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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 198 species on the list, with 194 on Plum Island.


BrantSanderlingNorthern FlickerLapland Longspur
Canada GooseDunlinAmerican KestrelSnow Bunting
Mute SwanPurple SandpiperMerlinChipping Sparrow
Wood DuckLeast SandpiperPeregrine FalconField Sparrow
Blue-winged TealSemipalmated SandpiperGreat Crested FlycatcherFox Sparrow
Northern ShovelerShort-billed DowitcherEastern KingbirdAmerican Tree Sparrow
GadwallAmerican WoodcockWillow FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Eurasian WigeonWilson's SnipeLeast FlycatcherWhite-crowned Sparrow
American WigeonSpotted SandpiperEastern PhoebeWhite-throated Sparrow
MallardSolitary SandpiperNorthern ShrikeSeaside Sparrow
American Black DuckLesser YellowlegsWhite-eyed VireoSaltmarsh Sparrow
Northern PintailWilletBlue-headed VireoSavannah Sparrow
Green-winged TealGreater YellowlegsRed-eyed VireoSong Sparrow
CanvasbackRazorbillBlue JaySwamp Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckBlack-legged KittiwakeAmerican CrowEastern Towhee
Greater ScaupBonaparte's GullFish CrowBobolink
Lesser ScaupRing-billed GullCommon RavenEastern Meadowlark
Common EiderHerring GullHorned LarkOrchard Oriole
Harlequin DuckGreat Black-backed GullBank SwallowBaltimore Oriole
Surf ScoterLeast TernTree SwallowRed-winged Blackbird
White-winged ScoterRoseate TernNorthern Rough-winged SwallowBrown-headed Cowbird
Black ScoterCommon TernPurple MartinCommon Grackle
Long-tailed DuckRed-throated LoonBarn SwallowOvenbird
BuffleheadCommon LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeNorthern Waterthrush
Common GoldeneyeNorthern GannetTufted TitmouseBlack-and-white Warbler
Barrow's GoldeneyeGreat CormorantRed-breasted NuthatchNashville Warbler
Hooded MerganserDouble-crested CormorantWhite-breasted NuthatchCommon Yellowthroat
Common MerganserLeast BitternBrown CreeperHooded Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserGreat Blue HeronHouse WrenAmerican Redstart
Ruddy DuckGreat EgretWinter WrenCape May Warbler
Wild TurkeySnowy EgretMarsh WrenNorthern Parula
Pied-billed GrebeGreen HeronCarolina WrenMagnolia Warbler
Horned GrebeYellow-crowned Night-HeronGolden-crowned KingletBay-breasted Warbler
Red-necked GrebeGlossy IbisRuby-crowned KingletBlackburnian Warbler
Rock PigeonTurkey VultureVeeryYellow Warbler
Mourning DoveOspreyHermit ThrushChestnut-sided Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willNorthern HarrierWood ThrushBlackpoll Warbler
Chimney SwiftSharp-shinned HawkAmerican RobinBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdCooper's HawkGray CatbirdPalm Warbler
Virginia RailBald EagleBrown ThrasherPine Warbler
Common GallinuleRed-tailed HawkNorthern MockingbirdYellow-rumped Warbler
American CootRough-legged HawkEuropean StarlingPrairie Warbler
American OystercatcherEastern Screech-OwlCedar WaxwingBlack-throated Green Warbler
Black-bellied PloverGreat Horned OwlHouse SparrowWilson's Warbler
American Golden-PloverSnowy OwlAmerican PipitSummer Tanager
KilldeerShort-eared OwlHouse FinchScarlet Tanager
Semipalmated PloverBelted KingfisherPurple FinchNorthern Cardinal
Piping PloverRed-bellied WoodpeckerCommon RedpollRose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruddy TurnstoneDowny WoodpeckerRed Crossbill
RuffHairy WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch

May 18, 2021, Tom Wetmore