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Rare Bird Alert

Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: January 24 - 30, 2015
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

York County

A GYRFALCON was reported from Wells Harbor on the 28th. This is presumably the same bird that was seen here from January 17th through the 19th and in Hampton, NH on the 25th and 26th. A SNOWY OWL was seen near here, from Mile Road, on the 29th.

4 or 5 SNOWY OWLS were reported around the Biddeford Pool area throughout the week.

Greater Portland

A late EASTERN TOWHEE was found at Fuller Farm, located off Broad Turn Road in Scarborough on the 25h. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was also been seen here over the past week.

At least two or three SNOWY OWLS continued around the Scarborough Marsh this week.

A SNOWY OWL was seen at Bug Light park in South Portland on the afternoon of the 24th.

On the 25th, a pair of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were reported from South Freeport Harbor.

Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)

An EASTERN TOWHEE was reported visiting feeders in Hallowell on the 28th.


On the 24th, a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was relocated at the corner of Ridge Road and Old Brunswick Road in North Bath.

Central Maine

SNOWY OWLS were reported in Hampden and Hermon on the 26th.


A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continued at feeders in Eastport as of the 24th.

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