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Rare Bird Alert

Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: July 12 - 18, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

York County

On the 17th, a LITTLE GULL was photographed on Laudholm Beach, in Wells, at the mouth of the Little River.

Beginning with a single ROYAL TERN on the 6th, at least three and possible four individuals were seen along the Basket Island sandbar off Hills Beach in Biddeford by the 12th. A pair of BLACK SKIMMERS has been regular here over the past week and was still being reported as of the 18th.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported from Kennebunk Plains on the 18th.

Greater Portland

At least one WHITE-FACED IBIS and a presumed TRICOLORED HERON X SNOWY EGRET HYBRID continued to be seen around the Scarborough Marsh this week.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was photographed in Jones Creek at Pine Point in Scarborough on the 13th. This bird was found near this location again on the morning of the 14th.


There was a late report of three BLACK-NECKED STILTS reported from the southern end of Popham Beach State Park, in the marsh along the Morse River, on the 14th. A pair of BLACK SKIMMERS and a HUDSONIAN GODWIT were reported from Popham on the 18th.

Central Maine

At least one AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER continues to be seen along the Harvester Road west of Baxter State Park, most recently on the 18th.

Northern Maine

On the 13th, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was photographed at Lake Josephine in Easton.

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