News & Notes


Audubon Rare Bird Alert March 18 – 24, 2013

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Reporting Period: March 18 – 24, 2013
Area: State of Maine
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

Noteworthy Species Mentioned:

  • ‘Eurasian’ Green-winged Teal
  • Pacific Loon
  • Golden Eagle
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • ‘Oregon’ Dark-eyed Junco
  • Hoary Redpoll

York County
On the 24th, a PACIFIC LOON was reported from the Cliff House in York.

Greater Portland
A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was relocated at Capisic Park in Portland on the 21st. Continuing from January 16th, an ‘OREGON’ DARK-EYED JUNCO is still being reported at feeders in Cumberland as of the 20th. The hawkwatch on Bradbury Mountain in Pownal continues to report early migrants daily, this week was highlighted by: two SANDHILL CRANES on the 18th and a GOLDEN EAGLE on the 21st.

Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)
63 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported from Ridge Road in Waterville on the 20th.

Midcoast
A drake ‘EURASIAN’ GREEN-WINGED TEAL was found at the mouth of the Abbagadasset River, visible from Brows Point Road in Bowdoinham beginning on the 18th.

Penobscot Bay
On the 19th, an ‘OREGON’ DARK-EYED JUNCO was reported from feeders in Montville. A feeder on Kaler Street in Winterport continues to host a single HOARY REDPOLL.

Downeast
An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen again on the 22nd at private feeders in Bar Harbor.

Northern Maine
A NORTHERN HAWK OWL was reported again throughout this week in Houlton. The bird has been seen a short distance down Access Road near York’s car dealership.