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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 March 21, 2018 — day 80

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brant 14 
Canada Goose 63 
Mute Swan 14 
Gadwall 19 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck 63 
Mallard 50 
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail 21 
Green-winged Teal 11 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 39 
Surf Scoter 31 
White-winged Scoter 52 
Black Scoter 54 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 51 
Bufflehead 41 
Common Goldeneye 59 
Hooded Merganser 24 
Red-breasted Merganser 55 
Wild Turkey
Horned Grebe 46 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 52 
Mourning Dove 36 
Purple Sandpiper 18 
American Woodcock
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 18 
Black-legged Kittiwake
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-billed Gull 30 
Herring Gull 65 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 54 
Red-throated Loon 21 
Common Loon 49 
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant 16 
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle 32 
Northern Harrier 52 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk 27 
Rough-legged Hawk 31 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 58 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Downy Woodpecker 42 
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon 11 
Blue Jay 44 
American Crow 59 
Common Raven
Horned Lark 19 
Black-capped Chickadee 60 
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch 47 
Hermit Thrush 12 
American Robin 56 
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird 53 
European Starling 41 
Cedar Waxwing 11 
House Sparrow 39 
House Finch 17 
American Goldfinch 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 43 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 33 
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 17 
Dark-eyed Junco 15 
Northern Cardinal 44 
Red-winged Blackbird 25 
Common Grackle 17 

Total species 93. Total reports 3,089. Total sightings 2,219.

March 21, 2018, Tom Wetmore