News & Notes

Maine Bird Alert – April 19-25, 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Reporting Period: April 19 – 25, 2014
Compilers: Doug Hitchcox

Noteworthy Species Mentioned:

  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Tricolored Heron
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Snowy Owl
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker

York County

A lingering SNOWY OWL was still being seen around the mouth of the Mousam River in Kennebunk on the 22nd.

Greater Portland

First located on the 19th, two WHITE-FACED IBISES and a third ibis that may be a hybrid/intergrade were found in the Scarborough Marsh. Throughout this week these birds have been seen with a flock of 100+ Glossy Ibis, typically around Route 1, Dunstan Landing, and the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. A TRICOLORED HERON has also been seen around these areas and was first reported on the 23rd.

Kennebec River Valley (Augusta-Waterville)

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Messalonskee Lake in Belgrade on the 21st.


A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was last reported on the 20th in a flooded field across from the Bisson Farm Market on Meadow Road in Topsham.

Central Maine

On the 25th, three AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were reported from the Harvester Road in Northwest Piscataquis.


A SNOWY OWL continued to be seen at the Bar Harbor Airport through the evening of the 21st.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were photographed off County Road in Lubec, across from the Lubec Municipal Airport, on the 24th and 25th.

Western Mountains

On the morning of the 22nd, a SANDHILL CRANE was seen near Marsilus Road in Center Lovell.