Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: April 25 - May 1, 2015
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Two WHITE-FACED IBIS were found behind the Pelreco Building
at the Scarborough Marsh on the 25th. This location is off
Snow Canning Road in Scarborough. These birds were seen
throughout the week and are often in a large flock of GLOSSY
IBIS at various points around the Scarborough Marsh.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
Eight GLOSSY IBIS were found in Albion on the 26th and
continued until the 28th in a pasture adjacent to a wetland
on E. Benton Road opposite (west of) #133.
On the afternoon of the 25th, a CASPIAN TERN was seen
feeding at Wharton Point in Brunswick. Two CASPIAN TERNS
were seen here on the 29th and 30th.
A CASPIAN TERN was seen flying just offshore along Seawall
Beach on the 26th.
On the 27th, two CASPIAN TERNS were found in the Weskeag
Marsh in South Thomaston. They continued here on the 28th
and 29th, with only one bird being reported on the 30th and
May 1st. There was a late report at least one could have
been present since the 24th.
At least two pairs of BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen
along the Harvester Road, off the Telos Road in Northwest
Piscataquis on April 26th. A pair of AMERICAN THREE-TOED
WOODPECKERS was also reported near here, at a spot west of
Rare this far east, a GLOSSY IBIS was photographed at Roque
Island in Jonesport on the 24th.
On the 26th, a CASPIAN TERN was seen flying up the Pleasant
River near the boat landing in Addison. Not far from here, a
CASPIAN TERN was reported from Flat Bay in Harrington on the
On the evening of the 30th, three SANDHILL CRANES were
reported from the cornfield at the north end of McNeil Road
A pair of GLOSSY IBIS was photographed in Van Buren and
present from the 27th through the 29th; representing what is
probably the northern most record for this species in Maine.
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