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



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated February 26, 2017

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 25 Feb, 111, n landry
    • 25 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 450, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 100, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, yes, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, ~120, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, mn, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 79, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 364, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 400+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 50, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 400+ var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 22 Feb, 2 flyby north marsh, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 2, r doherty
    • 18 Feb, 2, n landry
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 2 pan n cross, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 5, s sullivan
    • 22 Feb, 2 pi rv tween one & two, d weaver-joppa
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 25 Feb, 96, n landry
    • 25 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 250, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 50, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, mn, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, ~150 marshes, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, mn, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 33, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 130, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 60+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 20, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 40, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 30+ var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 25 Feb, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 15, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 11, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 2 pi rv, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 7, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, sev most pines field, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2 pi rv, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 8, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 6+ var, t wetmore
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 25 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 2 pan s three, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 2, e labato
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 25 Feb, sev forward, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 32, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 35+ forward, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 7, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 25, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 12, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 12 pines field, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 15 pines field, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 30 pines field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 14, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 22+ inc 2 flyhby north field, 20+ forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 6, w tatro
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 25 Feb, fw forward, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 13, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 85+ forward, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 23, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 50+ s end forward, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 9, s sullivan
    • 22 Feb, 1 pines field, t wetmore
  • Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
    • 24 Feb, 11, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 9 inc 7 m 2 f, s pierce
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 25 Feb, 25+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 150, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 300+ seven ocean, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 180 seven ocean, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, mn seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, mn seven ocean, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 30 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 85+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 35+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 25 Feb, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 23 Feb, 1 m one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 14+ inc 12+ one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 2 m one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 1 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 1 m one ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 25 Feb, 15+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 4, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 4, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 4, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 45+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, ~40 inc ~20 one ocean, ~20 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 10 ocean off lot 7, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, sev one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 25+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 8, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 35+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 7 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 45+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 25 Feb, 1 ramp, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 23 Feb, 8+ inc 6+ onc ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 3 one ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 20+ inc 18+ one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 10+ inc 2 ramp, 8+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 35, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 6-8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 6 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 25 Feb, 15+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 23 Feb, 12+ one ocean & pi sound, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 5 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 3 ocean off lot 7, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 16 inc 1 pi sound, 15 seen ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 8 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 7 inc 4 one ocean, 3 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 25 Feb, 7, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 8+ inc 4 forward, 4 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 15, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 6+ pi sound & pine ck, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 3 in river behind marsh before Cross Hill, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 5 inc 4 pine ck, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 6-7 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 6+ var inc pi sound & seven, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 6, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 2, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 6, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 10+ pi rv & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1 ocean off lot 7, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 12 ramp, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 12+ inc pi rv, pi sound, flybys, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 8, n landry
    • 19 Feb, 8+ inc pi rv, pi sound, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 18 Boat ramp., s miller
    • 18 Feb, 4 inc pi rv & pi sound, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 25 Feb, 1 m stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 11, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 8, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 4, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 4 inc 2 m 2 f, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 4, s sullivan
    • 22 Feb, 2 south marsh, t wetmore
  • Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
    • 25 Feb, 1 f forward, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 25 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 1 f seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 7, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 2 inc 1 pi sound, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 3 inc 2 pi rv, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 6, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 5 inc 4 one ocean, 1 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 35 most one ocean, inc 2 pi rv, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 23 Feb, fk 8 rdside n refuge, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 25 Feb, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 4, e labato
    • 23 Feb, 7+ inc 5+ one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1 ocean off lot 7, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 4, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 3 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 23 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 1 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 5 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 25 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 12, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 12, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 6, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 4, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 8, s miller
    • 18 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 24 Feb, 5, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 3 inc 1 r refuge, 2 flyby north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1 inc 1 north field, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 2, w tatro
  • Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
    • 25 Feb, 3 pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 4 pans, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 6-7 inc 4 pans, 2-3 stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 4 pans, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 4 pans, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 3 together pans, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 1 pans, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 pans, d chickering
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 25 Feb, 16, n landry
    • 24 Feb, 125, j smith
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 25 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 24 Feb, 20, j smith
    • 22 Feb, 4 flyby seven, t wetmore
  • American Woodcock, Scolopax minor
    • 24 Feb, 3 inc 1 display north pool olook, 2 peet rdside, p&f vale
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 25 Feb, 1 flyby seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 23 Feb, 30+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 17+ inc 15+ one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, fw one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 10-12 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 12+ one ocean inc 6 flybys, 6 on water, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 4 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Large Alcid species
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 23 Feb, 1 ad far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1+ far one ocean, t wetmore
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 23 Feb, 1 im one ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 25 Feb, 6+ inc 3+ forward, 3+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 4, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, fw, d weaver-joppa
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 25 Feb, 7, n landry
    • 25 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 75, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 10, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, yes, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 20, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, yes, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 8, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 15, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 10, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 30, s miller
