RBA: Maine

Name: Maine Audubon Bird Alert Date: 6 June 2008 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes, Luke Seitz, Kay Gammons   Of Special Note A very compelling report was received of a KIRTLAND’S WARBLER at the Kennebunk Plains on June 2.  Efforts to relocate the bird have been unsuccessful; however, birders are urged to keep […]

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Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert Reporting Period: January 12 – January 18, 2008 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh   Of Special Note  This winter appears to be taking a toll on the surplus of BARRED OWLS in the area as there were a number of fatalities reported this week, not […]

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Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert Reporting Period: December 21 – December 27, 2007 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh Of Special Note BARRED OWLS and NORTHERN SHRIKES continue to be found at an above average rate. PINE GROSBEAKS, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and COMMON REDPOLLS remain numerous and widespread.  Look for the grosbeaks […]

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Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert Reporting Period: December 7 – December 13, 2007 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh  Of Special Note  Numerous sightings of NORTHERN SHRIKES, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, COMMON REDPOLLS and PINE GROSBEAKS continue statewide.  Check fruiting trees like crabapples for waxwings and grosbeaks.  Redpolls are visiting feeders and birch […]

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Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert Reporting Period: November 30 – December 6, 2007 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh  Of Special Note  Sightings too numerous to list of NORTHERN SHRIKES, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, PINE GROSBEAKS and COMMON REDPOLLS continue state-wide, with scattered reports of EVENING GROSBEAKS.  An unusually high number of BARRED […]

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Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alert Reporting Period: November 16 – November 20 Area: State of Maine Compilers: Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh  Of Special Note  This week’s rarities included a TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE in Brooksville and WESTERN KINGBIRDS in Falmouth and Scarborough.  Lingering species included BLUE-WINGED TEAL, WILSON’S SNIPE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO and CAPE MAY WARBLER.  BOHEMIAN […]

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A new feature here at Birding In Maine will be the posting of the Maine Audubon Rare Bird Alerts. Many thanks go to Eric Hynes, Staff Naturalist / Gilsland Farm Center Manager, Maine Audubon. Of Special Note This week was dominated by continued reports of good numbers of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and PINE GROSBEAKS with scattered […]

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