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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 November 18, 2019 — day 322

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ross's Goose
Brant 50 
Canada Goose 292 
Mute Swan 153 
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck 35 
Blue-winged Teal 44 
Northern Shoveler 60 
Gadwall 226 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 91 
Mallard 287 
American Black Duck 284 
Northern Pintail 90 
Green-winged Teal 204 
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck 38 
Greater Scaup 43 
Lesser Scaup 21 
King Eider 45 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Eider 216 
Surf Scoter 67 
White-winged Scoter 152 
Black Scoter 164 
Long-tailed Duck 122 
Bufflehead 123 
Common Goldeneye 119 
Hooded Merganser 62 
Common Merganser 14 
Red-breasted Merganser 139 
Ruddy Duck 10 
Wild Turkey 151 
Pied-billed Grebe 26 
Horned Grebe 76 
Red-necked Grebe 26 
Rock Pigeon 193 
Mourning Dove 247 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 23 
Chimney Swift 19 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 28 
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 12 
Sora 17 
American Coot 15 
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet 14 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 161 
American Golden-Plover 37 
Killdeer 186 
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 143 
Piping Plover 118 
Wilson's Plover
Whimbrel 30 
Hudsonian Godwit 26 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 48 
Red Knot 30 
Stilt Sandpiper 33 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 138 
Dunlin 129 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper 24 
Least Sandpiper 111 
White-rumped Sandpiper 87 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 49 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 147 
Western Sandpiper 42 
Short-billed Dowitcher 114 
Long-billed Dowitcher 68 
American Woodcock 30 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 99 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 120 
Willet 112 
Greater Yellowlegs 208 
Wilson's Phalarope 12 
Parasitic Jaeger
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 19 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 23 
Laughing Gull 36 
Ring-billed Gull 197 
Herring Gull 301 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 13 
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 274 
Least Tern 113 
Gull-billed Tern 10 
Caspian Tern 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 21 
Common Tern 108 
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 58 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 192 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 16 
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 104 
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 226 
Great Cormorant
American Bittern 18 
Least Bittern 29 
Great Blue Heron 179 
Great Egret 225 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 169 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 72 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 28 
Glossy Ibis 13 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 128 
Osprey 178 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 194 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 
Cooper's Hawk 81 
Bald Eagle 87 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 128 
Rough-legged Hawk 56 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl 10 
Snowy Owl 41 
Barred Owl 17 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl 10 
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 37 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 16 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 27 
Downy Woodpecker 168 
Hairy Woodpecker 102 
Northern Flicker 113 
American Kestrel 47 
Merlin 88 
Peregrine Falcon 115 
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher 82 
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird 131 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 32 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 12 
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 32 
Willow Flycatcher 81 
Least Flycatcher 23 
Eastern Phoebe 100 
Northern Shrike 17 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 33 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 12 
Red-eyed Vireo 91 
Blue Jay 257 
American Crow 227 
Fish Crow 10 
Common Raven 56 
Horned Lark 31 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 42 
Tree Swallow 184 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 
Purple Martin 117 
Barn Swallow 123 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 288 
Tufted Titmouse 20 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 91 
White-breasted Nuthatch 40 
Brown Creeper 16 
House Wren 11 
Winter Wren 13 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 137 
Carolina Wren 178 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 28 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 54 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 61 
Eastern Bluebird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery 20 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 33 
Hermit Thrush 69 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 293 
Gray Catbird 201 
Brown Thrasher 139 
Northern Mockingbird 241 
European Starling 250 
Cedar Waxwing 164 
House Sparrow 233 
American Pipit 21 
House Finch 213 
Purple Finch 126 
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 246 
Lapland Longspur
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Bunting 46 
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 57 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 116 
Fox Sparrow 13 
American Tree Sparrow 79 
Dark-eyed Junco 69 
White-crowned Sparrow 25 
White-throated Sparrow 135 
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 50 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 112 
Savannah Sparrow 134 
Song Sparrow 261 
Lincoln's Sparrow 13 
Swamp Sparrow 145 
Eastern Towhee 190 
Yellow-breasted Chat 11 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 116 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 74 
Baltimore Oriole 98 
Red-winged Blackbird 202 
Brown-headed Cowbird 107 
Common Grackle 167 
Ovenbird 28 
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 36 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 40 
Tennessee Warbler 16 
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 21 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler 10 
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 145 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Redstart 107 
Cape May Warbler 20 
Northern Parula 38 
Magnolia Warbler 37 
Bay-breasted Warbler 28 
Blackburnian Warbler 20 
Yellow Warbler 124 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 25 
Blackpoll Warbler 47 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 33 
Palm Warbler 42 
Pine Warbler 63 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 100 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 15 
Black-throated Green Warbler 44 
Canada Warbler 17 
Wilson's Warbler 22 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Cardinal 264 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 17 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel

Total species 284. Total reports 38,952. Total sightings 19,191.

November 18, 2019, Tom Wetmore