News & Notes: Birding


Rare Bird Alert – February 1-7, 2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Reporting Period: February 1 – 7, 2014 Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Northern Pintail Pacific Loon Golden Eagle Snowy Owl Red-headed Woodpecker York County On the 1st, a SNOWY OWL was found at the Wells Beach ‘north’ parking area, perched on a chimney and best seen from the path leading toward the beach. At …

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Rare Bird Alert – January 24, 2014

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Reporting Period: January 18 – 24, 2014 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: American Wigeon Northern Pintail Ring-necked Duck Golden Eagle Thick-billed Murre Thayer’s Gull+ Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Red-headed Woodpecker Marsh Wren (+ Details requested by Maine Bird Records Committee: https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/) York County On the 20th, a SNOWY OWL was …

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The Big Sit Bird Count

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Bit Sit is an annual international event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest. We sit inside a 17-foot circle in the North Meadow at Gilsland Farm, counting every bird species we see or hear. Join us for as long as you like, no need to sign up ahead of time! Bring a lawn chair, something …

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Support bird conservation with the 2014 Maine Birder Band

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Rare Bird Alert – January 4 – 10, 2014

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Northern Pintail Golden Eagle Purple Gallinule American Coot Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Long-eared Owl Red-headed Woodpecker Townsend’s Solitaire Lincoln’s Sparrow Swamp Sparrow York County A deceased LONG-EARED OWL found in a yard along Fortunes Rocks in Biddeford on the 6th. Up to eight SNOWY …

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Rare Bird Alert – November 30 – December 6, 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Greater White-fronted Goose King Eider Sandhill Crane Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Black-backed Woodpecker Hooded Warbler York County A SNOWY OWL was seen at Seapoint Beach in Kittery on the 5th. On the 2nd, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was photographed along Circuit Road in Berwick. …

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Rare Bird Alert – November 23 – 29, 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: King Eider American Golden-Plover Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Lark Sparrow York County A hen KING EIDER was seen off Seapoint Beach in Kittery on the afternoon of the 23rd. On the 25th, a LARK SPARROW was reported from the Old Orchard Beach Transfer Station. …

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Rare Bird Alert – November 2 – 8, 2013

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Greater White-fronted Goose Snow Goose Cackling Goose Barnacle Goose+ Eastern Screech-Owl+ Eastern Wood-Pewee Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler ‘Audubon’s’ Yellow-rumped Warbler Prairie Warbler Clay-colored Sparrow (+ Details requested by Maine Bird Records Committee: https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/) York County The ‘AUDUBON’S’ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER continued to be seen at Fort …

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Rare Bird Alert – October 26 – November 19, 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Reporting Period: October 26 – November 1, 2013 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Doug Hitchcox Noteworthy Species Mentioned: Greater White-fronted Goose Pacific Loon Sandhill Crane White-eyed Vireo Bell’s Vireo+ Rock Wren+ Orange-crowned Wabler ‘Audubon’s’ Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-breasted Chat Clay-colored Sparrow Lark Sparrow Dickcissel (+ Details requested by Maine Bird Records Committee: https://sites.google.com/site/mainebirdrecordscommittee/) York County An …

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In the Community – The Ongoing Consideration of Birds

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Western Maine Audubon Chapter Event – An Evening with Wind Over Wings Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 7 – 8:30pm, Room C 23, Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Free Wind Over Wings is an environmental organization that rescues injured birds that are no longer able to survive in the wild. At this special event …

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