Birds

RARE BIRD ALERT: COMMON RINGED PLOVER

This winter has been incredible for rare birds in Maine. From a Harris's Sparrow in Turner, to the Sage Thrasher at Gilsland Farm, and sprinkle in Northern Lapwings (5 in Hodgdon, and one each in Thomaston and Kennebunkport, a couple Townsend's Solitaires, and the first New England record of …

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RARE BIRD ALERT: SAGE THRASHER

We tend to save most 'rare bird alerts' on this blog to national rarities like the Redwing in Portland or the famous Steller's Sea-Eagle, but last week a bird considered rare anywhere along the east coast was found at Gilsland Farm, a Sage Thrasher! This Sage Thrasher was found during our weekly …

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Banding a rare Rufous Hummingbird

Here at Maine Audubon, each fall we encourage you to keep hummingbird feeders up. We write blog posts and newspaper articles and that is because while we all know Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are in Maine from the beginning of May, through the end of September, it is later in the fall that …

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