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2017 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore

This table shows the 2017 quarter-month status of the birds of Plum Island. It is based on data collected for inclusion on the Plum Island sigthings web site. The column labeled N shows the number days the species has been reported in 2017.

Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated August 23, 2017 — day 235

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 34 
Canada Goose 188 
Mute Swan 99 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 132 
American Wigeon 17 
American Black Duck 180 
Mallard 183 
Blue-winged Teal 16 
Northern Shoveler 19 
Northern Pintail 44 
Green-winged Teal 112 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 124 
Surf Scoter 22 
White-winged Scoter 88 
Black Scoter 88 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Long-tailed Duck 84 
Bufflehead 80 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 28 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 98 
Wild Turkey 102 
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe 51 
Red-necked Grebe 27 
Rock Pigeon 132 
Mourning Dove 159 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo 23 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 24 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 14 
King Rail
Virginia Rail 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Gallinule 14 
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 69 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 72 
Piping Plover 71 
Killdeer 133 
Hudsonian Godwit 10 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 25 
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper 28 
Sanderling 44 
Dunlin 78 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper 78 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-rumped Sandpiper 58 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 12 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 83 
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher 64 
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe 17 
American Woodcock 23 
Spotted Sandpiper 54 
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs 109 
Willet 95 
Lesser Yellowlegs 72 
Wilson's Phalarope
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull 96 
Herring Gull 189 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 167 
Least Tern 85 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 16 
Common Tern 83 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-throated Loon 44 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 120 
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 39 
Double-crested Cormorant 127 
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern 45 
Great Blue Heron 81 
Great Egret 129 
Snowy Egret 107 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 40 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 43 
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 61 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Osprey 126 
Bald Eagle 56 
Northern Harrier 116 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 
Cooper's Hawk 22 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 74 
Rough-legged Hawk 61 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 12 
Barred Owl 30 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher 11 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 81 
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 38 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Kestrel 32 
Merlin 56 
Peregrine Falcon 60 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 10 
Willow Flycatcher 61 
Least Flycatcher 11 
Eastern Phoebe 31 
Great Crested Flycatcher 52 
Eastern Kingbird 101 
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 15 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 46 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue Jay 171 
American Crow 178 
Fish Crow
Common Raven 23 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 106 
Tree Swallow 125 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 43 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 107 
Black-capped Chickadee 181 
Tufted Titmouse 17 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 73 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 10 
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 93 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Golden-crowned Kinglet 18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35 
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 17 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 188 
Gray Catbird 103 
Brown Thrasher 94 
Northern Mockingbird 168 
European Starling 156 
Cedar Waxwing 88 
House Sparrow 162 
American Pipit
House Finch 100 
Purple Finch 95 
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Goldfinch 143 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Ovenbird 12 
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 21 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 27 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 91 
American Redstart 73 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 27 
Magnolia Warbler 24 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow Warbler 94 
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 19 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 18 
Palm Warbler 20 
Pine Warbler 26 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 29 
Prairie Warbler 10 
Black-throated Green Warbler 26 
Canada Warbler 12 
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee 117 
American Tree Sparrow 60 
Chipping Sparrow 24 
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow 64 
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 79 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 76 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Seaside Sparrow 41 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 178 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 53 
White-throated Sparrow 44 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 23 
Scarlet Tanager 10 
Northern Cardinal 160 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 18 
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink 94 
Red-winged Blackbird 150 
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle 147 
Brown-headed Cowbird 87 
Orchard Oriole 60 
Baltimore Oriole 85 

Total species 260. Total reports 20,128. Total sightings 11,210.

August 23, 2017, Tom Wetmore