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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 September 28, 2022 — day 271

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 46 
Canada Goose 264 
Mute Swan 220 
Wood Duck 21 
Blue-winged Teal 28 
Northern Shoveler 28 
Gadwall 211 
American Wigeon 33 
Mallard 260 
American Black Duck 258 
Northern Pintail 71 
Green-winged Teal 197 
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck 43 
Greater Scaup 28 
Lesser Scaup 15 
King Eider
Common Eider 123 
Harlequin Duck
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Surf Scoter 66 
White-winged Scoter 183 
Black Scoter 116 
Long-tailed Duck 126 
Bufflehead 103 
Common Goldeneye 117 
Hooded Merganser 75 
Common Merganser 19 
Red-breasted Merganser 115 
Ruddy Duck 11 
Wild Turkey 125 
Ring-necked Pheasant 18 
Pied-billed Grebe 12 
Horned Grebe 77 
Red-necked Grebe 34 
Western Grebe
Rock Pigeon 224 
Mourning Dove 241 
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 24 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 36 
King Rail 26 
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 70 
Sora
American Coot 44 
American Avocet 65 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 106 
American Golden-Plover 10 
Killdeer 196 
Semipalmated Plover 120 
Piping Plover 138 
Upland Sandpiper
Whimbrel 28 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 35 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper 52 
Sanderling 130 
Dunlin 90 
Purple Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 116 
White-rumped Sandpiper 86 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 46 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 131 
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher 104 
Long-billed Dowitcher 51 
American Woodcock 31 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 80 
Solitary Sandpiper 13 
Lesser Yellowlegs 125 
Willet 127 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Greater Yellowlegs 174 
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 42 
Black Guillemot 18 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 10 
Black-headed Gull
Laughing Gull 35 
Ring-billed Gull 178 
Herring Gull 267 
Iceland Gull 17 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 
Great Black-backed Gull 251 
Least Tern 114 
Caspian Tern 11 
Black Tern 16 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Roseate Tern 25 
Common Tern 126 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 73 
Common Loon 180 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Northern Gannet 60 
Great Cormorant 22 
Double-crested Cormorant 188 
American Bittern 16 
Least Bittern 63 
Great Blue Heron 169 
Great Egret 189 
Snowy Egret 163 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Blue Heron 13 
Tricolored Heron 33 
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 108 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 52 
Glossy Ibis 40 
Turkey Vulture 118 
Osprey 182 
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 192 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 
Cooper's Hawk 92 
Bald Eagle 129 
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 95 
Rough-legged Hawk 22 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 75 
Long-eared Owl
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 38 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 25 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 52 
Downy Woodpecker 206 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 143 
American Kestrel 51 
Merlin 93 
Peregrine Falcon 99 
Great Crested Flycatcher 89 
Eastern Kingbird 128 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 41 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 27 
Willow Flycatcher 94 
Least Flycatcher 16 
Eastern Phoebe 103 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 25 
Philadelphia Vireo 10 
Warbling Vireo 18 
Red-eyed Vireo 126 
Northern Shrike 26 
Blue Jay 250 
American Crow 247 
Fish Crow 31 
Common Raven 80 
Black-capped Chickadee 265 
Tufted Titmouse 71 
Horned Lark 50 
Bank Swallow 68 
Tree Swallow 177 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 114 
Barn Swallow 149 
Cliff Swallow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 45 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 38 
Cedar Waxwing 150 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 103 
White-breasted Nuthatch 63 
Brown Creeper 30 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 17 
House Wren 65 
Winter Wren 11 
Marsh Wren 155 
Carolina Wren 63 
Gray Catbird 211 
Brown Thrasher 158 
Northern Mockingbird 249 
European Starling 236 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 10 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 24 
Hermit Thrush 81 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Wood Thrush
American Robin 265 
House Sparrow 251 
American Pipit
House Finch 244 
Purple Finch 138 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 213 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 26 
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow 47 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 95 
Fox Sparrow 29 
American Tree Sparrow 90 
Dark-eyed Junco 58 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
White-throated Sparrow 123 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Vesper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow 52 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 115 
Savannah Sparrow 111 
Song Sparrow 262 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 137 
Eastern Towhee 193 
Bobolink 110 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 82 
Baltimore Oriole 119 
Red-winged Blackbird 217 
Brown-headed Cowbird 133 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 190 
Ovenbird 24 
Northern Waterthrush 29 
Blue-winged Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-and-white Warbler 51 
Tennessee Warbler 13 
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 19 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 138 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 116 
Cape May Warbler 12 
Northern Parula 56 
Magnolia Warbler 26 
Bay-breasted Warbler 13 
Blackburnian Warbler 18 
Yellow Warbler 125 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 19 
Blackpoll Warbler 35 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 19 
Palm Warbler 39 
Pine Warbler 62 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow-rumped Warbler 143 
Prairie Warbler 14 
Black-throated Green Warbler 31 
Canada Warbler 22 
Wilson's Warbler 21 
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 261 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 36 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel

Total species 270. Total reports 61,454. Total sightings 18,745.

September 28, 2022, Tom Wetmore