bay-breasted Warbler 279 
Blackburnian Warbler 401 
Yellow Warbler 2310 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 447 
Blackpoll Warbler 868 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 673 
Palm Warbler 799 
Pine Warbler 711 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2448 
Yellow-throated Warbler 10 
Prairie Warbler 304 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 822 
Canada Warbler 368 
Wilson's Warbler 529 
Summer Tanager 44 
Scarlet Tanager 352 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 5207 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 532 
Blue Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting 139 
Dickcissel 131 

September 28, 2022, Tom Wetmore