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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 October 20, 2021 — day 293

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 51 
Canada Goose 281 
Mute Swan 237 
Wood Duck 17 
Blue-winged Teal 68 
Northern Shoveler 14 
Gadwall 240 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 44 
Mallard 284 
American Black Duck 261 
Northern Pintail 112 
Green-winged Teal 211 
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 24 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 175 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Harlequin Duck 15 
Surf Scoter 96 
White-winged Scoter 187 
Black Scoter 132 
Long-tailed Duck 122 
Bufflehead 104 
Common Goldeneye 98 
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser 64 
Common Merganser 10 
Red-breasted Merganser 130 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 153 
Pied-billed Grebe 18 
Horned Grebe 89 
Red-necked Grebe 36 
Rock Pigeon 213 
Mourning Dove 254 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 12 
Black-billed Cuckoo
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will 16 
Chimney Swift 35 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 38 
Clapper Rail
King Rail 18 
Virginia Rail 22 
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot 27 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 150 
American Golden-Plover 27 
Killdeer 211 
Semipalmated Plover 145 
Piping Plover 123 
Whimbrel 26 
Hudsonian Godwit 20 
Ruddy Turnstone 59 
Red Knot 31 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruff
Stilt Sandpiper 70 
Sanderling 155 
Dunlin 132 
Purple Sandpiper 19 
Baird's Sandpiper 11 
Least Sandpiper 129 
White-rumped Sandpiper 84 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 43 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 152 
Western Sandpiper 15 
Short-billed Dowitcher 127 
Long-billed Dowitcher 61 
American Woodcock 28 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 103 
Solitary Sandpiper 22 
Lesser Yellowlegs 129 
Willet 129 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs 190 
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Razorbill 33 
Black Guillemot 31 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 29 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 39 
Ring-billed Gull 201 
Herring Gull 289 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 20 
Great Black-backed Gull 276 
Least Tern 113 
Caspian Tern 11 
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 26 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Tern 120 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 75 
Common Loon 172 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 25 
Sooty Shearwater
Northern Gannet 78 
Great Cormorant 31 
Double-crested Cormorant 209 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 107 
Great Blue Heron 181 
Great Egret 218 
Snowy Egret 175 
Little Blue Heron 12 
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-crowned Night-Heron 85 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 32 
Glossy Ibis 27 
Turkey Vulture 113 
Osprey 184 
Northern Harrier 204 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 
Cooper's Hawk 95 
Bald Eagle 130 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 87 
Rough-legged Hawk 42 
Great Horned Owl 24 
Snowy Owl 71 
Short-eared Owl 20 
Belted Kingfisher 47 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 27 
Downy Woodpecker 212 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 32 
Northern Flicker 121 
American Kestrel 38 
Merlin 78 
Peregrine Falcon 123 
Great Crested Flycatcher 106 
Eastern Kingbird 130 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 32 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 16 
Willow Flycatcher 83 
Least Flycatcher 22 
Eastern Phoebe 109 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo 39 
Blue-headed Vireo 43 
Philadelphia Vireo 15 
Warbling Vireo 23 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-eyed Vireo 128 
Blue Jay 252 
American Crow 254 
Fish Crow 28 
Common Raven 88 
Horned Lark 58 
Bank Swallow 75 
Tree Swallow 175 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 
Purple Martin 122 
Barn Swallow 146 
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee 286 
Tufted Titmouse 25 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 132 
White-breasted Nuthatch 15 
Brown Creeper 29 
House Wren 42 
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Marsh Wren 168 
Carolina Wren 97 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 55 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 58 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 20 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 22 
Hermit Thrush 88 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 286 
Gray Catbird 239 
Brown Thrasher 145 
Northern Mockingbird 277 
European Starling 241 
Cedar Waxwing 153 
House Sparrow 257 
American Pipit 21 
House Finch 242 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Finch 145 
Common Redpoll 34 
Hoary Redpoll
Red Crossbill 43 
White-winged Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 232 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 16 
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 72 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 122 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 81 
Dark-eyed Junco 65 
White-crowned Sparrow 23 
White-throated Sparrow 124 
Seaside Sparrow 65 
Nelson's Sparrow 11 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Saltmarsh Sparrow 142 
Savannah Sparrow 137 
Song Sparrow 280 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 149 
Eastern Towhee 188 
Bobolink 128 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 75 
Baltimore Oriole 107 
Red-winged Blackbird 221 
Brown-headed Cowbird 127 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 193 
Ovenbird 24 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 30 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 53 
Prothonotary Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 19 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 147 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 115 
Cape May Warbler 15 
Northern Parula 49 
Magnolia Warbler 38 
Bay-breasted Warbler 19 
Blackburnian Warbler 24 
Yellow Warbler 127 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 23 
Blackpoll Warbler 46 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 18 
Palm Warbler 51 
Pine Warbler 87 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 96 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Prairie Warbler 20 
Black-throated Green Warbler 41 
Canada Warbler 14 
Wilson's Warbler 22 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 16 
Northern Cardinal 282 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 35 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel 17 

Total species 270. Total reports 57,502. Total sightings 19,923.

October 20, 2021, Tom Wetmore