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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 94 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated November 26, 2014

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 25 Nov, 25, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 72, d williams
    • 22 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 22 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 40 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 120+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 22 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 38 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 10, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 190, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 60+ var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 19 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, h scurves, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 25 Nov, 5, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 8 pines pans, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 45+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2, o burton
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 26, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 20 pans, 15+ others, t wetmore
  • Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
    • 25 Nov, 1 m pan n scurves, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 1 m pan n end scurves, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 25 Nov, 11, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 17, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 30 pans, fw stage, fw flybys, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 25 Nov, 120, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 300+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 155, d williams
    • 22 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 22 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 80 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 120+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 108 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 4 south marsh, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 75, o burton
    • 19 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 350+, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 250+ var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 45+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 6, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 4, e labato
    • 22 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 10 ramp, 8+ others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 10 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 320, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 35+ var, t wetmore
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 25 Nov, 3, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 1 m 2 f pans, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 25 Nov, 25, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, forward, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 100+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 21 Nov, 40 forward, 30 stage, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 37 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 15 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 45 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, forward & stage, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 70 forward, fw stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, mn, d sandee
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 130 most pans & stage, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 20 pans, 100+ stage, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 22 Nov, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 20 forward, 120 stage, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 20 stage, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 15 forward, 300 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 16 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 15 forward, 200+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 15, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 450+ stage, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 19 Nov, fk 10 flyby cross, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 16 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 25 Nov, 2 six ocean, mn sandy pt, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 6+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 7, o burton
    • 19 Nov, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 8, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 10 emerson, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 30+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 20, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 25 Nov, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 4, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 4, n landry
    • 22 Nov, sev one ocean, sev seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 4 one ocean & emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 15, o burton
    • 19 Nov, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 10, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 230, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 25+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 25 Nov, mn six ocean, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 220+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 120, e labato
    • 22 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 140 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 290 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 259 one ocean & emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 280 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, lg fk seven ocean, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 250+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, ~200 seven ocean, d sandee
    • 16 Nov, 200, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 570, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 320+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Scoter species
    • 16 Nov, 100, f bouchard
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 25 Nov, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 8 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 4 emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 16 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 4, n landry
    • 16 Nov, h pi sound, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 25 Nov, 1 forward, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 3 forward, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 8, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 20 stage ck, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 2 ramp, 4 forward, 6 pine ck, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 3 forward, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 2+ pi sound, 2+ pine ck, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, stage & seven, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, fw pi sound, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 6, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 7 most emerson, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 15 pi sound, 2-3 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 25 Nov, 1 f pi rv, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 4 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1 f seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 1 m emerson, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 f seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 25 Nov, 6 pan n cross, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 8 ramp, 15 forward, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 forward, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 20 forward, 4-5 others var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 7 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 12 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 25, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 17 forward, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 30, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 15+ var, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 25 Nov, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 6 flyby seven, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 75 flyby n south marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 30, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 20 ocean, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 26, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
    • 16 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 22 Nov, 7, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 7, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 6 rdside two, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 7 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 7 s cross, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 25 Nov, 20 one ocean, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 6, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 12 one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 30 one ocean, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 25 Nov, 1 seven ocean, 2 sandy pt, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 5 one ocean, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 12, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 5, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 6, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 4 one ocean, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 3 one ocean, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 3, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 7, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 25 Nov, 1 seven ocean, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 8 one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 6, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 25 Nov, 4 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 5, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 one ocean, d chickering
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 4, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 22 Nov, 4, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 15, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2 im six ocean, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 12+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 25 Nov, fk 20 flyby one, 1-2 others, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 21 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 4 north pool & forward, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 8 forward, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2 north pool, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 3 hellcat, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 8 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 4 hellcat, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
  • American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
    • 19 Nov, 1 forward, d chickering, l cooper
    • 16 Nov, 1 forward, d sandee
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2 inc 1 ramp, 1 forward, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 25 Nov, 2 hellcat, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 2 marsh n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 north pool & forward pool, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1 north pool, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 5, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 4, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 north pool olook, 1 hellcat, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 25 Nov, 1 north pool olook, 1 pines, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 1 ad pines, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 21 Nov, 1 ad north marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 ad north pool dike, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 ad flyby one, 1 ad north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 25 Nov, 1, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 6-8 thruout, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 4, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 ad f, 2 im inc pines field, p roberts
    • 21 Nov, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 3 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 5+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 one, 1 other, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 4, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 16 Nov, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 21 Nov, 1 im pines field, p roberts
    • 20 Nov, 1 north field, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 25 Nov, 1 im one dunes, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1 mainland f/one, 1 one, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 ad, 1 im, p roberts
    • 21 Nov, 1 forward, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 two & north field, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 1 wardens, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 im three, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 1 o/mainland f/two, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 north field, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 21 Nov, 1, k marshall
    • 19 Nov, 1 cross, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 lt cross, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
  • American Coot, Fulica americana
    • 21 Nov, 15 stage, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 5 stage, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 25 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, stage, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 20+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 7, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 31, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 35 stage, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 21 Nov, 1, p roberts
