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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 May 21, 2024 — day 142

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 58 
Canada Goose 138 
Mute Swan 123 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal 17 
Northern Shoveler 60 
Gadwall 131 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 28 
Mallard 138 
American Black Duck 137 
Northern Pintail 107 
Green-winged Teal 115 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 90 
Lesser Scaup 100 
Common Eider 117 
Surf Scoter 82 
White-winged Scoter 119 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 114 
Long-tailed Duck 134 
Bufflehead 125 
Common Goldeneye 108 
Hooded Merganser 83 
Common Merganser 45 
Red-breasted Merganser 129 
Ruddy Duck 53 
Wild Turkey 51 
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe 20 
Horned Grebe 105 
Red-necked Grebe 30 
Rock Pigeon 108 
Mourning Dove 119 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 15 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
King Rail
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail 16 
American Coot 27 
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 21 
Killdeer 81 
Semipalmated Plover 15 
Piping Plover 47 
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Sanderling 79 
Dunlin 82 
Purple Sandpiper 11 
Least Sandpiper 21 
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 25 
Willet 27 
Greater Yellowlegs 49 
Wilson's Phalarope
Pomarine Jaeger
Dovekie
Razorbill 32 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Black-headed Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 103 
Herring Gull 138 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 132 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Tern 12 
Caspian Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern 18 
Red-throated Loon 85 
Common Loon 125 
Northern Gannet 28 
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant 64 
American Bittern 36 
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron 39 
Great Egret 58 
Snowy Egret 34 
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 14 
Turkey Vulture 57 
Osprey 54 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier 130 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 
Cooper's Hawk 44 
Bald Eagle 97 
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 64 
Rough-legged Hawk 27 
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl 50 
Belted Kingfisher 37 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 18 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 104 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 81 
American Kestrel 33 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Merlin 53 
Peregrine Falcon 31 
Great Crested Flycatcher 18 
Eastern Kingbird 20 
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 37 
White-eyed Vireo 10 
Blue-headed Vireo 26 
Warbling Vireo 12 
Red-eyed Vireo 10 
Northern Shrike
Blue Jay 127 
American Crow 131 
Fish Crow 22 
Common Raven 72 
Black-capped Chickadee 137 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
Horned Lark 43 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 10 
Tree Swallow 46 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin 32 
Barn Swallow 36 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 36 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 55 
Cedar Waxwing 17 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 13 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
House Wren 23 
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 57 
Carolina Wren 90 
Gray Catbird 73 
Brown Thrasher 36 
Northern Mockingbird 134 
European Starling 111 
Eastern Bluebird
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Veery 14 
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush 75 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 136 
House Sparrow 122 
American Pipit
House Finch 125 
Purple Finch 59 
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 112 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 18 
Chipping Sparrow 26 
Field Sparrow 55 
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow 90 
Dark-eyed Junco 68 
White-crowned Sparrow
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-throated Sparrow 123 
Seaside Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 49 
Song Sparrow 134 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 68 
Eastern Towhee 52 
Bobolink 12 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 17 
Baltimore Oriole 22 
Red-winged Blackbird 110 
Brown-headed Cowbird 61 
Rusty Blackbird 10 
Common Grackle 94 
Ovenbird 15 
Northern Waterthrush 21 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 23 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 14 
Common Yellowthroat 22 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 20 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 22 
Magnolia Warbler 11 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler 24 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 13 
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 17 
Palm Warbler 23 
Pine Warbler 14 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 121 
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 18 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler 15 
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 136 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 11 
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Total species 227. Total reports 30,179. Total sightings 9,171.

May 21, 2024, Tom Wetmore