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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 19, 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 842 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4727 
Mute Swan 2734 
Wood Duck 315 
Blue-winged Teal 1033 
Northern Shoveler 1046 
Gadwall 3794 
Eurasian Wigeon 259 
American Wigeon 1445 
Mallard 4520 
American Black Duck 4570 
Northern Pintail 2249 
Green-winged Teal 3303 
Canvasback 18 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 266 
Greater Scaup 754 
Lesser Scaup 511 
King Eider 30 
Common Eider 2729 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1150 
White-winged Scoter 2688 
Black Scoter 1914 
Long-tailed Duck 2084 
Bufflehead 1999 
Common Goldeneye 1484 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1482 
Common Merganser 321 
Red-breasted Merganser 2463 
Ruddy Duck 478 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1503 
Pied-billed Grebe 603 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1702 
Red-necked Grebe 1171 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2813 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3822 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 230 
Black-billed Cuckoo 304 
Common Nighthawk 72 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 237 
Chimney Swift 451 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 499 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 555 
Sora 454 
Common Gallinule 109 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 304 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 119 
American Oystercatcher 32 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2459 
American Golden-Plover 469 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 2026 
Piping Plover 1447 
Killdeer 2424 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 560 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 275 
Marbled Godwit 80 
Ruddy Turnstone 647 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 601 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 669 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 1983 
Dunlin 1986 
Purple Sandpiper 366 
Baird's Sandpiper 281 
Least Sandpiper 1645 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1412 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 169 
Pectoral Sandpiper 663 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2031 
Western Sandpiper 256 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1541 
Long-billed Dowitcher 477 
American Woodcock 652 
Wilson's Snipe 355 
Spotted Sandpiper 1079 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 175 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1909 
Willet 1632 
Greater Yellowlegs 3173 
Wilson's Phalarope 208 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 23 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 46 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 33 
Common Murre 14 
Thick-billed Murre 29 
Razorbill 646 
Black Guillemot 86 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 360 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1400 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 123 
Laughing Gull 606 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3544 
Herring Gull 4741 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 118 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 124 
Glaucous Gull 42 
Great Black-backed Gull 4381 
Least Tern 1528 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 116 
Black Tern 105 
Roseate Tern 359 
Common Tern 1759 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 255 
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 1826 
Pacific Loon 14 
Common Loon 3170 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 34 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 46 
Manx Shearwater 60 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 94 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1749 
Double-crested Cormorant 3366 
Great Cormorant 663 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 608 
Least Bittern 500 
Great Blue Heron 2955 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 3125 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2627 
Little Blue Heron 158 
Tricolored Heron 197 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 301 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1227 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 161 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 852 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1581 
Osprey 2408 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1189 
Northern Harrier 3851 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 845 
Cooper's Hawk 1125 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 44 
Red-shouldered Hawk 48 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1876 
Rough-legged Hawk 1145 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 10 
Great Horned Owl 288 
Snowy Owl 1146 
Barred Owl 133 
Long-eared Owl 28 
Short-eared Owl 470 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 31 
Belted Kingfisher 654 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 232 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 273 
Downy Woodpecker 2703 
Hairy Woodpecker 343 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1605 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 803 
Merlin 1574 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1855 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 59 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 312 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 141 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 251 
Willow Flycatcher 1111 
Least Flycatcher 268 
Eastern Phoebe 1400 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 657 
Western Kingbird 23 
Eastern Kingbird 1848 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 645 
White-eyed Vireo 79 
Yellow-throated Vireo 48 
Blue-headed Vireo 574 
Philadelphia Vireo 176 
Warbling Vireo 248 
Red-eyed Vireo 1020 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3818 
American Crow 4594 
Fish Crow 97 
Common Raven 287 
Horned Lark 1202 
Purple Martin 1563 
Tree Swallow 2604 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 176 
Bank Swallow 979 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 129 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1865 
Black-capped Chickadee 4369 
Tufted Titmouse 360 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1464 
White-breasted Nuthatch 491 
Brown Creeper 481 
House Wren 385 
Winter Wren 176 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 1959 
Carolina Wren 534 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 258 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1057 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 957 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 260 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 33 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 283 
Hermit Thrush 1017 
Wood Thrush 147 
American Robin 4658 
Gray Catbird 2866 
Brown Thrasher 2262 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 4245 
European Starling 3988 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2375 
House Sparrow 3057 
American Pipit 504 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak 16 
House Finch 2258 
Purple Finch 2045 
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 225 
American Goldfinch 3473 
Lapland Longspur 326 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 939 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2683 
American Tree Sparrow 1896 
Chipping Sparrow 839 
Clay-colored Sparrow 160 
Field Sparrow 1488 
Vesper Sparrow 40 
Lark Sparrow 50 
Savannah Sparrow 2251 
Grasshopper Sparrow 19 
Nelson's Sparrow 69 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1403 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 675 
Fox Sparrow 193 
Song Sparrow 4327 
Lincoln's Sparrow 177 
Swamp Sparrow 1260 
White-throated Sparrow 2159 
White-crowned Sparrow 459 
Dark-eyed Junco 1471 
Yellow-breasted Chat 67 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 1657 
Eastern Meadowlark 578 
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 492 
Baltimore Oriole 1464 
Red-winged Blackbird 2706 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1601 
Rusty Blackbird 71 
Common Grackle 2452 
Ovenbird 385 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 485 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 88 
Black-and-white Warbler 780 
Prothonotary Warbler 12 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 96 
Orange-crowned Warbler 82 
Nashville Warbler 409 
Connecticut Warbler 54 
Mourning Warbler 123 
Kentucky Warbler 19 
Common Yellowthroat 1949 
Hooded Warbler 51 
American Redstart 1349 
Cape May Warbler 135 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 638 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Magnolia Warbler 614 
Bay-breasted Warbler 191 
Blackburnian Warbler 322 
Yellow Warbler 1786 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 361 
Blackpoll Warbler 682 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 563 
Palm Warbler 620 
Pine Warbler 462 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1777 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 238 
Black-throated Green Warbler 659 
Canada Warbler 306 
Wilson's Warbler 443 
Summer Tanager 38 
Scarlet Tanager 286 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3885 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 400 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 116 
Dickcissel 81 

July 19, 2018, Tom Wetmore