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Tom’s 2020 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2020. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 136 species on the list, with 132 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseLeast SandpiperGreat Horned OwlCedar Waxwing
BrantShort-billed DowitcherSnowy OwlHouse Sparrow
Canada GooseSpotted SandpiperShort-eared OwlHouse Finch
Mute SwanLesser YellowlegsYellow-bellied SapsuckerPurple Finch
Wood DuckWilletDowny WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
Northern ShovelerGreater YellowlegsNorthern FlickerSnow Bunting
GadwallWilson's PhalaropeMerlinField Sparrow
American WigeonDovekiePeregrine FalconFox Sparrow
MallardThick-billed MurreGreat Crested FlycatcherAmerican Tree Sparrow
American Black DuckRazorbillEastern KingbirdDark-eyed Junco
Northern PintailRing-billed GullAlder FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Green-winged TealHerring GullWillow FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckGreat Black-backed GullNorthern ShrikeSaltmarsh Sparrow
Greater ScaupLeast TernRed-eyed VireoSavannah Sparrow
Lesser ScaupCaspian TernBlue JaySong Sparrow
Common EiderCommon TernAmerican CrowSwamp Sparrow
Surf ScoterRed-throated LoonCommon RavenEastern Towhee
White-winged ScoterCommon LoonHorned LarkBobolink
Black ScoterDouble-crested CormorantBank SwallowOrchard Oriole
Long-tailed DuckGreat CormorantTree SwallowBaltimore Oriole
BuffleheadLeast BitternPurple MartinRed-winged Blackbird
Common GoldeneyeGreat Blue HeronBarn SwallowBrown-headed Cowbird
Barrow's GoldeneyeGreat EgretBlack-capped ChickadeeCommon Grackle
Hooded MerganserSnowy EgretWhite-breasted NuthatchOvenbird
Common MerganserTricolored HeronHouse WrenTennessee Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserBlack-crowned Night-HeronMarsh WrenCommon Yellowthroat
Wild TurkeyGlossy IbisCarolina WrenAmerican Redstart
Horned GrebeTurkey VultureGolden-crowned KingletNorthern Parula
Red-necked GrebeOspreyRuby-crowned KingletYellow Warbler
Rock PigeonNorthern HarrierHermit ThrushYellow-rumped Warbler
Mourning DoveCooper's HawkAmerican RobinNorthern Cardinal
KilldeerBald EagleGray Catbird
SanderlingRed-tailed HawkBrown Thrasher
DunlinRough-legged HawkNorthern Mockingbird
Purple SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlEuropean Starling

July 6, 2020, Tom Wetmore