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Photo of Black Guillemot
Black Guillemot | Frenchboro, ME | 4 Jun 2016

Bird highlights from my first year attending the Acadia Birding Festival:

  • Northern Goshawk (FOY) at Kittredge Brook Forest Preserve, Bar Harbor (w/ ABF van trip)
  • Wilson's Storm-Petrels (FOY), Parasitic Jaeger (Lifer!), Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Atlantic Puffins (FOY), Common Terns, Arctic Terns (FOY), and a Magnolia Warbler in heavy fog on the Acadia Birding Festival's Pelagic Seabird Boat Trip
  • 2 Cape May Warblers and 4 Bay-breasted Warblers at Mason Bay Conservation Area (Bay Rd.), Jonesboro (w/ ABF boreal van trip)

Bird highlights from my travels to and from the festival:

  • 15+ Black Terns (FOY) and 3 Pied-billed Grebes from the boat ramp at Messalonskee Lake, Belgrade
  • Black-billed Cuckoo (FOY) singing along Old Bath Rd., Brunswick
  • singing Willow Flycatcher and 2+ Marsh Wrens at Great Pond (Fenway Rd.), Cape Elizabeth
  • 2 Cliff Swallows and 1+ Nelson's Sparrow behind Clambake Restaurant, Pine Point Rd., Scarborough
  • 1 Nelson's Sparrow and 2 Saltmarsh Sparrows (FOY) along Eastern Rd., Scarborough Marsh

And some plant/fungi notes from coastal Maine:

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