Out-of-State, Machias Seal Island and Downeast Maine (Day 3) – 7/1/18

Cutler Harbor, Washington, Maine, US
Jul 1, 2018 6:50 AM – 7:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Very low tide in the AM as we boarded the Barbara Frost, which is Captain Andy Patterson’s boat (Bold Coast Charters).  It was calm and sunny.
14 species

Long-tailed Duck  2     pair observed; photos to be added by Peter Burke; surprising for the date
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Guillemot  3
Herring Gull (American)  14
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12
Belted Kingfisher  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
American Crow  6
American Robin  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Song Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47314573


Machias Seal Island, Washington, Maine, US
Jul 1, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Easy landing on island and went to the blinds.  Checklist includes nearshore species.  We saw no species on the boat trip that we didn’t observe in harbor or on the island.  Pretty ornithologically uninteresting trip to and fro.
13 species

Common Eider  60
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Short-billed Dowitcher  1
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Common Murre  265     tally by 5’s; well over a thousand individuals known to occur on island per CFWS
Razorbill  2725     by 25’s and percentage of flocks on rocks and water; number jives with researcher tallies
Atlantic Puffin  2550     by 25’s and percentage of flocks on rocks and water;
Herring Gull  36
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Black Tern  1     one adult continuing; details later
Arctic Tern  175
Savannah Sparrow  26

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47314575
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West Quoddy Head SP, Washington, Maine, US
Jul 1, 2018 2:15 PM – 5:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.65 mile(s)
31 species

Common Eider  14
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Razorbill  25
Black Guillemot  4
Herring Gull (American)  11
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  2
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Hermit Thrush  7
American Robin  4
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  2
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
Black-throated Green Warbler  7
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  3
White-throated Sparrow  2
Common Grackle  1
Purple Finch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47314576

2018-07-20T15:19:04+00:00