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2020 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2020 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 2020.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated May 31, 2020 — day 152

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose 24 
Brant 46 
Canada Goose 125 
Mute Swan 84 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 37 
Gadwall 88 
American Wigeon 22 
Mallard 116 
American Black Duck 122 
Northern Pintail 69 
Green-winged Teal 60 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 31 
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 91 
Surf Scoter 61 
White-winged Scoter 98 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 81 
Long-tailed Duck 101 
Bufflehead 96 
Common Goldeneye 81 
Hooded Merganser 43 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 112 
Wild Turkey 47 
Horned Grebe 72 
Red-necked Grebe 32 
Rock Pigeon 69 
Mourning Dove 104 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 13 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12 
Virginia Rail
Sandhill Crane
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 17 
Killdeer 65 
Semipalmated Plover 13 
Piping Plover 32 
Hudsonian Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 11 
Sanderling 49 
Dunlin 43 
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 15 
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 
Short-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 10 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 31 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Willet 22 
Greater Yellowlegs 35 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 30 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 78 
Herring Gull 122 
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 105 
Least Tern 16 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Tern 15 
Royal Tern
Red-throated Loon 49 
Common Loon 94 
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 15 
Double-crested Cormorant 41 
Great Cormorant 24 
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 32 
Great Egret 44 
Snowy Egret 19 
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 40 
Osprey 42 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Harrier 104 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 
Cooper's Hawk 23 
Bald Eagle 74 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 61 
Rough-legged Hawk 50 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 57 
Short-eared Owl 29 
Belted Kingfisher 14 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 80 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 40 
American Kestrel 18 
Merlin 26 
Peregrine Falcon 24 
Great Crested Flycatcher 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Kingbird 19 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher 12 
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 22 
Northern Shrike 37 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 14 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 10 
Red-eyed Vireo 10 
Blue Jay 86 
American Crow 90 
Fish Crow 15 
Common Raven 50 
Horned Lark 28 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 11 
Tree Swallow 37 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 25 
Barn Swallow 25 
Black-capped Chickadee 116 
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch 19 
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Marsh Wren 23 
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 10 
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Wood Thrush
American Robin 115 
Gray Catbird 44 
Brown Thrasher 22 
Northern Mockingbird 104 
European Starling 69 
Cedar Waxwing 18 
House Sparrow 77 
American Pipit
House Finch 72 
Purple Finch 37 
American Goldfinch 79 
Snow Bunting
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 21 
Field Sparrow 30 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 70 
Dark-eyed Junco 33 
White-crowned Sparrow 10 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-throated Sparrow 67 
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 13 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 13 
Savannah Sparrow 35 
Song Sparrow 118 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 37 
Eastern Towhee 30 
Bobolink 19 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 17 
Baltimore Oriole 18 
Red-winged Blackbird 76 
Brown-headed Cowbird 42 
Common Grackle 71 
Ovenbird 12 
Northern Waterthrush 13 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 13 
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 24 
American Redstart 16 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 17 
Magnolia Warbler 13 
Bay-breasted Warbler 12 
Blackburnian Warbler 10 
Yellow Warbler 20 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 11 
Blackpoll Warbler 12 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 15 
Palm Warbler 15 
Pine Warbler 13 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 93 
Prairie Warbler 10 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-throated Green Warbler 17 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 12 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 10 
Northern Cardinal 98 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 228. Total reports 11,104. Total sightings 6,576.

May 31, 2020, Tom Wetmore