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2019 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2019 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 2019.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated September 23, 2019 — day 266

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ross's Goose
Brant 48 
Canada Goose 242 
Mute Swan 124 
Wood Duck 26 
Blue-winged Teal 35 
Northern Shoveler 31 
Gadwall 191 
American Wigeon 52 
Mallard 232 
American Black Duck 228 
Northern Pintail 44 
Green-winged Teal 158 
Ring-necked Duck 36 
Greater Scaup 25 
Lesser Scaup 14 
King Eider 44 
Common Eider 167 
Surf Scoter 31 
White-winged Scoter 103 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 126 
Long-tailed Duck 105 
Bufflehead 98 
Common Goldeneye 108 
Hooded Merganser 48 
Common Merganser 13 
Red-breasted Merganser 114 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 135 
Pied-billed Grebe 14 
Horned Grebe 66 
Red-necked Grebe 18 
Rock Pigeon 147 
Mourning Dove 206 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 23 
Chimney Swift 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 28 
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 11 
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet 14 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 112 
American Golden-Plover 17 
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 108 
Piping Plover 117 
Killdeer 177 
Whimbrel 24 
Hudsonian Godwit 17 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 46 
Red Knot 26 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Stilt Sandpiper 29 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 100 
Dunlin 77 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper 20 
Least Sandpiper 102 
White-rumped Sandpiper 68 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 33 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 117 
Western Sandpiper 36 
Short-billed Dowitcher 99 
Long-billed Dowitcher 34 
American Woodcock 25 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 96 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 101 
Willet 112 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs 154 
Wilson's Phalarope 12 
Parasitic Jaeger
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 18 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 17 
Laughing Gull 33 
Ring-billed Gull 148 
Herring Gull 245 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 220 
Least Tern 113 
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern 11 
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 21 
Common Tern 108 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 37 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 144 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 16 
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 56 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 173 
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern 29 
Great Blue Heron 130 
Great Egret 176 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 153 
Little Blue Heron
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 68 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 28 
Glossy Ibis 13 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 97 
Osprey 173 
Bald Eagle 74 
Northern Harrier 142 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 
Cooper's Hawk 55 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 106 
Rough-legged Hawk 52 
Golden Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 40 
Barred Owl 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 25 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 11 
Downy Woodpecker 124 
Hairy Woodpecker 101 
Northern Flicker 80 
American Kestrel 46 
Merlin 68 
Peregrine Falcon 83 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 30 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 11 
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 32 
Willow Flycatcher 81 
Least Flycatcher 22 
Eastern Phoebe 82 
Great Crested Flycatcher 82 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Kingbird 130 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 22 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 12 
Red-eyed Vireo 72 
Blue Jay 204 
American Crow 181 
Fish Crow 10 
Common Raven 38 
Horned Lark 21 
Purple Martin 117 
Tree Swallow 171 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 
Bank Swallow 42 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 121 
Black-capped Chickadee 234 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tufted Titmouse 19 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 90 
White-breasted Nuthatch 27 
Brown Creeper
House Wren 10 
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 125 
Carolina Wren 140 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 28 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 17 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 26 
Hermit Thrush 36 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 240 
Gray Catbird 152 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brown Thrasher 126 
Northern Mockingbird 193 
European Starling 205 
Cedar Waxwing 131 
House Sparrow 201 
American Pipit
House Finch 177 
Purple Finch 111 
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 203 
Snow Bunting 35 
Eastern Towhee 166 
American Tree Sparrow 67 
Chipping Sparrow 33 
Field Sparrow 95 
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 92 
Seaside Sparrow 50 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 206 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 116 
White-throated Sparrow 93 
White-crowned Sparrow 11 
Dark-eyed Junco 39 
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 113 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 74 
Baltimore Oriole 97 
Red-winged Blackbird 178 
Brown-headed Cowbird 106 
Common Grackle 160 
Ovenbird 25 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 31 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 31 
Tennessee Warbler 13 
Nashville Warbler 13 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler 10 
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 126 
American Redstart 97 
Cape May Warbler 16 
Northern Parula 34 
Magnolia Warbler 25 
Bay-breasted Warbler 23 
Blackburnian Warbler 20 
Yellow Warbler 121 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 25 
Blackpoll Warbler 32 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Palm Warbler 31 
Pine Warbler 59 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 50 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 13 
Black-throated Green Warbler 30 
Canada Warbler 16 
Wilson's Warbler 21 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 212 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 16 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel

Total species 274. Total reports 31,048. Total sightings 15,580.

September 23, 2019, Tom Wetmore