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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 75 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated January 23, 2020

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 23 Jan, 100, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 200, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, mn north marsh, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 120 inc lg fk flyin w/three, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 40, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 100+ most n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, sev, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 281, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 8, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 65, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 17 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 120, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 300, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 100s var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 100s var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 250, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 300, s miller
  • Northern Shoveler, Spatula clypeata
    • 16 Jan, 1 main pan, r john
    • 16 Jan, 1 main pan, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 main pan, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 main pan, r john
    • 14 Jan, 1 main pan, s miller
  • Gadwall, Mareca strepera
    • 22 Jan, 2, s zhang
    • 16 Jan, 18 main pan, r john
    • 16 Jan, 45, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 34, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 40 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 35+ pans, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 30 var, d chickering
    • 14 Jan, 26, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 6 main pan, r john
    • 14 Jan, 35 most main pan, s miller
  • American Wigeon, Mareca americana
    • 15 Jan, 1 m flyby seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2, j smith
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 10+ inc pi rv f/ramp, south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 40, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 5-6 w/blacks, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 4, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 10+ most pine ck, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 16, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 16, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8+ var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 15 var, d chickering
    • 14 Jan, 75, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 9, s miller
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 23 Jan, 25, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 1000, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 12, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 80+ most pi rv, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, sev, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 150, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 17, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 225, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 100s var most pine ck, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 10, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 17 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 750, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 750, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 100s var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 100s var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 200 var, d chickering
    • 14 Jan, 500, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 350, s miller
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 23 Jan, 3, n forestall
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 16 Jan, 5 main pan, r john
    • 16 Jan, 3, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 21, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 20 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 21, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 13 main pan, r john
    • 14 Jan, 27 most main pan, s miller
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 23 Jan, 1 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 2 pi rv f/ramp, d prima
    • 20 Jan, 1 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 ramp, d prima
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 23 Jan, 230, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 30+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 25, s zhang
    • 18 Jan, 445, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 12+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 8 seven ocean, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 36, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 30 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 25+ most seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 75, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 25 six ocean, s miller
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 23 Jan, 2 f seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 1 three ocean, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 4 seven ocean, s pierce
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 23 Jan, 10, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 2 m seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 38, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 13, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1 m pi rv f/one, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 2 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 35, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 11, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 4, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 19, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 22 inc 1 ramp, rest one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 12+ var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 20, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 3 six ocean, s miller
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 23 Jan, 4, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jan, 10, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 15, m emmons-ssbc
    • 16 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 14, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 12 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2 inc 1 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 five ocean, s miller
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 23 Jan, 3, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 14 inc 8 pi sound f/wardens, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1+ pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3 pi sound f/wardens, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 3, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 9, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 6, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 3+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 six ocean, s miller
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 23 Jan, 14, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 12 most pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 17, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 10+ pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 9 pi sound f/wardens, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 30, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 7, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 m inc 1 pine ck, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 12, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 2 narsh n/stage, s miller
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 23 Jan, 10, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 30+ inc pi rv f/warden, pi sound f/wardens, seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 8, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 8 inc 3 pi rv f/ramp, 5 pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 4 pi sound f/wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 8 var pi rv, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 2 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 4, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 9, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 5 ramp, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 14 ramp & seven ocean, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 2 ramp, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 12 inc 6 ramp, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 21 inc 16 pi rv f/ramp, 5 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 six ocean, s miller
