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2021 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2021 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 2021.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated May 18, 2021 — day 138

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brant 49 
Canada Goose 131 
Mute Swan 104 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall 90 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard 130 
American Black Duck 135 
Northern Pintail 72 
Green-winged Teal 69 
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 19 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 108 
Harlequin Duck 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Surf Scoter 67 
White-winged Scoter 119 
Black Scoter 107 
Long-tailed Duck 117 
Bufflehead 104 
Common Goldeneye 98 
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser 44 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 121 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 60 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 83 
Red-necked Grebe 36 
Rock Pigeon 101 
Mourning Dove 102 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 13 
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot 20 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 16 
American Golden-Plover
Killdeer 72 
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover 34 
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Sanderling 63 
Dunlin 67 
Purple Sandpiper 18 
Least Sandpiper 10 
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Woodcock 19 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 14 
Willet 27 
Greater Yellowlegs 42 
Razorbill 32 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 66 
Herring Gull 135 
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 124 
Least Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern 11 
Red-throated Loon 65 
Common Loon 108 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Gannet 17 
Great Cormorant 25 
Double-crested Cormorant 54 
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 42 
Great Egret 63 
Snowy Egret 24 
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture 38 
Osprey 53 
Northern Harrier 126 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 
Cooper's Hawk 50 
Bald Eagle 93 
Red-shouldered Hawk
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 49 
Rough-legged Hawk 42 
Great Horned Owl 12 
Snowy Owl 71 
Short-eared Owl 20 
Belted Kingfisher 14 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 108 
Hairy Woodpecker 30 
Northern Flicker 51 
American Kestrel 34 
Merlin 41 
Peregrine Falcon 47 
Great Crested Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Kingbird 12 
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Phoebe 42 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 22 
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 113 
American Crow 118 
Fish Crow 22 
Common Raven 60 
Horned Lark 56 
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow 43 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 31 
Barn Swallow 28 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 133 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-breasted Nuthatch 106 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 13 
House Wren 10 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 25 
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 27 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 34 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush 85 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 133 
Gray Catbird 87 
Brown Thrasher 36 
Northern Mockingbird 128 
European Starling 94 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cedar Waxwing 12 
House Sparrow 109 
American Pipit
House Finch 104 
Purple Finch 38 
Common Redpoll 34 
Hoary Redpoll
Red Crossbill 43 
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 83 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 15 
Chipping Sparrow 29 
Field Sparrow 43 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 81 
Dark-eyed Junco 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 10 
White-throated Sparrow 87 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 36 
Song Sparrow 125 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 48 
Eastern Towhee 35 
Bobolink 12 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 12 
Baltimore Oriole 12 
Red-winged Blackbird 80 
Brown-headed Cowbird 61 
Common Grackle 76 
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush 14 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 20 
Tennessee Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 11 
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 16 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 11 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 13 
Magnolia Warbler 10 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler 15 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler 32 
Pine Warbler 30 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 52 
Prairie Warbler 11 
Black-throated Green Warbler 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 130 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 11 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 227. Total reports 21,299. Total sightings 7,639.

May 18, 2021, Tom Wetmore