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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. To contribute your sightings please send them to Tom Wetmore. Reports to the MassBird mailing list are 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 72 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated February 5, 2016

  • Brant, Branta bernicla
    • 31 Jan, 1 flyby n end island, t wetmore
  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 04 Feb, 25 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 30+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn marshes, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 100+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 11, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 30+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 150+ var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 100s var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 186 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 23, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, mn, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 120 var, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 300, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 04 Feb, 2 flyby pi sound, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 2 pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 flyby wardens, s miller, c dengler
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 04 Feb, 24 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 22, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 16+ pans, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~50 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 60 pans & w/pans, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 40+ pans, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 2 m 1 f pans, d weaver-joppa
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 03 Feb, 1 f pines pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 3 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 stage, d chickering
    • 27 Jan, 3 pines pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 2 stage, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 04 Feb, 100 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 400+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 250+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1000+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 400, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 450+ var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 250+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 600+ var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, mn 100s inc marshes & stage, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 937 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, ~180, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, mn, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 50 var, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 700+, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 04 Feb, 4 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 80+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 150+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 300+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 30, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 250+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 85+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 120+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 250+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 76 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~25 stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, mn, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 15 pi rv, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 50+, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 150 most stage, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 04 Feb, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 15+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 10 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 25+ stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 100+ stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 50+ stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 stage ck, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 60 stage, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 76 stage & stage ck, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 20 stage, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 40+ stage ck, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 03 Feb, 2 sm pan s main pan, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6 stage, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 45 stage, t wetmore
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 04 Feb, 5 stage, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 6-8 stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 6-8 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 7, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 8 stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 8 stage, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 stage, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 7 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, fk 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 7 stage ck, s miller, c dengler
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 01 Feb, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 5, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 04 Feb, 20, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev inc seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~150 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 150+ far one ocean, sev seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 200+ most far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 26, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 10, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 60+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 300+ most far one ocean, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 26 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, mn one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~24 inc ~15 n end is, ~9 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 400+ far one ocean, ~15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 20 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 80+ inc 60+ one ocean, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 04 Feb, 7 one & six ocean, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6-8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
    • 27 Jan, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 8 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 04 Feb, 40+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~40 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 17, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 12, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 10+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 15 five & seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 30+ one, five & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~35 inc ~30 n end is, 5 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 35 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 35 two ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 16+ ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 04 Feb, 8 six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 4 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 9, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3 three ocean, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 12, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 8 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~24 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 14 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 10+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 04 Feb, 1 six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 10+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 6 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 10+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 4, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 12+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 45+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 12 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~14 inc ~12 one ocean, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 4 inc 2 two ocean, 2 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 60+ most seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 04 Feb, 5 pi sound, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 16 pi sound & six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev pi sound, seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 12 pi sound, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 15+ inc 5 pi sound, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 5, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 8, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 10 seven ocean & stage ck, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 25+ inc pi sound, pine ck & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~15 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 12+ inc 10 pi sound, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 5 pi sound f/wardens, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, sev pi sound, 1-2 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 04 Feb, 4 forward, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 4 ramp, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 9 ramp, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~10 inc 1 wardens, ~9 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, sev flyby predawn, 30+ most pi sound, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ inc 22 ramp, 3 others, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 11 inc 9 ramp, 2 others, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 16 ramp, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 8+ ramp, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 12 pi sound & pi River, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 30+ inc ramp, pi sound & early am flybys, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 6 inc 4 n end is, 2 pi rv n two, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1+ pi sound, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 16 pi sound, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 6 pi sound, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, fw pi sound, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 04 Feb, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 2 f pans, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2 pi rv n/two, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2 ramp, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2 pi rv f/two, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, pr pi rv n two, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 04 Feb, 73, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev one ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~15 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 50+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 100+ most far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 11, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 50+ far one ocean, 1 flyby pi rv f/two, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 150+ most far one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 3 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 80+ most one ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, ~12 n end is & seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 60+ one ocean, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 4 var, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 50+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 04 Feb, 4, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2 inc 1 ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 29 Jan, 3 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 4-6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 04 Feb, 1 pi Sound, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 8+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 4, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 10+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 8 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 22 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 6 five & seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 10+ inc one & seven ocean & pi sound, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 5 inc 2 n end is, 3 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 12+ inc 10+ ocean, 1 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 8 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 12+ ocean, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 04 Feb, 3 one & six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 4 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2 inc 1 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 5 inc 1 one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 4 inc 1 one ocean, 3 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 2 inc 1 two ocean, 1 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 04 Feb, 8 one ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 5+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 10+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 7, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 15 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 2 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 3+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 3 two ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 02 Feb, 3+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 two ocean, s miller, c dengler
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 04 Feb, 1 f/one, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 2 jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 30 Jan, 1 flyby s o/one marsh, s grinley, m goetschkes
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 04 Feb, 1 wardens, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 2 north pool dike, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 1 ad north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 ad north pool dk, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 2 inc 1 ad marsh sw three, 1 1-y one, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 3 inc 1 im w/pans, 2 ad o/pi bridge, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 ad marsh w/pans, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 ad grape is, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 north pool olook, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 1 north pool dike, j nelson2