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 21 Jan, 2 f pi rv f/bridge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 f flyby north marsh, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 23 Jan, 4, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 5, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1+ pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 pi sound f/wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 3 pi rv f/bridge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 pi rv f/ramp, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3 ramp, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 4, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 8-10 var most pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6+ inc pans, seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 35, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 2 pans, r john
    • 14 Jan, 2 main pan, s miller
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 23 Jan, 5, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 2 three ocean, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 5, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 5, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8+ var inc one & seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 six ocean, s miller
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 21 Jan, 1 one ocean, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 23 Jan, 7, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, fw n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 25, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 15 Jan, 20 n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, sev n/refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 25 n/refuge, s miller
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 23 Jan, 5, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Jan, n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 25, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 3 n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 7 inc 6 n/, 1 x/north field, s miller
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 22 Jan, 9 one beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 7, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 4 three beach, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 33, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 85 seven, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, sev seven beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 48 seven beach, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 11, j smith
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 18 Jan, 4, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 15 seven, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, sev seven beach, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2, j smith
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 3 one ocean, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 2 one ocean, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 3, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 5, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 6, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 5-6 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 4, j smith
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 23 Jan, 15, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 60, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 100s most w/pi sound, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, mn most pi sound, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 14, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 8, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 8, d prima
    • 15 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, sev var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 45, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 4, s miller
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
    • 14 Jan, 1 3-w, j smith
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1-2, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1+ flyby, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4 var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 5, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 2-3 inc seven, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 4-5 var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1, s miller
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 21 Jan, 1 three ocean, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 1, d prima
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 23 Jan, 3, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 8, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 4+ pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 6 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 7, j smith
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 14 Jan, 1 im sandy pt, j smith
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 15 Jan, 1 one ocean, d prima
  • Northern Harrier, Circus hudsonius
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 2 inc north marsh, south field, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 3, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 1 marsh nw one, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 3 inc 1 one, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 4, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 3-4 thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 17 Jan, 2 inc one, north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 1, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 north marsh, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2, s miller
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 22 Jan, 1 flyby s f/one, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jan, 1 pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 14 Jan, 1 subad middens, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 23 Jan, 1 ad x/pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 im w/pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 im pi trnpk, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 1 im pi sound f/north fied, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 im f/wardens, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 1 im grape is, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 16 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 2 im w/pans, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 1 im south marsh, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 15 Jan, 2 inc 1 north pool olook, 1 x/pi sound, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 marsh w/middens, s miller
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 1 pines platform, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 x/pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 north pool olook, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 16 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 1 cross platform, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 grape island, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus
    • 23 Jan, 1 sm m north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, jetty f/one, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 3, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 2 inc 1 nw/one, 1 north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 marsh w/pans, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 2 inc 1 w/one, 1 north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 f/wardens, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 marsh w/one, 1 marsh n/wardens, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 17 Jan, 1 nw/pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 2 inc marsh w/one, 1 forward dike, r john
    • 16 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 14 Jan, 1-2 inc north marsh w/one, dunes tween one & two, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2 inc w/three & hellcat dike, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1 dune s/one, r john
    • 14 Jan, 2 inc 1 marsh sw/middens, later in dunes, 1 dike n/hellcat, s miller
  • Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    • 23 Jan, 3 stage trail, d adrien
    • 23 Jan, 2 stage trail, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 18 Jan, 2-3 stage trail @ 11.30, s&s harvell
    • 16 Jan, 1 cross photo, r john
    • 15 Jan, 1 cross, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 1 cross, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 stage hill, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 2 cross, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 2 together tween cross & stage, s miller
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 21 Jan, 1 hellcat, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 rdside hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 hellcat lot, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 1 hellcat lot, t wetmore
  • Downy Woodpecker, Dryobates pubescens
    • 23 Jan, 5, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 1 north field, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 2 inc 1 x/north field, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 n/goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 x/north field, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 seven thicket, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 x/south field, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 21 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 23 Jan, 1 south field, t wetmore
