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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 July 23, 2021 — day 204

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Brant 51 
Canada Goose 196 
Mute Swan 161 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal 21 
Northern Shoveler 11 
Gadwall 154 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard 195 
American Black Duck 187 
Northern Pintail 72 
Green-winged Teal 129 
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 19 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 137 
Harlequin Duck 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Surf Scoter 74 
White-winged Scoter 141 
Black Scoter 115 
Long-tailed Duck 122 
Bufflehead 104 
Common Goldeneye 98 
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser 48 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 122 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 107 
Pied-billed Grebe 10 
Horned Grebe 83 
Red-necked Grebe 36 
Rock Pigeon 138 
Mourning Dove 168 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Whip-poor-will 13 
Chimney Swift 29 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 23 
Clapper Rail
King Rail 18 
Virginia Rail 16 
Common Gallinule
American Coot 23 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 65 
American Golden-Plover
Killdeer 138 
Semipalmated Plover 56 
Piping Plover 88 
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone 20 
Red Knot
Ruff
Stilt Sandpiper 13 
Sanderling 78 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Dunlin 80 
Purple Sandpiper 18 
Least Sandpiper 52 
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 63 
Short-billed Dowitcher 52 
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 25 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 56 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 46 
Willet 93 
Greater Yellowlegs 101 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Razorbill 32 
Black Guillemot 12 
Black-legged Kittiwake
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bonaparte's Gull 14 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 12 
Ring-billed Gull 115 
Herring Gull 201 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 188 
Least Tern 73 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 23 
Common Tern 76 
Arctic Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 69 
Common Loon 134 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 17 
Sooty Shearwater
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Gannet 26 
Great Cormorant 25 
Double-crested Cormorant 120 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 54 
Great Blue Heron 94 
Great Egret 129 
Snowy Egret 89 
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 36 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 12 
Glossy Ibis 18 
Turkey Vulture 67 
Osprey 119 
Northern Harrier 133 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 
Cooper's Hawk 56 
Bald Eagle 100 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 55 
Rough-legged Hawk 42 
Great Horned Owl 24 
Snowy Owl 71 
Short-eared Owl 20 
Belted Kingfisher 20 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 130 
Hairy Woodpecker 30 
Northern Flicker 71 
American Kestrel 36 
Merlin 44 
Peregrine Falcon 53 
Great Crested Flycatcher 68 
Eastern Kingbird 78 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 27 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 16 
Willow Flycatcher 67 
Least Flycatcher 17 
Eastern Phoebe 47 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo 29 
Blue-headed Vireo 31 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 19 
Red-eyed Vireo 63 
Blue Jay 168 
American Crow 177 
Fish Crow 28 
Common Raven 68 
Horned Lark 56 
Bank Swallow 55 
Tree Swallow 109 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Martin 97 
Barn Swallow 92 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 199 
Tufted Titmouse 24 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 119 
White-breasted Nuthatch 10 
Brown Creeper 13 
House Wren 31 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 91 
Carolina Wren 27 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 27 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 17 
Swainson's Thrush 13 
Hermit Thrush 85 
Wood Thrush
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Robin 199 
Gray Catbird 153 
Brown Thrasher 97 
Northern Mockingbird 194 
European Starling 155 
Cedar Waxwing 78 
House Sparrow 175 
American Pipit
House Finch 170 
Purple Finch 103 
Common Redpoll 34 
Hoary Redpoll
Red Crossbill 43 
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 149 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 15 
Chipping Sparrow 53 
Field Sparrow 95 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 81 
Dark-eyed Junco 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
White-throated Sparrow 92 
Seaside Sparrow 60 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 74 
Savannah Sparrow 92 
Song Sparrow 191 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 109 
Eastern Towhee 101 
Bobolink 77 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 70 
Baltimore Oriole 70 
Red-winged Blackbird 146 
Brown-headed Cowbird 118 
Common Grackle 142 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ovenbird 21 
Northern Waterthrush 21 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 34 
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 15 
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 82 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 72 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 27 
Magnolia Warbler 23 
Bay-breasted Warbler 15 
Blackburnian Warbler 24 
Yellow Warbler 80 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 17 
Blackpoll Warbler 22 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Palm Warbler 32 
Pine Warbler 72 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 56 
Prairie Warbler 12 
Black-throated Green Warbler 26 
Canada Warbler 13 
Wilson's Warbler 19 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 15 
Northern Cardinal 196 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 19 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 252. Total reports 37,853. Total sightings 12,919.

July 23, 2021, Tom Wetmore