    • 16 Nov, 1 seven beach, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 22 Nov, 1 h north marsh, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 s end forward, t wetmore
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 22 Nov, 7, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 26, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 2 one beach, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 3 sandy pt, p roberts
    • 19 Nov, 3 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 16 flyby stage, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 25 seven beach, t wetmore
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 25 Nov, ~700 inc 600+ wardens, 90+ emerson, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 230, e labato
    • 21 Nov, ~300 sandy pt, p roberts
    • 21 Nov, 1 flyby south marsh, 1 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 400++ emerson, d chickering
    • 19 Nov, fk emerson, s harvell
    • 16 Nov, 30, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 21 stage, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 5, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4 emerson, t wetmore
  • Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
    • 25 Nov, 1 emerson, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1 emerson, t wetmore
  • White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
    • 16 Nov, 1 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
  • Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata
    • 19 Nov, 1 north pool olook, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 north pool olook, d sandee
    • 16 Nov, 1 north Pool olook, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 19 Nov, 5, o burton
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 3 flyby hellcat, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 22 Nov, 5, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 8 forward, fw others, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 2 forward, fw others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 4 emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, fw forward, seven, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, yes, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 5, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 15+ pans, fw others, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 25 Nov, 2, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 4, d williams
    • 22 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 7, n landry
    • 22 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 33 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, yes, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 80+ var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 6, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, yes, n landry
    • 16 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 25 Nov, 1 six ocean, 10 sandy pt, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 4 one, fw seven, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 8, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 8+ most seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 3 one ocean & emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 4-5 seven, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, yes, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 3-4 seven, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 18, n landry
    • 16 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 25 Nov, fk n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, d williams
    • 22 Nov, fk 20 n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 10 n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 10 n refuge, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, sm fk n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 10 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 10 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 25 Nov, 2 one, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 21 Nov, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 11 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 6, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, scurves & pines, f bouchard
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 1 three marsh, d sandee
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 1 six dunes, f bouchard
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 19 Nov, 1 scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1 scurves, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 1 scurves, e parker
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
    • 19 Nov, 1 h dusk, o burton
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 25 Nov, 2 marsh loop, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 4 n goodno, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 3 hellcat, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 1 opp wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 6, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 marsh loop, rdside sandy pt, s harvell
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
    • 24 Nov, 1 f scurves, s pierce
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 25 Nov, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1 n goodno, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 25 Nov, 1 wardens, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 21 Nov, 1-2 im pines & sandy pt, p roberts
    • 20 Nov, 1 pans marsh, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1 pans, d sandee
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 25 Nov, 1 marsh loop, 3 dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 5, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 2-3, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 2 goodno, 1-2 others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 4 hellcat & scurves, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 2 north field, 1-2 others, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2 hellcat, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 4, o burton
    • 19 Nov, dune loop, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 4+ var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 5, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 22 Nov, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 5 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 5 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 5, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 22 Nov, 1 three bwalk, e labato
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 22 Nov, 15, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 10 stage, h seven beach, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 15 two marsh, 2 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 12, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 10 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
  • Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
    • 16 Nov, 3 tween six & seven, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 3 rdside s six, s pierce
  • Swallow species
    • 16 Nov, 1 flyby stage, f bouchard
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 25 Nov, 1, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 24 Nov, 1 opp north field, s pierce
    • 22 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 8, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 15 var, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 3, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 10+ rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 4, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 7, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 15+ var, t wetmore
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
    • 22 Nov, 1 n five, e labato
    • 21 Nov, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 25 Nov, 2+ pines, t wetmore
    • 24 Nov, 2 opp north field, s pierce
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1-2 five pines, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 2+ five, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2+ pines, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 pines, s harvell
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 5+ var, t wetmore
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 25 Nov, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1 goodno, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2 opp north field, t wetmore
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 25 Nov, 1, m brengle
    • 25 Nov, 6 marsh loop, lg fk dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, sev n goodno, fw others, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 14, n landry
    • 22 Nov, sev n goodno, fw others, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1+ opp wardens, 1+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 18 scurves & hellcat, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 20+ opp north field, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 3, o burton
    • 19 Nov, dune poop, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 35, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 35+ most scurves, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 22 Nov, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 scurves, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 25 Nov, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 4 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1 wardens, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 rdside sandy pt, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 1 north field, 1 cross, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 rdside on, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 20 Nov, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, fk refuge, t wetmore
  • American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 25 Nov, fk 8 dune loop, s harvell
    • 16 Nov, 4 scurves, f bouchard
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 22 Nov, 2-3 w/buntings one scrub, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 3 five w/buntings, o burton
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 25 Nov, 1+ flyby seven, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 55 in two fks one olook, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 50 one scrub, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 92 five, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 25 Nov, 2 flyby five, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1 five, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 21 Nov, 1 pines field, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 20 Nov, 1 m goodno, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 25 Nov, 6-8 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 12, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 6, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 20, p roberts
    • 21 Nov, 8 five, fw others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 rdside near two, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 6+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 9 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 19 Nov, 5, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 6+ rdside, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, yes, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1-2 gate, 1-2 elsewhere, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 21 Nov, 1 ipswih five bwald, p roberts
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 25 Nov, 3-4 rdside & seven, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 22 Nov, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 1-2 seven, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 pines, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, h seven, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 25 Nov, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 3-4 rdside scurves & goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 3+ scurves, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 hellcat, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 4+ opp north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 8, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 4, n landry
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 25 Nov, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 6+ five, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 pines, d chickering
    • 19 Nov, 3, o burton
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 25 Nov, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 3-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 2-3 five, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 2, o burton
    • 19 Nov, 1 stage, 1, rdside sandy pt, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4-5 rdside, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 25 Nov, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 22 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 1 n goodno, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 16 Nov, 1 pines, f bouchard
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 21 Nov, 3 sandy pt one, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 8-10 rdside sandy pt, s harvell
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
  • Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
    • 22 Nov, 1 five, d williams
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 25 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 25 Nov, sev thruout, t wetmore
    • 22 Nov, 3, d williams
    • 22 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 22 Nov, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, 6 five, fw others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 5, o burton
    • 19 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 19 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 12, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 4, n landry
    • 16 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 25 Nov, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Nov, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 10, f bouchard

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


November 26, 2014, Tom Wetmore