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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 July 21, 2017

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 20 Jul, 39, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 47, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 30+ forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 40+ forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 40+ forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 25, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 15, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 50+ forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 57 forward, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~60 forward, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 65+ most forward, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 20 Jul, 7 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 4 inc 2 pans, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 4 inc 2 pans, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4 2 main pan, 2 forward, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 4 inc 2 pans, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 3 pans, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 20 Jul, 2 forward flyby, d prima
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 20 Jul, 15 inc 10 jv forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 3, s miller
    • 18 Jul, 3 pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 14 Jul, 3 main pan, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 3 pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 3 pans, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 20 Jul, 11, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 36, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 30+ hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 25+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 70+ most forward & stage, fw pans & north pool, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 15, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 29, d williams
    • 15 Jul, mn inc pans, forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 24 forward & stage, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~35 forward, fw others, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 35+ most stage, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 15 Jul, 1 flyby north pool, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 20 Jul, 1 seven ocean, d prima
    • 15 Jul, 7 emerson, d williams
    • 12 Jul, 3 barhead, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 15 Jul, 3 n one, d williams
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 15 Jul, fk 80+ near jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • Scoter species
    • 15 Jul, 17 prob white-winged, d williams
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 19 Jul, 2 scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 3, s miller
    • 16 Jul, 2 inc 1 f w/1 yng, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3 inc 1 f w/2 yng, w tatro
    • 14 Jul, 1, d prima
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 19 Jul, 8, s miller
    • 16 Jul, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 15, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 6+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 20 Jul, 9, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 8 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 14, s miller
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 11, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
    • 20 Jul, 1 calling x/pans, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 1 calling x/pans, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 16 Jul, 3 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3, w tatro
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 20 Jul, 15 inc 1 pans, 2 sandy pt, 12 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 30+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 25, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 4+, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 6+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 12+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 2+ pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2+ pan s three, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, h pans, t wetmore
  • Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus
    • 20 Jul, 3 sandy pt, d prima
    • 18 Jul, 2 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jul, h one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 12 sandy pt inc 4 dwny, 2 older jv, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 3 inc 1 ad 2 jv one beach, t wetmore
  • Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
    • 20 Jul, 10 inc 6 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 9, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 4, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 5 inc 1 jv main pan, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 5+ var, t wetmore
  • Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus
    • 14 Jul, 1 pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 1 aplu pan s three, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 1 sm pans, t wetmore
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 19 Jul, 20 one beach, s miller
    • 16 Jul, 1 stage w/semi sandpipers, t wetmore
  • Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii
    • 16 Jul, 1 worn ad nw corner stage, w tatro
  • Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla
    • 20 Jul, 15 inc 3 pans, 12 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 50+ most marshes, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 5 pans & south pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 11, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 35+ ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, mn most north marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, mn inc ramp, most marshes, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 21, d williams
    • 15 Jul, mn inc pans & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 12 inc n end main pan & pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~45 inc north marsh, sm pans & fw flybys, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 60+ most north marsh & pans, t wetmore
  • White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
    • 20 Jul, 1 stage, d prima
  • Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
    • 20 Jul, 2 n end hellcat dike, d prima
    • 16 Jul, 1 stage w/other pipers, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
    • 20 Jul, 75, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 450+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 40 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 220, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 60+ pans to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 3000+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 600+ inc 550+ stage, rest var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 6 sandy pt, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 30+ pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 27 n end main pans & pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~60 inc sm pans & sm fk flybys, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 50+ inc 25+ pans, 25+ stage, t wetmore
  • Peep sandpiper
    • 20 Jul, 3500 stage & forward, d prima
    • 16 Jul, 500 stage, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 60 stage, d williams
  • Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
    • 20 Jul, 57 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 120+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 70 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 160, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 236+ inc 6 pans, 10 hellcat, 220+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 110+ inc ~10 pans, 20+ forward, 80+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 50, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 20, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 10-12 forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 25 inc sm fks stage, pines pools, pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~15 sm pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 80+ inc 25+ pans, 55+ stage, t wetmore
  • Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
    • 20 Jul, 2 inc 1 north pool, 1 forward, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 2 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 north pool, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 stage, s miller
    • 18 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2 north pool, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 20 Jul, 17, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 south pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 6, s miller
    • 19 Jul, mn stage, fw others, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 70+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 72+ inc 70+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 14, d williams
    • 14 Jul, 8, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~6 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 3-4 inc pans & stage, t wetmore
  • Willet, Tringa semipalmata
    • 20 Jul, 3, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw inc jv, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 5 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 4, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw inc ad w/2 yng pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 9, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 5, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
    • 20 Jul, 9, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 40, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 12+ most pans & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 18+ inc 12+ north marsh, 6+ stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 7, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 15+ north marsh, pans, hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~25 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 25+ var most pans area, t wetmore
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 15 Jul, 1 sandy pt, d williams
  • Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
    • 19 Jul, 1 one beach, s miller
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 20 Jul, 5, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 6, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 3 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10 one beach, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 6, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 6, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 8+ one beach, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 20 Jul, 7, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 17, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 9, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 9, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 20 Jul, 2, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 flyby north marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 15, s miller
    • 18 Jul, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 4, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 8 most one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 6, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2-3, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2 inc 1 ramp, 1 other, t wetmore
  • Least Tern, Sternula antillarum
    • 20 Jul, 31 inc 20 one, 3 sandy pt, sev forward & stage, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw north marsh, forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 11, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1+ hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 20, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 11, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev inc one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 17 inc 9 f/one, 8 sandy pt, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~30 most one beach & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw pans & marshes, t wetmore
  • Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
    • 18 Jul, 1 marsh & sm pans w/three pan, t wetmore
  • Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
    • 18 Jul, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
    • 20 Jul, 3 inc 2 stage, 1 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 2, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 10, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw inc one ocean, north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3 inc 2 main pan, 1 f/pines, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~12 most one beach & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw pans & marshes, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 14 Jul, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 20 Jul, 2 one ocean, d prima
  • Manx Shearwater, Puffinus puffinus
    • 14 Jul, 1 flyby s far one ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 20 Jul, 40 inc 20 forward, 15 stage, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 15 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 22, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 20+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 25+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 20, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 16, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 37 forward & stage, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 20+ most emerson, t wetmore
  • Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
    • 20 Jul, 2-3 f/hellcat dike, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 3 v/h north pool f/dike, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 3 forward & north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 v north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 2 v north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3-4 north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 3-4 v/h north pool f/dike, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 3-4 v/h north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 2 north pool f/dike, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2-4 v/h north pool f/dike, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2 inc 1 v 2 h north pool f/dike, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 20 Jul, 23 inc 7 pans, 3 wardens flyby, 13 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 15+ inc pans, marshes & forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 7 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 6, s miller
    • 18 Jul, 7+ inc 4 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 2, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 forward, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 1 stage, t wetmore
  • Great Egret, Ardea alba
    • 20 Jul, 16 forward & stage, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 8 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 28, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 5, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 6 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 7, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 12+ most marshes, t wetmore
  • Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
    • 20 Jul, 29 forward & stage, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 30+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 17, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 25+ var most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 18+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 16 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 25 inc 18 tage, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 50+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 15+ most stage, t wetmore
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
    • 16 Jul, 1 im north pool, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 14 Jul, 2 forward flybys, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2 flyin hellcat, t wetmore
  • Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
    • 20 Jul, 1 forward, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 worward, stage, s miller
    • 16 Jul, 2 im inc 1 two, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
