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Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island


Here’s a list of recent bird sightings from Plum Island, located in Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich, Massachusetts. Most sightings are from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, which makes up the southern two thirds of the island. This information is only as complete as the reports received. A few reports to eBird are occasionally integrated into this page.

See the legend after the list for an explanation of terms. You can find most of the locations on the Parker River NWR map.

There are 99 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated June 22, 2017

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 21 Jun, 7 forward, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 40 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 32, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 70 forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 57, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 12 forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw h var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw h, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 21 Jun, 3 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3 inc 2 pans, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 three marsh, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 8 pans & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 3 pans, fw north marsh, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 21 Jun, 1 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4 inc 3 flyby scurves, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 3-4 pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 6+ pans & stage, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 21 Jun, 3 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~5 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 8+ forward & stage, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 21 Jun, 12+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 29, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 pans & wardens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 30+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2-3 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 40+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 55+ most forward & stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 60+ most forward & stage, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 21 Jun, 2 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 18 Jun, 1 m stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 m stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4 inc 3 forward, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 5-6 inc 1 pans, 4-5 stage, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 21 Jun, 4-5 seven ocean & sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 7 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 20 Jun, 10 n end island, r heil
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 20 Jun, 15 n end island, r heil
    • 17 Jun, 1 m seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 m ramp, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
  • Scoter species
    • 20 Jun, 8 n end island, r heil
  • Duck species
    • 14 Jun, 1 mallard x pintail hybrid s end forward, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 21 Jun, 2 scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 10 inc 2 together, 2 f w/6 yng rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12 inc 5 n refuge, 2 f w/5 yng n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 f w/5+ yng one, d adrien
    • 14 Jun, 10 inc 1 m 1 f wardens field, 2 f w/1&5 yng elsewhere, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 m wardens field, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 11 inc 1 m 1 f wardens field, 2 f w/6 & 1 yng s hellcat, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 5 n end island, r heil
    • 17 Jun, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2-3 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 3 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw n refuge to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6 one, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4-5 inc 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
    • 13 Jun, 3 inc 1 north pool olook, 1 x north field, 1 pines lot, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 v/h scurves, t wetmore
  • Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
    • 14 Jun, 1 h hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2 v together stage area, t wetmore
  • Cuckoo species
    • 13 Jun, 2 together stage, t wetmore
  • Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 flyby stage, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 21 Jun, 5 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 7 inc 1 pan s cross, 4 stage, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fk 7 flyin stage, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 14 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2+ inc 1 stage, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 4 stage, t wetmore
  • Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc ad w/2 yng sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14 inc 10 ad 4 yng sandy pt, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc 1+ h seven, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
    • 21 Jun, 2 hellcat dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 6-7 inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8-9 inc f w/3 yng ramp, 4-5 others, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 8 var inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~10 inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 8+ inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 12+ inc f w/4 yng ramp, t wetmore
  • White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
    • 13 Jun, 1 pan s cross, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
    • 21 Jun, 6 stage, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 12 stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~40 stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 60+ inc 10 sm pans, 50+ stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, ~70 inc ~30 pans area, ~45 stage, t wetmore
  • Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
    • 12 Jun, 1 flyby pans, t wetmore
  • Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 14 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 19 Jun, 8 inc 5 sandy pt, 3 near pans, d williams
    • 14 Jun, 1 h marsh n end scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2 stage, t wetmore
  • Willet, Tringa semipalmata
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn thruout inc 2 sm yng sm pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 32, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 27, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
  • Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
    • 21 Jun, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 15 Jun, 1 one beach, d adrien
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 21 Jun, 1+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, one beach, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, ~8 one beach, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 45 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 11, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 35+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 45+ most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~25 var most one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 21 Jun, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 35 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 12 most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~15 one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Least Tern, Sternula antillarum
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 6 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw h ocean, north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 8+ inc h one to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, h rdside two, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 85+ one colony, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 10+ most cranes f/sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
    • 20 Jun, 1 1-su n end island, r heil
  • Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
    • 20 Jun, 35 n end island, r heil
  • Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 400 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 15+ most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 8+ inc 5+ one ocean, 3+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica
    • 14 Jun, 1 likely emerson rocks, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 21 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 13 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 21 Jun, 6+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 20 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, ~12 one ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 21 Jun, ~10, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 90 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 19 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 17, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans & south pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 12 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 25+ var inc flybys & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
    • 20 Jun, 1 salisbury jetty to town beach photo, r heil
    • 20 Jun, 1 hi o/town beach f/one photo, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 flyby s one ocean, a o'hare-joppa
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 21 Jun, 1 north pool f/dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3 north marsh later forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 12 Jun, 1 flyby pans, t wetmore
  • Great Egret, Ardea alba
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~6 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 15+ var, t wetmore
  • Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
    • 21 Jun, 4, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 10, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~18 most stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 5 var most stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 6+ most stage, t wetmore
  • Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor
    • 12 Jun, 1 flying pans area, t wetmore
  • Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
    • 21 Jun, 1 flyby north e/north pool olook, d weaver-joppa
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
    • 15 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 ad pans, t wetmore
  • Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
    • 12 Jun, fk 10 flyby pans, t wetmore
  • Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
    • 21 Jun, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc 1 o/salisbury marsh, 2 o/north pool, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 4-5 locals, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4-5 locals, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 19 Jun, 1 ad north pook dike f/olook, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 ad hellcat dike, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 12 Jun, 1 f cross, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n refuge, t wetmore
  • Alder Flycatcher, Empidonax alnorum
    • 13 Jun, 1 h s end north field, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 h x/hellcat lot, t wetmore
  • Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 north field to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5+ north field to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 16+ north pool olook to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8-10 north pool olook to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4-5 north pool olook to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~12 thruout, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, ~6 h var, t wetmore
  • Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 1 h n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 h two, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 h inc two & n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 3+ inc scurves, x/north field, stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4 h inc 1 three, 2 scurves, 1 x/north field, t wetmore
  • Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 7 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing s/goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2 inc 1 n hellcat, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1-2 singing goodno, t wetmore
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 21 Jun, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 two, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2+ h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 inc two & n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc three & scurves, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 4-5 scurves, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 two area, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2+ h x/pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, h pines, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1-2 two, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1-2 h, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4+ inc 2 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2-3 inc pans area, south marsh, t wetmore
  • Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus
    • 21 Jun, 1 h n end, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
  • Purple Martin, Progne subis
    • 21 Jun, ~20 inc ~8 north end colony, ~12 one colony, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 4 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 10, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 18 Jun, one colony fk, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 one & pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev one, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev one, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw one colony, t wetmore
  • Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 70+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 8+ inc hellcat, stage & sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, cranes colony f/sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw crane beach colony, t wetmore
  • Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4+ wardens colony, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 wardens, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 wardens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ inc hellcat & stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw wardens, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw inc wardens, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw wardens, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 21 Jun, 3-4 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1-2 rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
    • 21 Jun, 2 h inc 1 gate, 1 north pool, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn thruout habitat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn north marsh to north pool, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 21 Jun, ~5 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 rdside most scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 16+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mv var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
    • 21 Jun, 2 inc 1 gate, 1 wardens, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 h s/one, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 three, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 5-6 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 5-6 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 8 var, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 21 Jun, 1 one, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2 inc 1 one, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2 inc 1 one, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 19 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 21 Jun, ~8, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 15 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 18 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 4 one, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 21 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2+ h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 4+ n refuge, t wetmore
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 21 Jun, 1 n end scurves, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 h scurves to seven, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5-6 to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 5-6 x/north field to pines, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~5 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 4-5 h var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 21 Jun, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 middens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing cross thicket, t wetmore
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 21 Jun, ~5 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 8, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 20+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 north field & hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 16+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ one to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 15+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 20+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
    • 21 Jun, 3 singing goodno area, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2 singing goodno area, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2+ inc goodno & south scrub, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1+ inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2-3 inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2-3 inc goodno, t wetmore
  • Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia
    • 21 Jun, sev h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 scurves, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 24+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ one to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 15+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 20+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing s hellcat, t wetmore
  • Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
    • 21 Jun, 1 v h pines, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 singing five, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing pines, t wetmore
  • Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens
    • 12 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 21 Jun, 4 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 16+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev h var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
    • 21 Jun, 1 h north martin colony, d weaver-joppa
  • Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing five, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 h n end scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 singing n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 singing inc north pool olook & five, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 singing n end scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 2 singing inc n end scurves, south field, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 21 Jun, 1 h one, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, 2-3 one dunes, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3 singing inc one dunes, two marsh, north field, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
  • Saltmarsh Sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus
    • 21 Jun, 15+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 32+ v north marsh two to scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 5-6 back side main pan, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 two marsh, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2+ inc north & south marsh, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 25+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 8+ var north marsh, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 15+ north marsh, t wetmore
  • Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 inc 1-2 back side main pan, 1 sw main pan, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1-2 singing back side main pan, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n main pan, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2-3 north marsh pans to three, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2-3 inc 1-2 singing back main pan, 1 singing back three pan, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 3 v/h singing back side main pan, t wetmore
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 21 Jun, 2 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 12-15 thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var inc n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 h north field, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc 1 n refuge, 2 refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 n refuge & rdside refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc scurves, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, h n refuge, h refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
    • 15 Jun, 1 m v singing n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 2-3 m inc 1-2 singing scurves, 1 rdside hellcat, t wetmore
  • Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn habitat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 15, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 11 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 12 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 18, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 21, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
    • 21 Jun, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 8-10 var, t wetmore
  • Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
    • 21 Jun, pr inc 1 ad m 1 f rdside goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 singing scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 singing two, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing two, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, 1 singing cross, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 1 singing x/pans, t wetmore
  • Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
    • 21 Jun, 1 hellcat lot, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3+ hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 4-5 hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 5 most hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 5-6 most hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Jun, ~5 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jun, 3-4 var, t wetmore

Legend
  • m - male
  • f - female
  • pr - pair
  • fk - flock
  • ad - adult
  • im - immature
  • jv - juvenal
  • sm - small
  • lg - large
  • lt - light morph
  • dk - dark morph
  • n - north
  • s - south
  • e - east
  • w - west
  • inc - including
  • migr - migrating

  • forward - Bill Forward Pool
  • one - Lot one area
  • three - Lot three area
  • seven - Lot seven area
  • emerson - Emerson Rocks
  • cross - Cross Farm Hill area
  • pans - North pans to lot three
  • north field - North boundary field
  • south field - South boundary field
  • north marsh - salt marsh from gate to wardens
  • south marsh - salt marsh from pines to cross
  • stage - Stage Island Pool area
  • pines - Pines Trail area
  • gate - Gate house area
  • blind - Blind on Bill Forward Pool
  • wardens - Sub-headquarters area
  • sound - Plum Island Sound


June 22, 2017, Tom Wetmore