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Tom’s 2022 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2022. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 213 species on the list, with 210 on Plum Island.


Snow GooseSemipalmated SandpiperPeregrine FalconField Sparrow
BrantShort-billed DowitcherGreat Crested FlycatcherFox Sparrow
Canada GooseAmerican WoodcockEastern KingbirdAmerican Tree Sparrow
Mute SwanWilson's SnipeOlive-sided FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
Wood DuckSpotted SandpiperEastern Wood-PeweeWhite-crowned Sparrow
Blue-winged TealSolitary SandpiperAcadian FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Northern ShovelerLesser YellowlegsAlder FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
GadwallWilletWillow FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
American WigeonGreater YellowlegsLeast FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
MallardWilson's PhalaropeEastern PhoebeSong Sparrow
American Black DuckParasitic JaegerWhite-eyed VireoSwamp Sparrow
Northern PintailThick-billed MurreYellow-throated VireoEastern Towhee
Green-winged TealRazorbillBlue-headed VireoBobolink
Ring-necked DuckRing-billed GullWarbling VireoEastern Meadowlark
Greater ScaupHerring GullRed-eyed VireoOrchard Oriole
Lesser ScaupIceland GullNorthern ShrikeBaltimore Oriole
King EiderGreat Black-backed GullBlue JayRed-winged Blackbird
Common EiderLeast TernAmerican CrowBrown-headed Cowbird
Surf ScoterRoseate TernFish CrowRusty Blackbird
White-winged ScoterCommon TernCommon RavenCommon Grackle
Black ScoterRed-throated LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeOvenbird
Long-tailed DuckCommon LoonTufted TitmouseNorthern Waterthrush
BuffleheadNorthern GannetHorned LarkBlue-winged Warbler
Common GoldeneyeGreat CormorantBank SwallowBlack-and-white Warbler
Hooded MerganserDouble-crested CormorantTree SwallowTennessee Warbler
Common MerganserAmerican BitternNorthern Rough-winged SwallowNashville Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserLeast BitternPurple MartinMourning Warbler
Ruddy DuckGreat Blue HeronBarn SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Wild TurkeyGreat EgretRuby-crowned KingletAmerican Redstart
Ring-necked PheasantSnowy EgretGolden-crowned KingletCape May Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeLittle Blue HeronCedar WaxwingNorthern Parula
Horned GrebeTricolored HeronRed-breasted NuthatchMagnolia Warbler
Red-necked GrebeGreen HeronWhite-breasted NuthatchBay-breasted Warbler
Rock PigeonBlack-crowned Night-HeronBrown CreeperBlackburnian Warbler
Mourning DoveYellow-crowned Night-HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherYellow Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willGlossy IbisHouse WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
Chimney SwiftTurkey VultureWinter WrenBlackpoll Warbler
King RailOspreyMarsh WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Clapper RailNorthern HarrierCarolina WrenPalm Warbler
Virginia RailSharp-shinned HawkGray CatbirdPine Warbler
American CootCooper's HawkBrown ThrasherYellow-rumped Warbler
American OystercatcherBald EagleNorthern MockingbirdPrairie Warbler
Black-bellied PloverRed-tailed HawkEuropean StarlingBlack-throated Green Warbler
American Golden-PloverRough-legged HawkSwainson's ThrushCanada Warbler
KilldeerEastern Screech-OwlHermit ThrushWilson's Warbler
Semipalmated PloverGreat Horned OwlWood ThrushScarlet Tanager
Piping PloverSnowy OwlAmerican RobinNorthern Cardinal
Ruddy TurnstoneShort-eared OwlHouse SparrowRose-breasted Grosbeak
Stilt SandpiperBelted KingfisherHouse Finch
SanderlingRed-bellied WoodpeckerPurple Finch
DunlinYellow-bellied SapsuckerAmerican Goldfinch
Purple SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerLapland Longspur
Least SandpiperNorthern FlickerSnow Bunting
White-rumped SandpiperAmerican KestrelChipping Sparrow
Pectoral SandpiperMerlinClay-colored Sparrow

June 15, 2022, Tom Wetmore