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Tom’s 2019 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2019. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. Birds in pink are life birds. There are 210 species on the list, with 202 on Plum Island, and 1 life bird.


BrantLesser YellowlegsLeast FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
Canada GooseWilletEastern PhoebeSeaside Sparrow
Mute SwanGreater YellowlegsGreat Crested FlycatcherFox Sparrow
Wood DuckThick-billed MurreEastern KingbirdSong Sparrow
Blue-winged TealRazorbillNorthern ShrikeSwamp Sparrow
Northern ShovelerBlack GuillemotWhite-eyed VireoWhite-throated Sparrow
GadwallBlack-legged KittiwakeYellow-throated VireoWhite-crowned Sparrow
American WigeonRing-billed GullBlue-headed VireoDark-eyed Junco
MallardHerring GullWarbling VireoYellow-headed Blackbird
American Black DuckIceland GullRed-eyed VireoBobolink
Northern PintailGlaucous GullBlue JayEastern Meadowlark
Green-winged TealGreat Black-backed GullAmerican CrowOrchard Oriole
Ring-necked DuckLeast TernFish CrowBaltimore Oriole
Greater ScaupCaspian TernCommon RavenRed-winged Blackbird
Lesser ScaupRoseate TernHorned LarkBrown-headed Cowbird
King EiderCommon TernPurple MartinCommon Grackle
Common EiderRed-throated LoonTree SwallowOvenbird
Harlequin DuckPacific LoonNorthern Rough-winged SwallowWorm-eating Warbler
Surf ScoterCommon LoonBank SwallowNorthern Waterthrush
White-winged ScoterNorthern GannetCliff SwallowBlack-and-white Warbler
Black ScoterDouble-crested CormorantBarn SwallowTennessee Warbler
Long-tailed DuckGreat CormorantBlack-capped ChickadeeNashville Warbler
BuffleheadAmerican BitternTufted TitmouseCommon Yellowthroat
Common GoldeneyeGreat Blue HeronRed-breasted NuthatchAmerican Redstart
Hooded MerganserGreat EgretWhite-breasted NuthatchCape May Warbler
Common MerganserLittle EgretBrown CreeperNorthern Parula
Red-breasted MerganserSnowy EgretWinter WrenMagnolia Warbler
Ruddy DuckBlack-crowned Night-HeronMarsh WrenBay-breasted Warbler
Wild TurkeyGlossy IbisCarolina WrenBlackburnian Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeTurkey VultureBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow Warbler
Horned GrebeOspreyGolden-crowned KingletChestnut-sided Warbler
Red-necked GrebeBald EagleRuby-crowned KingletBlackpoll Warbler
Rock PigeonNorthern HarrierVeeryBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Mourning DoveSharp-shinned HawkSwainson's ThrushPalm Warbler
Black-billed CuckooCooper's HawkHermit ThrushPine Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willRed-shouldered HawkWood ThrushYellow-rumped Warbler
Chimney SwiftRed-tailed HawkAmerican RobinPrairie Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdRough-legged HawkGray CatbirdBlack-throated Green Warbler
American CootGolden EagleBrown ThrasherCanada Warbler
Sandhill CraneEastern Screech-OwlNorthern MockingbirdWilson's Warbler
American OystercatcherGreat Horned OwlEuropean StarlingSummer Tanager
Black-bellied PloverSnowy OwlCedar WaxwingScarlet Tanager
Piping PloverBarred OwlHouse SparrowNorthern Cardinal
KilldeerShort-eared OwlHouse FinchRose-breasted Grosbeak
Marbled GodwitBelted KingfisherPurple FinchIndigo Bunting
Ruddy TurnstoneRed-bellied WoodpeckerCommon Redpoll
RuffYellow-bellied SapsuckerAmerican Goldfinch
SanderlingDowny WoodpeckerLapland Longspur
DunlinHairy WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
Purple SandpiperNorthern FlickerEastern Towhee
Least SandpiperAmerican KestrelAmerican Tree Sparrow
Semipalmated SandpiperMerlinChipping Sparrow
American WoodcockPeregrine FalconField Sparrow
Wilson's SnipeEastern Wood-PeweeVesper Sparrow
Spotted SandpiperWillow FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow

May 23, 2019, Tom Wetmore