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Tom’s 2023 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2023. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 80 species on the list, with 75 on Plum Island.


Canada GooseHorned GrebeBald EagleBrown Creeper
Mute SwanRed-necked GrebeRed-tailed HawkCarolina Wren
GadwallRock PigeonRough-legged HawkGray Catbird
MallardMourning DoveEastern Screech-OwlNorthern Mockingbird
American Black DuckSanderlingSnowy OwlEuropean Starling
Northern PintailDunlinBarred OwlHermit Thrush
Green-winged TealPurple SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerAmerican Robin
Greater ScaupLong-billed DowitcherYellow-bellied SapsuckerHouse Sparrow
Lesser ScaupWilson's SnipeDowny WoodpeckerHouse Finch
King EiderRazorbillMerlinPurple Finch
Common EiderBlack-legged KittiwakePeregrine FalconRed Crossbill
Surf ScoterRing-billed GullBlue JayAmerican Goldfinch
White-winged ScoterHerring GullAmerican CrowSnow Bunting
Black ScoterGreat Black-backed GullCommon RavenAmerican Tree Sparrow
Long-tailed DuckRed-throated LoonBlack-capped ChickadeeDark-eyed Junco
BuffleheadCommon LoonTufted TitmouseWhite-throated Sparrow
Common GoldeneyeNorthern GannetHorned LarkSong Sparrow
Hooded MerganserNorthern HarrierCedar WaxwingPalm Warbler
Common MerganserSharp-shinned HawkRed-breasted NuthatchYellow-rumped Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserCooper's HawkWhite-breasted NuthatchNorthern Cardinal

February 2, 2023, Tom Wetmore