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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 226 species on the list, with 224 on Plum Island.


BrantShort-billed DowitcherGreat Crested FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Canada GooseLong-billed DowitcherEastern KingbirdWhite-crowned Sparrow
Mute SwanAmerican WoodcockOlive-sided FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Wood DuckWilson's SnipeEastern Wood-PeweeSeaside Sparrow
Blue-winged TealSpotted SandpiperYellow-bellied FlycatcherNelson's Sparrow
Northern ShovelerSolitary SandpiperAlder FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
GadwallLesser YellowlegsWillow FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonWilletLeast FlycatcherSong Sparrow
American WigeonGreater YellowlegsEastern PhoebeSwamp Sparrow
MallardWilson's PhalaropeNorthern ShrikeEastern Towhee
American Black DuckRazorbillWhite-eyed VireoBobolink
Northern PintailBlack GuillemotYellow-throated VireoEastern Meadowlark
Green-winged TealBlack-legged KittiwakeBlue-headed VireoOrchard Oriole
CanvasbackBonaparte's GullWarbling VireoBaltimore Oriole
Ring-necked DuckLaughing GullRed-eyed VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Greater ScaupRing-billed GullBlue JayBrown-headed Cowbird
Lesser ScaupHerring GullAmerican CrowCommon Grackle
Common EiderGreat Black-backed GullFish CrowOvenbird
Harlequin DuckLeast TernCommon RavenNorthern Waterthrush
Surf ScoterCaspian TernHorned LarkBlack-and-white Warbler
White-winged ScoterRoseate TernBank SwallowTennessee Warbler
Black ScoterCommon TernTree SwallowNashville Warbler
Long-tailed DuckArctic TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowMourning Warbler
BuffleheadRoyal TernPurple MartinCommon Yellowthroat
Common GoldeneyeBlack SkimmerBarn SwallowHooded Warbler
Barrow's GoldeneyeRed-throated LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeAmerican Redstart
Hooded MerganserCommon LoonTufted TitmouseCape May Warbler
Common MerganserWilson's Storm-PetrelRed-breasted NuthatchNorthern Parula
Red-breasted MerganserNorthern GannetWhite-breasted NuthatchMagnolia Warbler
Ruddy DuckGreat CormorantBrown CreeperBay-breasted Warbler
Wild TurkeyDouble-crested CormorantHouse WrenBlackburnian Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeAmerican BitternWinter WrenYellow Warbler
Horned GrebeLeast BitternMarsh WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Red-necked GrebeGreat Blue HeronCarolina WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Rock PigeonGreat EgretGolden-crowned KingletBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Mourning DoveSnowy EgretRuby-crowned KingletPalm Warbler
Yellow-billed CuckooGreen HeronEastern BluebirdPine Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willBlack-crowned Night-HeronVeeryYellow-rumped Warbler
Chimney SwiftYellow-crowned Night-HeronSwainson's ThrushPrairie Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGlossy IbisHermit ThrushBlack-throated Green Warbler
Clapper RailTurkey VultureWood ThrushCanada Warbler
King RailOspreyAmerican RobinWilson's Warbler
Virginia RailNorthern HarrierGray CatbirdSummer Tanager
Common GallinuleSharp-shinned HawkBrown ThrasherScarlet Tanager
American CootCooper's HawkNorthern MockingbirdNorthern Cardinal
American OystercatcherBald EagleEuropean StarlingRose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-bellied PloverRed-tailed HawkCedar Waxwing
American Golden-PloverRough-legged HawkHouse Sparrow
KilldeerEastern Screech-OwlAmerican Pipit
Semipalmated PloverGreat Horned OwlHouse Finch
Piping PloverSnowy OwlPurple Finch
Ruddy TurnstoneShort-eared OwlCommon Redpoll
RuffBelted KingfisherRed Crossbill
Stilt SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
SanderlingDowny WoodpeckerLapland Longspur
DunlinHairy WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
Purple SandpiperNorthern FlickerChipping Sparrow
Least SandpiperAmerican KestrelField Sparrow
Pectoral SandpiperMerlinFox Sparrow
Semipalmated SandpiperPeregrine FalconAmerican Tree Sparrow

July 20, 2021, Tom Wetmore