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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 July 18, 2019 — day 199

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ross's Goose
Brant 48 
Canada Goose 179 
Mute Swan 103 
Wood Duck 12 
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 26 
Gadwall 131 
American Wigeon 35 
Mallard 169 
American Black Duck 173 
Northern Pintail 28 
Green-winged Teal 110 
Ring-necked Duck 36 
Greater Scaup 25 
Lesser Scaup 14 
King Eider 44 
Common Eider 121 
Surf Scoter 27 
White-winged Scoter 91 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 115 
Long-tailed Duck 105 
Bufflehead 98 
Common Goldeneye 108 
Hooded Merganser 48 
Common Merganser 13 
Red-breasted Merganser 113 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 102 
Pied-billed Grebe 10 
Horned Grebe 66 
Red-necked Grebe 18 
Rock Pigeon 95 
Mourning Dove 144 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 14 
Chimney Swift 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19 
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 54 
Semipalmated Plover 42 
Piping Plover 81 
Killdeer 123 
Whimbrel
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 23 
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 48 
Dunlin 62 
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 39 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-rumped Sandpiper 11 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 51 
Short-billed Dowitcher 35 
American Woodcock 17 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 40 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 41 
Willet 86 
Greater Yellowlegs 89 
Wilson's Phalarope 12 
Parasitic Jaeger
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 18 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 86 
Herring Gull 180 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 158 
Least Tern 66 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 19 
Common Tern 71 
Royal Tern
Red-throated Loon 36 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 120 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 15 
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 27 
Double-crested Cormorant 108 
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Blue Heron 66 
Great Egret 111 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 88 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 21 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 63 
Osprey 110 
Bald Eagle 68 
Northern Harrier 107 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 
Cooper's Hawk 31 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 65 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rough-legged Hawk 52 
Golden Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 40 
Barred Owl 17 
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 21 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 15 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 96 
Hairy Woodpecker 101 
Northern Flicker 62 
American Kestrel 46 
Merlin 45 
Peregrine Falcon 38 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 20 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 32 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willow Flycatcher 58 
Least Flycatcher 21 
Eastern Phoebe 44 
Great Crested Flycatcher 43 
Eastern Kingbird 71 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 22 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 54 
Blue Jay 146 
American Crow 136 
Fish Crow 10 
Common Raven 31 
Horned Lark 21 
Purple Martin 89 
Tree Swallow 106 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 23 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 73 
Black-capped Chickadee 172 
Tufted Titmouse 19 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 90 
White-breasted Nuthatch 19 
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 76 
Carolina Wren 113 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 19 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 16 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 25 
Hermit Thrush 36 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Wood Thrush
American Robin 176 
Gray Catbird 87 
Brown Thrasher 77 
Northern Mockingbird 142 
European Starling 142 
Cedar Waxwing 68 
House Sparrow 152 
American Pipit
House Finch 122 
Purple Finch 92 
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 139 
Snow Bunting 35 
Eastern Towhee 102 
American Tree Sparrow 67 
Chipping Sparrow 31 
Field Sparrow 77 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 79 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 58 
Seaside Sparrow 46 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 141 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 98 
White-throated Sparrow 92 
White-crowned Sparrow 11 
Dark-eyed Junco 39 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 72 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 68 
Baltimore Oriole 69 
Red-winged Blackbird 132 
Brown-headed Cowbird 103 
Common Grackle 127 
Ovenbird 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush 26 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 26 
Tennessee Warbler 13 
Nashville Warbler 10 
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 73 
American Redstart 65 
Cape May Warbler 13 
Northern Parula 30 
Magnolia Warbler 24 
Bay-breasted Warbler 18 
Blackburnian Warbler 20 
Yellow Warbler 84 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 24 
Blackpoll Warbler 28 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 18 
Palm Warbler 30 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pine Warbler 57 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 48 
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler 12 
Black-throated Green Warbler 27 
Canada Warbler 15 
Wilson's Warbler 20 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 163 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 11 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 252. Total reports 20,910. Total sightings 11,015.

July 18, 2019, Tom Wetmore