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2017 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2017 quarter-month status of the birds of Plum Island. It is based on data collected for inclusion on the Plum Island sigthings web site. The column labeled N shows the number days the species has been reported in 2017.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated September 23, 2017 — day 266

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 34 
Canada Goose 210 
Mute Swan 101 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 146 
American Wigeon 19 
American Black Duck 209 
Mallard 213 
Blue-winged Teal 19 
Northern Shoveler 20 
Northern Pintail 55 
Green-winged Teal 140 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 147 
Surf Scoter 25 
White-winged Scoter 104 
Black Scoter 93 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 85 
Bufflehead 80 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 28 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 98 
Wild Turkey 122 
Pied-billed Grebe 19 
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 158 
Mourning Dove 189 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo 23 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will 10 
Chimney Swift 27 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19 
King Rail
Virginia Rail 20 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Sora
Common Gallinule 14 
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 98 
American Golden-Plover 28 
Semipalmated Plover 102 
Piping Plover 83 
Killdeer 154 
Whimbrel 12 
Hudsonian Godwit 12 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 28 
Red Knot 28 
Stilt Sandpiper 57 
Sanderling 72 
Dunlin 102 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Baird's Sandpiper 20 
Least Sandpiper 106 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-rumped Sandpiper 88 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 29 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 113 
Western Sandpiper 11 
Short-billed Dowitcher 93 
Long-billed Dowitcher 27 
Wilson's Snipe 18 
American Woodcock 23 
Spotted Sandpiper 71 
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 139 
Willet 97 
Lesser Yellowlegs 100 
Wilson's Phalarope
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bonaparte's Gull 11 
Laughing Gull 15 
Ring-billed Gull 125 
Herring Gull 219 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 11 
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 196 
Least Tern 89 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 16 
Common Tern 86 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-throated Loon 46 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 137 
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 61 
Double-crested Cormorant 157 
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern 47 
Great Blue Heron 111 
Great Egret 159 
Snowy Egret 136 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 50 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 54 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 79 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Osprey 155 
Bald Eagle 65 
Northern Harrier 144 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 
Cooper's Hawk 33 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 83 
Rough-legged Hawk 61 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 12 
Barred Owl 30 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 20 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 103 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 49 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Kestrel 32 
Merlin 71 
Peregrine Falcon 81 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 14 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 10 
Willow Flycatcher 63 
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 54 
Great Crested Flycatcher 55 
Eastern Kingbird 112 
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 18 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 61 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Jay 199 
American Crow 205 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 25 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 107 
Tree Swallow 155 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 51 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 129 
Black-capped Chickadee 211 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 73 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 11 
House Wren 11 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 106 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 40 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 17 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 218 
Gray Catbird 133 
Brown Thrasher 115 
Northern Mockingbird 195 
European Starling 185 
Cedar Waxwing 117 
House Sparrow 187 
American Pipit
House Finch 121 
Purple Finch 106 
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Goldfinch 171 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Ovenbird 12 
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 24 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 34 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 115 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 90 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 30 
Magnolia Warbler 26 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 13 
Yellow Warbler 103 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 10 
Blackpoll Warbler 24 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 19 
Palm Warbler 20 
Pine Warbler 29 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 30 
Prairie Warbler 12 
Black-throated Green Warbler 30 
Canada Warbler 12 
Wilson's Warbler 12 
Eastern Towhee 146 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Chipping Sparrow 28 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 64 
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Savannah Sparrow 93 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 81 
Seaside Sparrow 42 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 209 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 55 
White-throated Sparrow 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 23 
Scarlet Tanager 13 
Northern Cardinal 184 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 19 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink 110 
Red-winged Blackbird 158 
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 154 
Brown-headed Cowbird 90 
Orchard Oriole 60 
Baltimore Oriole 95 

Total species 264. Total reports 23,643. Total sightings 13,240.

September 23, 2017, Tom Wetmore