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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 229 species on the list, with 222 on Plum Island, and 1 life bird.


BrantAmerican WoodcockMerlinField Sparrow
Canada GooseWilson's SnipePeregrine FalconVesper Sparrow
Mute SwanSpotted SandpiperOlive-sided FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
Wood DuckLesser YellowlegsEastern Wood-PeweeSaltmarsh Sparrow
Blue-winged TealWilletYellow-bellied FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
Northern ShovelerGreater YellowlegsAcadian FlycatcherFox Sparrow
GadwallWilson's PhalaropeAlder FlycatcherSong Sparrow
American WigeonThick-billed MurreWillow FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
MallardRazorbillLeast FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
American Black DuckBlack GuillemotEastern PhoebeWhite-crowned Sparrow
Northern PintailBlack-legged KittiwakeGreat Crested FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Green-winged TealBonaparte's GullEastern KingbirdYellow-headed Blackbird
Ring-necked DuckRing-billed GullNorthern ShrikeBobolink
Greater ScaupHerring GullWhite-eyed VireoEastern Meadowlark
Lesser ScaupIceland GullYellow-throated VireoOrchard Oriole
King EiderGlaucous GullBlue-headed VireoBaltimore Oriole
Common EiderGreat Black-backed GullWarbling VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Harlequin DuckLeast TernRed-eyed VireoBrown-headed Cowbird
Surf ScoterCaspian TernBlue JayCommon Grackle
White-winged ScoterRoseate TernAmerican CrowOvenbird
Black ScoterCommon TernFish CrowWorm-eating Warbler
Long-tailed DuckRed-throated LoonCommon RavenNorthern Waterthrush
BuffleheadPacific LoonHorned LarkBlack-and-white Warbler
Common GoldeneyeCommon LoonPurple MartinTennessee Warbler
Hooded MerganserWilson's Storm-PetrelTree SwallowNashville Warbler
Common MerganserNorthern GannetNorthern Rough-winged SwallowMourning Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserDouble-crested CormorantBank SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Ruddy DuckGreat CormorantCliff SwallowAmerican Redstart
Wild TurkeyAmerican BitternBarn SwallowCape May Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeLeast BitternBlack-capped ChickadeeNorthern Parula
Horned GrebeGreat Blue HeronTufted TitmouseMagnolia Warbler
Red-necked GrebeGreat EgretRed-breasted NuthatchBay-breasted Warbler
Rock PigeonLittle EgretWhite-breasted NuthatchBlackburnian Warbler
Mourning DoveSnowy EgretBrown CreeperYellow Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooGreen HeronWinter WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Black-billed CuckooBlack-crowned Night-HeronMarsh WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willYellow-crowned Night-HeronCarolina WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Chimney SwiftGlossy IbisBlue-gray GnatcatcherPalm Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdTurkey VultureGolden-crowned KingletPine Warbler
Virginia RailOspreyRuby-crowned KingletYellow-rumped Warbler
American CootBald EagleVeeryPrairie Warbler
Sandhill CraneNorthern HarrierSwainson's ThrushBlack-throated Green Warbler
American OystercatcherSharp-shinned HawkHermit ThrushCanada Warbler
Black-bellied PloverCooper's HawkWood ThrushWilson's Warbler
Semipalmated PloverRed-shouldered HawkAmerican RobinSummer Tanager
Piping PloverRed-tailed HawkGray CatbirdScarlet Tanager
KilldeerRough-legged HawkBrown ThrasherNorthern Cardinal
Marbled GodwitGolden EagleNorthern MockingbirdRose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruddy TurnstoneEastern Screech-OwlEuropean StarlingIndigo Bunting
Red KnotGreat Horned OwlCedar Waxwing
RuffSnowy OwlHouse Sparrow
Stilt SandpiperBarred OwlHouse Finch
Red-necked StintShort-eared OwlPurple Finch
SanderlingBelted KingfisherCommon Redpoll
DunlinRed-bellied WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
Purple SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerLapland Longspur
Least SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
White-rumped SandpiperHairy WoodpeckerEastern Towhee
Semipalmated SandpiperNorthern FlickerAmerican Tree Sparrow
Short-billed DowitcherAmerican KestrelChipping Sparrow

July 18, 2019, Tom Wetmore