Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: November 30 – December 6, 2013
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Seapoint Beach in Kittery on the
On the 2nd, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was photographed
along Circuit Road in Berwick. The bird was seen again, just
south of Circuit Road, on the 5th.
A drake KING EIDER was photographed from Marginal Way in
Ogunquit on the morning of the 30th.
A SNOWY OWL was found on the rocks a couple hundred yards
north of the Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick on the 6th.
South of here, another SNOWY OWL was found on the 6th along
Long Sands Beach in York.
Two SNOWY OWLS were seen along the Wells Jetty, located at
the end of Foster Lane in Wells, on the 4th.
Mount Agamenticus in York hosted a SNOWY OWL on the 4th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen on Strawberry Island, visible from the
rock ledges off Great Hill Road in Kennebunk on the 30th.
Two new SNOWY OWLS were seen here on the 4th.
Biddeford Pool was the top spot for SNOWY OWLS this week
with: 3 on the 30th, 5 on the 1st, 6 on the 2nd, peaking at
10 on the 3rd, and down to 4 on the 6th. A female HOODED
WARBLER was seen foraging in a thicket at the edge of the
field that borders the corner of Orcutt Road and First
Street on the 5th.
Two SANDHILL CRANES were filmed in Scarborough this week.
They were reported from a marsh off Highland Ave on the 5th
Dyer Point in Cape Elizabeth hosted a SNOWY OWL on the 30th.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found in the field off
Cross and Winn Roads in Cumberland on the 4th.
Away from the coast, a SNOWY OWL was seen on the 1st along
Route 220, approximately 0.3 miles south of Route 17, in
On the 30th, three SNOWY OWLS were seen from Small Point in
Also on the 30th, a SNOWY OWL was on the Morse River side of
Popham Beach State Park. At least five SNOWY OWLS were
photographed at the park on the 1st. A new SNOWY OWL was
seen here on the 6th.
Monhegan Island’s SNOWY OWL count reached three on the 1st.
Waldoboro also hosted a SNOWY OWL on the 5th. This one was
just off Chapel Road in Waldoboro, midway between Feylers
Corner Road and Route 235.
A SNOWY OWL was seen in an open field off Route 220, about 2
miles south of the junction with Route 9/202 on the 5th.
Unity Pond hosted a SNOWY OWL on the 5th.
Since November 12th, a NORTHERN HAWK OWL has been seen near
the intersection of Route 116 (Penobscot Valley Ave / Route
95 Connector Road) and Route 2 (West Broadway). More
recently, the bird has been seen further east on Penobscot
Valley Ave, near the railroad tracks. The bird was still
being reported there as of December 4th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen along the road up Cadillac Mountain in
Bar Harbor on the 3rd.
On the 4th, a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen on Sargent
Mountain in Acadia Nation Park.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Navy base in Cutler on the 5th.
Aroostook County got on the board with a SNOWY OWL just
south of the intersection of the Madore Road and Route 1 in
Cyr Plantation (near Van Buren) on the 5th.
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