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2023 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore

This table shows the 2023 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 2023.

Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated February 5, 2023 — day 36

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Goose 34 
Mute Swan 20 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 29 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Mallard 35 
American Black Duck 35 
Northern Pintail 30 
Green-winged Teal 17 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 28 
Surf Scoter 23 
White-winged Scoter 31 
Black Scoter 32 
Long-tailed Duck 35 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bufflehead 32 
Common Goldeneye 35 
Hooded Merganser 31 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 30 
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 31 
Red-necked Grebe 22 
Rock Pigeon 32 
Mourning Dove 20 
Black-bellied Plover
Sanderling 14 
Dunlin 15 
Purple Sandpiper 10 
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Razorbill 24 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ring-billed Gull 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Herring Gull 35 
Great Black-backed Gull 34 
Red-throated Loon 24 
Common Loon 31 
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier 35 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk 15 
Bald Eagle 26 
Red-tailed Hawk 14 
Rough-legged Hawk
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl 20 
Short-eared Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 22 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Peregrine Falcon 13 
Blue Jay 26 
American Crow 29 
Common Raven 18 
Black-capped Chickadee 35 
Tufted Titmouse
Horned Lark 22 
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing 10 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 32 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird 30 
European Starling 22 
Hermit Thrush 10 
American Robin 35 
House Sparrow 23 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
House Finch 25 
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch 10 
Snow Bunting
American Tree Sparrow 34 
Dark-eyed Junco 10 
White-throated Sparrow 15 
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow 34 
Swamp Sparrow
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal 24 

Total species 94. Total reports 4,396. Total sightings 1,501.

February 5, 2023, Tom Wetmore