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Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island


Here’s a list of recent bird sightings from Plum Island, located in Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich, Massachusetts. Most sightings are from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, which makes up the southern two thirds of the island. This information is only as complete as the reports received. To contribute your sightings please send them to Tom Wetmore. Reports to the MassBird mailing list are integrated into this page.

See the legend after the list for an explanation of terms. You can find most of the locations on the Parker River NWR map.

There are 77 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated January 25, 2015

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 24 Jan, h, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 170, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 50 pi rv, fw others, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 150 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 100, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 200+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 500+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 80 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 200+ most in pine ck, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 150 most cross, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 150+ most cross, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 24 Jan, 21 pi rv s one, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 46, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 40 pine ck, fw others, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 25 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 50, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 2, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 200+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 250+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 60 var mn pine ck, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, mn pine ck, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 45 pine ck, fw others, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 40, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 80+ most ramp & pine ck, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 22 Jan, 3-4 stage ck, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 4 pi rv, 2 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2-3 pine ck, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 20 Jan, 14 south marsh, 1 pan s cross, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, ~20 inc 8 north pool flyby, ~10 south marsh, 2 cross, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 20 Jan, 3 stage ck, j smith
    • 19 Jan, 2 m 1 f stage ck, t wetmore
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 19 Jan, 1 m 1 f seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 20 Jan, 1 m pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 m pi bridge, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 23 Jan, 9 seven ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 10 seven ocean, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, fw ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 flyby one, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, fw one ocean, 40 pi sound, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 120+ pi sound, 25 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 4 one ocean, 35 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 100+ one ocean, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3 seven ocean, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~20 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 19 Jan, 1 m one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 m one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 4 one ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 23 Jan, 5 five & seven ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, fw ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, fw ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 one ocean, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 15 one ocean, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 6 one ocean, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 12 one ocean, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 16 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3 seven ocean, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~8 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 23 Jan, 22 seven ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 2+ one ocean, 15+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 30 seven ocean, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 6+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one ocean, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 5 seven ocean, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~15 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 23 Jan, 5 seven ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 6 pi sound, 3 ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 6 pi sound, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~8 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 24 Jan, 1 pi rv s one, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 16 pi sound f/wardens, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 16 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 14 pine ck & seven ocean, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, fw stage ck, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 pi rv, 40+ cks, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 8+ pine ck, 12+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 11, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 1 pi bridge, 6 pine ck, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4+ pine ck, 1+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 18 pine ck, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 6 cks, ~15 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 23 Jan, 1 pi sound f/wardens, d williams
    • 22 Jan, 3 pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 12 pi ri opp two, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 10 ramp, 6 stage ck, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 10 ramp, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, h flyby pre dawn, 3 pi bridge, 1-2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3 pi bridge, 1 flyby stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 4 pi rv, h flyby hellcat, 2-3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 9 ramp, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 24 Jan, 1 pi rv s one, n landry
    • 22 Jan, 1 f pi rv, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1 f pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 f pi bridge, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 23 Jan, 2 pi sound f/wardens, d williams
    • 22 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 5 one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 8+ one ocean, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 6-8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3 pi rv, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 36, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 30+ one ocean, ~4 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 23 Jan, 7 inc 5 m 2 f, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 7 scurves, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 7 marsh n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 23 Jan, 1 one ocean, d williams
    • 20 Jan, 3-4 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 1-2 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 23 Jan, 4, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2-3 ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one ocean, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 4 one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 4 one ocean, 2 pi sound, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 4 one ocean, 1 flyby, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 8 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~8 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 23 Jan, 18 one, five & seven ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 2 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 8 seven ocean, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 1+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 5 one ocean, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 6 one ocean, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 3 one ocean, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 4, d williams
    • 15 Jan, ~8 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 23 Jan, 1 one ocean, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 8-10 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 6+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 22 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 5+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 16 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 22 Jan, 2+ jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1 flyby n seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2 jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
