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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 May 22, 2017 — day 142

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 34 
Canada Goose 116 
Mute Swan 39 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 75 
American Wigeon
American Black Duck 115 
Mallard 105 
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 19 
Northern Pintail 44 
Green-winged Teal 66 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 89 
Surf Scoter 21 
White-winged Scoter 78 
Black Scoter 76 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 79 
Bufflehead 80 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 27 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 95 
Wild Turkey 52 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 89 
Mourning Dove 81 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 10 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Virginia Rail 10 
Common Gallinule 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 19 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 11 
Piping Plover 26 
Killdeer 59 
Ruddy Turnstone
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling 27 
Dunlin 54 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Least Sandpiper 22 
White-rumped Sandpiper 16 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 
Short-billed Dowitcher 12 
Wilson's Snipe 16 
American Woodcock 17 
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs 45 
Willet 28 
Lesser Yellowlegs 26 
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 48 
Herring Gull 113 
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 98 
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern 13 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-throated Loon 41 
Common Loon 89 
Northern Gannet 25 
Double-crested Cormorant 47 
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 25 
Great Egret 49 
Snowy Egret 29 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 12 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 25 
Osprey 49 
Bald Eagle 44 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Harrier 105 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 
Cooper's Hawk 18 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 61 
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 10 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 56 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 32 
American Kestrel 31 
Merlin 49 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Peregrine Falcon 38 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe 19 
Great Crested Flycatcher 13 
Eastern Kingbird 22 
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 15 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 101 
American Crow 108 
Fish Crow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Raven 21 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 33 
Tree Swallow 44 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 31 
Black-capped Chickadee 110 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 66 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 10 
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 21 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 34 
Eastern Bluebird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush 16 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 108 
Gray Catbird 24 
Brown Thrasher 34 
Northern Mockingbird 99 
European Starling 81 
Cedar Waxwing 11 
House Sparrow 89 
American Pipit
House Finch 49 
Purple Finch 41 
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 67 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 12 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 18 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 21 
American Redstart 20 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 19 
Magnolia Warbler 13 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler 24 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Palm Warbler 20 
Pine Warbler 10 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 28 
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 17 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee 41 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Chipping Sparrow 20 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 33 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 44 
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 100 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 34 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-throated Sparrow 43 
White-crowned Sparrow 11 
Dark-eyed Junco 22 
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 99 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 10 
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink 20 
Red-winged Blackbird 72 
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle 72 
Brown-headed Cowbird 46 
Orchard Oriole 17 
Baltimore Oriole 20 

Total species 234. Total reports 11,843. Total sightings 5,981.

May 22, 2017, Tom Wetmore