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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. A few reports to eBird are occasionally 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 June 24, 2017

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 23 Jun, 45 forward, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 34, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 7 forward, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 40 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 32, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 70 forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 57, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 12 forward, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw h var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 23 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 3 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3 inc 2 pans, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 three marsh, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 8 pans & north marsh, t wetmore
  • Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
    • 22 Jun, 2 inc 1 m 1 f forward, d prima
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 23 Jun, 1-2, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 1, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4 inc 3 flyby scurves, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 23 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 3, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 3 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~5 var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 23 Jun, 27+ inc 25+ stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 26, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 12+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 29, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 pans & wardens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 30+ most forward, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2-3 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 40+ most forward, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 23 Jun, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 1 flyby hellcat dike, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 sm pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 18 Jun, 1 m stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 m stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 23 Jun, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 5 f/seven tower, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 4-5 seven ocean & sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 7 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 20 Jun, 10 n end island, r heil
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 20 Jun, 15 n end island, r heil
    • 17 Jun, 1 m seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 m ramp, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
  • Scoter species
    • 20 Jun, 8 n end island, r heil
  • Duck species
    • 14 Jun, 1 mallard x pintail hybrid s end forward, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 22 Jun, 5 inc f w/2 yng, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 10 inc 2 together, 2 f w/6 yng rdside, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12 inc 5 n refuge, 2 f w/5 yng n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 f w/5+ yng one, d adrien
    • 14 Jun, 10 inc 1 m 1 f wardens field, 2 f w/1&5 yng elsewhere, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 5 n end island, r heil
    • 17 Jun, 4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2-3 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 3, d prima
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw n refuge to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6 one, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4-5 inc 2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Black-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus erythropthalmus
    • 14 Jun, 1 h hellcat lot, t wetmore
  • Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 flyby stage, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 22 Jun, 4 f/stage tower, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 5 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 7 inc 1 pan s cross, 4 stage, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 14 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
  • Piping Plover, Charadrius melodus
    • 23 Jun, 6 inc 3 one beach, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc ad w/2 yng sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14 inc 10 ad 4 yng sandy pt, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc 1+ h seven, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 hellcat dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 6-7 inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8-9 inc f w/3 yng ramp, 4-5 others, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 8 var inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~10 inc f w/3 yng ramp, t wetmore
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
    • 21 Jun, 6 stage, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 12 stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6 flyby pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~40 stage, t wetmore
  • Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularius
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 14 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 23 Jun, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 8 inc 5 sandy pt, 3 near pans, d williams
    • 14 Jun, 1 h marsh n end scurves, t wetmore
  • Willet, Tringa semipalmata
    • 23 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 29 inc 15 flushed pines field by coyote, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn thruout inc 2 sm yng sm pans, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 32, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 27, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla
    • 21 Jun, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 15 Jun, 1 one beach, d adrien
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 23 Jun, 1+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, one beach, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, ~8 one beach, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 7, d prima
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 45 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 11, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 35+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 45+ most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~25 var most one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
    • 23 Jun, 1 ad one beach, d adrien
    • 23 Jun, 1 ad one beach, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 23 Jun, 8+ most one beach, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 35 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 ramp to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 12 most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~15 one beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Least Tern, Sternula antillarum
    • 23 Jun, 60+ most one beach, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4 f/stage tower, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 6 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw h ocean, north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 8+ inc h one to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, h rdside two, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 85+ one colony, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
    • 23 Jun, 1 flyby one ocean, d adrien
    • 20 Jun, 1 1-su n end island, r heil
  • Roseate Tern, Sterna dougallii
    • 20 Jun, 35 n end island, r heil
  • Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
    • 23 Jun, 40+ most one ocean & beach, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2 f/stage tower, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 400 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, sev, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 15+ most sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6+ sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 8+ inc 5+ one ocean, 3+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica
    • 14 Jun, 1 likely emerson rocks, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 23 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 21 Jun, 6+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 20 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, ~12 one ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 7, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~10, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 90 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 19 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 17, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 pans & south pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
    • 20 Jun, 1 salisbury jetty to town beach photo, r heil
    • 20 Jun, 1 hi o/town beach f/one photo, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 flyby s one ocean, a o'hare-joppa
  • Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
    • 22 Jun, 1 v fly marsh loop, d prima
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 21 Jun, 1 north pool f/dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3 north marsh later forward, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
  • Great Egret, Ardea alba
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 7, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~6 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 15 inc 10 f/stage tower, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 4, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 10, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~18 most stage, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
    • 21 Jun, 1 flyby north e/north pool olook, d weaver-joppa
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
    • 22 Jun, 1 forward flyby, d prima
    • 15 Jun, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 ad pans, t wetmore
  • Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
    • 22 Jun, 1 wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
    • 23 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2 pines platform pair, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc 1 o/salisbury marsh, 2 o/north pool, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2-3 locals, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3-4 locals, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 4-5 locals, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 19 Jun, 1 ad north pook dike f/olook, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 ad hellcat dike, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n refuge, t wetmore
  • Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
    • 23 Jun, 4-5 scurves to stage, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2 north field, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 north field to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5+ north field to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 16+ north pool olook to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8-10 north pool olook to sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4-5 north pool olook to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~12 thruout, t wetmore
  • Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
    • 23 Jun, 1 h scurves, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 1 h n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 h two, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 h inc two & n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 3+ inc scurves, x/north field, stage, t wetmore
  • Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 3, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 7 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
    • 23 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing s/goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 23 Jun, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 1, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 two, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2+ h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 inc two & n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc three & scurves, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 23 Jun, 6+ most two area, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 two area, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 3 n end island, r heil
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2+ h x/pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, h pines, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1-2 two, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1-2 h, t wetmore
  • Fish Crow, Corvus ossifragus
    • 21 Jun, 1 h n end, d weaver-joppa
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
  • Purple Martin, Progne subis
