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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 June 22, 2017 — day 173

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 34 
Canada Goose 142 
Mute Swan 66 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 102 
American Wigeon 16 
American Black Duck 137 
Mallard 132 
Blue-winged Teal 14 
Northern Shoveler 19 
Northern Pintail 44 
Green-winged Teal 88 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 104 
Surf Scoter 22 
White-winged Scoter 81 
Black Scoter 86 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 83 
Bufflehead 80 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 28 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 98 
Wild Turkey 75 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 103 
Mourning Dove 108 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo 17 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 15 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 13 
King Rail
Virginia Rail 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Gallinule 14 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 36 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 30 
Piping Plover 46 
Killdeer 84 
Ruddy Turnstone 19 
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling 28 
Dunlin 63 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Least Sandpiper 32 
White-rumped Sandpiper 32 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 38 
Short-billed Dowitcher 18 
Wilson's Snipe 16 
American Woodcock 22 
Spotted Sandpiper 18 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 62 
Willet 55 
Lesser Yellowlegs 27 
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 58 
Herring Gull 140 
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 123 
Least Tern 36 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern 41 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-throated Loon 43 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 101 
Northern Gannet 29 
Double-crested Cormorant 75 
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 35 
Great Egret 77 
Snowy Egret 55 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 12 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Glossy Ibis 13 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 36 
Osprey 75 
Bald Eagle 47 
Northern Harrier 109 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 
Cooper's Hawk 18 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 67 
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 11 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Downy Woodpecker 65 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 32 
American Kestrel 32 
Merlin 51 
Peregrine Falcon 42 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 10 
Willow Flycatcher 31 
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 19 
Great Crested Flycatcher 34 
Eastern Kingbird 49 
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 29 
Blue Jay 127 
American Crow 134 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 22 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 61 
Tree Swallow 72 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 22 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 59 
Black-capped Chickadee 136 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 72 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 10 
House Wren
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 47 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 16 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 136 
Gray Catbird 51 
Brown Thrasher 61 
Northern Mockingbird 121 
European Starling 105 
Cedar Waxwing 36 
House Sparrow 115 
American Pipit
House Finch 69 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 67 
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 92 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Ovenbird 12 
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 17 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 23 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 48 
American Redstart 47 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 27 
Magnolia Warbler 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 13 
Yellow Warbler 50 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 19 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 18 
Palm Warbler 20 
Pine Warbler 15 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 29 
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 26 
Canada Warbler 12 
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee 68 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Chipping Sparrow 21 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 49 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 59 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Saltmarsh Sparrow 33 
Seaside Sparrow 22 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 128 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 46 
White-throated Sparrow 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 22 
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 123 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 13 
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink 47 
Red-winged Blackbird 99 
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle 100 
Brown-headed Cowbird 69 
Orchard Oriole 39 
Baltimore Oriole 45 

Total species 240. Total reports 14,794. Total sightings 7,916.

June 22, 2017, Tom Wetmore