Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: December 27, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
A PACIFIC LOON was reported from Fort Foster in Kittery on
the 1st. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also reported.
A drake KING EIDER that was found at the Cliff House in York
on December 12th continued through the end of this week. A
PACIFIC LOON was reported here on the 2nd.
On December 27th, a WESTERN TANAGER was located at the
corner of Brown and Day Streets in Kennebunk. The bird
continued in this neighborhood, typically seen feeding on
the fruiting trees, through the end of the week.
Two SNOWY OWLS were seen around Biddeford Pool on the 29th.
A lingering GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continued in the
Fore River in Portland, visible from the church parking lot
on Congress Street.
A SNOWY OWL was found along Ledge Road in Yarmouth on the
One of the drake EURASIAN WIGEONS that were first found at
the end of November continued at Grondin Pond, best viewed
from the end of Woodview Drive in Scarborough, through the
end of the week. Very little open water remains here.
Two BARROW'S GOLDENEYES were seen in the Lower Haraseekett
River South Freeport, visible from the Freeport Town Wharf
at the end of Pine Street in South Freeport.
On the 26th, a WESTERN GREBE was found in Middle Bay from
private property in Harpswell. Following negative reports,
this bird was relocated on the 29th, visible from the
Wilson's Cove Trail.
Four BARROW'S GOLDENEYES were reported from Great Island in
Harpswell on the 2nd.
A SNOWY OWL was reported on the keeper's house on Ram Island
Light, visible from Ocean Point in East Boothbay, on the
A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was found in Damariscotta, along
Belvedere Road, on the 22nd and continued in the area until
A lingering YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continued to be seen along
Youngtown Road in Lincolnville through the end of the week.
On the 27th, a SNOWY OWL was seen atop Cadillac Mountain in
A gray-phase GYRFALCON was reported from the Lubec Bar on
A SNOWY OWL was hunting along the sod fields at the
intersection of McNeil and Old River Road in Fryeburg on the
27th and continued here on the 28th.
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