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Tom’s 2021 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2021. 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 250 species on the list, with 246 on Plum Island, and 1 life bird.


Snow GooseLeast SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
BrantWhite-rumped SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerLark Sparrow
Canada GooseBuff-breasted SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerChipping Sparrow
Mute SwanPectoral SandpiperHairy WoodpeckerClay-colored Sparrow
Wood DuckSemipalmated SandpiperNorthern FlickerField Sparrow
Blue-winged TealWestern SandpiperAmerican KestrelFox Sparrow
Northern ShovelerShort-billed DowitcherMerlinAmerican Tree Sparrow
GadwallLong-billed DowitcherPeregrine FalconDark-eyed Junco
Eurasian WigeonAmerican WoodcockGreat Crested FlycatcherWhite-crowned Sparrow
American WigeonWilson's SnipeEastern KingbirdWhite-throated Sparrow
MallardSpotted SandpiperOlive-sided FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
American Black DuckSolitary SandpiperEastern Wood-PeweeNelson's Sparrow
Northern PintailLesser YellowlegsYellow-bellied FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
Green-winged TealWilletAlder FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
CanvasbackGreater YellowlegsWillow FlycatcherSong Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckWilson's PhalaropeLeast FlycatcherLincoln's Sparrow
Greater ScaupRed PhalaropeEastern PhoebeSwamp Sparrow
Lesser ScaupParasitic JaegerNorthern ShrikeEastern Towhee
Common EiderRazorbillWhite-eyed VireoBobolink
Harlequin DuckBlack GuillemotYellow-throated VireoEastern Meadowlark
Surf ScoterBlack-legged KittiwakeBlue-headed VireoOrchard Oriole
White-winged ScoterBonaparte's GullPhiladelphia VireoBaltimore Oriole
Black ScoterLaughing GullWarbling VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Long-tailed DuckRing-billed GullRed-eyed VireoBrown-headed Cowbird
BuffleheadHerring GullBlue JayCommon Grackle
Common GoldeneyeLesser Black-backed GullAmerican CrowOvenbird
Barrow's GoldeneyeGreat Black-backed GullFish CrowNorthern Waterthrush
Hooded MerganserLeast TernCommon RavenBlack-and-white Warbler
Common MerganserCaspian TernHorned LarkTennessee Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserBlack TernBank SwallowNashville Warbler
Ruddy DuckRoseate TernTree SwallowMourning Warbler
Wild TurkeyCommon TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Pied-billed GrebeArctic TernPurple MartinHooded Warbler
Horned GrebeForster's TernBarn SwallowAmerican Redstart
Red-necked GrebeRoyal TernBlack-capped ChickadeeCape May Warbler
Rock PigeonBlack SkimmerTufted TitmouseNorthern Parula
Mourning DoveRed-throated LoonRed-breasted NuthatchMagnolia Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooCommon LoonWhite-breasted NuthatchBay-breasted Warbler
Common NighthawkWilson's Storm-PetrelBrown CreeperBlackburnian Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willNorthern GannetHouse WrenYellow Warbler
Chimney SwiftGreat CormorantWinter WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdDouble-crested CormorantSedge WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Clapper RailAmerican BitternMarsh WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
King RailLeast BitternCarolina WrenPalm Warbler
Virginia RailGreat Blue HeronGolden-crowned KingletPine Warbler
SoraGreat EgretRuby-crowned KingletYellow-rumped Warbler
Common GallinuleSnowy EgretEastern BluebirdPrairie Warbler
American CootLittle Blue HeronVeeryBlack-throated Green Warbler
American OystercatcherGreen HeronSwainson's ThrushCanada Warbler
Black-bellied PloverBlack-crowned Night-HeronHermit ThrushWilson's Warbler
American Golden-PloverYellow-crowned Night-HeronWood ThrushSummer Tanager
Pacific Golden-PloverGlossy IbisAmerican RobinScarlet Tanager
KilldeerTurkey VultureGray CatbirdNorthern Cardinal
Semipalmated PloverOspreyBrown ThrasherRose-breasted Grosbeak
Piping PloverNorthern HarrierNorthern MockingbirdDickcissel
WhimbrelSharp-shinned HawkEuropean Starling
Hudsonian GodwitCooper's HawkCedar Waxwing
Ruddy TurnstoneBald EagleHouse Sparrow
Red KnotRed-tailed HawkAmerican Pipit
RuffRough-legged HawkHouse Finch
Stilt SandpiperEastern Screech-OwlPurple Finch
SanderlingGreat Horned OwlCommon Redpoll
DunlinSnowy OwlRed Crossbill
Purple SandpiperShort-eared OwlAmerican Goldfinch
Baird's SandpiperBelted KingfisherLapland Longspur

October 12, 2021, Tom Wetmore