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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 July 21, 2017 — day 202

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 34 
Canada Goose 164 
Mute Swan 86 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 118 
American Wigeon 17 
American Black Duck 159 
Mallard 155 
Blue-winged Teal 14 
Northern Shoveler 19 
Northern Pintail 44 
Green-winged Teal 98 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 115 
Surf Scoter 22 
White-winged Scoter 84 
Black Scoter 88 
 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 87 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 116 
Mourning Dove 131 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo 23 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 23 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 14 
King Rail
Virginia Rail 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Gallinule 14 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 43 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 43 
Piping Plover 61 
Killdeer 107 
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone 19 
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling 30 
Dunlin 65 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 49 
White-rumped Sandpiper 33 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 53 
Short-billed Dowitcher 35 
Wilson's Snipe 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Woodcock 23 
Spotted Sandpiper 34 
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 81 
Willet 78 
Lesser Yellowlegs 43 
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 72 
Herring Gull 161 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 144 
Least Tern 59 
Caspian Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 15 
Common Tern 61 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-throated Loon 44 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 110 
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 31 
Double-crested Cormorant 98 
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern 23 
Great Blue Heron 53 
Great Egret 100 
Snowy Egret 78 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 18 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 25 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 50 
Osprey 98 
Bald Eagle 53 
Northern Harrier 110 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 
Cooper's Hawk 19 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 71 
Rough-legged Hawk 61 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 12 
Barred Owl 30 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 11 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 68 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 35 
American Kestrel 32 
Merlin 51 
Peregrine Falcon 44 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 10 
Willow Flycatcher 50 
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 20 
Great Crested Flycatcher 45 
Eastern Kingbird 72 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 15 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 40 
Blue Jay 148 
American Crow 155 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 23 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 84 
Tree Swallow 95 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 30 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 82 
Black-capped Chickadee 156 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-breasted Nuthatch 73 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 10 
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 69 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 17 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 159 
Gray Catbird 74 
Brown Thrasher 80 
Northern Mockingbird 143 
European Starling 127 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cedar Waxwing 59 
House Sparrow 134 
American Pipit
House Finch 83 
Purple Finch 89 
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 115 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Ovenbird 12 
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 17 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 24 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 71 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Redstart 64 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 27 
Magnolia Warbler 24 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 13 
Yellow Warbler 73 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 19 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 18 
Palm Warbler 20 
Pine Warbler 26 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 29 
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 26 
Canada Warbler 12 
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee 90 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Chipping Sparrow 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 59 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 73 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 55 
Seaside Sparrow 34 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 151 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 52 
White-throated Sparrow 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 22 
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 142 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 15 
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink 70 
Red-winged Blackbird 122 
Eastern Meadowlark
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Grackle 123 
Brown-headed Cowbird 86 
Orchard Oriole 55 
Baltimore Oriole 65 

Total species 244. Total reports 17,156. Total sightings 9,395.

July 21, 2017, Tom Wetmore