Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert
Reporting Period: March 1 – 7, 2014
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox
A SNOWY OWL continued to be seen near the Nubble Lighthouse
in Cape Neddick as of the 7th.
Although it has not been seen since early January, a GOLDEN
EAGLE was relocated in York when it was seen on the 3rd
while floating down the York River, dining atop an ice flow.
A pair over YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS has overwintered along
Park Street in Kennebunk.
Ocean Ave in Wells continues to host a SNOWY OWL that has
been reported there “for several weeks.”
Rare in southern Maine this winter, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was
seen over Wood Island from Vine’s Landing and East Point
Sanctuary in Biddeford on the 3rd.
An impressive 51 white-winged gulls were seen around
Portland Harbor on the 2nd. This count comprised of 12
GLAUCOUS GULLS and 39 ICELAND GULLS.
Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
On the 3rd, a SNOWY OWL was photographed near the Skowhegan
Area Middle School, located at 155 Academy Circle,
Continuing from January 2nd, an immature RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER was still being reported along Whiskeag Road in
Bath as of the 5th. Most observations are close to the
Whiskeag Creek, near the address: 166 Whiskeag Road, Bath.
Two SNOWY OWLS continue to be seen at the Owl’s Head Airport
as of the 1st.
A NORTHERN PINTAIL and an AMERICAN WIGEON continued to be
seen in Camden Harbor this week.
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). This bird
reported again this week from the Airport Road and the
previously mentioned intersection on the 4th.
Four GADWALLS and an AMERICAN WIGEON were seen from Deep
Cove Road in Eastport on the 3rd.
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