Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: July 12 - 18, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
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
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.
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.
On the 13th, a drake EURASIAN WIGEON was photographed at
Lake Josephine in Easton.
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