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Coastal Maine
Fall 2009

Perfect weather and Harlequin Ducks greeted us at the start of our annual November trip to the Maine Coast. Even more perfect weather, warm enough for butterflies and dragonflies, made it hard to leave.

This year's outing included long, gratifying looks at the birds that winter along the New England Coast. Bryan does a lot of teaching on this trip so that you leave with skills for enjoying these birds on your own. We also got great looks at Minke Whales feeding just offshore. And we ate some awesome seafood.

Here's our list, including a few birds Bryan found during his scouting:

Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Shearwater species
Great Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Black-bellied Plover
White-rumped Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Black Guillemot
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
House Sparrow

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