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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 March 23, 2017 — day 82

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Goose 62 
Mute Swan
Gadwall 26 
American Wigeon
American Black Duck 62 
Mallard 52 
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail 35 
Green-winged Teal 18 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 48 
Surf Scoter 21 
White-winged Scoter 48 
Black Scoter 38 
Long-tailed Duck 40 
Bufflehead 46 
Common Goldeneye 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hooded Merganser 18 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 51 
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 39 
Red-necked Grebe 24 
Rock Pigeon 52 
Mourning Dove 28 
Semipalmated Plover
Sanderling 19 
Dunlin 24 
Purple Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Common Murre
Razorbill 27 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-billed Gull 30 
Herring Gull 60 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 49 
Red-throated Loon 26 
Common Loon 49 
Northern Gannet 17 
Great Cormorant
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle 25 
Northern Harrier 58 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 36 
Rough-legged Hawk 46 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 11 
Barred Owl 27 
Long-eared Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Downy Woodpecker 27 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin 14 
Peregrine Falcon 21 
Northern Shrike 23 
Blue Jay 48 
American Crow 56 
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark 21 
Black-capped Chickadee 56 
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch 30 
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin 54 
Northern Mockingbird 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
European Starling 31 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow 39 
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 16 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 23 
Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Tree Sparrow 50 
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow 46 
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal 48 
Red-winged Blackbird 18 
Common Grackle 18 

Total species 99. Total reports 3,176. Total sightings 2,139.

March 23, 2017, Tom Wetmore