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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 223 species on the list, with 211 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseAmerican WoodcockPeregrine FalconLincoln's Sparrow
BrantWilson's SnipeOlive-sided FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
Canada GooseSpotted SandpiperEastern Wood-PeweeWhite-throated Sparrow
Mute SwanSolitary SandpiperYellow-bellied FlycatcherWhite-crowned Sparrow
Wood DuckLesser YellowlegsAlder FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Blue-winged TealWilletWillow FlycatcherBobolink
Northern ShovelerGreater YellowlegsLeast FlycatcherEastern Meadowlark
GadwallWilson's PhalaropeEastern PhoebeOrchard Oriole
Eurasian WigeonDovekieGreat Crested FlycatcherBaltimore Oriole
American WigeonCommon MurreEastern KingbirdRed-winged Blackbird
MallardThick-billed MurreNorthern ShrikeBrown-headed Cowbird
American Black DuckRazorbillBlue-headed VireoRusty Blackbird
Northern PintailBlack GuillemotWarbling VireoCommon Grackle
Green-winged TealBlack-legged KittiwakeRed-eyed VireoOvenbird
Ring-necked DuckBonaparte's GullBlue JayNorthern Waterthrush
Greater ScaupLittle GullAmerican CrowBlue-winged Warbler
Lesser ScaupRing-billed GullFish CrowBlack-and-white Warbler
King EiderHerring GullCommon RavenTennessee Warbler
Common EiderIceland GullHorned LarkNashville Warbler
Harlequin DuckGlaucous GullPurple MartinMourning Warbler
Surf ScoterGreat Black-backed GullTree SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
White-winged ScoterLeast TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowAmerican Redstart
Black ScoterRoseate TernBank SwallowCape May Warbler
Long-tailed DuckCommon TernBarn SwallowNorthern Parula
BuffleheadForster's TernBlack-capped ChickadeeMagnolia Warbler
Common GoldeneyeRed-throated LoonTufted TitmouseBay-breasted Warbler
Barrow's GoldeneyeCommon LoonRed-breasted NuthatchBlackburnian Warbler
Hooded MerganserNorthern GannetBrown CreeperYellow Warbler
Common MerganserDouble-crested CormorantWinter WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserGreat CormorantMarsh WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Ruddy DuckLeast BitternCarolina WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Ring-necked PheasantGreat Blue HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherPalm Warbler
Wild TurkeyGreat EgretGolden-crowned KingletPine Warbler
Horned GrebeSnowy EgretRuby-crowned KingletYellow-rumped Warbler
Red-necked GrebeLittle Blue HeronVeeryPrairie Warbler
Rock PigeonTricolored HeronSwainson's ThrushBlack-throated Green Warbler
Mourning DoveGreen HeronHermit ThrushCanada Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooBlack-crowned Night-HeronWood ThrushWilson's Warbler
Black-billed CuckooYellow-crowned Night-HeronAmerican RobinSummer Tanager
Common NighthawkGlossy IbisGray CatbirdScarlet Tanager
Eastern Whip-poor-willTurkey VultureBrown ThrasherNorthern Cardinal
Chimney SwiftOspreyNorthern MockingbirdRose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-throated HummingbirdBald EagleEuropean StarlingBlue Grosbeak
Virginia RailNorthern HarrierCedar Waxwing
SoraSharp-shinned HawkHouse Sparrow
Black-bellied PloverCooper's HawkAmerican Pipit
Semipalmated PloverRed-shouldered HawkHouse Finch
Piping PloverRed-tailed HawkPurple Finch
KilldeerRough-legged HawkAmerican Goldfinch
WhimbrelEastern Screech-OwlLapland Longspur
Marbled GodwitGreat Horned OwlSnow Bunting
Ruddy TurnstoneSnowy OwlEastern Towhee
Red KnotBelted KingfisherAmerican Tree Sparrow
SanderlingRed-bellied WoodpeckerChipping Sparrow
DunlinYellow-bellied SapsuckerField Sparrow
Purple SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerSavannah Sparrow
Least SandpiperNorthern FlickerSaltmarsh Sparrow
White-rumped SandpiperPileated WoodpeckerSeaside Sparrow
Semipalmated SandpiperAmerican KestrelFox Sparrow
Short-billed DowitcherMerlinSong Sparrow

June 15, 2018, Tom Wetmore