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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 September 20, 2018 — day 263

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 59 
Canada Goose 231 
Mute Swan 116 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal 11 
Northern Shoveler 41 
Gadwall 158 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 14 
Mallard 227 
American Black Duck 225 
Northern Pintail 39 
Green-winged Teal 161 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 135 
Surf Scoter 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 112 
Black Scoter 111 
Long-tailed Duck 113 
Bufflehead 79 
Common Goldeneye 84 
Hooded Merganser 42 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 116 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 141 
Pied-billed Grebe 11 
Horned Grebe 76 
Red-necked Grebe 33 
Rock Pigeon 158 
Mourning Dove 213 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 18 
Black-billed Cuckoo 26 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 22 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 29 
Virginia Rail
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 126 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 115 
Piping Plover 131 
Killdeer 162 
Whimbrel 28 
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 57 
Red Knot 24 
Stilt Sandpiper 41 
Sanderling 87 
Dunlin 55 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Sandpiper 50 
Baird's Sandpiper 18 
Least Sandpiper 101 
White-rumped Sandpiper 69 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 11 
Pectoral Sandpiper 21 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 127 
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher 99 
Long-billed Dowitcher 22 
American Woodcock 23 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 96 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 109 
Willet 113 
Greater Yellowlegs 155 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 20 
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 39 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 25 
Ring-billed Gull 179 
Herring Gull 243 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 
Great Black-backed Gull 226 
Least Tern 111 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 35 
Common Tern 109 
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 55 
Common Loon 139 
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 49 
Double-crested Cormorant 171 
Great Cormorant 27 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 33 
Great Blue Heron 127 
Great Egret 171 
Snowy Egret 152 
Little Blue Heron 10 
Tricolored Heron 18 
Green Heron 12 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 88 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Glossy Ibis 58 
Turkey Vulture 93 
Osprey 170 
Bald Eagle 80 
Northern Harrier 141 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 
Cooper's Hawk 58 
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 
Red-tailed Hawk 102 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 103 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 30 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 19 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 158 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 80 
American Kestrel 34 
Merlin 63 
Peregrine Falcon 81 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 20 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 13 
Willow Flycatcher 87 
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 72 
Great Crested Flycatcher 87 
Eastern Kingbird 128 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 20 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 10 
Red-eyed Vireo 94 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Jay 206 
American Crow 233 
Fish Crow 12 
Common Raven 39 
Horned Lark 25 
Purple Martin 119 
Tree Swallow 166 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13 
Bank Swallow 69 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 134 
Black-capped Chickadee 236 
Tufted Titmouse 30 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 144 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 128 
Carolina Wren 27 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 25 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23 
Veery 15 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 45 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 232 
Gray Catbird 145 
Brown Thrasher 121 
Northern Mockingbird 220 
European Starling 210 
Cedar Waxwing 136 
House Sparrow 193 
American Pipit
House Finch 155 
Purple Finch 137 
American Goldfinch 194 
Lapland Longspur
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Bunting 25 
Eastern Towhee 152 
American Tree Sparrow 83 
Chipping Sparrow 38 
Field Sparrow 98 
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 86 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 96 
Seaside Sparrow 49 
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 213 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 112 
White-throated Sparrow 47 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 51 
Yellow-breasted Chat
Bobolink 118 
Eastern Meadowlark
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orchard Oriole 73 
Baltimore Oriole 112 
Red-winged Blackbird 191 
Brown-headed Cowbird 118 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 178 
Ovenbird 30 
Northern Waterthrush 34 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 44 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler 20 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 131 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 111 
Cape May Warbler 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Parula 30 
Magnolia Warbler 29 
Bay-breasted Warbler 20 
Blackburnian Warbler 21 
Yellow Warbler 119 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 24 
Blackpoll Warbler 25 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 25 
Palm Warbler 16 
Pine Warbler 68 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 100 
Prairie Warbler 13 
Black-throated Green Warbler 28 
Canada Warbler 18 
Wilson's Warbler 20 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 11 
Northern Cardinal 219 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 28 
Indigo Bunting
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Dickcissel

Total species 261. Total reports 29,353. Total sightings 15,481.

September 20, 2018, Tom Wetmore