Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: November 28 - December 5, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
On the 29th, a SNOWY OWL was seen in Kittery from Interstate
A late PRAIRIE WARBLER was photographed at Fort Foster in
Kittery on the 29th.
A SNOWY OWL was reported from Ocean Ave in Wells on the
morning of the 3rd.
On the 29th, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was photographed at
Timber Point, located at the end of Granite Point Road in
Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were reported from East Point
Sanctuary in Biddeford on the 30th. A PACIFIC LOON has been
seen sporadically from here since November 21st and was last
reported on December 1st. A DICKCISSEL was also seen here,
in the thick brush along the trail, on the 3rd.
A drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen in the Saco River from
Rotary Park in Biddeford on the 30th.
On the morning of the 29th, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was
found at Grondin Pond, best viewed from the end of Woodview
Drive in Scarborough. Two drakes were photographed here on
the 30th but only a single bird was being reported as of the
The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE that has been at Florida Lake in
Freeport since November 22nd, continued to be seen feeding
on the winterberries along the dike at the north end of the
lake through the 5th.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
On the 2nd, a SNOWY OWL was reported from Bellevue Farm in
Readfield. The farm is located just south of the
intersection of Route 17 and the Plains Road.
Two drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYES were seen in the Kennebec
River in Waterville on the 5th.
An adult GOLDEN EAGLE was reported near the Morse Mountain
in Phippsburg on December 1st. A BOREAL CHICKADEE, rare in
this region, was also reported that day.
A late TENNESSEE WARBLER was spotted in downtown Belfast on
the 4th, feeding in the crabapples along Main Street.
On the 28th, a SNOWY OWL was seen at the Hampden Industrial
Park along Route 202.
A SNOWY OWL was reported from the Bangor International
Airport on the 5th.
A late report but noteworthy: a MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD, only the
second record for Maine, was photographed in Lincoln on
November 23rd. The location was near the Carquest store on
the River Road near the intersection with Route 2.
A female VARIED THRUSH was photographed in Beals on the 4th.
Interestingly, this is only about 15 miles from Whitneyville,
where a female Varied Thrush was photographed on November
Four SNOW GEESE were seen in the open fields next to the
white Home Acres barn on Route 113 in Fryeburg on the
morning of the 2nd.
A SNOWY OWL was photographed just south of Presque Isle on
the Center Line Road on the 29th.
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