    • 22 Jan, 1 rdside south marsh, g dysart
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 23 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 3 inc 2 ad 1 im, p roberts
    • 23 Jan, 1 ad x/pi sound f/south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 north pool dike & pines platform, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 1, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 ad pines platform, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 im flyby ove pans, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 5 inc 3 im 2 ad var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2 ad flyby n w/pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 1 im pines marsh, 1 im grape is, 1 ad pi sound, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 ad stage, p roberts-maudubon
    • 17 Jan, 5+ inc im & ad one to stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 ad grape is, 1 ad ipswich bay, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2 ad one osprey platform, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 2 ad marsh w/one, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 24 Jan, 1 north pool olook, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 2 inc 1 ad m 1 im, p roberts
    • 23 Jan, 1 m north field, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 two & north field, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 3, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 marsh n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 1 hellcat, 1 other, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 1 two scrub, 1 cross, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 two, 1 cross, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4 inc 1 ad m 3 im, p roberts-maudubon
    • 16 Jan, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 17 Jan, 1 one dunes, p roberts-maudubon
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 19 Jan, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 17 Jan, 1 ad one, p roberts-maudubon
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 23 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 2 ad, p roberts
    • 23 Jan, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 two, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 2, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 2, p roberts
    • 20 Jan, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 1 one, 1 south field, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 one, 1 grape island, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, yes, p roberts-maudubon
    • 16 Jan, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1 south scrub, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 22 Jan, 3 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 1, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 lt north field, 2 lt stage & cross, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3 lt, var along refuge rd, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 2 lt, p roberts
    • 20 Jan, 1 lt north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 1-2 north pool area, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 north field, 1 cross platform, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 im lt north field, p roberts-maudubon
    • 17 Jan, 1 lt cross, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3 lt inc hellcat, south marsh & stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 2 inc 1 one marsh, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 23 Jan, 62 five beach, d williams
    • 22 Jan, fk 30-35 flyby s one, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 30 flyby one ocean, w tatro
    • 18 Jan, 16 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 20+ five beach, p roberts-maudubon
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 23 Jan, 27 five beach, d williams
    • 19 Jan, h flyby seven, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 40+ five beach, p roberts-maudubon
    • 16 Jan, h seven beach, t wetmore
  • Dovekie, Alle alle
    • 16 Jan, fk 4 flyby s one ocean, t wetmore
  • Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia
    • 23 Jan, 1 flyby six ocean photo, j smith
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 22 Jan, 50+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 4 one ocean, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 25 one ocean, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 60+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 150+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 5 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 23 Jan, 2+ one horizon, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 1+ one horizon, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 4+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, ~8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 18 Jan, fw one ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 22 Jan, 5, w tatro
    • 15 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 23 Jan, 27, d williams
    • 23 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 25+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 5, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 1, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 45+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 50+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, Gull, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 80+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 30+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 40+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 3, d williams
    • 15 Jan, sev, t wetmore
  • Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides
    • 18 Jan, 1-2 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus
    • 19 Jan, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 23 Jan, 3, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 1, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1+, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 24 Jan, 13 n refuge, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 7 n refuge, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 6 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, ~10 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 12 n one, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 15 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 12+ one & n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 9 n/one, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 20+ n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 24 Jan, 11 n refuge, n landry
    • 21 Jan, 2, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 3 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 one, p roberts-maudubon
    • 15 Jan, 1, d williams
  • Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
    • 21 Jan, 2 duetting pines opp north field, m halsey
    • 16 Jan, 1 h opp north field, t wetmore
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 24 Jan, 1 hellcat dike, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 4, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 5 marshes, p roberts
    • 23 Jan, 1 w/three, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3 inc 1 marsh w/one, 1 f/north pool olook, 1 n five dunes, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1, w tatro
    • 22 Jan, 1 marsh w scurves, 1 north pool dk, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1 north pool dike, m halsey
    • 21 Jan, 2, p roberts
    • 21 Jan, 1 hellcat dike, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 4 inc 1 two marsh, 2 flyby pans & scurves, 1 nelson is, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 4 inc 3 flyby w/pans, 1 nelson is, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 6 inc 1 sw one, 1 w/two, 2 sw/three, 1 south marsh, 1 flyby cross, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 1 sw/one, 1 south scrub, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2 inc 1 dunes, 1 w/two, p roberts-maudubon
    • 17 Jan, 3 inc 1 w/two, 2 hellcat dike, s grinley-bbc
    • 17 Jan, 1 marsh sw/three, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3 inc 1 jetty f/one, 1 marsh w/two, 1 marsh w/three, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1-2 inc 1 one dunes, 1 marsh w/one, t wetmore
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 24 Jan, 1 scurves, n landry
    • 21 Jan, 1 scurves, m halsey
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 23 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 22 Jan, 1, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 2, t spahr
    • 19 Jan, 1 marsh trail, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2 inc 1 scurves, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 wardens, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 north field, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 20 Jan, 1 flyby north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor
