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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 May 23, 2019 — day 143

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ross's Goose
Brant 45 
Canada Goose 123 
Mute Swan 69 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 21 
Gadwall 75 
American Wigeon 29 
Mallard 113 
American Black Duck 121 
Northern Pintail 28 
Green-winged Teal 58 
Ring-necked Duck 36 
Greater Scaup 25 
Lesser Scaup 14 
King Eider 44 
Common Eider 95 
Surf Scoter 22 
White-winged Scoter 86 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 97 
Long-tailed Duck 103 
Bufflehead 98 
Common Goldeneye 103 
Hooded Merganser 47 
Common Merganser 13 
Red-breasted Merganser 110 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 57 
Pied-billed Grebe 10 
Horned Grebe 66 
Red-necked Grebe 18 
Rock Pigeon 72 
Mourning Dove 88 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 10 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 21 
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover 43 
Killdeer 67 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 10 
Red Knot
Sanderling 41 
Dunlin 49 
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 14 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 13 
Wilson's Snipe
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 20 
Willet 30 
Greater Yellowlegs 48 
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 18 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 55 
Herring Gull 125 
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 107 
Least Tern 12 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Royal Tern
Red-throated Loon 34 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 88 
Northern Gannet 17 
Double-crested Cormorant 53 
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron 45 
Great Egret 56 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 34 
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture 45 
Osprey 59 
Bald Eagle 62 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Harrier 106 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 
Cooper's Hawk 30 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 58 
Rough-legged Hawk 52 
Golden Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 40 
Barred Owl 17 
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 79 
Hairy Woodpecker 99 
Northern Flicker 52 
American Kestrel 46 
Merlin 40 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Peregrine Falcon 34 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher 13 
Eastern Phoebe 37 
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird 16 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 17 
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 104 
American Crow 108 
Fish Crow 10 
Common Raven 26 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Lark 21 
Purple Martin 34 
Tree Swallow 50 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 34 
Black-capped Chickadee 121 
Tufted Titmouse 18 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 83 
White-breasted Nuthatch 17 
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 21 
Carolina Wren 69 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 19 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 34 
Eastern Bluebird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Swainson's Thrush 10 
Hermit Thrush 35 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 119 
Gray Catbird 30 
Brown Thrasher 34 
Northern Mockingbird 91 
European Starling 87 
Cedar Waxwing 12 
House Sparrow 96 
American Pipit
House Finch 69 
Purple Finch 39 
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 83 
Snow Bunting 35 
Eastern Towhee 46 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Tree Sparrow 67 
Chipping Sparrow 28 
Field Sparrow 38 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 41 
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 11 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 85 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 45 
White-throated Sparrow 87 
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco 39 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 17 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 15 
Baltimore Oriole 18 
Red-winged Blackbird 76 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brown-headed Cowbird 60 
Common Grackle 71 
Ovenbird 14 
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 19 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 19 
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 17 
American Redstart 13 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 18 
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler 27 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 10 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 14 
Palm Warbler 30 
Pine Warbler 31 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 47 
Prairie Warbler 10 
Black-throated Green Warbler 17 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 10 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 110 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Total species 234. Total reports 13,493. Total sightings 6,944.

May 23, 2019, Tom Wetmore