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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 66 species on the list, with 57 on Plum Island.


Canada GooseSanderlingPeregrine FalconAmerican Tree Sparrow
GadwallRazorbillBlue JaySavannah Sparrow
American Black DuckBlack GuillemotAmerican CrowSong Sparrow
MallardBlack-legged KittiwakeCommon RavenWhite-throated Sparrow
Greater ScaupBonaparte's GullHorned LarkDark-eyed Junco
Lesser ScaupRing-billed GullBlack-capped ChickadeeNorthern Cardinal
Common EiderHerring GullTufted Titmouse
Harlequin DuckIceland GullRed-breasted Nuthatch
Surf ScoterGlaucous GullHermit Thrush
White-winged ScoterGreat Black-backed GullAmerican Robin
Black ScoterRed-throated LoonGray Catbird
Long-tailed DuckCommon LoonNorthern Mockingbird
BuffleheadGreat CormorantEuropean Starling
Common GoldeneyeBald EagleCedar Waxwing
Hooded MerganserNorthern HarrierHouse Sparrow
Red-breasted MerganserCooper's HawkHouse Finch
Horned GrebeRed-tailed HawkAmerican Goldfinch
Red-necked GrebeRough-legged HawkLapland Longspur
Rock PigeonSnowy OwlSnow Bunting
Mourning DoveDowny WoodpeckerYellow-rumped Warbler

January 21, 2018, Tom Wetmore