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



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated November 21, 2014

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 150+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 pi sound, 1 forward, 4 stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3 pans w/one, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3 pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
    • 13 Nov, 1 m s end forward, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 15 pans, 10 others var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 30 pans, fw others, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~15 pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
    • 13 Nov, 1 m pans, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 20 pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 60 pans, fw others, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~12 pans, d weaver-joppa
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 250+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 250+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, mn, d weaver-joppa
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 30+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 35+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 4 pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 13 Nov, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 m 3 f pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 4 pans, 120+ stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 25 pans, 150 stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~30 pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 300+ stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 280+ stage, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 m pans, d weaver-joppa
  • Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
    • 15 Nov, 3 f pans, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 19 Nov, fk 10 flyby cross, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 16 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 6 pi sound, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 6 seven ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 12 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 4 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 20, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 6 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 seven ocean, s harvell
    • 12 Nov, 3 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 20 one ocean, 15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3 seven ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 20 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~12 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 21 Nov, 290 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 259 one ocean & emerson, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 280 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 30 one ocean, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, mn in lg raft seven ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 280 five ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~200 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Scoter species
    • 16 Nov, 100, f bouchard
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 30+ pi sound, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 w/black scoters seven ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 1 f pi rv, 20+ pi sound, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 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
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 2 pi rv, 4 forward, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 4 f/wardens, 6 stage, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 one ocean, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 4 seven ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 8 flyby ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 4 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
    • 16 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 21 Nov, 7 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 7 s cross, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 7 rdside, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 50+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, one ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 16+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~24 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 12+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, one & five ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 five ocean, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 2 pi sound, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 20 Nov, 1 one ocean, d chickering
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 4, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 4-5 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 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, 8 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 4 hellcat, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 50+ inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, mn inc migr fks, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
  • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 north pool f/dike, d larson
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 marsh n gate, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 2 north marsh, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 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
    • 13 Nov, 2 ad f/wardens, g dysart
    • 13 Nov, 1 ad x/sound f/pines, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3, g dysart
    • 13 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3, d weaver-joppa
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 16 Nov, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 south field, d weaver-joppa
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 20 Nov, 1 north field, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 15 Nov, 1 north field, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 s five, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 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 o/mainland f/two, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 1 im one, 1 ad south marsh, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 opp one, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 1 pi bridge, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 dk f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 nelson is f/wardens, t wetmore
  • American Coot, Fulica americana
    • 21 Nov, 15 stage, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 5 stage, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 25 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 20+ stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 7, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 31, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 35 stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 30+ stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 13 stage, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 16 Nov, 1, e labato
    • 15 Nov, 8 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 marsh n refuge, d weaver-joppa
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 16 Nov, 1 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 2 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 seven beach, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 20 Nov, 2 s end forward, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 4 pine pans, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 2 pines marsh, d weaver-joppa
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 19 Nov, 3 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 16 flyby stage, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 25 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, lg fk seven, s harvell
    • 12 Nov, ~40 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 21 Nov, 1 flyby south marsh, 1 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 400++ emerson, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 30, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 21 stage, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 5, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 4 emerson, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 90+ pi sound, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, fw w/sanderling seve, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 2 flyby north marsh, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 8 marsh n refuge, d weaver-joppa
  • Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
    • 12 Nov, 1 emerson, d weaver-joppa
  • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 north pool olook, g dionne
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 19 Nov, 5, o burton
