Date: 3/2/18 11:58 am From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Expect a lot more alcids in the coming days!
As a follow up to Derek’s post from last week about the ongoing significant Dovekie and Thick-bulled Murre event along the coast, the increased reports over this past week suggest that today’s storm could produce an incredible number of sightings of all pelagic alcids. Any salt water is worth checking but occasionally these birds get blown well inland. The lucky might find an open river, but unfortunately these events sometimes result in birds grounded when they mistake wet roads and puddles for deeper waters. In other words, keep an eye out anywhere and everywhere all weekend long. And likely into next week.
After numerous flight delays and cancellations trying to get home from a week’s vacation, we are currently driving home from Charlotte, NC (we were supposed to be in Portland last night). We are just hoping to get home in time to see some of these birds ourselves!