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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 260 species on the list, with 249 on Plum Island.


Snow GooseLeast SandpiperRough-legged HawkPurple Finch
Greater White-fronted GooseWhite-rumped SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlCommon Redpoll
BrantBuff-breasted SandpiperGreat Horned OwlPine Siskin
Canada GoosePectoral SandpiperSnowy OwlAmerican Goldfinch
Mute SwanSemipalmated SandpiperShort-eared OwlLapland Longspur
Wood DuckWestern SandpiperNorthern Saw-whet OwlSnow Bunting
Blue-winged TealShort-billed DowitcherBelted KingfisherEastern Towhee
Northern ShovelerLong-billed DowitcherRed-bellied WoodpeckerAmerican Tree Sparrow
GadwallAmerican WoodcockYellow-bellied SapsuckerChipping Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonWilson's SnipeDowny WoodpeckerClay-colored Sparrow
American WigeonSpotted SandpiperHairy WoodpeckerField Sparrow
MallardSolitary SandpiperNorthern FlickerVesper Sparrow
American Black DuckLesser YellowlegsPileated WoodpeckerSavannah Sparrow
Northern PintailWilletAmerican KestrelGrasshopper Sparrow
Green-winged TealGreater YellowlegsMerlinNelson's Sparrow
CanvasbackWilson's PhalaropePeregrine FalconSaltmarsh Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckRed PhalaropeOlive-sided FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
Greater ScaupDovekieEastern Wood-PeweeFox Sparrow
Lesser ScaupCommon MurreYellow-bellied FlycatcherSong Sparrow
King EiderThick-billed MurreAlder FlycatcherLincoln's Sparrow
Common EiderRazorbillWillow FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
Harlequin DuckBlack GuillemotLeast FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Surf ScoterBlack-legged KittiwakeEastern PhoebeWhite-crowned Sparrow
White-winged ScoterBonaparte's GullGreat Crested FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Black ScoterLittle GullEastern KingbirdBobolink
Long-tailed DuckLaughing GullNorthern ShrikeEastern Meadowlark
BuffleheadRing-billed GullBlue-headed VireoOrchard Oriole
Common GoldeneyeHerring GullPhiladelphia VireoBaltimore Oriole
Barrow's GoldeneyeIceland GullWarbling VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Hooded MerganserLesser Black-backed GullRed-eyed VireoBrown-headed Cowbird
Common MerganserGlaucous GullBlue JayRusty Blackbird
Red-breasted MerganserGreat Black-backed GullAmerican CrowCommon Grackle
Ruddy DuckLeast TernFish CrowOvenbird
Ring-necked PheasantBlack TernCommon RavenNorthern Waterthrush
Wild TurkeyRoseate TernHorned LarkBlue-winged Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeCommon TernPurple MartinBlack-and-white Warbler
Horned GrebeForster's TernTree SwallowTennessee Warbler
Red-necked GrebeBlack SkimmerNorthern Rough-winged SwallowOrange-crowned Warbler
Rock PigeonRed-throated LoonBank SwallowNashville Warbler
Mourning DoveCommon LoonBarn SwallowMourning Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooGreat ShearwaterBlack-capped ChickadeeCommon Yellowthroat
Black-billed CuckooManx ShearwaterTufted TitmouseAmerican Redstart
Common NighthawkWilson's Storm-PetrelRed-breasted NuthatchCape May Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willNorthern GannetBrown CreeperNorthern Parula
Chimney SwiftDouble-crested CormorantWinter WrenMagnolia Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGreat CormorantMarsh WrenBay-breasted Warbler
Virginia RailAmerican BitternCarolina WrenBlackburnian Warbler
SoraLeast BitternBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow Warbler
American CootGreat Blue HeronGolden-crowned KingletChestnut-sided Warbler
American AvocetGreat EgretRuby-crowned KingletBlackpoll Warbler
Black-bellied PloverSnowy EgretVeeryBlack-throated Blue Warbler
American Golden-PloverLittle Blue HeronSwainson's ThrushPalm Warbler
Semipalmated PloverTricolored HeronHermit ThrushPine Warbler
Piping PloverGreen HeronWood ThrushYellow-rumped Warbler
KilldeerBlack-crowned Night-HeronAmerican RobinPrairie Warbler
WhimbrelYellow-crowned Night-HeronGray CatbirdBlack-throated Green Warbler
Hudsonian GodwitGlossy IbisBrown ThrasherCanada Warbler
Marbled GodwitTurkey VultureNorthern MockingbirdWilson's Warbler
Ruddy TurnstoneOspreyEuropean StarlingSummer Tanager
Red KnotBald EagleBohemian WaxwingScarlet Tanager
Stilt SandpiperNorthern HarrierCedar WaxwingNorthern Cardinal
SanderlingSharp-shinned HawkHouse SparrowRose-breasted Grosbeak
DunlinCooper's HawkAmerican PipitBlue Grosbeak
Purple SandpiperRed-shouldered HawkEvening GrosbeakIndigo Bunting
Baird's SandpiperRed-tailed HawkHouse FinchDickcissel

December 5, 2018, Tom Wetmore