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


Greater White-fronted GooseWhite-rumped SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlLapland Longspur
BrantPectoral SandpiperGreat Horned OwlSnow Bunting
Canada GooseSemipalmated SandpiperSnowy OwlEastern Towhee
Mute SwanShort-billed DowitcherBelted KingfisherAmerican Tree Sparrow
Wood DuckLong-billed DowitcherRed-bellied WoodpeckerChipping Sparrow
Blue-winged TealAmerican WoodcockYellow-bellied SapsuckerField Sparrow
Northern ShovelerWilson's SnipeDowny WoodpeckerSavannah Sparrow
GadwallSpotted SandpiperNorthern FlickerSaltmarsh Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonSolitary SandpiperPileated WoodpeckerSeaside Sparrow
American WigeonLesser YellowlegsAmerican KestrelFox Sparrow
MallardWilletMerlinSong Sparrow
American Black DuckGreater YellowlegsPeregrine FalconLincoln's Sparrow
Northern PintailWilson's PhalaropeOlive-sided FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
Green-winged TealDovekieEastern Wood-PeweeWhite-throated Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckCommon MurreYellow-bellied FlycatcherWhite-crowned Sparrow
Greater ScaupThick-billed MurreAlder FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Lesser ScaupRazorbillWillow FlycatcherBobolink
King EiderBlack GuillemotLeast FlycatcherEastern Meadowlark
Common EiderBlack-legged KittiwakeEastern PhoebeOrchard Oriole
Harlequin DuckBonaparte's GullGreat Crested FlycatcherBaltimore Oriole
Surf ScoterLittle GullEastern KingbirdRed-winged Blackbird
White-winged ScoterLaughing GullNorthern ShrikeBrown-headed Cowbird
Black ScoterRing-billed GullBlue-headed VireoRusty Blackbird
Long-tailed DuckHerring GullWarbling VireoCommon Grackle
BuffleheadIceland GullRed-eyed VireoOvenbird
Common GoldeneyeGlaucous GullBlue JayNorthern Waterthrush
Barrow's GoldeneyeGreat Black-backed GullAmerican CrowBlue-winged Warbler
Hooded MerganserLeast TernFish CrowBlack-and-white Warbler
Common MerganserBlack TernCommon RavenTennessee Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserRoseate TernHorned LarkNashville Warbler
Ruddy DuckCommon TernPurple MartinMourning Warbler
Ring-necked PheasantForster's TernTree SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Wild TurkeyBlack SkimmerNorthern Rough-winged SwallowAmerican Redstart
Pied-billed GrebeRed-throated LoonBank SwallowCape May Warbler
Horned GrebeCommon LoonBarn SwallowNorthern Parula
Red-necked GrebeGreat ShearwaterBlack-capped ChickadeeMagnolia Warbler
Rock PigeonManx ShearwaterTufted TitmouseBay-breasted Warbler
Mourning DoveWilson's Storm-PetrelRed-breasted NuthatchBlackburnian Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooNorthern GannetBrown CreeperYellow Warbler
Black-billed CuckooDouble-crested CormorantWinter WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Common NighthawkGreat CormorantMarsh WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willLeast BitternCarolina WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Chimney SwiftGreat Blue HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherPalm Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGreat EgretGolden-crowned KingletPine Warbler
Virginia RailSnowy EgretRuby-crowned KingletYellow-rumped Warbler
SoraLittle Blue HeronVeeryPrairie Warbler
American AvocetTricolored HeronSwainson's ThrushBlack-throated Green Warbler
Black-bellied PloverGreen HeronHermit ThrushCanada Warbler
Semipalmated PloverBlack-crowned Night-HeronWood ThrushWilson's Warbler
Piping PloverYellow-crowned Night-HeronAmerican RobinSummer Tanager
KilldeerGlossy IbisGray CatbirdScarlet Tanager
WhimbrelTurkey VultureBrown ThrasherNorthern Cardinal
Marbled GodwitOspreyNorthern MockingbirdRose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruddy TurnstoneBald EagleEuropean StarlingBlue Grosbeak
Red KnotNorthern HarrierCedar Waxwing
Stilt SandpiperSharp-shinned HawkHouse Sparrow
SanderlingCooper's HawkAmerican Pipit
DunlinRed-shouldered HawkHouse Finch
Purple SandpiperRed-tailed HawkPurple Finch
Least SandpiperRough-legged HawkAmerican Goldfinch

August 14, 2018, Tom Wetmore