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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 October 29, 2020 — day 303

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose 24 
Brant 54 
Canada Goose 266 
Mute Swan 131 
Wood Duck 17 
Blue-winged Teal 28 
Northern Shoveler 47 
Gadwall 200 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 56 
Mallard 262 
American Black Duck 249 
Northern Pintail 119 
Green-winged Teal 185 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 38 
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 198 
Surf Scoter 91 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 172 
Black Scoter 115 
Long-tailed Duck 114 
Bufflehead 102 
Common Goldeneye 82 
Hooded Merganser 48 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 132 
Wild Turkey 160 
Pied-billed Grebe 50 
Horned Grebe 82 
Red-necked Grebe 35 
Rock Pigeon 148 
Mourning Dove 244 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 16 
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will 20 
Chimney Swift 36 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 36 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 21 
Sora 11 
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet 22 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 127 
American Golden-Plover 35 
Killdeer 182 
Semipalmated Plover 127 
Piping Plover 110 
Wilson's Plover
Whimbrel 28 
Hudsonian Godwit 30 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 37 
Red Knot 53 
Stilt Sandpiper 32 
Sanderling 135 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Dunlin 99 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper 12 
Least Sandpiper 108 
White-rumped Sandpiper 86 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 48 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 127 
Western Sandpiper 17 
Short-billed Dowitcher 108 
Long-billed Dowitcher 65 
American Woodcock 41 
Wilson's Snipe 11 
Spotted Sandpiper 77 
Solitary Sandpiper 10 
Lesser Yellowlegs 137 
Willet 95 
Greater Yellowlegs 167 
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 33 
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 37 
Laughing Gull 51 
Ring-billed Gull 206 
Herring Gull 268 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 13 
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 249 
Least Tern 104 
Caspian Tern 13 
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 21 
Common Tern 103 
Arctic Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 68 
Common Loon 142 
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 66 
Great Cormorant 29 
Double-crested Cormorant 188 
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern 67 
Great Blue Heron 164 
Great Egret 190 
Snowy Egret 148 
Little Blue Heron 11 
Tricolored Heron 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cattle Egret
Green Heron 38 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 83 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 37 
Glossy Ibis 40 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 124 
Osprey 163 
Northern Harrier 171 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 
Cooper's Hawk 81 
Bald Eagle 94 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 94 
Rough-legged Hawk 50 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 57 
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl 29 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 54 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 20 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 37 
Downy Woodpecker 178 
Hairy Woodpecker 14 
Northern Flicker 122 
American Kestrel 19 
Merlin 66 
Peregrine Falcon 104 
Monk Parakeet
Great Crested Flycatcher 67 
Eastern Kingbird 122 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 25 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 57 
Willow Flycatcher 77 
Least Flycatcher 21 
Eastern Phoebe 87 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Shrike 37 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 31 
Philadelphia Vireo 19 
Warbling Vireo 18 
Red-eyed Vireo 95 
Blue Jay 214 
American Crow 182 
Fish Crow 17 
Common Raven 84 
Horned Lark 29 
Bank Swallow 68 
Tree Swallow 157 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 12 
Purple Martin 105 
Barn Swallow 131 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 257 
Tufted Titmouse
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-breasted Nuthatch 74 
White-breasted Nuthatch 44 
Brown Creeper 20 
House Wren 35 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 133 
Carolina Wren 88 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 21 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 54 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 42 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 27 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 30 
Hermit Thrush 64 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 260 
Gray Catbird 185 
Brown Thrasher 119 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Mockingbird 248 
European Starling 210 
Cedar Waxwing 158 
House Sparrow 184 
American Pipit 14 
Evening Grosbeak
House Finch 175 
Purple Finch 126 
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin 30 
American Goldfinch 219 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 13 
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 56 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 101 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 71 
Dark-eyed Junco 73 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-crowned Sparrow 29 
White-throated Sparrow 111 
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 25 
Nelson's Sparrow 13 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 84 
Savannah Sparrow 96 
Song Sparrow 263 
Lincoln's Sparrow 16 
Swamp Sparrow 89 
Eastern Towhee 167 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 101 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 54 
Baltimore Oriole 100 
Red-winged Blackbird 194 
Brown-headed Cowbird 88 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 161 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 19 
Northern Waterthrush 21 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 32 
Tennessee Warbler 15 
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 17 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 146 
American Redstart 81 
Cape May Warbler 21 
Northern Parula 40 
Magnolia Warbler 24 
Bay-breasted Warbler 19 
Blackburnian Warbler 17 
Yellow Warbler 108 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 16 
Blackpoll Warbler 32 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-throated Blue Warbler 28 
Palm Warbler 33 
Pine Warbler 25 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 137 
Prairie Warbler 14 
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 34 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 17 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 21 
Northern Cardinal 231 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 29 
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting 10 
Dickcissel

Total species 276. Total reports 40,304. Total sightings 17,416.

October 29, 2020, Tom Wetmore