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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 95 species on the list, with 91 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseWild TurkeyRough-legged HawkCedar Waxwing
BrantHorned GrebeEastern Screech-OwlHouse Sparrow
Canada GooseRed-necked GrebeGreat Horned OwlHouse Finch
Mute SwanRock PigeonSnowy OwlPurple Finch
Northern ShovelerMourning DoveShort-eared OwlAmerican Goldfinch
GadwallKilldeerYellow-bellied SapsuckerSnow Bunting
American WigeonSanderlingDowny WoodpeckerAmerican Tree Sparrow
MallardDunlinMerlinDark-eyed Junco
American Black DuckPurple SandpiperPeregrine FalconWhite-throated Sparrow
Northern PintailLesser YellowlegsNorthern ShrikeSeaside Sparrow
Green-winged TealDovekieBlue JaySavannah Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckThick-billed MurreAmerican CrowSong Sparrow
Greater ScaupRazorbillCommon RavenSwamp Sparrow
Lesser ScaupRing-billed GullHorned LarkEastern Towhee
Common EiderHerring GullBlack-capped ChickadeeRed-winged Blackbird
Surf ScoterGreat Black-backed GullWhite-breasted NuthatchBrown-headed Cowbird
White-winged ScoterRed-throated LoonMarsh WrenCommon Grackle
Black ScoterCommon LoonCarolina WrenCommon Yellowthroat
Long-tailed DuckGreat CormorantGolden-crowned KingletYellow-rumped Warbler
BuffleheadGreat Blue HeronRuby-crowned KingletNorthern Cardinal
Common GoldeneyeTurkey VultureHermit Thrush
Barrow's GoldeneyeNorthern HarrierAmerican Robin
Hooded MerganserCooper's HawkGray Catbird
Common MerganserBald EagleNorthern Mockingbird
Red-breasted MerganserRed-tailed HawkEuropean Starling

March 19, 2020, Tom Wetmore