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



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated February 8, 2016

  • Brant, Branta bernicla
    • 31 Jan, 1 flyby n end island, t wetmore
  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 07 Feb, 45 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 07 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 44, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 25 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 30+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn marshes, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 100+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 11, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 30+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 150+ var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 100s var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 07 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 2 flyby pi sound, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 2 pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2 stage, t wetmore
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 04 Feb, 24 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 22, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 16+ pans, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~50 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 60 pans & w/pans, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 40+ pans, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 03 Feb, 1 f pines pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 3 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 2 stage, t wetmore
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 07 Feb, 110 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 07 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 8, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 100 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 400+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 250+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1000+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 400, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 450+ var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 250+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 600+ var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, mn 100s inc marshes & stage, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 07 Feb, 15 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 07 Feb, sev var, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 11, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 4 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 80+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 150+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 300+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 30, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 250+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 85+, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 120+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 250+ most stage, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 07 Feb, yes, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 3+ w/forward, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 31, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 15+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 10 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 25+ stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 100+ stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 50+ stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 stage ck, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 60 stage, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 03 Feb, 2 sm pan s main pan, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6 stage, t wetmore
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 04 Feb, 5 stage, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 6-8 stage, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 6-8 stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 7, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 8 stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 8 stage, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 stage, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 01 Feb, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 5, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 m ramp, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 07 Feb, 6+ near jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 20, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev inc seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~150 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 150+ far one ocean, sev seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 200+ most far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 26, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 10, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 60+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 300+ most far one ocean, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 04 Feb, 7 one & six ocean, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6-8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 07 Feb, 8+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 40+, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~40 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 17, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 12, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 10+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 07 Feb, 6+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 8 six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 4 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 9, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3 three ocean, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 12, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 30+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 25+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 07 Feb, 20+ pi sound, fw one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1 six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 10+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 6 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 10+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 3, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 20+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 4, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 12+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 45+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 07 Feb, 8 pi sound, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 8+ pi sound, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 5 pi sound, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 16 pi sound & six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev pi sound, seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 12 pi sound, fw seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 15+ inc 5 pi sound, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 5, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 8, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 07 Feb, 4 pi sound, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 4+ pi sound, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 4 forward, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 4 ramp, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 9 ramp, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~10 inc 1 wardens, ~9 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, sev flyby predawn, 30+ most pi sound, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ inc 22 ramp, 3 others, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 11 inc 9 ramp, 2 others, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 16 ramp, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 8+ ramp, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 07 Feb, 1 f forward, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 2 pans, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 2 f pans, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2 pi rv n/two, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2 ramp, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2 pi rv f/two, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 07 Feb, fk 65+ m one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 73, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev one ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~15 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 50+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 100+ most far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 11, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 50+ far one ocean, 1 flyby pi rv f/two, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 150+ most far one ocean, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 07 Feb, 10 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 4, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2 inc 1 ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 29 Jan, 3 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 07 Feb, 1 pi sound, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 10 one ocean, 2 pi sound, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1 pi Sound, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, sev one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 8+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 4, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 10+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 8 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 22 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 07 Feb, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 3 one & six ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 4 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4 one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2 inc 1 one ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 5 inc 1 one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 07 Feb, 6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 8 one ocean, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 20+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1 n end island, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 5+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 10+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 7, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 15 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 02 Feb, 3+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 6, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 07 Feb, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1 f/one, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3 jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 30 Jan, 1 flyby s o/one marsh, s grinley, m goetschkes
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 07 Feb, 2 north pool olook, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 2 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 1 wardens, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 2 north pool dike, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 1 ad north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 ad north pool dk, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 2 inc 1 ad marsh sw three, 1 1-y one, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 3 inc 1 im w/pans, 2 ad o/pi bridge, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 ad marsh w/pans, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 ad north pool dike, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 07 Feb, 1 m wardens, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 1 f north field, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 5, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 3 var, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 5, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 2 inc 1 scurves, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 3 var, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 6 inc 1+ ad m, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 4 inc 1 ad m, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 1 north marsh, t wetmore
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
    • 30 Jan, 1 flyby n one, s miller
