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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 January 21, 2018 — day 21

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Goose 15 
Gadwall
American Black Duck 15 
Mallard 11 
Northern Pintail
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter 10 
Black Scoter 13 
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye 14 
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 12 
Horned Grebe 11 
Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pigeon 12 
Mourning Dove
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Sanderling
Razorbill
Ring-billed Gull 12 
Herring Gull 17 
Great Black-backed Gull 12 
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon 12 
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier 12 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk 10 
Rough-legged Hawk 10 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 13 
Short-eared Owl
Downy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker
Merlin
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Peregrine Falcon
Blue Jay 12 
American Crow 14 
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee 14 
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
American Robin 14 
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird 14 
European Starling 12 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10 
American Tree Sparrow 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal 11 

Total species 66. Total reports 688. Total sightings 495.

January 21, 2018, Tom Wetmore