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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. There are 74 species on the list, with 71 on Plum Island.


BrantWild TurkeyRed-tailed HawkGray Catbird
Canada GooseHorned GrebeRough-legged HawkNorthern Mockingbird
Mute SwanRed-necked GrebeEastern Screech-OwlEuropean Starling
GadwallRock PigeonGreat Horned OwlHouse Sparrow
MallardMourning DoveSnowy OwlHouse Finch
American Black DuckSanderlingShort-eared OwlCommon Redpoll
Northern PintailDunlinRed-bellied WoodpeckerRed Crossbill
Green-winged TealPurple SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
Greater ScaupRazorbillHairy WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
Common EiderBlack-legged KittiwakeMerlinAmerican Tree Sparrow
Harlequin DuckRing-billed GullPeregrine FalconWhite-throated Sparrow
Surf ScoterHerring GullBlue JaySong Sparrow
White-winged ScoterGreat Black-backed GullAmerican CrowSwamp Sparrow
Black ScoterRed-throated LoonCommon RavenNorthern Cardinal
Long-tailed DuckCommon LoonHorned Lark
BuffleheadNorthern GannetBlack-capped Chickadee
Common GoldeneyeGreat EgretTufted Titmouse
Barrow's GoldeneyeNorthern HarrierRed-breasted Nuthatch
Hooded MerganserCooper's HawkHermit Thrush
Red-breasted MerganserBald EagleAmerican Robin

January 18, 2021, Tom Wetmore