  • Northern Shrike, Lanius borealis
    • 23 Jan, 2 inc 1 ad south field, 1 im cross, d adrien
    • 23 Jan, 2 inc ad south field, im thicket n/six, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 s end north field, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 2 inc 1 ad 1 im, s zhang
    • 18 Jan, 1 s end north field, r murphy
    • 16 Jan, 1 n/goodno e/side, s babbitt
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 23 Jan, 2, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1-2 h, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, h x/north field, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 22 Jan, 2, s zhang
    • 14 Jan, 4, j smith
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 16 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 14 Jan, 2 n/refuge, a adrien
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 23 Jan, 20+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 32, s zhang
    • 18 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 22 sandy pt, d prima
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 23 Jan, 10, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 30, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, h hellcat, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, fw var inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 3, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 15 Jan, 6, d prima
    • 15 Jan, fw inc x/north field, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8+ var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1, s miller
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 2 inc 1 x/north field, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 n/goodno, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d prima
    • 15 Jan, 1 x/north field, t wetmore
  • Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 20 Jan, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
    • 23 Jan, 2 inc 1 north field, 1 goodno xing, n forestall
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 23 Jan, 1 s end scurves, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 hellcat lot, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 2 inc 1 x/north field, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 1 x/south field, a adrien
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 23 Jan, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 50, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 9, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 20 Jan, 5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 5, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 3 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 11, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 16 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 14 Jan, 1+ inc n end scurves, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 11 Lot 2, s miller
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 23 Jan, 1 rdside just n/hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 rdside hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 2 inc 1 s/end north field, 1 hellcat, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 2 together hellcat, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 hellcat rdside, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 23 Jan, 2, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 20 Jan, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1 thicket n/cross, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 23 Jan, fk n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, sm fk n/refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 22 Jan, h n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, h n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, h n/refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2 hellcat johns, d prima
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 14 Jan, 4-5 five thicket, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6, j smith
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 20, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, fk 8+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 8, d prima
    • 18 Jan, h x/north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 3-4 h var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 3, j smith
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 23 Jan, 20+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 4, s zhang
    • 15 Jan, h one dunes, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 12 gate area, a adrien
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizelloides arborea
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 2-3+, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 27, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 4 rdside two, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 2 wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 9, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 3-4 rdsie var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 8-10 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 7, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 2 rdside n/cross, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 17 Jan, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 8+ x/south field, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 6, j smith
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 23 Jan, 1, n forestall
    • 22 Jan, 18, s zhang
    • 17 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 23 Jan, 2, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 1 rdside n/hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 9, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 6 scurves, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 6, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 10-12 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 10+ most n/goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • Seaside Sparrow, Ammospiza maritimus
    • 14 Jan, 1 phrags edge stage tween sandy pt lots, j smith
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 23 Jan, 2 wardens inc 1 ipswich, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 rdside one w/songs, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3 inc 1 ipswich wardens, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 14 Jan, 1, j smith
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 23 Jan, 5, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 8-10 rdside & wardens, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 4 rdside, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Jan, 15, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 6-8 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 8 var, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 9, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 22, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, rdside s/middens, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 3, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 2+ rdside, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 16 Jan, 3, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 1, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 3-4 var inc sandy pt, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 3, j smith
    • 14 Jan, 1, s miller
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 21 Jan, 1 rdside n/two, d chickering
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 15 Jan, 1 rdside sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 14 Jan, 3-4 rdside tween sandy pt lots, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 23 Jan, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 scurves s/tick farm, m goetschkes, s grinley
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 15 Jan, 1 m sandy pt rdside, t wetmore
  • Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
    • 22 Jan, 1 photo, s zhang
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 23 Jan, 12, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 4-5 var inc wardens, hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 40+, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3 hellcat lot, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 3, s babbitt
    • 18 Jan, 12+ hellcat rdside & lot, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 3+ x/south field, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 23 Jan, 4, n forestall
    • 23 Jan, 2+ inc 2 n/hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2, s zhang
    • 22 Jan, 2-3 hellcat rdside, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3 rdside north field, d chickering
    • 21 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jan, 1, m goetschkes, s grinley
    • 21 Jan, 3-4 var inc goodno & hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, m emmons-ssbc
    • 18 Jan, 2, s babbitt
    • 15 Jan, 2, d prima
    • 14 Jan, 2 x/south field, a adrien
    • 14 Jan, 4, j smith

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


January 23, 2020, Tom Wetmore