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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 August 15, 2018 — day 227

 Species N  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Snow Goose
Brant 59 
Canada Goose 207 
Mute Swan 110 
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler 41 
Gadwall 137 
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon 13 
Mallard 195 
American Black Duck 197 
Northern Pintail 38 
Green-winged Teal 132 
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup 12 
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider 125 
Surf Scoter 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-winged Scoter 106 
Black Scoter 107 
Long-tailed Duck 113 
Bufflehead 79 
Common Goldeneye 84 
Hooded Merganser 41 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser 116 
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey 120 
Pied-billed Grebe 11 
Horned Grebe 76 
Red-necked Grebe 33 
Rock Pigeon 135 
Mourning Dove 180 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 18 
Black-billed Cuckoo 26 
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift 14 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 18 
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover 92 
Semipalmated Plover 80 
Piping Plover 115 
Killdeer 147 
Whimbrel 13 
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone 41 
Red Knot 11 
Stilt Sandpiper 22 
Sanderling 59 
Dunlin 48 
Purple Sandpiper 50 
Least Sandpiper 66 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
White-rumped Sandpiper 37 
Pectoral Sandpiper 13 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 92 
Short-billed Dowitcher 65 
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock 23 
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper 74 
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs 76 
Willet 108 
Greater Yellowlegs 121 
Wilson's Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill 20 
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull 35 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Little Gull
Laughing Gull 15 
Ring-billed Gull 147 
Herring Gull 208 
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull 193 
Least Tern 98 
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern 35 
Common Tern 101 
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-throated Loon 53 
Common Loon 131 
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Gannet 30 
Double-crested Cormorant 138 
Great Cormorant 24 
American Bittern
Least Bittern 32 
Great Blue Heron 92 
Great Egret 137 
Snowy Egret 119 
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron 18 
Green Heron 11 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 64 
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 14 
Glossy Ibis 55 
Turkey Vulture 71 
Osprey 137 
Bald Eagle 73 
Northern Harrier 114 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 
Cooper's Hawk 30 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk 83 
Rough-legged Hawk 40 
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl 103 
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher 17 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 19 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker 132 
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 67 
American Kestrel 33 
Merlin 49 
Peregrine Falcon 52 
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 18 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Alder Flycatcher 13 
Willow Flycatcher 84 
Least Flycatcher 12 
Eastern Phoebe 43 
Great Crested Flycatcher 75 
Eastern Kingbird 106 
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo 20 
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 74 
Blue Jay 174 
American Crow 203 
Fish Crow 12 
Common Raven 29 
Horned Lark 25 
Purple Martin 111 
Tree Swallow 134 
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 13 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Bank Swallow 62 
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow 107 
Black-capped Chickadee 204 
Tufted Titmouse 16 
Red-breasted Nuthatch 115 
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren 108 
Carolina Wren 15 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 
Golden-crowned Kinglet 24 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 23 
Veery 12 
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush 11 
Hermit Thrush 45 
Wood Thrush
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
American Robin 201 
Gray Catbird 111 
Brown Thrasher 101 
Northern Mockingbird 188 
European Starling 179 
Cedar Waxwing 102 
House Sparrow 165 
American Pipit
House Finch 128 
Purple Finch 121 
American Goldfinch 160 
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting 25 
Eastern Towhee 119 
American Tree Sparrow 83 
Chipping Sparrow 35 
Field Sparrow 92 
Savannah Sparrow 74 
Saltmarsh Sparrow 89 
Seaside Sparrow 48 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Fox Sparrow 17 
Song Sparrow 179 
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow 108 
White-throated Sparrow 47 
White-crowned Sparrow 12 
Dark-eyed Junco 51 
Bobolink 100 
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole 73 
Baltimore Oriole 91 
Red-winged Blackbird 171 
Brown-headed Cowbird 116 
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle 163 
Ovenbird 27 
Northern Waterthrush 30 
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 36 
Prothonotary Warbler
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler 14 
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 104 
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart 94 
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 28 
Magnolia Warbler 26 
Bay-breasted Warbler 12 
Blackburnian Warbler 21 
Yellow Warbler 105 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 21 
Blackpoll Warbler 18 
Black-throated Blue Warbler 25 
Palm Warbler 16 
Pine Warbler 65 
Yellow-rumped Warbler 92 
Prairie Warbler 11 
Black-throated Green Warbler 23 
 Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Canada Warbler 17 
Wilson's Warbler 19 
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager 10 
Northern Cardinal 190 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 21 
Indigo Bunting

Total species 247. Total reports 24,505. Total sightings 13,091.

August 15, 2018, Tom Wetmore