    • 14 Jul, 5-6 inc 1 stage, 4-5 forward, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
    • 20 Jul, 1, d prima
    • 16 Jul, 7 o/one & two dunes, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1, d prima
  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
    • 20 Jul, 1 pines platform, d prima
    • 19 Jul, 2 pines, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 5, s miller
    • 18 Jul, 6+ locals, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 6-7 locals, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fam pines, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 2 pines trail, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 3+ locals, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, locals, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 19 Jul, 1 north field, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 1 north pool dike, s miller
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 19 Jul, 1 w/wardens, s miller
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 20 Jul, 1 h goodno, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 3 h inc 1 scurves, 1 goodno, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 h wardens, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 19 Jul, 1 pines, s miller
    • 14 Jul, 1 h hellcat dike, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 1-2 hellcat, t wetmore
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 18 Jul, 1 flyby south marsh, t wetmore
  • Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
    • 20 Jul, 3 inc north pool, hellcat, & sandy pt, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 2+ h inc 1 north field, 1 hellcat dike, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 north pool olook, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 1-2 h north field, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 3-4 north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 6+ inc 1 north pool olook, 1 north field, 4 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3 inc 1 hellcat dike, 2 north field, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 5 inc 2 north pool olook, 1 north field, 2 hellcat dike, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 4+ inc 1 north pool olook, 1 north field, 2 stage, t wetmore
  • "Traill's" Flycatcher
    • 19 Jul, 2 silent, s miller
  • Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
    • 19 Jul, 2 rdside inc 1 hellcat johns, t wetmore
  • Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
    • 20 Jul, 9 inc 3 jv hellcat, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 5 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 10, s miller
    • 18 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 5, d prima
    • 14 Jul, ~12 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
    • 20 Jul, 1 singing n/goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 1 singing n goodno, t wetmore
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 20 Jul, 1, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 2-3 h var inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 3, s miller
    • 19 Jul, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 1 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, h scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2+ inc 1 scurves, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 20 Jul, 2, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 2-3 var inc 1 two, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1-2 h, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 1 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 2-3 inc one & hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 12 Jul, grp 4 flyby hellcat dike, t wetmore
  • Purple Martin, Progne subis
    • 20 Jul, 15 one colony, d prima
    • 20 Jul, one colony, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 10 one, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 13, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, one colony, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jul, one colony, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4 one colony, d prima
    • 14 Jul, one colony, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, one colony, t wetmore
  • Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
    • 20 Jul, 16, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 12 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 12, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 25, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, mn, d williams
    • 15 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 16, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
    • 14 Jul, 1 pan n scurves, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 1 o/sm pan s three, t wetmore
  • Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
    • 16 Jul, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 14 Jul, 2 sandy pt colony, d prima
  • Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
    • 20 Jul, 8 wardens, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 4 wardens, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 8, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 5+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 2+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3 wardens, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 8+ wardens area, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 6 wardens, t wetmore
  • Swallow species
    • 15 Jul, 1 prob cliff, d williams
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 20 Jul, 3, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw h rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 5, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 4-5 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 4-5 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3-4 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 4-5 h rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 6, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 4-5 h rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 12 Jul, 1 h rdside, t wetmore
  • Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
    • 20 Jul, 14 inc marsh loopa, sev h roadd tween one & two, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 3, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 25+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 2, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 7, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev h marshes, pools, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4 h marsh loop hellcat dike, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 20+ h rdside ramp to stage, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 20 Jul, 26 inc sev pines w/jv, d prima
    • 20 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 10 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 47, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 4, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 12, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 20 Jul, 8, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 17 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 18, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 9, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
    • 19 Jul, 2, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 1-2 rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 2 rdside, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 12 Jul, 2 pines, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 20 Jul, 3, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 5, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 3-4 inc one & wardens, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 3-5 var inc one & wardens, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3-4 var inc one, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 5-6 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 6+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 6+ rdside n refuge to stage, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 20 Jul, 47, d prima
    • 20 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 110 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 250, s miller
    • 19 Jul, mn in lg fks var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 50, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 12, d williams
