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



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated October 25, 2014

  • Brant, Branta bernicla
    • 24 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 2 pans, fk 30 pi sound, fk 30 migr seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 18, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 30+ var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 35 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 30 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 40 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 300 inc 250+ stage, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, sm fk flyby, fw marsh, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 25 Oct, 3 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 forward, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 3 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 20 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 15+ most pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~6, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 5 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 12 pans, fw others, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 10 pans, fw others, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 12, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 8 pans, t wetmore
  • Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 25 Oct, pans, s harvell
    • 25 Oct, 2 m pans, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 2 m pans, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, 2 m pans, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 2 pans, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 1 m pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2 m pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 2 m pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 m pans, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 m pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2 m pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Oct, 2 m pans, w drummond
    • 17 Oct, 2 pans, d adrien
    • 16 Oct, 2 m pans, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 2 m pans, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 80, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 80 pans, fw stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 80+ most pans, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, mn pans, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 70 pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~50 pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 85 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 80 pans, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 70 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 120 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 53, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 95 pans, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 25 Oct, mn, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 330, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 200+ var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 300+ var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 200+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 30 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 200 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 250 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 400 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, ~250, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 200+ var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 25 Oct, 10, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 3, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 40+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sev most stage, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~12, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 15 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 30 most north pool olook & stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 19, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 30 most north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 f pan opp three, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 25 Oct, mn, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 12, e labato
    • 25 Oct, fw forward, 150+ stage, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 10+ forward, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, mn stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2 m stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Oct, 1 pans, 70 forward, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 5, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 10 forward, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 25 Oct, 10, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 150+ stage, fw others, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 6+ forward, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, mn stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~15 most stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Oct, 20 forward, 10 flyby seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 20 forward, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 5, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2+ forward, t wetmore
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 25 Oct, 4 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fk 10 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 16 Oct, 4 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 25 Oct, 40, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 35 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 25 Oct, 50, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 50+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 40+ one ocean, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 180 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 80 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 8 one ocean, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, sev seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 3 one ocean, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Scoter species
    • 17 Oct, 25 far ocean, s sullivan
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 25 Oct, 2 one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 10 one ocean, d adridn
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 23 Oct, 2 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 3, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, fk 12 one ocean, 3 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1 f pans, s sullivan
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 25 Oct, 7, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 6, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 7, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 10 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 6 var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 5 cross, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 3 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 5 south scrub, 4 forward dike, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 8 stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 8, s sullivan
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 25 Oct, 6+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 one ocean, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 5+ one ocean, d adridn
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 25 Oct, 4, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 15+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 12+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2-3 flybys, 15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 2 one ocean, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2 flybys, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 30+ one ocean, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 2 flybys, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, j hoye
    • 24 Oct, 4 inc 3 pans, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 17 Oct, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 3 inc 2 pans, 1bill forward, s sullivan
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 15 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 21 Oct, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Shearwater species
    • 16 Oct, 1 poss sooty one ocean, d adridn
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 25 Oct, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 60+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 50 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 8 o/sandy point, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 40-50 one ocean, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 30 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 11, n landry
    • 25 Oct, ~1000 in sev lg migr fks, others, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, mn inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fw, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~12, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, sev var inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 150 inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 100+ inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 350+ inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 6, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
  • American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
    • 25 Oct, 1 stage, b cassie
    • 19 Oct, 1 north pool dike photo, d adrien
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 25 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 3 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 6 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 3 forward dike, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 3, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 7 most south marsh, t wetmore
  • Great Egret, Ardea alba
    • 25 Oct, 10, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 4, n landry