    • 26 Jan, 2 f/wardens, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 04 Feb, 3 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 5, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 2 inc 1 scurves, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 3 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 inc 1+ ad m, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 4 inc 1 ad m, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 1 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 4 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 4-5 inc 2 m var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 5 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 4, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, 5-6 inc 1 ad m north field, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 male wardens, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 5, j nelson2
    • 26 Jan, 5 inc 2 m inc 1 wardens, 1 stage, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 5+ var, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 30 Jan, 1 flyby n one, s miller
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 30 Jan, 1 two scrub w/starlings, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 n end is, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 04 Feb, 1 cross, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 1 one area, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 2 inc 1 one, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 2-3 south marsh area, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 2 inc 1 north marsh, 1 x/pi sound f/hellcat, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 one dunes, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 x/pi sound f/south scrub, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 03 Feb, 1 o/north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 marsh w/pans, later w/pines, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 lt south marsh, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 lt grape is, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 cross, j nelson2
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 04 Feb, 30+ emerson, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 40+ six beach, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~40 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 2 seven beach w/dunlin, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 42, n landry
    • 28 Jan, 2 emerson, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 10+ emerson w/sanderlings, t wetmore
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 04 Feb, 70+ emerson, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 120+ six beach, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~100 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 12-15 emerson, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 180+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 180, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 5 emerson, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 20 emerson, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 98 seven, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 80+ emerson w/sanderlings, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 12 emerson, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 six beach, s miller, c dengler
  • Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean s emerson, m brengle
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 04 Feb, 1 five ocean, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 50+ one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 15+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 30+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1 one ocean, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 18 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 40+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 11 inc 8 two ocean, 3 six ocean, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 01 Feb, 1+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1+ far one ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 3+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1+ one beach, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 seven, d chickering
    • 27 Jan, 1 n end is, d weaver-joppa
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 04 Feb, 30, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, mn var, most far ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 15, s miller
    • 30 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 25 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 3, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 30, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 04 Feb, 10, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, fw, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 2, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 2-3 marsh, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 2 five & seven ocean, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 n end is, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 7, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 04 Feb, 7 n refuge, s miller
    • 04 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 15, s miller
    • 30 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, sm fk n one, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, fk n refuge, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 12 n refuge, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, fk n refuge, fk o/ipswich, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 04 Feb, 20 n refuge, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 5 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 29 Jan, 3 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 4, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1 n refuge, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 gate, t wetmore
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 04 Feb, 1 cross & south scrub, d adrien
    • 04 Feb, 1 marsh wsw three 14.30, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 x/pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 w/wardens, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 f/wardens, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1 w hellcat dike, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 marsh w/three, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 w three pans, d chickering
    • 27 Jan, 1 prob x/pi sound f/hellcat, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1 marsh w north pool, j keeley
  • Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    • 04 Feb, 1 north pool olook 11.20, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 s/five 6.10, 1 cross 6.38, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 3 north pool olook & pines, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 1 n hellcat dike, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 2 o/north pool dike @ 12.45, s miller
    • 28 Jan, 1 cross 6.50, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 2 north pool dike area, j nelson2
    • 26 Jan, 2 dike s north pool olool, s miller, c dengler
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 04 Feb, 2, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 n cross, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 pines, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 1 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 26 Jan, 1 wardens, j nelson2
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 04 Feb, 1 pines platform, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 north pool dike to pines platform, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 marsh s two, later pines platform, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 pines platform, s miller
    • 28 Jan, 1 pi trnpk, d adrien
    • 28 Jan, 1 pi bridge, d chickering
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 04 Feb, 5, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 2+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 2 scurves, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 1, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 04 Feb, 3 north field, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 6-7 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 4, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6-7 var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 5 pines Field & north field, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 6, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 4 wardens, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 2, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 30 Jan, 1 marsh w one, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1 n marsh, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 02 Feb, 5-6 stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 5 one dunes, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 04 Feb, 10, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 9, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 1-2 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 4, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 4, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 5, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 6+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 5 pines & hellcat, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 2, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 2 goodno, t wetmore
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 04 Feb, 1 s edge north field, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1-2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 04 Feb, 6 north field, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 36, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw inc goodno, cross, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 45, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 20, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 15+ most goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 10, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 30, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 10 n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 45+ var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 4 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 40+ var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 45 inc 2 fks flyby, j keeley
    • 27 Jan, 80+ var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 7 var, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 13, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 70+ var, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 28 Jan, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 v goodno, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 wardens, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1 one, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 1 wardens, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 2, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 3 var, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 04 Feb, fk cross, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw sm fks, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 40, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, fk one, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 35, s miller
    • 30 Jan, fk two, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, sm fk, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 158 var, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, fw sm fks var, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, sev fks var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 35 var, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 400+ inc ~300 pans, smaller fks elsewhere, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, sev inc lg fks var, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 01 Feb, fk 6 goodno, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 04 Feb, 4-5 north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 8 north pool dike @ hellcat, d weaver-joppa
    • 26 Jan, 8 hellcat dike, j nelson2
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 31 Jan, 45 one beach, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 flyby seven, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, fk 50 five beach, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 10 stage, s miller, c dengler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 five, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 04 Feb, 10 wardens, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 16 inc 12 wardens, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 10+ wardens, fw others, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 31 Jan, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, s miller
    • 30 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, fw rdside one, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 10 var, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 6 wardens, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, sev rdside, t wetmore
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, h wardens, stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, edge stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1+ edge stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, h seven, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 5+ hellcat, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 3 wardens, d weaver-joppa
    • 26 Jan, 1 wardens, d chickering
    • 26 Jan, 3, s miller, c dengler
    • 26 Jan, 6+ hellcat dike, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 edge stage, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 five, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2+ goodno, maybe others, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 4+ goodno, t wetmore
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 04 Feb, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 8+ s hellcat, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 04 Feb, 3, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 3-4 inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 3+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 1 cross, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, 5 goodno, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 27 Jan, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 04 Feb, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, h one, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, 3 cross, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, 3+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 04 Feb, 3, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 h var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, h scurves, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 28 Jan, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 28 Jan, h goodno & hellcat, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, h one, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, 5 hellcat, d chickering
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 29 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 28 Jan, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 27 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 26 Jan, n refuge, 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


February 5, 2016, Tom Wetmore