    • 23 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 6 one colony, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~20 inc ~8 north end colony, ~12 one colony, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 4 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 10, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 18 Jun, one colony fk, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 one & pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev one, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev one, d adrien
    • 15 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev one colony, t wetmore
  • Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
    • 23 Jun, fw var inc three, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 12, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 pans, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 70+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 8+ inc hellcat, stage & sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, cranes colony f/sandy pt, t wetmore
  • Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
    • 23 Jun, 2 wardens, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4 wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 4+ wardens colony, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4+ wardens, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 6, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 2 wardens, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 5 wardens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 8+ inc hellcat & stage, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw wardens, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw inc wardens, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 23 Jun, 2-3 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 3-4 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, h rdside, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1-2 rdside, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 5 marsh loop, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 h inc 1 gate, 1 north pool, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn thruout habitat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn north marsh to north pool, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~5, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 7, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~5 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 14, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 rdside most scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 16+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 8 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mv var, t wetmore
  • Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
    • 23 Jun, 4+ inc two one, 2 rdside, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 1, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 inc 1 gate, 1 wardens, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 h s/one, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 three, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 5-6 rdside var, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 23 Jun, 2 inc 1 one, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1 one, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2 inc 1 one, 1 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 17 Jun, 2 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 one, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 23 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 12, d prima
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 19 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 23 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 19 inc nest hellcat, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~8, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, mn thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 23 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 15 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 19 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 4, d williams
    • 18 Jun, n refuge, one, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 4 one, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 23 Jun, 4+ inc h n refuge, 3 sandy pt, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 3+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 4+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, n refuge, t wetmore
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 23 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2 hellcat & wardens, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1 n end scurves, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 h scurves to seven, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 5-6 to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 5-6 x/north field to pines, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, ~5 var, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 middens, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing cross thicket, t wetmore
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jun, ~5 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 8, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 20+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2 north field & hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 16+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ one to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 15+ thruout, t wetmore
  • American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
    • 23 Jun, 3 inc scurves, n goodno, goodno, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 2 goodno, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 3 singing goodno area, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2 singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2 singing goodno area, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 2+ inc goodno & south scrub, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2 inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1+ inc goodno, t wetmore
  • Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 5, d prima
    • 21 Jun, sev h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 25+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 scurves, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 24+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ one to hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 15+ thruout, t wetmore
  • Blackpoll Warbler, Setophaga striata
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing s hellcat, t wetmore
  • Pine Warbler, Setophaga pinus
    • 23 Jun, 1-2 singing pines & five, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 1 pines, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1 v h pines, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 singing five, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing pines, t wetmore
  • Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 7, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 4 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 7, d williams
    • 18 Jun, ~15 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 16+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev h var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
  • Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
    • 21 Jun, 1 h north martin colony, d weaver-joppa
  • Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
    • 19 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing five, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 h n end scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 singing n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2 singing inc north pool olook & five, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 23 Jun, 2 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1 h one, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 1 n end island, r heil
    • 20 Jun, 2-3 one dunes, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing one dunes, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 one dunes, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 3 singing inc one dunes, two marsh, north field, t wetmore
  • Saltmarsh Sparrow, Ammodramus caudacutus
    • 23 Jun, 24+ north marsh near pans, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 5 s end main pan, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 15+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 32+ v north marsh two to scurves, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 5-6 back side main pan, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 two marsh, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 2+ inc north & south marsh, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 12+ north marsh, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 25+ north marsh, t wetmore
  • Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus
    • 23 Jun, 3-4 h inc 2-3 v north marsh near main pan, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 inc 1-2 back side main pan, 1 sw main pan, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 1-2 singing back side main pan, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 h n main pan, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2-3 north marsh pans to three, t wetmore
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 23 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 6, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 2 h, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, ~10 var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 2 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 5, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 2, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 12+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 12-15 thruout, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var inc n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 23 Jun, 1 singing north field, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 1 singing north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 h north field, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 23 Jun, 2-3 inc n refuge, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 3 inc 1 n refuge, 2 refuge, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3-4 n refuge & rdside refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1 h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 2+ inc scurves, t wetmore
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
    • 23 Jun, 1 h two, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 m v singing n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
    • 23 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 9, d prima
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn habitat, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 15, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 9, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
    • 23 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 12, d prima
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 12, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 13, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 11 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
    • 23 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 18 inc nest w/2+ yng, d prima
    • 21 Jun, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 20 Jun, 12 n end island, r heil
    • 19 Jun, 18, d williams
    • 19 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 21, d williams
    • 18 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 10 var, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, mn var, t wetmore
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
    • 23 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 21 Jun, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 5-6 var, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 18 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, fw var, t wetmore
  • Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
    • 23 Jun, 1 singing s/two, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4 inc 2 pr at 2 nests, d prima
    • 21 Jun, pr inc 1 ad m 1 f rdside goodno, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 1 singing hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 singing scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 1 singing two, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 1 singing two, t wetmore
  • Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
    • 23 Jun, 2+ hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 22 Jun, 4, d prima
    • 21 Jun, 1 hellcat lot, d weaver-joppa
    • 21 Jun, 2-3 hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 19 Jun, 3, d williams
    • 19 Jun, 3+ hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 18 Jun, 1, d williams
    • 18 Jun, 4-5 hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 17 Jun, 1 hellcat, d chickering
    • 17 Jun, 5 most hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 15 Jun, 5-6 most hellcat, t wetmore
    • 14 Jun, 4-5 var, 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


June 24, 2017, Tom Wetmore