    • 16 Jan, 1 singing north field early am, s riley
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 23 Jan, 3, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1 north field, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2 one & scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 3, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 2 two, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 2, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 2-4 var inc goodno & hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2-3 marsh trail, 1-2 pines, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 2+ inc 1 north field, 1 pines, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 3 north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 pines, 1 other, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 north field, 1-2 hellcat, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 24 Jan, 1 wardens, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 4, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 6 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 2, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 3, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 3, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 6 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 5+ var, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 23 Jan, h one dunes, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 6 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, h one dunes, 12+ marsh loop, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 12 hellcat dike, s grinley-bbc
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 24 Jan, 7, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 7, d williams
    • 23 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 6, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, fw h rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 5, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 6, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 10+ pines & five, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 8, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 6, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 10+ var, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 22 Jan, 3 rdside near five, w tatro
    • 20 Jan, 2+ hellcat, 3+ pines, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 5+ pines & five, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 2+ five, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1+ n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 2 new blind pines, d williams
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 16 Jan, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 23 Jan, 1 marsh trail, d williams
    • 22 Jan, 1 marsh trail, w tatro
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 24 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1 rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 10, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 1, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 12, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 16+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 5, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 23 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1 one, 3 north field, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 2, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 1 one, 1 wardens, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 3-4 wardens & north field, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 4 wardens to north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 wardens, 2-3 north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 north field, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 23 Jan, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 43 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 5+ pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, 15 pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2-3 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 15 Jan, 2-3 n refuge, t wetmore
  • American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
    • 19 Jan, 2 marsh loop w/larks, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 16 Jan, 8 goodno area, t wetmore
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 21 Jan, 1 one dunes, m halsey
    • 20 Jan, 6 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 1 wardens, s grinley-bbc
    • 16 Jan, 2+ flyby n south marsh, t wetmore
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 20 Jan, 1 six, j smith
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 24 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 23 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 hellcat, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, 6, g dysart
    • 22 Jan, fw h rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 5, w tatro
    • 21 Jan, 5, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 18 Jan, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 10+ rdside var & wardens, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 20 inc fk 17 seven bwalk, d williams
    • 15 Jan, fk ~20 seven scrub, fw others var, t wetmore
  • Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca
    • 20 Jan, 1 five pines, j smith
    • 18 Jan, 1 pines, d adrien
    • 18 Jan, 1 pines, n landry
    • 17 Jan, 1 five & pines, m halsey
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 22 Jan, 2 hellcat & cross, d chickering, l cooper
    • 21 Jan, 4, t spahr
    • 18 Jan, 1 edge stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 1 seven thicket, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1 rdside one, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 23 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1 north field tree island, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 2-3 marsh trail, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 15 Jan, 2, d williams
  • Sparrow species
    • 15 Jan, 1 white-throat/white-crown hellcat lot, d williams
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 16 Jan, 1 seven thicket, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1, d williams
    • 15 Jan, 1 seven dunes, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 24 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 23 Jan, 2, d williams
    • 23 Jan, 1-2 h, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, 1 hellcat, d chickering, l cooper
    • 22 Jan, h r refuge, 1 refuge rd, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 3, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, 1 goodno, 2 pines, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 16 Jan, 1 five, 1 six, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, 1 north field, 1 other, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 23 Jan, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 2, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, flyby one, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, h one, t wetmore
  • Common Redpoll, Acanthis flammea
    • 22 Jan, 20 hellcat bwalk, g dysart
    • 21 Jan, 80+ hellcat, m halsey
    • 21 Jan, 60-80, p roberts
    • 21 Jan, 150+ marsh trail, t spahr
    • 20 Jan, 200+ hellcat, s riley
    • 20 Jan, 1+ n hellcat, 1+ hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, h old blind, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, fk 75+ marsh trail, l kramer
    • 15 Jan, 100+ inc 60 marsh trail, 40 s hellcat, d williams
  • Hoary Redpoll, Acanthis hornemanni
    • 21 Jan, 2+ marsh trail, t spahr
  • Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
    • 15 Jan, 1 new blind pines, d williams
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 22 Jan, h opp north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Jan, 1, t spahr
    • 19 Jan, h goodno, h pines, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, five, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, 2+ n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, 3 goodno, h south scrub, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 23 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jan, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Jan, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jan, fw n refuge, t wetmore

Legend
  • m - male
  • f - female
  • pr - pair
  • fk - flock
  • ad - adult
  • im - immature
  • jv - juvenal
  • sm - small
  • lg - large
  • lt - light morph
  • dk - dark morph
  • n - north
  • s - south
  • e - east
  • w - west
  • inc - including
  • migr - migrating

  • forward - Bill Forward Pool
  • one - Lot one area
  • three - Lot three area
  • seven - Lot seven area
  • emerson - Emerson Rocks
  • cross - Cross Farm Hill area
  • pans - North pans to lot three
  • north field - North boundary field
  • south field - South boundary field
  • north marsh - salt marsh from gate to wardens
  • south marsh - salt marsh from pines to cross
  • stage - Stage Island Pool area
  • pines - Pines Trail area
  • gate - Gate house area
  • blind - Blind on Bill Forward Pool
  • wardens - Sub-headquarters area
  • sound - Plum Island Sound


January 25, 2015, Tom Wetmore