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Tom’s 2018 Massachusetts and Plum Island Bird Lists


Here’s the list of bird species seen by Tom in Massachusetts and on Plum Island in 2018. All birds on the list were seen in Massachusetts. Birds in boldface were also seen on Plum Island. There are 213 species on the list, with 202 on Plum Island.


Greater White-fronted GooseWhite-rumped SandpiperNorthern FlickerBlack-and-white Warbler
BrantSemipalmated SandpiperPileated WoodpeckerTennessee Warbler
Canada GooseShort-billed DowitcherAmerican KestrelNashville Warbler
Mute SwanWilson's SnipeMerlinCommon Yellowthroat
Wood DuckAmerican WoodcockPeregrine FalconAmerican Redstart
GadwallSpotted SandpiperEastern Wood-PeweeCape May Warbler
Eurasian WigeonSolitary SandpiperWillow FlycatcherNorthern Parula
American WigeonGreater YellowlegsLeast FlycatcherMagnolia Warbler
American Black DuckWilletEastern PhoebeBay-breasted Warbler
MallardLesser YellowlegsGreat Crested FlycatcherBlackburnian Warbler
Blue-winged TealWilson's PhalaropeEastern KingbirdYellow Warbler
Northern ShovelerDovekieNorthern ShrikeChestnut-sided Warbler
Northern PintailCommon MurreBlue-headed VireoBlackpoll Warbler
Green-winged TealThick-billed MurreWarbling VireoBlack-throated Blue Warbler
Ring-necked DuckRazorbillRed-eyed VireoPalm Warbler
Greater ScaupBlack GuillemotBlue JayPine Warbler
Lesser ScaupBlack-legged KittiwakeAmerican CrowYellow-rumped Warbler
King EiderBonaparte's GullFish CrowPrairie Warbler
Common EiderRing-billed GullCommon RavenBlack-throated Green Warbler
Harlequin DuckHerring GullHorned LarkCanada Warbler
Surf ScoterIceland GullPurple MartinWilson's Warbler
White-winged ScoterGlaucous GullTree SwallowEastern Towhee
Black ScoterGreat Black-backed GullNorthern Rough-winged SwallowAmerican Tree Sparrow
Long-tailed DuckLeast TernBank SwallowChipping Sparrow
BuffleheadRoseate TernBarn SwallowField Sparrow
Common GoldeneyeCommon TernBlack-capped ChickadeeSavannah Sparrow
Barrow's GoldeneyeRed-throated LoonTufted TitmouseSaltmarsh Sparrow
Hooded MerganserCommon LoonRed-breasted NuthatchSeaside Sparrow
Common MerganserNorthern GannetBrown CreeperFox Sparrow
Red-breasted MerganserDouble-crested CormorantWinter WrenSong Sparrow
Ruddy DuckGreat CormorantMarsh WrenLincoln's Sparrow
Ring-necked PheasantLeast BitternCarolina WrenSwamp Sparrow
Wild TurkeyGreat Blue HeronBlue-gray GnatcatcherWhite-throated Sparrow
Horned GrebeGreat EgretGolden-crowned KingletWhite-crowned Sparrow
Red-necked GrebeSnowy EgretRuby-crowned KingletDark-eyed Junco
Rock PigeonLittle Blue HeronVeerySummer Tanager
Mourning DoveTricolored HeronSwainson's ThrushScarlet Tanager
Yellow-billed CuckooGreen HeronHermit ThrushNorthern Cardinal
Black-billed CuckooBlack-crowned Night-HeronWood ThrushRose-breasted Grosbeak
Common NighthawkGlossy IbisAmerican RobinBlue Grosbeak
Eastern Whip-poor-willTurkey VultureGray CatbirdBobolink
Chimney SwiftOspreyBrown ThrasherRed-winged Blackbird
Ruby-throated HummingbirdBald EagleNorthern MockingbirdEastern Meadowlark
SoraNorthern HarrierEuropean StarlingRusty Blackbird
Black-bellied PloverSharp-shinned HawkCedar WaxwingCommon Grackle
Semipalmated PloverCooper's HawkHouse SparrowBrown-headed Cowbird
Piping PloverRed-shouldered HawkAmerican PipitOrchard Oriole
KilldeerRed-tailed HawkHouse FinchBaltimore Oriole
WhimbrelRough-legged HawkPurple Finch
Marbled GodwitGreat Horned OwlAmerican Goldfinch
Ruddy TurnstoneSnowy OwlLapland Longspur
SanderlingBelted KingfisherSnow Bunting
DunlinRed-bellied WoodpeckerOvenbird
Purple SandpiperYellow-bellied SapsuckerNorthern Waterthrush
Least SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerBlue-winged Warbler

May 26, 2018, Tom Wetmore