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2018 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2018 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 2018.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated May 25, 2018 — day 145

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 55 
Canada Goose 127 
Mute Swan 68 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 74 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 11 
American Black Duck 125 
Mallard 113 
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 39 
Northern Pintail 38 
Green-winged Teal 67 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 95 
Surf Scoter 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 99 
Black Scoter 99 
Long-tailed Duck 107 
Bufflehead 79 
Common Goldeneye 84 
Hooded Merganser 33 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 112 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 51 
Horned Grebe 76 
Red-necked Grebe 33 
Rock Pigeon 99 
Mourning Dove 99 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 19 
Semipalmated Plover 16 
Piping Plover 47 
Killdeer 66 
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone 11 
Sanderling 23 
Dunlin 32 
Purple Sandpiper 49 
Least Sandpiper 20 
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 18 
Short-billed Dowitcher 12 
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 47 
Willet 29 
Lesser Yellowlegs 24 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 20 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 74 
Herring Gull 128 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 114 
Least Tern 16 
Caspian Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 10 
Common Tern 20 
Red-throated Loon 50 
Common Loon 104 
Northern Gannet 15 
Double-crested Cormorant 56 
Great Cormorant 24 
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 38 
Great Egret 55 
Snowy Egret 38 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture 37 
Osprey 55 
Bald Eagle 64 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Harrier 104 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 
Cooper's Hawk 27 
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 58 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 102 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 11 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 94 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 45 
American Kestrel 33 
Merlin 47 
Peregrine Falcon 33 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 27 
Great Crested Flycatcher 16 
Eastern Kingbird 24 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 19 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 104 
American Crow 123 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 24 
Horned Lark 25 
Purple Martin 30 
Tree Swallow 52 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 11 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 33 
Black-capped Chickadee 123 
Tufted Titmouse 10 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 71 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 27 
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 24 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23 
Veery 11 
Swainson's Thrush 10 
Hermit Thrush 44 
Wood Thrush
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Robin 119 
Gray Catbird 29 
Brown Thrasher 33 
Northern Mockingbird 113 
European Starling 98 
Cedar Waxwing 20 
House Sparrow 87 
American Pipit
House Finch 56 
Purple Finch 58 
American Goldfinch 78 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 25 
Ovenbird 18 
Northern Waterthrush 22 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 24 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler 11 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 23 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 22 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 22 
Magnolia Warbler 19 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 16 
Yellow Warbler 24 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 17 
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 22 
Palm Warbler 15 
Pine Warbler 26 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 91 
Prairie Warbler 11 
Black-throated Green Warbler 21 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Towhee 39 
American Tree Sparrow 83 
Chipping Sparrow 25 
Field Sparrow 42 
Savannah Sparrow 42 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 11 
Seaside Sparrow 11 
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 97 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 40 
White-throated Sparrow 47 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 51 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 108 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 14 
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink 22 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-winged Blackbird 89 
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 81 
Brown-headed Cowbird 55 
Orchard Oriole 22 
Baltimore Oriole 22 

Total species 227. Total reports 13,527. Total sightings 7,052.

May 25, 2018, Tom Wetmore