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 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
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, fw ocean & pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1-2 pans, fw seven, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 2, d weaver-joppa
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, sandy pt, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, sandy pt, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, fw n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, fw n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 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
    • 13 Nov, south field, s harvell
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 md seven beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Nov, 1 beach tween five & six, d prima
    • 13 Nov, 1 five beach, g dysart
  • 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
    • 14 Nov, 1 scurves, d prima
    • 13 Nov, 1 scurves, g dysart
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
    • 19 Nov, 1 h dusk, o burton
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 20 Nov, 3 hellcat, d chickering
    • 20 Nov, 1 opp wardens, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 6, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 4-5 most scurves, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 marsh loop, 1 dune loop, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3, d weaver-joppa
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 20 Nov, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 one, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 15 Nov, 1 scurves, 1 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 wardens, g dysart
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 20 Nov, 1 pans marsh, d chickering
    • 16 Nov, 1 pans, d sandee
    • 15 Nov, 1 sm one dunes, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 pans, t wetmore
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 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, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 3, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 4+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 5, d weaver-joppa
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 10+ var, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 21 Nov, 15 two marsh, 2 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 12, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 10 flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 2+ one dunes, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 5 one dunes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 12 wardens, 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
    • 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, 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
    • 15 Nov, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 10 most pines, d weaver-joppa
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
    • 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
    • 21 Nov, 2+ five, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2+ pines, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 16 Nov, 2, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, 1+ five, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3 new blind, 2 pines, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 3-4 n goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 5 pines, d weaver-joppa
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 20 Nov, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 2 opp north field, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 n goodno, t wetmore
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
    • 13 Nov, 1 dune trail, s harvell
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 15 Nov, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3 scurves, 1 opp north field, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 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, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 35, f bouchard
    • 16 Nov, 3, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 35+ most scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, fw scurves, fw goodno, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, dune loop, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, sev goodno, fw others, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~24, d weaver-joppa
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 21 Nov, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 scurves, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 21 Nov, 1 wardens, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 sandy pt lot, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 1-2 north field, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 wardens, d weaver-joppa
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 20 Nov, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, fk refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Nov, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, n refuge, fk refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, yes, d weaver-joppa
  • American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 13 Nov, 1 pines field, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 16 Nov, 4 scurves, f bouchard
    • 15 Nov, h five, t wetmore
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 19 Nov, 3 five w/buntings, o burton
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 19 Nov, 92 five, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 2, e labato
    • 15 Nov, wardens, s mcgrath
    • 13 Nov, 5 wardens, g dysart
    • 13 Nov, 15 wardens, 1-2 others h var, t wetmore
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 21 Nov, 1 pines field, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 1, o burton
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
    • 12 Nov, 1, d weaver-joppa
  • Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens
    • 15 Nov, 1 scurves, s mcgrath
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 20 Nov, 1 m goodno, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1, d weaver-joppa
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, wardens, s mcgrath
    • 13 Nov, 1 five bdwalk, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, wardens, s mcgrath
    • 15 Nov, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1, d weaver-joppa
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 16 Nov, 1, f bouchard
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, 1+ scurves, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 sandy pt, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, fw scurves & goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 3 pines, d weaver-joppa
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 21 Nov, 6+ five, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, 2 pines, d chickering
    • 19 Nov, 3, o burton
    • 15 Nov, 10 rdside five, 2-3 others, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 5 five bwalk, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 1 pines, d weaver-joppa
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 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 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
    • 15 Nov, 3-4 scurves & north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 1 dune Loop, 1 sandy pt rdside, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, 5-6 rdside, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 4, d weaver-joppa
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 16 Nov, 3, e labato
    • 13 Nov, 3+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 5 dunes trail, d weaver-joppa
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 16 Nov, 1 pines, f bouchard
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 21 Nov, 3 sandy pt one, t wetmore
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 16 Nov, 1, n landry
    • 16 Nov, 1 hellcat, t wetmore
  • Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
    • 15 Nov, 2-4 flybys, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, 2 flyby one, 2+ pines, 1 other flyby, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, 2 pines w/goldfinches, d weaver-joppa
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 21 Nov, 6 five, fw others, t wetmore
    • 20 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Nov, 5, o burton
    • 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
    • 15 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Nov, yes, s harvell
    • 13 Nov, sev var, t wetmore
    • 12 Nov, ~12 pines, d weaver-joppa
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 21 Nov, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Nov, 10, f bouchard
    • 13 Nov, 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


November 21, 2014, Tom Wetmore