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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 89 species on the list, with 80 on Plum Island.


BrantRed-breasted MerganserTurkey VultureHouse Sparrow
Canada GooseWild TurkeyBald EagleHouse Finch
Mute SwanHorned GrebeNorthern HarrierAmerican Goldfinch
GadwallRed-necked GrebeCooper's HawkLapland Longspur
Eurasian WigeonRock PigeonRed-tailed HawkSnow Bunting
American WigeonMourning DoveRough-legged HawkYellow-rumped Warbler
American Black DuckSanderlingGreat Horned OwlAmerican Tree Sparrow
MallardDunlinSnowy OwlSavannah Sparrow
Northern ShovelerPurple SandpiperDowny WoodpeckerSong Sparrow
Northern PintailAmerican WoodcockMerlinWhite-throated Sparrow
Green-winged TealDovekiePeregrine FalconDark-eyed Junco
Ring-necked DuckCommon MurreBlue JayNorthern Cardinal
Greater ScaupThick-billed MurreAmerican CrowRed-winged Blackbird
Lesser ScaupRazorbillCommon RavenCommon Grackle
King EiderBlack GuillemotHorned Lark
Common EiderBlack-legged KittiwakeBlack-capped Chickadee
Harlequin DuckBonaparte's GullTufted Titmouse
Surf ScoterRing-billed GullRed-breasted Nuthatch
White-winged ScoterHerring GullCarolina Wren
Black ScoterIceland GullHermit Thrush
Long-tailed DuckGlaucous GullAmerican Robin
BuffleheadGreat Black-backed GullGray Catbird
Common GoldeneyeRed-throated LoonNorthern Mockingbird
Barrow's GoldeneyeCommon LoonEuropean Starling
Hooded MerganserGreat CormorantCedar Waxwing

February 23, 2018, Tom Wetmore