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



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated December 9, 2016

  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 08 Dec, 17, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 99, s miller
    • 08 Dec, mn var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, sev var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 04 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 2 lg fks migr, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 56, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 90, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, mn var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 79, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 15, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 06 Dec, 1 forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1 forward, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 08 Dec, 6 pans & pan n cross, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 13 inc 6 pans, 7 stage, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 2 stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 3 sm pans, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 8, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 3 pans, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2 forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 2+ forward, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 30 Nov, 2 pan n end scurves, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1 pans, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 08 Dec, pans, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 9, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 380 var, s miller
    • 08 Dec, mn var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, sev var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 04 Dec, mn inc pans, forward, stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, mn, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 120, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 220, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, mn var thruout, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, mn var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 490, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 85, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, mn var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 08 Dec, pans, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 1, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 12, s miller
    • 08 Dec, sev most stage, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, fw most stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 04 Dec, sev stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 16, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, sev inc forward, stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, fw var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 17, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 27, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 08 Dec, 5 forward, s miller
    • 06 Dec, 1+ forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 4 forward, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 4 forward, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 08 Dec, pans, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 90+ forward, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 110+ inc most forward, 1+ stage, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, sev most forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 04 Dec, sev stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, ~25 forward, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 7, n landry
    • 02 Dec, ~80, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 35+ forward, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, sev forward, fw stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 33, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 40, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 40+ forward, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 08 Dec, 9 stage, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 2+ forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 28, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 24 stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 08 Dec, 2 seven ocean, s miller
    • 04 Dec, fk 5 flyby seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Scaup species
    • 06 Dec, 2 seven ocen, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 08 Dec, 38 seven ocean, s miller
    • 08 Dec, ~15 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 15 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 13, n landry
    • 04 Dec, ~12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, ~40 inc ~25 n end, ~15 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, yes, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 8-10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 5+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
    • 08 Dec, 1 seven ocean, s miller
    • 04 Dec, 2 inc 1 m 1 f emerson rks, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, fk 10-12 flyby s seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 04 Dec, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 2, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 2 m 1 f flyby seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 08 Dec, 4 seven ocean, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 3-4 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 04 Dec, ~10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 7 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 6, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 4-5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 8+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 26, h bauer
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 06 Dec, 1-2 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 4, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 4-5 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 10+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 08 Dec, 3 inc 2 pi sound, 1 seven ocean, s miller
    • 06 Dec, 10+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 9, n landry
    • 04 Dec, ~12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, ~20 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 9, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 8-10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 6-8 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 08 Dec, 2 m forward, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1 m forward, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 08 Dec, 1 f pans, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 6 pans, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 4 stage, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 8+ forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 6 stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 4 forward, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 5, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 10+ forward & stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 5, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 6, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 5+ forward, t wetmore
  • Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
    • 06 Dec, 8+ forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 13 f forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, fk ~13 f forward, d adrien
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 08 Dec, 1 seven ocean, s miller
    • 06 Dec, 2 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1 seven ocean., d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 5, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, fk 160+ pi sound, 8+ seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 8, h bauer
  • Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1-2 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 02 Dec, 1 one ocean, s sullivan
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 08 Dec, 1 ocean tween two & three, d adrien
    • 03 Dec, 2 one ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 9 one ocean, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 08 Dec, 3, s miller
    • 08 Dec, mn n refuge, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, mn n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, mn n refuge, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 12, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, mn n refuge & great neck f/stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, lg fk n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 18, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, lg fk n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 08 Dec, 2, s miller
    • 06 Dec, 12 n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 3, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 1-2 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 3 n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 2 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
    • 03 Dec, 2 emerson rks & seven beach, d weaver
  • Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
    • 03 Dec, 1 one beach, d weaver
  • Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
    • 30 Nov, 4 emerson rks, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 02 Dec, 5 flyby seven, t wetmore
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 08 Dec, 2 seven, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 30+ seven flyby & emerson rks, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, ~10 emerson rks, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, ~8 emerson rks, d weaver
    • 30 Nov, 20+ emerson rks, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 30 Nov, 1 pans, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 08 Dec, 4+ ocean tween two & three, d adrien
    • 06 Dec, 16 five ocean, m halsey
    • 04 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 1 seven ocean, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1 seven ocean, h bauer
  • Large Alcid species
    • 02 Dec, 3 far seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Alcid species
    • 02 Dec, 1 seven ocean, s sullivan
  • Bonaparte's Gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia
    • 04 Dec, 40+ ipswich bay, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 08 Dec, 2-3 forward, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 3+ forward, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 04 Dec, fw var inc pans, stage, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 6, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, fw pines & stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 3, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 8+ pans & forward, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 08 Dec, 21, s miller
    • 08 Dec, fw var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, fw var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 04 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 12, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, sev var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 8, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 8, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, fw var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 04 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 1 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 4 inc 2E2, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, fw inc 4 seven, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 5, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1 pi bridge, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 08 Dec, mn ocean tween two & three, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 2 seven ocean, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 1 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 8 inc 7 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 12 most one ocean, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 6, h bauer
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 08 Dec, mn ocean tween two & three, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 4 seven ocean, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 4+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 3+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 3 inc 2 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 7, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 8-10 seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 7, h bauer
