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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 August 1, 2020 — day 214

 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 182 
Mute Swan 115 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 37 
Gadwall 133 
American Wigeon 23 
Mallard 173 
American Black Duck 168 
Northern Pintail 69 
Green-winged Teal 100 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 31 
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 120 
Surf Scoter 61 
White-winged Scoter 110 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 82 
Long-tailed Duck 102 
Bufflehead 96 
Common Goldeneye 81 
Hooded Merganser 43 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 112 
Wild Turkey 100 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 72 
Red-necked Grebe 32 
Rock Pigeon 80 
Mourning Dove 161 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12 
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will 10 
Chimney Swift 25 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 17 
Virginia Rail 11 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 38 
American Golden-Plover
Killdeer 122 
Semipalmated Plover 42 
Piping Plover 77 
Wilson's Plover
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 14 
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling 58 
Dunlin 46 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 45 
White-rumped Sandpiper 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 46 
Short-billed Dowitcher 36 
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 17 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 32 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 60 
Willet 79 
Greater Yellowlegs 78 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 30 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 16 
Laughing Gull 10 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-billed Gull 121 
Herring Gull 179 
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 161 
Least Tern 74 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 19 
Common Tern 71 
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 49 
Common Loon 99 
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 24 
Double-crested Cormorant 99 
Great Cormorant 24 
American White Pelican
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Bittern
Least Bittern 45 
Great Blue Heron 76 
Great Egret 101 
Snowy Egret 74 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron 15 
Green Heron 16 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 27 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 32 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 64 
Osprey 99 
Northern Harrier 104 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 
Cooper's Hawk 24 
Bald Eagle 78 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 71 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rough-legged Hawk 50 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 57 
Short-eared Owl 29 
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 102 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 58 
American Kestrel 18 
Merlin 26 
Peregrine Falcon 34 
Great Crested Flycatcher 54 
Eastern Kingbird 77 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 15 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 51 
Willow Flycatcher 68 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Flycatcher 17 
Eastern Phoebe 27 
Northern Shrike 37 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 14 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 15 
Red-eyed Vireo 47 
Blue Jay 127 
American Crow 116 
Fish Crow 17 
Common Raven 55 
Horned Lark 29 
Bank Swallow 51 
Tree Swallow 94 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 11 
Purple Martin 83 
Barn Swallow 80 
Black-capped Chickadee 170 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch 20 
Brown Creeper
House Wren 32 
Marsh Wren 79 
Carolina Wren 18 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 15 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 11 
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush 39 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 171 
Gray Catbird 102 
Brown Thrasher 73 
Northern Mockingbird 160 
European Starling 126 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cedar Waxwing 76 
House Sparrow 128 
American Pipit
House Finch 116 
Purple Finch 82 
American Goldfinch 136 
Snow Bunting
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 33 
Field Sparrow 70 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 70 
Dark-eyed Junco 33 
White-crowned Sparrow 10 
White-throated Sparrow 67 
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 24 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 66 
Savannah Sparrow 58 
Song Sparrow 175 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 61 
Eastern Towhee 87 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink 75 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 53 
Baltimore Oriole 67 
Red-winged Blackbird 133 
Brown-headed Cowbird 80 
Common Grackle 128 
Ovenbird 18 
Northern Waterthrush 13 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 20 
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 13 
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Yellowthroat 81 
American Redstart 63 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 23 
Magnolia Warbler 13 
Bay-breasted Warbler 12 
Blackburnian Warbler 12 
Yellow Warbler 78 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 12 
Blackpoll Warbler 15 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 15 
Palm Warbler 15 
Pine Warbler 14 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 93 
Prairie Warbler 11 
Black-throated Green Warbler 22 
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 12 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Cardinal 152 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 18 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 243. Total reports 20,203. Total sightings 10,389.

August 1, 2020, Tom Wetmore