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Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the quarter-month status of the birds of Plum Island. It is based on my own data and on data collected for inclusion on the Plum Island sigthings web site.


Quarter-Month Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated August 23, 2017

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose 489 
Ross's Goose 13 
Brant 766 
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose 4432 
Mute Swan 2590 
Wood Duck 303 
Gadwall 3602 
Eurasian Wigeon 256 
American Wigeon 1368 
American Black Duck 4274 
Mallard 4235 
Blue-winged Teal 1017 
Northern Shoveler 990 
Northern Pintail 2127 
Green-winged Teal 3096 
Canvasback 18 
Redhead 151 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ring-necked Duck 257 
Greater Scaup 728 
Lesser Scaup 492 
King Eider 24 
Common Eider 2512 
Harlequin Duck 23 
Surf Scoter 1056 
White-winged Scoter 2487 
Black Scoter 1738 
Long-tailed Duck 1915 
Bufflehead 1874 
Common Goldeneye 1374 
Barrow's Goldeneye 33 
Hooded Merganser 1411 
Common Merganser 315 
Red-breasted Merganser 2281 
Ruddy Duck 472 
Ring-necked Pheasant 60 
Wild Turkey 1366 
Pied-billed Grebe 586 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Horned Grebe 1592 
Red-necked Grebe 1104 
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe 70 
Rock Pigeon 2583 
Ringed Turtle-Dove
Mourning Dove 3581 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 213 
Black-billed Cuckoo 277 
Common Nighthawk 69 
Chuck-will's-widow
Eastern Whip-poor-will 230 
Chimney Swift 435 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 479 
Black Rail 18 
Clapper Rail 88 
King Rail 116 
Virginia Rail 545 
Sora 448 
Common Gallinule 109 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Coot 291 
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt 10 
American Avocet 117 
American Oystercatcher 29 
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover 2295 
American Golden-Plover 432 
Pacific Golden-Plover
Wilson's Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover 1899 
Piping Plover 1338 
Killdeer 2270 
Upland Sandpiper 17 
Whimbrel 542 
Black-tailed Godwit 11 
Hudsonian Godwit 269 
Marbled Godwit 80 
Ruddy Turnstone 618 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Knot 572 
Ruff 16 
Stilt Sandpiper 613 
Curlew Sandpiper 24 
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling 1857 
Dunlin 1837 
Purple Sandpiper 314 
Baird's Sandpiper 268 
Least Sandpiper 1572 
White-rumped Sandpiper 1313 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 162 
Pectoral Sandpiper 635 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1910 
Western Sandpiper 244 
Short-billed Dowitcher 1457 
Long-billed Dowitcher 447 
Wilson's Snipe 345 
American Woodcock 621 
Spotted Sandpiper 1010 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Solitary Sandpiper 169 
Greater Yellowlegs 2985 
Willet 1545 
Lesser Yellowlegs 1819 
Wilson's Phalarope 201 
Red-necked Phalarope 25 
Red Phalarope 23 
Pomarine Jaeger 11 
Parasitic Jaeger 44 
Long-tailed Jaeger
Dovekie 28 
Common Murre 13 
Thick-billed Murre 26 
Razorbill 598 
Black Guillemot 84 
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake 357 
Sabine's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull 1336 
Black-headed Gull 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull 120 
Laughing Gull 583 
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull 3311 
Herring Gull 4437 
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull 111 
Lesser Black-backed Gull 111 
Glaucous Gull 42 
Great Black-backed Gull 4100 
Least Tern 1452 
Gull-billed Tern 34 
Caspian Tern 113 
Black Tern 104 
Roseate Tern 331 
Common Tern 1679 
Arctic Tern 28 
Forster's Tern 253 
Royal Tern 25 
Sandwich Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Elegant Tern
Black Skimmer 53 
Red-throated Loon 1708 
Pacific Loon 14 
Common Loon 2951 
Northern Fulmar
Cory's Shearwater 27 
Sooty Shearwater 17 
Great Shearwater 40 
Manx Shearwater 56 
Wilson's Storm-Petrel 90 
Leach's Storm-Petrel 11 
Northern Gannet 1646 
Double-crested Cormorant 3163 
Great Cormorant 634 
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern 595 
Least Bittern 471 
Great Blue Heron 2804 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Great Egret 2944 
Little Egret
Snowy Egret 2479 
Little Blue Heron 153 
Tricolored Heron 179 
Cattle Egret 24 
Green Heron 291 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1167 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 151 
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis 797 
White-faced Ibis 19 
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture 1474 
Osprey 2261 
Mississippi Kite
Bald Eagle 1074 
Northern Harrier 3627 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 811 
Cooper's Hawk 1047 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk 43 
Red-shouldered Hawk 44 
Broad-winged Hawk 35 
