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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 246 species on the list, with 236 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GoosePectoral SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerSavannah Sparrow
BrantSemipalmated SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerNelson's Sparrow
Canada GooseWestern SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerSaltmarsh Sparrow
Mute SwanShort-billed DowitcherNorthern FlickerSeaside Sparrow
Wood DuckLong-billed DowitcherPileated WoodpeckerFox Sparrow
Blue-winged TealAmerican WoodcockAmerican KestrelSong Sparrow
Northern ShovelerWilson's SnipeMerlinLincoln's Sparrow
GadwallSpotted SandpiperPeregrine FalconSwamp Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonSolitary SandpiperOlive-sided FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
American WigeonLesser YellowlegsEastern Wood-PeweeWhite-crowned Sparrow
MallardWilletYellow-bellied FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
American Black DuckGreater YellowlegsAlder FlycatcherBobolink
Northern PintailWilson's PhalaropeWillow FlycatcherEastern Meadowlark
Green-winged TealDovekieLeast FlycatcherOrchard Oriole
Ring-necked DuckCommon MurreEastern PhoebeBaltimore Oriole
Greater ScaupThick-billed MurreGreat Crested FlycatcherRed-winged Blackbird
Lesser ScaupRazorbillEastern KingbirdBrown-headed Cowbird
King EiderBlack GuillemotNorthern ShrikeRusty Blackbird
Common EiderBlack-legged KittiwakeBlue-headed VireoCommon Grackle
Harlequin DuckBonaparte's GullPhiladelphia VireoOvenbird
Surf ScoterLittle GullWarbling VireoNorthern Waterthrush
White-winged ScoterLaughing GullRed-eyed VireoBlue-winged Warbler
Black ScoterRing-billed GullBlue JayBlack-and-white Warbler
Long-tailed DuckHerring GullAmerican CrowTennessee Warbler
BuffleheadIceland GullFish CrowNashville Warbler
Common GoldeneyeLesser Black-backed GullCommon RavenMourning Warbler
Barrow's GoldeneyeGlaucous GullHorned LarkCommon Yellowthroat
Hooded MerganserGreat Black-backed GullPurple MartinAmerican Redstart
Common MerganserLeast TernTree SwallowCape May Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserBlack TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowNorthern Parula
Ruddy DuckRoseate TernBank SwallowMagnolia Warbler
Ring-necked PheasantCommon TernBarn SwallowBay-breasted Warbler
Wild TurkeyForster's TernBlack-capped ChickadeeBlackburnian Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeBlack SkimmerTufted TitmouseYellow Warbler
Horned GrebeRed-throated LoonRed-breasted NuthatchChestnut-sided Warbler
Red-necked GrebeCommon LoonBrown CreeperBlackpoll Warbler
Rock PigeonGreat ShearwaterWinter WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Mourning DoveManx ShearwaterMarsh WrenPalm Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooWilson's Storm-PetrelCarolina WrenPine Warbler
Black-billed CuckooNorthern GannetBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow-rumped Warbler
Common NighthawkDouble-crested CormorantGolden-crowned KingletPrairie Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willGreat CormorantRuby-crowned KingletBlack-throated Green Warbler
Chimney SwiftLeast BitternVeeryCanada Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGreat Blue HeronSwainson's ThrushWilson's Warbler
Virginia RailGreat EgretHermit ThrushSummer Tanager
SoraSnowy EgretWood ThrushScarlet Tanager
American AvocetLittle Blue HeronAmerican RobinNorthern Cardinal
Black-bellied PloverTricolored HeronGray CatbirdRose-breasted Grosbeak
American Golden-PloverGreen HeronBrown ThrasherBlue Grosbeak
Semipalmated PloverBlack-crowned Night-HeronNorthern MockingbirdIndigo Bunting
Piping PloverYellow-crowned Night-HeronEuropean StarlingDickcissel
KilldeerGlossy IbisCedar Waxwing
WhimbrelTurkey VultureHouse Sparrow
Hudsonian GodwitOspreyAmerican Pipit
Marbled GodwitBald EagleHouse Finch
Ruddy TurnstoneNorthern HarrierPurple Finch
Red KnotSharp-shinned HawkPine Siskin
Stilt SandpiperCooper's HawkAmerican Goldfinch
SanderlingRed-shouldered HawkLapland Longspur
DunlinRed-tailed HawkSnow Bunting
Purple SandpiperRough-legged HawkEastern Towhee
Baird's SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlAmerican Tree Sparrow
Least SandpiperGreat Horned OwlChipping Sparrow
White-rumped SandpiperSnowy OwlClay-colored Sparrow
Buff-breasted SandpiperBelted KingfisherField Sparrow

October 9, 2018, Tom Wetmore