News & Notes


Rare Bird Alert – November 2 – 8, 2013

Monday, November 11th, 2013
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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 Foster in Kittery as of the 3rd. A late PRAIRIE WARBLER was also seen here on the 3rd.

Continuing from October 28th, a young GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continued along Blackberry Hill Road in Berwick through the week.

On the 5th, a SNOW GOOSE was found at Rockin’ Horse Stables on Arundel Road in Kennebunkport. This bird was still being seen here on the 7th.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Timber Point, off Granite Point Road in Biddeford, on the 3rd.

The Saco Yacht Club at the end of Front Street in Saco hosted an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a NASHVILLE WARBLER on the 2nd.

Greater Portland
The adult GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE that had been seen around Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook last week has relocated with a SNOW GOOSE to the Willowdale Golf Course in Scarborough. The bird is often seen on the course’s fields or pond, which is best viewed from the Eastern Trail.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen along the Eastern Promenade in Portland on the 3rd.

On the 8th, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was photographed along Sawyer Road in South Portland.

Midcoast
A late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE was photographed at Bailey Island in Harpswell on the 2nd.

On the evening of the 4th, an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL was reported calling from the Quaker Point area in West Bath.

Northern Maine
On the 6th, a CACKLING GOOSE was with 300+ CANADA GEESE across the road from the Christina Reservoir in Fort Fairfield.

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was found along Foxhill Road in Portage on the 6th and continued through the end of the week.

A late report was received of a BARNACLE GOOSE photographed on October 29th in Limestone.