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 1751 
Rough-legged Hawk 1078 
Golden Eagle
Eastern Screech-Owl 10 
Great Horned Owl 275 
Snowy Owl 1009 
Barred Owl 127 
Long-eared Owl 26 
Short-eared Owl 448 
Northern Saw-whet Owl 30 
Belted Kingfisher 616 
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 211 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 233 
Downy Woodpecker 2491 
Hairy Woodpecker 341 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Flicker 1500 
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel 770 
Merlin 1471 
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon 1740 
Prairie Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher 58 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 293 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 138 
Acadian Flycatcher 11 
Alder Flycatcher 238 
Willow Flycatcher 1044 
Least Flycatcher 255 
Eastern Phoebe 1318 
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher 11 
Great Crested Flycatcher 596 
Western Kingbird 23 
Eastern Kingbird 1757 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike 644 
White-eyed Vireo 62 
Yellow-throated Vireo 46 
Blue-headed Vireo 533 
Philadelphia Vireo 171 
Warbling Vireo 241 
Red-eyed Vireo 931 
Yellow-green Vireo
Blue Jay 3556 
American Crow 4301 
Fish Crow 83 
Common Raven 241 
Horned Lark 1150 
Purple Martin 1477 
Tree Swallow 2458 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 163 
Bank Swallow 922 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cliff Swallow 128 
Cave Swallow 10 
Barn Swallow 1758 
Black-capped Chickadee 4072 
Tufted Titmouse 340 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1333 
White-breasted Nuthatch 486 
Brown Creeper 470 
House Wren 375 
Winter Wren 168 
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren 1847 
Carolina Wren 529 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 241 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 968 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 890 
Northern Wheatear
Eastern Bluebird 36 
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery 243 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Gray-cheeked Thrush 28 
Bicknell's Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 268 
Hermit Thrush 918 
Wood Thrush 146 
American Robin 4364 
Gray Catbird 2690 
Brown Thrasher 2136 
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird 3970 
European Starling 3740 
Bohemian Waxwing 11 
Cedar Waxwing 2233 
House Sparrow 2838 
American Pipit 487 
Pine Grosbeak 16 
House Finch 2082 
Purple Finch 1901 
Red Crossbill 83 
White-winged Crossbill 131 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Redpoll 253 
Hoary Redpoll 12 
Pine Siskin 225 
American Goldfinch 3238 
Evening Grosbeak
Lapland Longspur 312 
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Snow Bunting 879 
Ovenbird 355 
Worm-eating Warbler 27 
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 449 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler 85 
Black-and-white Warbler 734 
Prothonotary Warbler 11 
Swainson's Warbler
Tennessee Warbler 88 
Orange-crowned Warbler 74 
Nashville Warbler 385 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Connecticut Warbler 49 
Mourning Warbler 114 
Kentucky Warbler 19 
Common Yellowthroat 1827 
Hooded Warbler 45 
American Redstart 1248 
Cape May Warbler 121 
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula 598 
Magnolia Warbler 578 
Bay-breasted Warbler 175 
Blackburnian Warbler 300 
Yellow Warbler 1692 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 336 
Blackpoll Warbler 644 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 528 
Palm Warbler 584 
Pine Warbler 394 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1600 
Yellow-throated Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Prairie Warbler 223 
Black-throated Green Warbler 620 
Canada Warbler 287 
Wilson's Warbler 411 
Yellow-breasted Chat 67 
Green-tailed Towhee 12 
Eastern Towhee 2534 
American Tree Sparrow 1766 
Chipping Sparrow 778 
Clay-colored Sparrow 139 
Field Sparrow 1390 
Vesper Sparrow 40 
Lark Sparrow 46 
Savannah Sparrow 2123 
Grasshopper Sparrow 19 
Nelson's Sparrow 61 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 1319 
Seaside Sparrow 624 
Fox Sparrow 176 
Song Sparrow 4056 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow 162 
Swamp Sparrow 1144 
White-throated Sparrow 2029 
White-crowned Sparrow 430 
Dark-eyed Junco 1359 
Summer Tanager 37 
Scarlet Tanager 271 
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3618 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 378 
Blue Grosbeak 12 
Indigo Bunting 112 
Dickcissel 71 
Bobolink 1563 
Red-winged Blackbird 2528 
Eastern Meadowlark 575 
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird 66 
Common Grackle 2305 
Brown-headed Cowbird 1489 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orchard Oriole 424 
Baltimore Oriole 1376 

August 23, 2017, Tom Wetmore