    • 25 Oct, ~10 most north marsh, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1 marsh n stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Oct, 12 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 12 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 9, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 30 var, t wetmore
  • Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
    • 21 Oct, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 10 marsh s cross, t wetmore
  • Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
    • 25 Oct, 8, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2 o/mainland, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 12 stage, s sullivan
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 25 Oct, 1 ad, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 1 wardens field, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 north marsh, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 17 Oct, 3, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1 migr one ocean, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 south field, t wetmore
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 n end scurves, 2 wardens & north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 25 Oct, 1 dk stage, k elwell
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 25 Oct, 26 sandy pt, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 4, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 2 pans, 3 pan s cross, 1 sandy pt, 2-3 others h, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 80-100 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 2 north marsh, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 35+ sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, h pans, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 17 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 40+ ipswich f/sandy pt, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 1 stage, t wetmore
  • American Golden-Plover, Pluvialis dominica
    • 24 Oct, 1 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1 edge pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 pans, d adridn
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 25 Oct, 20 sandy pt, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 20-25 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 30+ sandy pt, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, fw stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 9, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 1 stage, 3 seven beach, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 25 Oct, 11, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 10, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 6 pans, 2 north pool olook, 8 s cross, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 15 stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 10 north pool olook, fw others h var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 15 pans, 15 forward, others h var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 pans, fw others h var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 6, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 15 stage, others var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 14, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 25 stage, sev others h var, t wetmore
  • Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
    • 17 Oct, 2 jv sandy pt, s sullivan
  • Red Knot, Calidris canutus
    • 25 Oct, 1 sandy pt, e labato
    • 21 Oct, 4 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 18 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 11, s sullivan
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 25 Oct, 120 sandy pt, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 500-600 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 50 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~50 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, 100s sandy pt, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 60+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 18, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 30 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 25 Oct, 130 sandy pt, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 12, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 2 flyin one ocean, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 150-200 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 2+ pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, mn sandy pt, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 4 stage, 8 seven beach, others h var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 68, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 15 stage, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-rumped Sandpiper, Calidris fuscicollis
    • 25 Oct, 1 sandy pt, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 12 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 23 Oct, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 sandy pt, d adrien
  • Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
    • 24 Oct, 1 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, 3 pans, 1 forward, all with yellowlegs, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
    • 25 Oct, 6 sandy pt, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 5 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, 20+ sandy pt, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 20+ stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 8, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 7 stage, t wetmore
  • Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata
    • 21 Oct, 1 north pool, d adrien
  • American Woodcock, Scolopax minor
    • 16 Oct, 1 scurves, d adridn
  • Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus
    • 24 Oct, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Guillemot, Cepphus grylle
    • 16 Oct, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 25 Oct, 1 im seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 5+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 12 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, 30 migr seven ocean in sm fks, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 120-130 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 80+ ipswich bay, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fk 16 flyby seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, fw, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 2-3, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2-3 seven, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, ~80, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, one, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 1-2 seven, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, mn, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, mn var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, ~150, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, one, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
    • 25 Oct, 1 sandy pt, e labato
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, fw, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1-2 seven, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 2-3, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3-4 seven, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 42, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, one, d adridn
    • 16 Oct, 2+ north marsh, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 25 Oct, fk n refuge, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, ~6 pi bridge, d weaver-joppa
    • 19 Oct, fk 40 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 6, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fk 15 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 22 Oct, 5, d weaver-joppa
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 25 Oct, 1 scurves, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 1 scurves, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 1 scurves, s harvell
    • 25 Oct, 1 scurves, t wetmore
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
    • 24 Oct, 1 photo, m stone fide n landry
  • Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 21 Oct, h forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
    • 21 Oct, 1 h scurves, t wetmore
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 3-5 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 4+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, h scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 4, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2+ var, t wetmore
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
    • 25 Oct, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1 seven, t wetmore
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 24 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 1-2 h var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 25 Oct, fw, b cassie
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 25 Oct, fw, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 1 barhead, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 21 Oct, 2 north marsh, t wetmore
  • Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
    • 21 Oct, 1 scurves, 1 south scrub, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 2, t wetmore
  • Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
  • Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 6, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 6, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 pines, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 12 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 4, n landry
    • 19 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 5, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 6, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 5, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 8+, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 cross, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 5 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 19 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 9, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 25 Oct, 1 two scrub, k elwell
