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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. Birds in yellow are Massachusetts life birds. Birds in purple are Plum Island life birds. There are 262 species on the list, with 255 on Plum Island, 1 state life bird, and 2 life birds.


Snow GooseSemipalmated SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerDark-eyed Junco
BrantWestern SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerWhite-crowned Sparrow
Canada GooseShort-billed DowitcherDowny WoodpeckerWhite-throated Sparrow
Mute SwanLong-billed DowitcherHairy WoodpeckerVesper Sparrow
Tundra SwanAmerican WoodcockNorthern FlickerSeaside Sparrow
Wood DuckWilson's SnipeAmerican KestrelNelson's Sparrow
Blue-winged TealSpotted SandpiperMerlinSaltmarsh Sparrow
Northern ShovelerSolitary SandpiperPeregrine FalconSavannah Sparrow
GadwallLesser YellowlegsGreat Crested FlycatcherSong Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonWilletEastern KingbirdLincoln's Sparrow
American WigeonGreater YellowlegsOlive-sided FlycatcherSwamp Sparrow
MallardWilson's PhalaropeEastern Wood-PeweeEastern Towhee
American Black DuckParasitic JaegerYellow-bellied FlycatcherYellow-breasted Chat
Northern PintailThick-billed MurreAcadian FlycatcherYellow-headed Blackbird
Green-winged TealRazorbillAlder FlycatcherBobolink
Ring-necked DuckBlack GuillemotWillow FlycatcherEastern Meadowlark
Greater ScaupBlack-legged KittiwakeLeast FlycatcherOrchard Oriole
Lesser ScaupBonaparte's GullEastern PhoebeBaltimore Oriole
King EiderLaughing GullNorthern ShrikeRed-winged Blackbird
Common EiderRing-billed GullWhite-eyed VireoBrown-headed Cowbird
Harlequin DuckHerring GullYellow-throated VireoCommon Grackle
Surf ScoterIceland GullBlue-headed VireoOvenbird
White-winged ScoterLesser Black-backed GullWarbling VireoWorm-eating Warbler
Black ScoterGlaucous GullRed-eyed VireoNorthern Waterthrush
Long-tailed DuckGreat Black-backed GullBlue JayBlack-and-white Warbler
BuffleheadLeast TernAmerican CrowTennessee Warbler
Common GoldeneyeGull-billed TernFish CrowNashville Warbler
Hooded MerganserCaspian TernCommon RavenMourning Warbler
Common MerganserBlack TernHorned LarkCommon Yellowthroat
Red-breasted MerganserRoseate TernBank SwallowAmerican Redstart
Ruddy DuckCommon TernTree SwallowCape May Warbler
Wild TurkeyForster's TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowNorthern Parula
Pied-billed GrebeRoyal TernPurple MartinMagnolia Warbler
Horned GrebeBlack SkimmerBarn SwallowBay-breasted Warbler
Red-necked GrebeRed-throated LoonCliff SwallowBlackburnian Warbler
Rock PigeonPacific LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeYellow Warbler
Mourning DoveCommon LoonTufted TitmouseChestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooWilson's Storm-PetrelRed-breasted NuthatchBlackpoll Warbler
Black-billed CuckooSooty ShearwaterWhite-breasted NuthatchBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willManx ShearwaterBrown CreeperPalm Warbler
Chimney SwiftNorthern GannetHouse WrenPine Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdDouble-crested CormorantWinter WrenYellow-rumped Warbler
Virginia RailGreat CormorantMarsh WrenPrairie Warbler
SoraAmerican BitternCarolina WrenBlack-throated Green Warbler
American CootLeast BitternBlue-gray GnatcatcherCanada Warbler
Sandhill CraneGreat Blue HeronGolden-crowned KingletWilson's Warbler
American AvocetGreat EgretRuby-crowned KingletSummer Tanager
American OystercatcherLittle EgretVeeryScarlet Tanager
Black-bellied PloverSnowy EgretSwainson's ThrushNorthern Cardinal
American Golden-PloverGreen HeronHermit ThrushRose-breasted Grosbeak
KilldeerBlack-crowned Night-HeronWood ThrushIndigo Bunting
Semipalmated PloverYellow-crowned Night-HeronAmerican RobinDickcissel
Piping PloverGlossy IbisGray Catbird
Wilson's PloverTurkey VultureBrown Thrasher
WhimbrelOspreyNorthern Mockingbird
Hudsonian GodwitGolden EagleEuropean Starling
Marbled GodwitNorthern HarrierCedar Waxwing
Ruddy TurnstoneSharp-shinned HawkHouse Sparrow
Red KnotCooper's HawkAmerican Pipit
RuffBald EagleHouse Finch
Stilt SandpiperRed-shouldered HawkPurple Finch
Red-necked StintRed-tailed HawkCommon Redpoll
SanderlingRough-legged HawkAmerican Goldfinch
DunlinEastern Screech-OwlLapland Longspur
Purple SandpiperGreat Horned OwlSnow Bunting
Baird's SandpiperSnowy OwlLark Sparrow
Least SandpiperBarred OwlChipping Sparrow
White-rumped SandpiperShort-eared OwlField Sparrow
Buff-breasted SandpiperNorthern Saw-whet OwlFox Sparrow
Pectoral SandpiperBelted KingfisherAmerican Tree Sparrow

November 16, 2019, Tom Wetmore