    • 18 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 25 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 3+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 6, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 2, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 4 inc 2 ramp, 2 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 19 Feb, 1 pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 1 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 22 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 3+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 25 Feb, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 2, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 6, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 14+ inc 6+ one ocean, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 3, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 12+ inc 7 one ocean, 5 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 4 one ocen, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 6-7 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 22 Feb, 4+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2+ far one ocean, t wetmore
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 22 Feb, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 25 Feb, 2 ad north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1 o/pi sound f/hellcat, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 20 Feb, 2, r doherty
    • 20 Feb, 1 north pool dike, s mcgrath
    • 19 Feb, 2 inc 1 im north marsh, 1 ad north pook dike, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 2, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, 1, n landry
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 25 Feb, 2 f, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 1 ad m pans, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 2, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 3, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 inc 1 ad m 1 ad f, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 3 inc 1 ad m one, 1 middens, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 3-4 var inc 2 together north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 5, r doherty
    • 20 Feb, 5 north field, s mcgrath
    • 19 Feb, 2 inc 1 wardens field, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1, w tatro
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 22 Feb, 1 rdside goodno, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 25 Feb, 1 rdside n goodno, d weaver-joppa
    • 25 Feb, 1 mainland f/n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 2, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 1, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1 im hellcat johns, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 inc 1 pines, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 18 Feb, 1, n landry
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1 near forward blind f/hellcat, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 f/north pool olook, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 2-3 inc 1-2 north field, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 3, r doherty
    • 20 Feb, 1 north field, s mcgrath
    • 18 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 1 north pool dike, t wetmore
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 25 Feb, 1 marsh trail, d weaver-joppa
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1 rdside goodno, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 23 Feb, 1 marsh trail, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 1 marsh trail, s bettencourt
    • 19 Feb, 1, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, 1 dunes trail, s miller
  • Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 20 Feb, 1 north field am & pm, s mcgrath
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 25 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 22 Feb, 1 rdside five, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 1, n landry
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 21 Feb, 1 scurves, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 20 Feb, 1 rdside band station, s mcgrath
    • 18 Feb, 1 scurves, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 1 pi trnpk, t wetmore
  • Small falcon species
    • 19 Feb, 1 poss kestrel, w tatro
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1 pines platform, s pierce
    • 23 Feb, 1 pi trnpk, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 1-2 inc 1 pi bridge, 1 marsh n refuge, t wetmore
  • Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor
    • 25 Feb, 1 ad dike f/north pool olook, d weaver-joppa
    • 24 Feb, 1 ad f/hellcat dike, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 1 marsh loop, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1 ad north field tree islands, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 im rdside n cross, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 2 inc 1 im south scrub, 1 ad s end north field, s pierce
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 25 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 1, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 4, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 4 inc 1 n refuge, 2 hellcat, 1 south scrub, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 19 Feb, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 2, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 5-6 var one to hellcat, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 25 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 6-8 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 7, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 6, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 7, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 5 two, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, 8 most north marsh, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 20+ most marshes, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 14, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 4, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 15+ var inc two, north marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 2, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, 16, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 30, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 8+ var most two area, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 25 Feb, 3-4+ inc h flyby two, h flyby stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 10, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 4 cross marsh, s pierce
    • 19 Feb, h one platform, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, fw flyby one platform, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 25 Feb, 11, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 15-20 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, yes, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 14, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 5, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 3, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 10+ rdside var & hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 18+ inc 10+ north field & x/north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 10, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 4, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 8+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 2, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 18+ var most scurves, t wetmore
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
    • 23 Feb, 1 h n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 25 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 2-3 new blind pines, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1 h x/north field, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 23 Feb, 1 h hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 x/north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 x/north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 2, r doherty
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 25 Feb, 22, n landry
    • 25 Feb, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 3, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 15, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 4, s pierce
    • 23 Feb, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 one, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, ~20 inc 15 south field, others var, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 4+ inc fw scurves, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, fk 45 flyby three, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 6, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 16+ var most hellcat, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 25 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 1, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 1, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 1, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2 inc 1 wardens, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 2 inc 1 wardens, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 19 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 1, w tatro
    • 18 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 25 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 10, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 6, s pierce
    • 22 Feb, ~30 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 25 Feb, mn n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 15, j smith
    • 23 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 25 Feb, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, sev n refuge inc singing, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 24 Feb, 2, s sullivan
    • 18 Feb, h two, t wetmore
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 23 Feb, 2-3 h flybys, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 6 forward, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 18, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, fk 35 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 17 inc fk 7, fk 10, n landry
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 21 Feb, 1 v/h north field w/chickadees, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizelloides arborea
    • 25 Feb, 1-2 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 3+ one, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 3 hellcat dike, d adrien
    • 20 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 10+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 3, s miller
    • 18 Feb, 4-5 var one to north field, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 25 Feb, 1 ipswich, n landry
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 25 Feb, 5, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 3-4 singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 5, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 3+ singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2+ inc 1 singing n refuge, 1 hellcat johns, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1-2 singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Feb, 2-3 var inc singing n refuge, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 24 Feb, 2, j smith
    • 16 Feb, 1 scurves photo, s babbitt
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 25 Feb, 2-3 singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 1, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 1, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 2+ singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 3+ inc 2 sining n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 1 singing n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 18 Feb, 1 singing n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 25 Feb, 11, n landry
    • 25 Feb, sev marshes, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 3, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 35, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, m goetschkes, s mroz
    • 24 Feb, 11, s pierce
    • 24 Feb, 6, s sullivan
    • 23 Feb, 20+ marshes thruout, t wetmore
    • 21 Feb, 1 hellcat, d adrien
    • 21 Feb, 1-2 h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Feb, 1, r doherty
    • 19 Feb, 1 singing n refuge, t wetmore
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 25 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 25 Feb, 8+ inc 6+ n refuge, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 24 Feb, 26, e labato
    • 24 Feb, 15, j smith
    • 24 Feb, 2, s pierce
    • 23 Feb, fk 6 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Feb, 2flyby one, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Feb, 2 n refuge, s pierce

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


February 26, 2017, Tom Wetmore