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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 75 species on the list, with 72 on Plum Island.


BrantWild TurkeySnowy OwlEuropean Starling
Canada GooseHorned GrebeShort-eared OwlHouse Sparrow
Northern ShovelerRed-necked GrebeYellow-bellied SapsuckerHouse Finch
GadwallRock PigeonDowny WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
American WigeonMourning DoveMerlinSnow Bunting
MallardSanderlingPeregrine FalconAmerican Tree Sparrow
American Black DuckDunlinNorthern ShrikeWhite-throated Sparrow
Northern PintailRazorbillBlue JaySeaside Sparrow
Greater ScaupRing-billed GullAmerican CrowSavannah Sparrow
Common EiderHerring GullCommon RavenSong Sparrow
Surf ScoterGreat Black-backed GullHorned LarkSwamp Sparrow
White-winged ScoterRed-throated LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeEastern Towhee
Black ScoterCommon LoonWhite-breasted NuthatchCommon Yellowthroat
Long-tailed DuckGreat Blue HeronMarsh WrenYellow-rumped Warbler
BuffleheadNorthern HarrierCarolina WrenNorthern Cardinal
Common GoldeneyeCooper's HawkGolden-crowned Kinglet
Barrow's GoldeneyeBald EagleHermit Thrush
Hooded MerganserRed-tailed HawkAmerican Robin
Common MerganserRough-legged HawkGray Catbird
Red-breasted MerganserGreat Horned OwlNorthern Mockingbird

January 23, 2020, Tom Wetmore