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 25 Oct, sev beach, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 9, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 8, n landry
    • 25 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw h var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 7, n landry
    • 19 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 8, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 24 Oct, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1 n end scurves, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 25 Oct, 2, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 new blind, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
  • Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
  • Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
    • 25 Oct, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
    • 25 Oct, sev, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 4, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 17, n landry
    • 25 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 2-3 var inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fw h, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2-3 rdside, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 3-4 h, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 4, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2-3 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
    • 25 Oct, fw, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 6, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 5, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 4, n landry
    • 25 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 3-4 var inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 3-4 h, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1 h, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 6-7 inc 3 together scurves, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 3-5 marsh trail, d adrien
    • 24 Oct, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 south field, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2-3 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1-2 n hellcat, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 4, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 6, n landry
    • 25 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, fw n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 35 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 5, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 24 Oct, 1-2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2 rdside, t wetmore
  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
    • 24 Oct, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 2, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 1-2, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1 wardens, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 wardens & north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 1 pines field, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 24 Oct, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 17 Oct, 8, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fk n refuge, t wetmore
  • American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
    • 25 Oct, 50+ one dunes, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 15+ one dunes, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, fw north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 10 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, sev h var inc seven dunes, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 24 Oct, fk 30+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1+ hellcat, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw h scurves, t wetmore
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 25 Oct, sev beach, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 1 flyby stage tower, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1 seahaven, d adrien
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, Oreothlypis celata
    • 19 Oct, 2 band station, n landry
  • Nashville Warbler, Oreothlypis ruficapilla
    • 20 Oct, 1 middens, t wetmore
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
  • American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
    • 19 Oct, 1 band station, n landry
  • Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata
    • 25 Oct, 1 middens, t wetmore
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler, Setophaga caerulescens
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
  • Palm Warbler, Setophaga palmarum
    • 25 Oct, 2 western, e labato
    • 21 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 2 middens, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 9, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 6, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 40+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, sev thruout, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 40, n landry
    • 19 Oct, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 19, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
  • Black-throated Green Warbler, Setophaga virens
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 25 Oct, 2 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 2-3 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2-3 h var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 25 Oct, 1 one, e labato
  • Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
    • 25 Oct, 5, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 3, j hoye
    • 23 Oct, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 1 edge north field, 2 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2-3 wardens, t wetmore
  • Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 24 Oct, 1 wardens, d adrien
    • 19 Oct, 1 edge stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 1+ middens, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 6+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 17 Oct, 6, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 4+ wardens, t wetmore
  • Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
    • 17 Oct, 1 wardens, d adrien
    • 17 Oct, 1 wardens, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 1 wardens, d adridn
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 25 Oct, 4, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 4, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 3, n landry
    • 25 Oct, sev middens & rdside, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 12+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 8, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, n landry
    • 24 Oct, 1 one, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 2 middens, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2 scurves, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 25 Oct, 1, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 4, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, yes, n landry
    • 25 Oct, mn middens, scurves, goodno, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, mn goodno, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, fw barhead, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 5, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 18, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, fw scurves & opp north field, t wetmore
  • White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 2 middens, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, 1 middens, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 25 Oct, yes, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 38, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 73, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, mn rdside, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, mn rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 22 Oct, 8+ rdside, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 22, n landry
    • 19 Oct, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 1, s sullivan
  • Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
    • 24 Oct, 1 one, s riley
  • Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
    • 25 Oct, 1 goodno, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1 hellcat, j hoye
    • 24 Oct, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 25 Oct, 6, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 1-2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, 2-3 rdside, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 4-5 scurves & wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 19 Oct, 2 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 21 Oct, 1 pines field, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 25 Oct, 2, n landry
    • 25 Oct, middens, t wetmore
    • 23 Oct, 1 middens, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, fw n refuge & one, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 2, s sullivan
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 25 Oct, 4-5 h var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 4-5 flybys var, t wetmore
  • Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
    • 25 Oct, sev, b cassie
    • 25 Oct, 6+ h var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 2+ flybys, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, h flyby one, h flyby wardens, t wetmore
    • 16 Oct, h one, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 25 Oct, 3, e labato
    • 25 Oct, 1, j hoye
    • 25 Oct, 4, n landry
    • 25 Oct, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 24 Oct, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, 1+ s end north field, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 24 Oct, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Oct, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 21 Oct, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Oct, n refuge, 2+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 17 Oct, 3, s sullivan
    • 16 Oct, h 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


October 25, 2014, Tom Wetmore