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 06 Dec, 1+ far seven ocean, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, ~10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1 seven ocean, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 12, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 2-3 ad seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 02 Dec, 3, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1 ramp, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 03 Dec, 1 marsh n refuge, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 08 Dec, 1 ad pines platform, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1 ad o/pine is, d weaver
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1 im flyby north pool olook, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 08 Dec, 3 wardens, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 4, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 10-12 inc 8 together north field, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 6-8 var, inc 4 north field, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 6+ inc north field, pines field, south marsh, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 3 inc 2 im 1 ad m, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 4, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 3-4 var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 2, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 08 Dec, 1, j hoye
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 08 Dec, 1 im goodno, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 1, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 2 inc 1 im hellcat, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 1 pines field, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 3 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1 goodno, d weaver
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 2 inc n end scurves, 1 five, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 2, m sinclair
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 08 Dec, 1 south marsh, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 1 south field, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 1-2 inc 1 f/wardens area, 1 cross area, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 2 inc 1 north field, 1 south scrub, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 2 inc 1 north field, 1 cross, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 1 cross platform, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 2 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1 lt grape is, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 1 lt north field, t wetmore
  • Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
    • 06 Dec, 1 h 15.30, m halsey
    • 04 Dec, 2 h together pines opp north field 6.30, t wetmore
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 06 Dec, 1 dune @ 41st st photo, d leahey
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 04 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 1 rdside n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    • 06 Dec, 2 north field area 16.30, m halsey
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
    • 29 Nov, 1 new blind pines photo, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1 new blind pines, d chickering
    • 29 Nov, 1 new blind pines, s mcgrath
    • 29 Nov, 1 new blind pines photo, t&l wetmore
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 08 Dec, 2 hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 2 rdside, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 2 inc goodno, t wetmore
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
    • 08 Dec, 1 hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 08 Dec, 2+ inc 1 x/north field, 1 hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 2 n hellcat, d adrien
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 29 Nov, 1 h n hellcat, t wetmore
  • Woodpecker species
    • 30 Nov, 1 poss hairy five, d adrien, t wetmore
  • American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 08 Dec, 1 wardens, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 1 south marsh, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 1 pans, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2 inc 1 forward, 1 ipswich bay, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1 marsh w/pans, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 1 near pans, s mcgrath
    • 29 Nov, 1 north marsh, t wetmore
  • Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor
    • 08 Dec, 1 s/two, s miller
    • 06 Dec, 1 ad s end north field, r murphy
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 08 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 3-4 var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 6, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4-5 rdside, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 08 Dec, 1, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 1, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 3-4 var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 6, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4-5 var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 9, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 5, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 02 Dec, 5 lot1, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 80-100 pines field, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 08 Dec, 5, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 30+ var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 10-15 v/h var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 11, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 10+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 14, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 9, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 10+ rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 17, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 8, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 20+ sev locns, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 08 Dec, 4-6 new blind, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 8+ inc x/north field, hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 2-3 h var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 4-5 inc hellcat & five, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 6+ inc new blind, five, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 5, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 6, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 8+ most new blind pines, t wetmore
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
    • 08 Dec, 1 x/north field, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 3 goodno, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 08 Dec, 2, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, fk ~20+ hellcat, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 35+ inc most goodno, fw pines, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 10+ most goodno, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 18+ most pines area, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 28, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 5, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 10+ rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 16, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 11, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 20+ most goodno, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 08 Dec, 1, j hoye
    • 08 Dec, 4 var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 1 stage, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 3 inc wardens, north field, seven, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 3, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 2, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 2 inc 1 one, 1 north field, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 08 Dec, 12, j hoye
    • 06 Dec, sn fk pines, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 3 refuge, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 3, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, sev var inc pines, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 7, m sinclair
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 08 Dec, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, h n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, sev h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 2, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, h n refuge, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, sev n refuge, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 06 Dec, 2 cross scrub, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 04 Dec, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 4, s sullivan
    • 29 Nov, sev n refuge, fw refuge, t wetmore
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
    • 06 Dec, h new blind, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 2 inc 1 m 1 f n hellcat, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, 1 flyby south field, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
    • 08 Dec, fk ~20 pines opp north field, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, fk ~12 flyby n hellcat, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, h flyby hellcat, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 16+ inc fk 15+ pines x/north field, 1 flyby five & pines, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, fk 18+ pines se/north pool olook, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 3 pines x/north field, m sinclair
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
    • 08 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 6+ rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 12+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 7, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 5-6 var inc hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1 flyby five, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 6, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 30 Nov, 4 flyby seven beach, d adrien, t wetmore
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 03 Dec, fk ~75 n one dunes, d weaver
    • 30 Nov, h seven, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 20+ pans, t wetmore
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, Oreothlypis celata
    • 29 Nov, 1 scrub tween one & two, t wetmore
  • Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
    • 08 Dec, 1 hellcat lot, r murphy
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 08 Dec, 1 hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2 five, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 29 Nov, 1 scrub tween one & two, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizelloides arborea
    • 08 Dec, 10 wardens, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, ~8 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 8+ rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 04 Dec, ~8 rdside, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 8, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, fw h rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 2, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 15+ most rdside, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 02 Dec, 1, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, h seven dunes, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 08 Dec, 4 wardens, d adrien
    • 08 Dec, 3 wardens, s miller
    • 08 Dec, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 1+ one, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 02 Dec, 3, s sullivan
    • 30 Nov, fw h rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 4, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 08 Dec, 1+ inc singing goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1+ goodno, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 02 Dec, 3 hellcat, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, h south field, pines trail, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 1, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, yes, d adrien
    • 29 Nov, 1, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 2-3 rdside, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 08 Dec, 4+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 06 Dec, 3+ rdsice var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 04 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 04 Dec, 2 stage, t wetmore
    • 03 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 02 Dec, 4, s sullivan
    • 02 Dec, 2-3 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2-3 rdside var, d adrien, t wetmore
    • 30 Nov, 2, h bauer
    • 29 Nov, 3, m sinclair
    • 29 Nov, 2+ inc 1 rdside, 1 goodno, 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


December 9, 2016, Tom Wetmore