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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 256 species on the list, with 249 on Plum Island, and 2 life birds.


BrantBuff-breasted SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlAmerican Pipit
Canada GoosePectoral SandpiperGreat Horned OwlHouse Finch
Mute SwanSemipalmated SandpiperSnowy OwlPurple Finch
Wood DuckWestern SandpiperBarred OwlCommon Redpoll
Blue-winged TealShort-billed DowitcherShort-eared OwlAmerican Goldfinch
Northern ShovelerLong-billed DowitcherNorthern Saw-whet OwlLapland Longspur
GadwallAmerican WoodcockBelted KingfisherSnow Bunting
American WigeonWilson's SnipeRed-bellied WoodpeckerEastern Towhee
MallardSpotted SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerAmerican Tree Sparrow
American Black DuckSolitary SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerChipping Sparrow
Northern PintailLesser YellowlegsHairy WoodpeckerField Sparrow
Green-winged TealWilletNorthern FlickerVesper Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckGreater YellowlegsAmerican KestrelLark Sparrow
Greater ScaupWilson's PhalaropeMerlinSavannah Sparrow
Lesser ScaupParasitic JaegerPeregrine FalconNelson's Sparrow
King EiderThick-billed MurreOlive-sided FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
Common EiderRazorbillEastern Wood-PeweeSeaside Sparrow
Harlequin DuckBlack GuillemotYellow-bellied FlycatcherFox Sparrow
Surf ScoterBlack-legged KittiwakeAcadian FlycatcherSong Sparrow
White-winged ScoterBonaparte's GullAlder FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
Black ScoterLaughing GullWillow FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Long-tailed DuckRing-billed GullLeast FlycatcherWhite-crowned Sparrow
BuffleheadHerring GullEastern PhoebeDark-eyed Junco
Common GoldeneyeIceland GullGreat Crested FlycatcherYellow-headed Blackbird
Hooded MerganserLesser Black-backed GullEastern KingbirdBobolink
Common MerganserGlaucous GullNorthern ShrikeEastern Meadowlark
Red-breasted MerganserGreat Black-backed GullWhite-eyed VireoOrchard Oriole
Ruddy DuckLeast TernYellow-throated VireoBaltimore Oriole
Wild TurkeyGull-billed TernBlue-headed VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Pied-billed GrebeCaspian TernWarbling VireoBrown-headed Cowbird
Horned GrebeBlack TernRed-eyed VireoCommon Grackle
Red-necked GrebeRoseate TernBlue JayOvenbird
Rock PigeonCommon TernAmerican CrowWorm-eating Warbler
Mourning DoveForster's TernFish CrowNorthern Waterthrush
Yellow-billed CuckooRoyal TernCommon RavenBlack-and-white Warbler
Black-billed CuckooBlack SkimmerHorned LarkTennessee Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willRed-throated LoonPurple MartinNashville Warbler
Chimney SwiftPacific LoonTree SwallowMourning Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdCommon LoonNorthern Rough-winged SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Virginia RailWilson's Storm-PetrelBank SwallowAmerican Redstart
SoraSooty ShearwaterCliff SwallowCape May Warbler
American CootManx ShearwaterBarn SwallowNorthern Parula
Sandhill CraneNorthern GannetBlack-capped ChickadeeMagnolia Warbler
American AvocetDouble-crested CormorantTufted TitmouseBay-breasted Warbler
American OystercatcherGreat CormorantRed-breasted NuthatchBlackburnian Warbler
Black-bellied PloverAmerican BitternWhite-breasted NuthatchYellow Warbler
American Golden-PloverLeast BitternBrown CreeperChestnut-sided Warbler
Wilson's PloverGreat Blue HeronHouse WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Semipalmated PloverGreat EgretWinter WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Piping PloverLittle EgretMarsh WrenPalm Warbler
KilldeerSnowy EgretCarolina WrenPine Warbler
WhimbrelGreen HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow-rumped Warbler
Hudsonian GodwitBlack-crowned Night-HeronGolden-crowned KingletPrairie Warbler
Marbled GodwitYellow-crowned Night-HeronRuby-crowned KingletBlack-throated Green Warbler
Ruddy TurnstoneGlossy IbisVeeryCanada Warbler
Red KnotTurkey VultureSwainson's ThrushWilson's Warbler
RuffOspreyHermit ThrushSummer Tanager
Stilt SandpiperBald EagleWood ThrushScarlet Tanager
Red-necked StintNorthern HarrierAmerican RobinNorthern Cardinal
SanderlingSharp-shinned HawkGray CatbirdRose-breasted Grosbeak
DunlinCooper's HawkBrown ThrasherIndigo Bunting
Purple SandpiperRed-shouldered HawkNorthern Mockingbird
Baird's SandpiperRed-tailed HawkEuropean Starling
Least SandpiperRough-legged HawkCedar Waxwing
White-rumped SandpiperGolden EagleHouse Sparrow

September 22, 2019, Tom Wetmore