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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 July 19, 2018 — day 200

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 59 
Canada Goose 182 
Mute Swan 105 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 41 
Gadwall 122 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 13 
Mallard 169 
American Black Duck 174 
Northern Pintail 38 
Green-winged Teal 116 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 115 
Surf Scoter 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 106 
Black Scoter 107 
Long-tailed Duck 112 
Bufflehead 79 
Common Goldeneye 84 
Hooded Merganser 33 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 116 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 104 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 76 
Red-necked Grebe 33 
Rock Pigeon 119 
Mourning Dove 154 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 17 
Black-billed Cuckoo 26 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 15 
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 67 
Semipalmated Plover 54 
Piping Plover 94 
Killdeer 121 
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 25 
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling 36 
Dunlin 48 
Purple Sandpiper 50 
Least Sandpiper 40 
White-rumped Sandpiper 23 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 66 
Short-billed Dowitcher 40 
American Woodcock 22 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 50 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 51 
Willet 85 
Greater Yellowlegs 95 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 20 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 27 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-billed Gull 123 
Herring Gull 182 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 168 
Least Tern 72 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 28 
Common Tern 75 
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 53 
Common Loon 123 
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 22 
Double-crested Cormorant 112 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Cormorant 24 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 27 
Great Blue Heron 67 
Great Egret 111 
Snowy Egret 94 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron 18 
Green Heron 10 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 40 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 42 
Turkey Vulture 64 
Osprey 111 
Bald Eagle 72 
Northern Harrier 108 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 
Cooper's Hawk 29 
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-tailed Hawk 68 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 103 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 19 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 115 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 57 
American Kestrel 33 
Merlin 49 
Peregrine Falcon 37 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 17 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 13 
Willow Flycatcher 65 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 31 
Great Crested Flycatcher 58 
Eastern Kingbird 80 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 20 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 54 
Blue Jay 153 
American Crow 178 
Fish Crow 12 
Common Raven 28 
Horned Lark 25 
Purple Martin 85 
Tree Swallow 108 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13 
Bank Swallow 49 
Cliff Swallow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Barn Swallow 84 
Black-capped Chickadee 178 
Tufted Titmouse 10 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 101 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 82 
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 24 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23 
Veery 12 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 45 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 175 
Gray Catbird 85 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brown Thrasher 86 
Northern Mockingbird 164 
European Starling 153 
Cedar Waxwing 76 
House Sparrow 140 
American Pipit
House Finch 103 
Purple Finch 113 
American Goldfinch 134 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 25 
Eastern Towhee 93 
American Tree Sparrow 83 
Chipping Sparrow 35 
Field Sparrow 82 
Savannah Sparrow 71 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 65 
Seaside Sparrow 45 
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 153 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 88 
White-throated Sparrow 47 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 51 
Bobolink 77 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 67 
Baltimore Oriole 73 
Red-winged Blackbird 145 
Brown-headed Cowbird 109 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 137 
Ovenbird 25 
Northern Waterthrush 26 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 31 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 79 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 74 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 28 
Magnolia Warbler 26 
Bay-breasted Warbler 12 
Blackburnian Warbler 21 
Yellow Warbler 79 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 21 
Blackpoll Warbler 17 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 25 
Palm Warbler 16 
Pine Warbler 64 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 91 
Prairie Warbler 11 
Black-throated Green Warbler 23 
Canada Warbler 17 
Wilson's Warbler 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 10 
Northern Cardinal 164 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 17 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 245. Total reports 21,066. Total sightings 11,197.

July 19, 2018, Tom Wetmore