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Rare Bird Alert

Name: Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: August 9 - 15, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

York County

An undocumented Streptopelia dove, possibly a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE, was reported as visiting feeders in Sanford for a couple weeks and last being seen on the 12th.

On the 11th, a FORSTER'S TERN was photographed on Hills Beach in Biddeford.

Greater Portland

An AMERICAN AVOCET was photographed in the Scarborough Marsh, visible from the Eastern Trail, on the 10th. At least one of the WHITE-FACED IBISES was still being seen here as of the 10th, and at least two of the presumed TRICOLORED HERON X SNOWY EGRET HYBRIDS continued to be seen through this week.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were reported throughout the week in Raymond, along North Raymond Road in a field across from Mailman Road.


On the 13th, two SANDHILL CRANES were photographed in a cemetery on McGuier Hill Road in Poland.


A pair of MUTE SWANS continues to be seen at the Winnegance Causeway in Phippsburg.

A 'WESTER' WILLET and FORSTER'S TERN was reported from Popham Beach State Park on the 12th.

Northern Maine

On the 10th, a COMMON GALLINULE was seen at the Christina Reservoir in Fort Fairfield.

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