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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 November 13, 2018 — day 317

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 65 
Canada Goose 279 
Mute Swan 139 
Wood Duck 20 
Blue-winged Teal 11 
Northern Shoveler 60 
Gadwall 195 
Eurasian Wigeon 13 
American Wigeon 54 
Mallard 279 
American Black Duck 277 
Northern Pintail 81 
Green-winged Teal 208 
Ring-necked Duck 10 
Greater Scaup 18 
Lesser Scaup 14 
King Eider
Common Eider 171 
Surf Scoter 68 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 152 
Black Scoter 142 
Long-tailed Duck 132 
Bufflehead 94 
Common Goldeneye 87 
Hooded Merganser 56 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 137 
Ruddy Duck 21 
Wild Turkey 158 
Pied-billed Grebe 15 
Horned Grebe 91 
Red-necked Grebe 38 
Rock Pigeon 204 
Mourning Dove 243 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 26 
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 11 
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 172 
American Golden-Plover 12 
Semipalmated Plover 158 
Piping Plover 131 
Killdeer 176 
Whimbrel 29 
Hudsonian Godwit 10 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 60 
Red Knot 28 
Stilt Sandpiper 42 
Sanderling 125 
Dunlin 101 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Sandpiper 50 
Baird's Sandpiper 18 
Least Sandpiper 110 
White-rumped Sandpiper 87 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 11 
Pectoral Sandpiper 40 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 160 
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher 104 
Long-billed Dowitcher 39 
American Woodcock 23 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 97 
Solitary Sandpiper 10 
Lesser Yellowlegs 121 
Willet 113 
Greater Yellowlegs 207 
Wilson's Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 29 
Black Guillemot
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 56 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 26 
Ring-billed Gull 222 
Herring Gull 294 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 19 
Great Black-backed Gull 275 
Least Tern 111 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 35 
Common Tern 110 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 80 
Common Loon 182 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 87 
Double-crested Cormorant 222 
Great Cormorant 31 
American Bittern 12 
Least Bittern 33 
Great Blue Heron 173 
Great Egret 209 
Snowy Egret 172 
Little Blue Heron 11 
Tricolored Heron 18 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Green Heron 12 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 89 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 19 
Glossy Ibis 58 
Turkey Vulture 119 
Osprey 184 
Bald Eagle 91 
Northern Harrier 185 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 
Cooper's Hawk 91 
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 
Red-tailed Hawk 138 
Rough-legged Hawk 43 
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 106 
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Belted Kingfisher 52 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 41 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 24 
Downy Woodpecker 198 
Hairy Woodpecker 19 
Northern Flicker 118 
American Kestrel 36 
Merlin 83 
Peregrine Falcon 121 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 22 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 13 
Willow Flycatcher 87 
Least Flycatcher 14 
Eastern Phoebe 106 
Great Crested Flycatcher 87 
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird 129 
Northern Shrike
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 32 
Philadelphia Vireo 16 
Warbling Vireo 11 
Red-eyed Vireo 111 
Blue Jay 258 
American Crow 279 
Fish Crow 12 
Common Raven 60 
Horned Lark 29 
Purple Martin 119 
Tree Swallow 183 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13 
Bank Swallow 69 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 139 
Black-capped Chickadee 286 
Tufted Titmouse 41 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 185 
White-breasted Nuthatch 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brown Creeper 25 
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 143 
Carolina Wren 42 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 60 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 58 
Veery 15 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 17 
Hermit Thrush 72 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 283 
Gray Catbird 183 
Brown Thrasher 137 
Northern Mockingbird 271 
European Starling 253 
Cedar Waxwing 165 
House Sparrow 220 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Pipit 30 
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
House Finch 195 
Purple Finch 163 
Pine Siskin 13 
American Goldfinch 238 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 34 
Eastern Towhee 185 
American Tree Sparrow 93 
Chipping Sparrow 73 
Clay-colored Sparrow 19 
Field Sparrow 115 
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 125 
Grasshopper Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 111 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 49 
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 265 
Lincoln's Sparrow 14 
Swamp Sparrow 133 
White-throated Sparrow 90 
White-crowned Sparrow 43 
Dark-eyed Junco 92 
Yellow-breasted Chat
Bobolink 120 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 73 
Baltimore Oriole 119 
Red-winged Blackbird 199 
Brown-headed Cowbird 118 
Rusty Blackbird 11 
Common Grackle 182 
Ovenbird 30 
Northern Waterthrush 36 
Golden-winged Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 46 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 25 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 142 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 113 
Cape May Warbler 18 
Northern Parula 33 
Magnolia Warbler 31 
Bay-breasted Warbler 21 
Blackburnian Warbler 21 
Yellow Warbler 119 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 24 
Blackpoll Warbler 43 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 35 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Palm Warbler 26 
Pine Warbler 71 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 147 
Prairie Warbler 14 
Black-throated Green Warbler 36 
Canada Warbler 18 
Wilson's Warbler 23 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 258 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 31 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel 12 

Total species 273. Total reports 36,060. Total sightings 19,010.

November 13, 2018, Tom Wetmore