Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: April 4 - 10, 2015
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
Maine's first SURFBIRD, which was originally found on March
21st, continued to be seen around Biddeford Pool until April
5th. The bird is often found on the rocky shoreline of East
Point Sanctuary or on the marshy edge of the pool bordered
by Mile Stretch Road.
A drake EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was photographed along
Harbor Road in Wells on the 7th. This bird was still being
reported here as of the 9th.
A CACKLING GOOSE was found amongst Canadas in the field on
the south side of Spring Brook Farm off Greely Road in
Cumberland on the 8th and continued in the snow on the 9th.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
Three SANDHILL CRANES were reported from Reidfield on the
An adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was reported from Wharton Point
in Brunswick on the 4th.
On the 5th, an immature GOLDEN EAGLE was reported at the
Bath Landfill, located at the end of Detritus Drive. The
landfill is closed on the weekends though limited viewing is
available from their gate.
On the 10th, a white-morph GYRFALCON was reported from a
private residence along Castine Road in Penobscot. The bird
was actively hunting in the area but could not be relocated.
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