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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 June 27, 2022 — day 178

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 46 
Canada Goose 172 
Mute Swan 129 
Wood Duck 12 
Blue-winged Teal 21 
Northern Shoveler 24 
Gadwall 119 
American Wigeon 20 
Mallard 166 
American Black Duck 167 
Northern Pintail 59 
Green-winged Teal 105 
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck 43 
Greater Scaup 28 
Lesser Scaup 15 
King Eider
Common Eider 90 
Harlequin Duck
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Surf Scoter 60 
White-winged Scoter 127 
Black Scoter 98 
Long-tailed Duck 126 
Bufflehead 102 
Common Goldeneye 117 
Hooded Merganser 66 
Common Merganser 19 
Red-breasted Merganser 115 
Ruddy Duck 11 
Wild Turkey 82 
Ring-necked Pheasant 18 
Pied-billed Grebe 10 
Horned Grebe 77 
Red-necked Grebe 34 
Western Grebe
Rock Pigeon 145 
Mourning Dove 147 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 16 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 17 
King Rail 19 
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 38 
Sora
American Coot 44 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 37 
American Golden-Plover
Killdeer 113 
Semipalmated Plover 31 
Piping Plover 66 
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone 19 
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Sanderling 63 
Dunlin 75 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 28 
White-rumped Sandpiper 23 
Pectoral Sandpiper 13 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 39 
Short-billed Dowitcher 19 
American Woodcock 27 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 14 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 34 
Willet 64 
Greater Yellowlegs 80 
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 41 
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 88 
Herring Gull 173 
Iceland Gull 16 
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 159 
Least Tern 49 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 11 
Common Tern 52 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-throated Loon 72 
Common Loon 118 
Sooty Shearwater
Northern Gannet 15 
Great Cormorant 22 
Double-crested Cormorant 94 
American Bittern 16 
Least Bittern 37 
Great Blue Heron 76 
Great Egret 95 
Snowy Egret 69 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron 23 
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 27 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 14 
Glossy Ibis 21 
Turkey Vulture 67 
Osprey 91 
Golden Eagle
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Harrier 137 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 
Cooper's Hawk 55 
Bald Eagle 107 
Red-tailed Hawk 68 
Rough-legged Hawk 22 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 75 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 20 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 49 
Downy Woodpecker 131 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 80 
American Kestrel 48 
Merlin 58 
Peregrine Falcon 50 
Great Crested Flycatcher 47 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Eastern Kingbird 50 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 26 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 22 
Willow Flycatcher 42 
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 43 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 21 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo 16 
Red-eyed Vireo 44 
Northern Shrike 26 
Blue Jay 161 
American Crow 156 
Fish Crow 31 
Common Raven 58 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-capped Chickadee 171 
Tufted Titmouse 34 
Horned Lark 50 
Bank Swallow 27 
Tree Swallow 83 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 70 
Barn Swallow 65 
Cliff Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 36 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 36 
Cedar Waxwing 59 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 57 
White-breasted Nuthatch 23 
Brown Creeper 28 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14 
House Wren 50 
Winter Wren 10 
Marsh Wren 72 
Carolina Wren 49 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray Catbird 117 
Brown Thrasher 72 
Northern Mockingbird 156 
European Starling 142 
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 16 
Hermit Thrush 77 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 171 
House Sparrow 159 
House Finch 152 
Purple Finch 86 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 123 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 26 
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 37 
Clay-colored Sparrow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Field Sparrow 74 
Fox Sparrow 29 
American Tree Sparrow 90 
Dark-eyed Junco 49 
White-crowned Sparrow 10 
White-throated Sparrow 117 
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 31 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 38 
Savannah Sparrow 73 
Song Sparrow 168 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 94 
Eastern Towhee 100 
Bobolink 46 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 57 
Baltimore Oriole 52 
Red-winged Blackbird 133 
Brown-headed Cowbird 98 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 122 
Ovenbird 19 
Northern Waterthrush 26 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 35 
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 11 
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 53 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 49 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 36 
Magnolia Warbler 20 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 18 
Yellow Warbler 57 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 17 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blackpoll Warbler 24 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 15 
Palm Warbler 34 
Pine Warbler 59 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 127 
Prairie Warbler 12 
Black-throated Green Warbler 23 
Canada Warbler 18 
Wilson's Warbler 17 
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 168 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 20 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 253. Total reports 36,514. Total sightings 11,319.

June 27, 2022, Tom Wetmore