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Tom’s 2017 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2017. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 106 species on the list, with 90 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseSemipalmated PloverGreat Horned OwlHouse Finch
BrantKilldeerSnowy OwlPurple Finch
Canada GooseSanderlingBarred OwlCommon Redpoll
Mute SwanDunlinLong-eared OwlAmerican Goldfinch
GadwallPurple SandpiperShort-eared OwlLapland Longspur
American WigeonAmerican WoodcockNorthern Saw-whet OwlSnow Bunting
American Black DuckDovekieRed-bellied WoodpeckerYellow-rumped Warbler
MallardCommon MurreDowny WoodpeckerAmerican Tree Sparrow
Northern ShovelerThick-billed MurreHairy WoodpeckerSavannah Sparrow
Northern PintailRazorbillNorthern FlickerSong Sparrow
Green-winged TealBlack GuillemotMerlinSwamp Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckBlack-legged KittiwakePeregrine FalconWhite-throated Sparrow
Greater ScaupBonaparte's GullNorthern ShrikeDark-eyed Junco
Lesser ScaupRing-billed GullBlue JayNorthern Cardinal
Common EiderHerring GullAmerican CrowRed-winged Blackbird
Harlequin DuckIceland GullFish CrowCommon Grackle
Surf ScoterGlaucous GullCommon Raven
White-winged ScoterGreat Black-backed GullHorned Lark
Black ScoterRed-throated LoonBlack-capped Chickadee
Long-tailed DuckCommon LoonTufted Titmouse
BuffleheadNorthern GannetRed-breasted Nuthatch
Common GoldeneyeGreat CormorantWhite-breasted Nuthatch
Barrow's GoldeneyeTurkey VultureBrown Creeper
Hooded MerganserBald EagleCarolina Wren
Red-breasted MerganserNorthern HarrierGolden-crowned Kinglet
Wild TurkeySharp-shinned HawkAmerican Robin
Horned GrebeCooper's HawkNorthern Mockingbird
Red-necked GrebeRed-tailed HawkEuropean Starling
Rock PigeonRough-legged HawkCedar Waxwing
Mourning DoveEastern Screech-OwlHouse Sparrow

March 22, 2017, Tom Wetmore