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Tom’s 2018 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2018. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 134 species on the list, with 125 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseMourning DoveSharp-shinned HawkNorthern Mockingbird
BrantBlack-bellied PloverCooper's HawkEuropean Starling
Canada GoosePiping PloverRed-tailed HawkCedar Waxwing
Mute SwanKilldeerRough-legged HawkHouse Sparrow
Wood DuckSanderlingGreat Horned OwlAmerican Pipit
GadwallDunlinSnowy OwlHouse Finch
Eurasian WigeonPurple SandpiperBelted KingfisherPurple Finch
American WigeonWilson's SnipeYellow-bellied SapsuckerAmerican Goldfinch
American Black DuckAmerican WoodcockDowny WoodpeckerLapland Longspur
MallardGreater YellowlegsNorthern FlickerSnow Bunting
Blue-winged TealDovekieAmerican KestrelPalm Warbler
Northern ShovelerCommon MurreMerlinPine Warbler
Northern PintailThick-billed MurrePeregrine FalconYellow-rumped Warbler
Green-winged TealRazorbillEastern PhoebeEastern Towhee
Ring-necked DuckBlack GuillemotNorthern ShrikeAmerican Tree Sparrow
Greater ScaupBlack-legged KittiwakeBlue JayChipping Sparrow
Lesser ScaupBonaparte's GullAmerican CrowField Sparrow
King EiderRing-billed GullFish CrowSavannah Sparrow
Common EiderHerring GullCommon RavenFox Sparrow
Harlequin DuckIceland GullHorned LarkSong Sparrow
Surf ScoterGlaucous GullTree SwallowSwamp Sparrow
White-winged ScoterGreat Black-backed GullNorthern Rough-winged SwallowWhite-throated Sparrow
Black ScoterRed-throated LoonBarn SwallowDark-eyed Junco
Long-tailed DuckCommon LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeNorthern Cardinal
BuffleheadNorthern GannetTufted TitmouseRose-breasted Grosbeak
Common GoldeneyeDouble-crested CormorantRed-breasted NuthatchRed-winged Blackbird
Barrow's GoldeneyeGreat CormorantBrown CreeperRusty Blackbird
Hooded MerganserGreat Blue HeronWinter WrenCommon Grackle
Common MerganserGreat EgretCarolina WrenBrown-headed Cowbird
Red-breasted MerganserSnowy EgretGolden-crowned Kinglet
Ruddy DuckGlossy IbisRuby-crowned Kinglet
Wild TurkeyTurkey VultureHermit Thrush
Horned GrebeOspreyAmerican Robin
Red-necked GrebeBald EagleGray Catbird
Rock PigeonNorthern HarrierBrown Thrasher

April 22, 2018, Tom Wetmore