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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 236 species on the list, with 234 on Plum Island.


Snow GooseLeast SandpiperShort-eared OwlAmerican Goldfinch
BrantWhite-rumped SandpiperBelted KingfisherLapland Longspur
Canada GooseBuff-breasted SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
Mute SwanPectoral SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerLark Sparrow
Wood DuckSemipalmated SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerChipping Sparrow
Blue-winged TealWestern SandpiperNorthern FlickerClay-colored Sparrow
Northern ShovelerShort-billed DowitcherAmerican KestrelField Sparrow
GadwallLong-billed DowitcherMerlinFox Sparrow
American WigeonAmerican WoodcockPeregrine FalconAmerican Tree Sparrow
MallardWilson's SnipeGreat Crested FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
American Black DuckSpotted SandpiperEastern KingbirdWhite-crowned Sparrow
Northern PintailSolitary SandpiperOlive-sided FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Green-winged TealLesser YellowlegsEastern Wood-PeweeSeaside Sparrow
Ring-necked DuckWilletAcadian FlycatcherNelson's Sparrow
Greater ScaupGreater YellowlegsAlder FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
Lesser ScaupWilson's PhalaropeWillow FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
King EiderParasitic JaegerLeast FlycatcherSong Sparrow
Common EiderThick-billed MurreEastern PhoebeSwamp Sparrow
Surf ScoterRazorbillWhite-eyed VireoEastern Towhee
White-winged ScoterBlack GuillemotYellow-throated VireoBobolink
Black ScoterLaughing GullBlue-headed VireoEastern Meadowlark
Long-tailed DuckRing-billed GullPhiladelphia VireoOrchard Oriole
BuffleheadHerring GullWarbling VireoBaltimore Oriole
Common GoldeneyeIceland GullRed-eyed VireoRed-winged Blackbird
Hooded MerganserLesser Black-backed GullNorthern ShrikeBrown-headed Cowbird
Common MerganserGreat Black-backed GullBlue JayRusty Blackbird
Red-breasted MerganserLeast TernAmerican CrowCommon Grackle
Ruddy DuckCaspian TernFish CrowOvenbird
Wild TurkeyBlack TernCommon RavenNorthern Waterthrush
Ring-necked PheasantRoseate TernBlack-capped ChickadeeBlue-winged Warbler
Pied-billed GrebeCommon TernTufted TitmouseBlack-and-white Warbler
Horned GrebeRed-throated LoonHorned LarkTennessee Warbler
Red-necked GrebeCommon LoonBank SwallowNashville Warbler
Rock PigeonCory's ShearwaterTree SwallowMourning Warbler
Mourning DoveManx ShearwaterNorthern Rough-winged SwallowCommon Yellowthroat
Yellow-billed CuckooNorthern GannetPurple MartinAmerican Redstart
Black-billed CuckooGreat CormorantBarn SwallowCape May Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willDouble-crested CormorantRuby-crowned KingletNorthern Parula
Chimney SwiftAmerican BitternGolden-crowned KingletMagnolia Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdLeast BitternCedar WaxwingBay-breasted Warbler
King RailGreat Blue HeronRed-breasted NuthatchBlackburnian Warbler
Clapper RailGreat EgretWhite-breasted NuthatchYellow Warbler
Virginia RailSnowy EgretBrown CreeperChestnut-sided Warbler
SoraLittle Blue HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherBlackpoll Warbler
American CootTricolored HeronHouse WrenBlack-throated Blue Warbler
American AvocetGreen HeronWinter WrenPalm Warbler
American OystercatcherBlack-crowned Night-HeronMarsh WrenPine Warbler
Black-bellied PloverYellow-crowned Night-HeronCarolina WrenYellow-rumped Warbler
American Golden-PloverGlossy IbisGray CatbirdPrairie Warbler
KilldeerTurkey VultureBrown ThrasherBlack-throated Green Warbler
Semipalmated PloverOspreyNorthern MockingbirdCanada Warbler
Piping PloverNorthern HarrierEuropean StarlingWilson's Warbler
WhimbrelSharp-shinned HawkSwainson's ThrushScarlet Tanager
Ruddy TurnstoneCooper's HawkHermit ThrushNorthern Cardinal
Red KnotBald EagleWood ThrushRose-breasted Grosbeak
Stilt SandpiperRed-tailed HawkAmerican RobinDickcissel
SanderlingRough-legged HawkHouse Sparrow
DunlinEastern Screech-OwlAmerican Pipit
Purple SandpiperGreat Horned OwlHouse Finch
Baird's SandpiperSnowy OwlPurple Finch

September 25, 2022, Tom Wetmore