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2024 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2024 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 2024.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated February 24, 2024 — day 55

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 10 
Canada Goose 51 
Mute Swan 41 
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall 45 
American Wigeon
Mallard 51 
American Black Duck 51 
Northern Pintail 43 
Green-winged Teal 29 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 36 
Lesser Scaup 39 
Common Eider 44 
Surf Scoter 25 
White-winged Scoter 47 
Black Scoter 46 
Long-tailed Duck 49 
Bufflehead 50 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Goldeneye 51 
Hooded Merganser 43 
Common Merganser 11 
Red-breasted Merganser 48 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Horned Grebe 47 
Red-necked Grebe 21 
Rock Pigeon 43 
Mourning Dove 35 
Sanderling 43 
Dunlin 27 
Purple Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Pomarine Jaeger
Dovekie
Razorbill 25 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-billed Gull 44 
Herring Gull 51 
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 49 
Red-throated Loon 33 
Common Loon 47 
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern 19 
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier 51 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk 14 
Bald Eagle 39 
Red-tailed Hawk 29 
Rough-legged Hawk 24 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Horned Owl
Short-eared Owl 24 
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 33 
Northern Flicker 17 
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Northern Shrike
Blue Jay 45 
American Crow 48 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 27 
Black-capped Chickadee 50 
Tufted Titmouse
Horned Lark 26 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 19 
Cedar Waxwing
Brown Creeper
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Marsh Wren 12 
Carolina Wren 19 
Gray Catbird 21 
Northern Mockingbird 49 
European Starling 35 
Hermit Thrush 32 
American Robin 50 
House Sparrow 37 
American Pipit
House Finch 40 
Purple Finch 10 
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch 36 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 16 
Field Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 51 
Dark-eyed Junco 26 
White-throated Sparrow 45 
Savannah Sparrow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Song Sparrow 47 
Swamp Sparrow 14 
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird 23 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler 44 
Northern Cardinal 49 

Total species 110. Total reports 6,573. Total sightings 2,527.

February 24, 2024, Tom Wetmore