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 30 Jan, 1 two scrub w/starlings, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 06 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 1 cross, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 1 one area, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 2 inc 1 one, 1 grape is, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 2-3 south marsh area, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 grape is, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 07 Feb, 1 pines platform, d chickering, l cooper
    • 03 Feb, 1 o/north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 marsh w/pans, later w/pines, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 lt south marsh, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 lt grape is, t wetmore
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 04 Feb, 30+ emerson, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 40+ six beach, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~40 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 2 seven beach w/dunlin, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 42, n landry
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 04 Feb, 70+ emerson, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 120+ six beach, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, ~100 seven beach, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 12-15 emerson, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 180+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 180, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 5 emerson, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 20 emerson, t wetmore
  • Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven ocean s emerson, m brengle
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 07 Feb, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1 five ocean, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 50+ one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 15+ one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 30+ one ocean, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1 one ocean, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 18 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 07 Feb, 6+ far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1+ far one ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 07 Feb, fw far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 3+ seven beach, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1+ one beach, t wetmore
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 07 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 07 Feb, mn most far one ocean, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 8, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 30, s miller
    • 04 Feb, mn, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, mn var, most far ocean, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, mn var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 31 Jan, mn, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 15, s miller
    • 30 Jan, sev var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, mn var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 07 Feb, 1 pi bridge, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 10, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, fw, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 2, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 2-3 marsh, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 07 Feb, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 17, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 7 n refuge, s miller
    • 04 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, sev n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 15, s miller
    • 30 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, sm fk n one, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 04 Feb, 20 n refuge, s miller
    • 03 Feb, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 01 Feb, 5 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 29 Jan, 3 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 07 Feb, 2, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 1 marsh sw/three, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1 cross & south scrub, d adrien
    • 04 Feb, 1 marsh wsw three 14.30, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 x/pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 w/wardens, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 f/wardens, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1 w hellcat dike, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 marsh w/three, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 w three pans, d chickering
  • Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
    • 07 Feb, 1 north pool olook, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 1 north pool olook 11.20, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 s/five 6.10, 1 cross 6.38, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 3 north pool olook & pines, j hoye
    • 30 Jan, 1 n hellcat dike, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 2 o/north pool dike @ 12.45, s miller
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 2, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 1 n cross, t wetmore
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 04 Feb, 1 pines platform, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 north pool dike to pines platform, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1-2 marsh s two, later pines platform, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 pines platform, s miller
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 07 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 2-3 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 5, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 2+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 3-4 var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 07 Feb, 6 var, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 4, n landry
    • 07 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 3 north field, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 6-7 var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 4, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 6-7 var, t wetmore
  • Common Raven, Corvus corax
    • 30 Jan, 1 marsh w one, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1 n marsh, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 07 Feb, 5 marshes ca south pans, d chickering, l cooper
    • 02 Feb, 5-6 stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 5 one dunes, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 07 Feb, 3 wardens & scurves, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 06 Feb, 3, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 10, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 9, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 1-2 h rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 4, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 4, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 5, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 6+ rdside var, t wetmore
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 2 goodno, t wetmore
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 04 Feb, 1 s edge north field, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 h goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2 goodno, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1-2 goodno, t wetmore
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 04 Feb, 6 north field, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 36, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw inc goodno, cross, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 25+ var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 45, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, 20, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 15+ most goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 10, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 30, s miller
    • 30 Jan, 10 n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 45+ var, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 07 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 wardens, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 07 Feb, 22, n landry
    • 07 Feb, 2 s two, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 200, n landry
    • 04 Feb, fk cross, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw sm fks, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 40, j hoye
    • 31 Jan, fk one, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, yes, n landry
    • 30 Jan, yes, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 35, s miller
    • 30 Jan, fk two, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, sm fk, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 01 Feb, fk 6 goodno, t wetmore
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 07 Feb, 5 north pook dike, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 4-5 north pool dike, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 8 north pool dike @ hellcat, d weaver-joppa
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 31 Jan, 45 one beach, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 flyby seven, t wetmore
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 07 Feb, 1+ hellcat lot, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 five, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 07 Feb, 4 three1, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 8+ one, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 10 wardens, d chickering
    • 04 Feb, 16 inc 12 wardens, s miller
    • 04 Feb, fw var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 10+ wardens, fw others, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 6, n landry
    • 31 Jan, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, s miller
    • 30 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw var, t wetmore
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 07 Feb, 3 wardens, d chickering, l cooper
    • 07 Feb, 2 inc 1 rdside s one, 1 hellcat johns, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 1, s miller
    • 02 Feb, 1 wardens, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, h wardens, stage, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, edge stage, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1+ edge stage, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, h seven, t wetmore
  • Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
    • 30 Jan, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 1 edge stage, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 five, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 2+ goodno, maybe others, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
  • Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
    • 04 Feb, 1 five, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 8+ s hellcat, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 07 Feb, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 3, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 3-4 inc goodno, t wetmore
    • 03 Feb, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 02 Feb, 2+ goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, 2, n landry
    • 31 Jan, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
    • 30 Jan, 1, s grinley, m goetschkes
    • 30 Jan, 3+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 07 Feb, n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, h one, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, 1+ n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 3+ n cross, t wetmore
    • 29 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 07 Feb, 2+ h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 06 Feb, 1, n landry
    • 04 Feb, 3, s miller
    • 04 Feb, 2-3 h var, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, h scurves, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, n landry
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 07 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 04 Feb, 7, s miller
    • 04 Feb, h n refuge, t wetmore
    • 02 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 01 Feb, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 31 Jan, n refuge, t wetmore
    • 30 Jan, 1, s miller
    • 29 Jan, 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


February 8, 2016, Tom Wetmore