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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 90 species on the list, with 85 on Plum Island.


BrantRed-necked GrebeShort-eared OwlHouse Finch
Canada GooseRock PigeonBelted KingfisherPurple Finch
Mute SwanMourning DoveRed-bellied WoodpeckerAmerican Goldfinch
GadwallClapper RailDowny WoodpeckerSnow Bunting
American WigeonSanderlingNorthern FlickerAmerican Tree Sparrow
MallardDunlinMerlinDark-eyed Junco
American Black DuckPurple SandpiperPeregrine FalconWhite-throated Sparrow
Northern PintailDovekieBlue JaySong Sparrow
Green-winged TealRazorbillAmerican CrowSwamp Sparrow
RedheadRing-billed GullFish CrowEastern Towhee
Ring-necked DuckHerring GullCommon RavenEastern Meadowlark
Greater ScaupIceland GullBlack-capped ChickadeeRed-winged Blackbird
Lesser ScaupGlaucous GullTufted TitmouseCommon Grackle
Common EiderGreat Black-backed GullHorned LarkYellow-rumped Warbler
Surf ScoterRed-throated LoonGolden-crowned KingletNorthern Cardinal
White-winged ScoterCommon LoonCedar Waxwing
Black ScoterNorthern GannetWhite-breasted Nuthatch
Long-tailed DuckDouble-crested CormorantMarsh Wren
BuffleheadAmerican BitternCarolina Wren
Common GoldeneyeNorthern HarrierGray Catbird
Hooded MerganserSharp-shinned HawkNorthern Mockingbird
Common MerganserCooper's HawkEuropean Starling
Red-breasted MerganserBald EagleHermit Thrush
Ruddy DuckRed-tailed HawkAmerican Robin
Horned GrebeRough-legged HawkHouse Sparrow

February 22, 2024, Tom Wetmore