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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 October 20, 2017 — day 293

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 41 
Canada Goose 236 
Mute Swan 110 
Wood Duck
Gadwall 162 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 42 
American Black Duck 237 
Mallard 240 
Blue-winged Teal 24 
Northern Shoveler 23 
Northern Pintail 79 
Green-winged Teal 166 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider 168 
Surf Scoter 40 
White-winged Scoter 125 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Scoter 107 
Long-tailed Duck 90 
Bufflehead 80 
Common Goldeneye 55 
Hooded Merganser 29 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 110 
Wild Turkey 130 
Pied-billed Grebe 19 
Horned Grebe 58 
Red-necked Grebe 31 
Rock Pigeon 185 
Mourning Dove 208 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo 24 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will 11 
Chimney Swift 27 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19 
King Rail
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Virginia Rail 20 
Sora
Common Gallinule 14 
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 125 
American Golden-Plover 38 
Semipalmated Plover 128 
Piping Plover 84 
Killdeer 165 
Whimbrel 16 
Hudsonian Godwit 14 
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 29 
Red Knot 32 
Stilt Sandpiper 68 
Sanderling 92 
Dunlin 129 
Purple Sandpiper 13 
Baird's Sandpiper 20 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Least Sandpiper 111 
White-rumped Sandpiper 110 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper 37 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 136 
Western Sandpiper 13 
Short-billed Dowitcher 108 
Long-billed Dowitcher 36 
Wilson's Snipe 24 
American Woodcock 26 
Spotted Sandpiper 73 
Solitary Sandpiper 10 
Greater Yellowlegs 166 
Willet 97 
Lesser Yellowlegs 109 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Razorbill 28 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black Guillemot
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 18 
Laughing Gull 20 
Ring-billed Gull 152 
Herring Gull 246 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 11 
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 221 
Least Tern 89 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 16 
Common Tern 88 
Arctic Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-throated Loon 56 
Pacific Loon
Common Loon 158 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 82 
Double-crested Cormorant 185 
Great Cormorant 11 
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern 47 
Great Blue Heron 138 
Great Egret 186 
Snowy Egret 160 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron 60 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis 56 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture 98 
Osprey 161 
Bald Eagle 73 
Northern Harrier 171 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 
Cooper's Hawk 45 
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 93 
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 31 
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 16 
Downy Woodpecker 127 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Hairy Woodpecker 10 
Northern Flicker 72 
American Kestrel 32 
Merlin 89 
Peregrine Falcon 102 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 14 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 10 
Willow Flycatcher 63 
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 77 
Great Crested Flycatcher 55 
Eastern Kingbird 112 
Northern Shrike 30 
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 32 
Philadelphia Vireo
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 78 
Blue Jay 227 
American Crow 232 
Fish Crow 10 
Common Raven 33 
Horned Lark 32 
Purple Martin 107 
Tree Swallow 163 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow 51 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 130 
Black-capped Chickadee 239 
Tufted Titmouse 21 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 73 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 15 
House Wren 12 
Winter Wren
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Marsh Wren 121 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 17 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 44 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 59 
Eastern Bluebird
Veery 12 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 15 
Hermit Thrush 25 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 247 
Gray Catbird 155 
Brown Thrasher 128 
Northern Mockingbird 222 
European Starling 209 
Cedar Waxwing 142 
House Sparrow 208 
American Pipit
House Finch 137 
Purple Finch 123 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red Crossbill 14 
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch 194 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 24 
Ovenbird 17 
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush 31 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 42 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 18 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 131 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 100 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Cape May Warbler 10 
Northern Parula 39 
Magnolia Warbler 34 
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 14 
Yellow Warbler 109 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 12 
Blackpoll Warbler 39 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 28 
Palm Warbler 35 
Pine Warbler 30 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 55 
Prairie Warbler 14 
Black-throated Green Warbler 42 
Canada Warbler 14 
Wilson's Warbler 22 
Eastern Towhee 170 
American Tree Sparrow 61 
Chipping Sparrow 38 
Clay-colored Sparrow 21 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Field Sparrow 73 
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 119 
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 94 
Seaside Sparrow 47 
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow 237 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 71 
White-throated Sparrow 67 
White-crowned Sparrow 27 
Dark-eyed Junco 36 
Scarlet Tanager 15 
Northern Cardinal 208 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 23 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel 11 
Bobolink 111 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Red-winged Blackbird 166 
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 156 
Brown-headed Cowbird 90 
Orchard Oriole 61 
Baltimore Oriole 100 

Total species 267. Total reports 27,814. Total sightings 15,306.

October 20, 2017, Tom Wetmore