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Tom’s 2024 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2024. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 220 species on the list, with 218 on Plum Island.


Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDunlinDowny WoodpeckerPine Siskin
Snow GoosePurple SandpiperNorthern FlickerAmerican Goldfinch
BrantLeast SandpiperAmerican KestrelSnow Bunting
Canada GooseWhite-rumped SandpiperMerlinChipping Sparrow
Mute SwanPectoral SandpiperPeregrine FalconField Sparrow
Wood DuckSemipalmated SandpiperGreat Crested FlycatcherFox Sparrow
Blue-winged TealShort-billed DowitcherEastern KingbirdAmerican Tree Sparrow
Northern ShovelerAmerican WoodcockOlive-sided FlycatcherDark-eyed Junco
GadwallSpotted SandpiperEastern Wood-PeweeWhite-crowned Sparrow
Eurasian WigeonLesser YellowlegsYellow-bellied FlycatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
American WigeonWilletAlder FlycatcherSeaside Sparrow
MallardGreater YellowlegsWillow FlycatcherSaltmarsh Sparrow
American Black DuckWilson's PhalaropeLeast FlycatcherSavannah Sparrow
Northern PintailDovekieEastern PhoebeSong Sparrow
Green-winged TealRazorbillWhite-eyed VireoSwamp Sparrow
RedheadBlack GuillemotYellow-throated VireoEastern Towhee
Ring-necked DuckBonaparte's GullBlue-headed VireoBobolink
Greater ScaupRing-billed GullPhiladelphia VireoEastern Meadowlark
Lesser ScaupHerring GullWarbling VireoOrchard Oriole
Common EiderIceland GullRed-eyed VireoBaltimore Oriole
Surf ScoterGlaucous GullBlue JayRed-winged Blackbird
White-winged ScoterGreat Black-backed GullAmerican CrowBrown-headed Cowbird
Black ScoterLeast TernFish CrowRusty Blackbird
Long-tailed DuckRoseate TernCommon RavenCommon Grackle
BuffleheadCommon TernBlack-capped ChickadeeOvenbird
Common GoldeneyeRed-throated LoonTufted TitmouseNorthern Waterthrush
Hooded MerganserCommon LoonHorned LarkBlack-and-white Warbler
Common MerganserNorthern GannetBank SwallowTennessee Warbler
Red-breasted MerganserGreat CormorantTree SwallowNashville Warbler
Ruddy DuckDouble-crested CormorantNorthern Rough-winged SwallowMourning Warbler
Wild TurkeyAmerican BitternPurple MartinCommon Yellowthroat
Pied-billed GrebeLeast BitternBarn SwallowHooded Warbler
Horned GrebeGreat Blue HeronRuby-crowned KingletAmerican Redstart
Red-necked GrebeGreat EgretGolden-crowned KingletCape May Warbler
Rock PigeonSnowy EgretCedar WaxwingCerulean Warbler
Mourning DoveLittle Blue HeronWhite-breasted NuthatchNorthern Parula
Yellow-billed CuckooTricolored HeronBrown CreeperMagnolia Warbler
Black-billed CuckooGreen HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherBay-breasted Warbler
Eastern Whip-poor-willBlack-crowned Night-HeronHouse WrenBlackburnian Warbler
Chimney SwiftYellow-crowned Night-HeronWinter WrenYellow Warbler
Ruby-throated HummingbirdGlossy IbisMarsh WrenChestnut-sided Warbler
King RailTurkey VultureCarolina WrenBlackpoll Warbler
Clapper RailOspreyGray CatbirdBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Virginia RailNorthern HarrierBrown ThrasherPalm Warbler
American CootSharp-shinned HawkNorthern MockingbirdPine Warbler
American OystercatcherCooper's HawkEuropean StarlingYellow-rumped Warbler
Black-bellied PloverBald EagleVeeryPrairie Warbler
KilldeerRed-tailed HawkSwainson's ThrushBlack-throated Green Warbler
Semipalmated PloverRough-legged HawkHermit ThrushCanada Warbler
Piping PloverGreat Horned OwlWood ThrushWilson's Warbler
Ruddy TurnstoneBarred OwlAmerican RobinScarlet Tanager
Red KnotShort-eared OwlHouse SparrowNorthern Cardinal
RuffBelted KingfisherHouse FinchRose-breasted Grosbeak
Curlew SandpiperRed-bellied WoodpeckerPurple FinchBlue Grosbeak
SanderlingYellow-bellied SapsuckerRed CrossbillIndigo Bunting

June 10, 2024, Tom Wetmore