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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 March 29, 2020 — day 89

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose 20 
Brant 29 
Canada Goose 82 
Mute Swan 46 
Northern Shoveler 28 
Gadwall 47 
American Wigeon 21 
Mallard 76 
American Black Duck 82 
Northern Pintail 64 
Green-winged Teal 25 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 29 
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 74 
Surf Scoter 55 
White-winged Scoter 78 
Black Scoter 66 
Long-tailed Duck 74 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bufflehead 72 
Common Goldeneye 78 
Hooded Merganser 42 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 77 
Wild Turkey
Horned Grebe 68 
Red-necked Grebe 31 
Rock Pigeon 48 
Mourning Dove 62 
Sandhill Crane
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer 26 
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Sanderling 36 
Dunlin 34 
Purple Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Lesser Yellowlegs 11 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 29 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ring-billed Gull 55 
Herring Gull 80 
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 66 
Red-throated Loon 34 
Common Loon 64 
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant 23 
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Osprey
Northern Harrier 77 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk 16 
Bald Eagle 53 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 38 
Rough-legged Hawk 50 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 57 
Short-eared Owl 29 
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 53 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Shrike 36 
Blue Jay 51 
American Crow 52 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 30 
Horned Lark 28 
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 78 
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch 17 
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet 14 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush 20 
American Robin 73 
Gray Catbird 21 
Northern Mockingbird 64 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
European Starling 36 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow 49 
House Finch 36 
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch 42 
Snow Bunting
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 68 
Dark-eyed Junco 22 
White-throated Sparrow 42 
Seaside Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 10 
Song Sparrow 77 
Swamp Sparrow 17 
Eastern Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird 33 
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle 29 
Common Yellowthroat
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler 71 
Northern Cardinal 62 

Total species 123. Total reports 6,439. Total sightings 3,462.

March 29, 2020, Tom Wetmore