    • 15 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 65, d prima
    • 14 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 20 Jul, 10, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 8 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 30, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 5, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 8, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 20 Jul, 2, d prima
    • 19 Jul, 2 one, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 5, s miller
    • 19 Jul, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, sev n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 5, d prima
    • 14 Jul, sev n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, n refuge, one, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 20 Jul, 2, d prima
    • 20 Jul, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 middens & scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 4+ inc h n refuge, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 2-3 h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 2, d prima
    • 12 Jul, n refuge, t wetmore
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 19 Jul, 1, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 2-3 h singing rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 3-4 h var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 3-4 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 south field, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 4-5 h rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 4-5 singing var, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 20 Jul, 6, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 middens, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 14, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 4, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 4, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 10+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 20 Jul, 4, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 north pool olook, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 6, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 8 inc fam grp 3 pines, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 20+ rdside thruout, t wetmore
  • American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 2 stage platform, d williams
    • 14 Jul, 2 inc 1 goodno, 1 pines, d prima
    • 12 Jul, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
  • Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia
    • 20 Jul, 1, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, yes, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 6, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3 pines, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 10+ rdside var, t wetmore
  • Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
    • 19 Jul, 1 ad m pines, s miller
    • 14 Jul, 2 inc 1 ad feeding 1/yng pines, d prima
    • 12 Jul, 1 singing pines, t wetmore
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 20 Jul, 7, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 16, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 8, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 7, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 8+ var, t wetmore
  • Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
    • 20 Jul, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 singing south field, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 3 inc 1 ad 2 yng pines trail, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 1 singing scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 1 singing five, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 20 Jul, 2 pans inc ad w/jv cowbird, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 2 pans inc ad w/jv cowbird, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 one dunes, d prima
  • Saltmarsh Sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus
    • 20 Jul, 1 pans, d prima
    • 20 Jul, 2-3 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 4+ v north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 4+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 6+ var inc ramp, north marsh, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 6+ marshes, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 2 north marsh, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 8+ north marsh var inc ramp, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2-3 north marsh near pans, t wetmore
  • Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus
    • 16 Jul, 1 singing marsh w/small pans, t wetmore
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 20 Jul, 11, d prima
    • 20 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 14, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 4-5 h rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 10, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 11, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, fw var, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 18 Jul, 1 h north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1 singing north pool f/dike, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 20 Jul, 3, d prima
    • 20 Jul, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1-2 h rdside inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1, d prima
    • 12 Jul, 3+ inc n refuge, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
    • 20 Jul, 1 rdside pans area, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 1 rdside pans area, t wetmore
  • Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
    • 20 Jul, hellcat dike, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 2 inc pans & pines field, d prima
    • 19 Jul, 1 wardens field, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 1, s miller
    • 19 Jul, fw inc north field & pines field, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, fw h north pool olook, hellcat flybys, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, ~8 most pines field, t wetmore
    • 15 Jul, 6, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 6+ inc north field & flybys, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 5 pines field, d prima
    • 14 Jul, 3-4 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2-3 h, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 20 Jul, 11, d prima
    • 20 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 14 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 7, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 9, d williams
    • 15 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 12, d prima
    • 14 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 20 Jul, 18, d prima
    • 20 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 12 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 23, s miller
    • 19 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 20, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 27, d williams
    • 15 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 18, d prima
    • 14 Jul, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, sev var, t wetmore
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
    • 20 Jul, 1 jv fed w/ad savannah, d adrien
    • 20 Jul, 1 jv fed w/ad savannah, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 14 Jul, 1 jv w/ad song sparrow, d prima
    • 12 Jul, 2+ h stage, t wetmore
  • Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
    • 15 Jul, 2, d williams
    • 12 Jul, 1 singing wardens, t wetmore
  • Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
    • 20 Jul, h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jul, 1 hellcat, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Jul, 2, s miller
    • 19 Jul, 2-3 rdside hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 18 Jul, 1-2 h rdside inc hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 3+ hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 16 Jul, 1, w tatro
    • 15 Jul, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jul, 1-2 m rdside n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jul, 1 m hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Jul, 2 m rdside, 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


July 21, 2017, Tom Wetmore