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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 April 25, 2017 — day 115

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 21 
Canada Goose 89 
Mute Swan 19 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 48 
American Wigeon
American Black Duck 89 
Mallard 78 
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 12 
Northern Pintail 42 
Green-winged Teal 42 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 69 
Surf Scoter 21 
White-winged Scoter 66 
Black Scoter 58 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 59 
Bufflehead 70 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 26 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 78 
Wild Turkey 25 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 26 
Rock Pigeon 72 
Mourning Dove 55 
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover 11 
Killdeer 32 
Sanderling 21 
Dunlin 31 
Purple Sandpiper 10 
Pectoral Sandpiper
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Wilson's Snipe 11 
American Woodcock 11 
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 18 
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 39 
Herring Gull 86 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 72 
Red-throated Loon 30 
Common Loon 69 
Northern Gannet 19 
Double-crested Cormorant 20 
Great Cormorant
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron 12 
Great Egret 22 
Snowy Egret
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture 13 
Osprey 22 
Bald Eagle 36 
Northern Harrier 82 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 
Cooper's Hawk 11 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 47 
Rough-legged Hawk 60 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 12 
Barred Owl 30 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 39 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 24 
American Kestrel 18 
Merlin 32 
Peregrine Falcon 27 
Eastern Phoebe 14 
Northern Shrike 30 
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay 74 
American Crow 81 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 15 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 10 
Tree Swallow 18 
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 83 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch 43 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 
Hermit Thrush
American Robin 81 
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 72 
European Starling 55 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow 63 
House Finch 27 
Purple Finch 15 
Red Crossbill
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 41 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee 14 
American Tree Sparrow 59 
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow 12 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 19 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 73 
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 20 
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco 20 
Northern Cardinal 73 
Red-winged Blackbird 45 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle 45 
Brown-headed Cowbird 20 

Total species 143. Total reports 5,494. Total sightings 3,592.

April 25, 2017, Tom Wetmore