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2022 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2022 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 2022.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated January 19, 2022 — day 19

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Goose 17 
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard 17 
American Black Duck 17 
Northern Pintail 13 
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter 13 
Black Scoter 11 
Long-tailed Duck 15 
Bufflehead 11 
Common Goldeneye 16 
Hooded Merganser 12 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 10 
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Horned Grebe 11 
Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pigeon 17 
Mourning Dove 10 
Virginia Rail
Sanderling
Dunlin
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 11 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull 18 
Great Black-backed Gull 14 
Red-throated Loon 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Loon 13 
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier 15 
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle 15 
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 12 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 13 
Downy Woodpecker 15 
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon 10 
Northern Shrike
Blue Jay 14 
American Crow 15 
Common Raven
Horned Lark 10 
Black-capped Chickadee 17 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10 
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush 13 
American Robin 16 
Gray Catbird 12 
Northern Mockingbird 14 
European Starling 11 
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow 12 
House Finch 11 
American Goldfinch
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Bunting
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 17 
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow 16 
Song Sparrow 15 
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Yellow-rumped Warbler 16 
Northern Cardinal 15 

Total species 93. Total reports 1,955. Total sightings 774.

January 19, 2022, Tom Wetmore