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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.

Midcoast

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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