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2018 Quarter-Month Status
Birds of Plum Island, Essex County, Massachusetts

Compiled by Tom Wetmore


This table shows the 2018 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 2018.


Status of the Birds of Plum Island — updated October 19, 2018 — day 292

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 63 
Canada Goose 258 
Mute Swan 121 
Wood Duck 17 
Blue-winged Teal 11 
Northern Shoveler 51 
Gadwall 181 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 32 
Mallard 256 
American Black Duck 254 
Northern Pintail 62 
Green-winged Teal 189 
Ring-necked Duck 10 
Greater Scaup 16 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 154 
Surf Scoter 56 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 133 
Black Scoter 125 
Long-tailed Duck 115 
Bufflehead 81 
Common Goldeneye 84 
Hooded Merganser 46 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 122 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 150 
Pied-billed Grebe 11 
Horned Grebe 79 
Red-necked Grebe 33 
Rock Pigeon 183 
Mourning Dove 232 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 24 
Black-billed Cuckoo 26 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 22 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 29 
Virginia Rail
Sora
Common Gallinule
American Coot
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 151 
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover 142 
Piping Plover 131 
Killdeer 176 
Whimbrel 29 
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 58 
Red Knot 28 
Stilt Sandpiper 42 
Sanderling 108 
Dunlin 79 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Purple Sandpiper 50 
Baird's Sandpiper 18 
Least Sandpiper 110 
White-rumped Sandpiper 79 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 11 
Pectoral Sandpiper 31 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 149 
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher 104 
Long-billed Dowitcher 29 
American Woodcock 23 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 97 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 119 
Willet 113 
Greater Yellowlegs 184 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 20 
Black Guillemot
Atlantic Puffin
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 43 
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 25 
Ring-billed Gull 205 
Herring Gull 272 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull 14 
Great Black-backed Gull 255 
Least Tern 111 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 35 
Common Tern 110 
Forster's Tern
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 64 
Common Loon 163 
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet 70 
Double-crested Cormorant 200 
Great Cormorant 30 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 33 
Great Blue Heron 155 
Great Egret 200 
Snowy Egret 170 
Little Blue Heron 11 
Tricolored Heron 18 
Green Heron 12 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 89 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 19 
Glossy Ibis 58 
Turkey Vulture 116 
Osprey 183 
Bald Eagle 90 
Northern Harrier 165 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 
Cooper's Hawk 75 
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 
Red-tailed Hawk 119 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 103 
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 52 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 29 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 18 
Downy Woodpecker 182 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 104 
American Kestrel 35 
Merlin 79 
Peregrine Falcon 104 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 22 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher 13 
Willow Flycatcher 87 
Least Flycatcher 14 
Eastern Phoebe 97 
Great Crested Flycatcher 87 
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird 129 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Blue-headed Vireo 30 
Philadelphia Vireo 15 
Warbling Vireo 11 
Red-eyed Vireo 109 
Blue Jay 235 
American Crow 260 
Fish Crow 12 
Common Raven 53 
Horned Lark 26 
Purple Martin 119 
Tree Swallow 183 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13 
Bank Swallow 69 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 139 
Black-capped Chickadee 265 
Tufted Titmouse 40 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 171 
White-breasted Nuthatch 12 
Brown Creeper 19 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 141 
Carolina Wren 39 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 13 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 42 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 42 
Veery 15 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 16 
Hermit Thrush 57 
Wood Thrush
American Robin 261 
Gray Catbird 172 
Brown Thrasher 137 
Northern Mockingbird 249 
European Starling 236 
Cedar Waxwing 161 
House Sparrow 207 
American Pipit 22 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
House Finch 177 
Purple Finch 156 
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch 220 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 26 
Eastern Towhee 180 
American Tree Sparrow 83 
Chipping Sparrow 56 
Clay-colored Sparrow 11 
Field Sparrow 108 
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow 110 
Grasshopper Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow 111 
Seaside Sparrow 49 
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 242 
Lincoln's Sparrow 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Swamp Sparrow 123 
White-throated Sparrow 69 
White-crowned Sparrow 28 
Dark-eyed Junco 70 
Yellow-breasted Chat
Bobolink 120 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 73 
Baltimore Oriole 119 
Red-winged Blackbird 199 
Brown-headed Cowbird 118 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 182 
Ovenbird 30 
Northern Waterthrush 36 
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 46 
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler 25 
Connecticut Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 141 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 113 
Cape May Warbler 16 
Northern Parula 32 
Magnolia Warbler 30 
Bay-breasted Warbler 21 
Blackburnian Warbler 21 
Yellow Warbler 119 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 24 
Blackpoll Warbler 42 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 32 
Palm Warbler 23 
Pine Warbler 71 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 125 
Prairie Warbler 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Black-throated Green Warbler 36 
Canada Warbler 18 
Wilson's Warbler 23 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 12 
Northern Cardinal 244 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 31 
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel 12 

Total species 269. Total reports 33,431. Total sightings 17,546.

October 19, 2018, Tom Wetmore