Date: 12/18/18 7:56 pm
From: Bill Hancock <wph...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Greater Portland CBC Summary
The Greater Portland CBC took place this past Saturday, December 15 with 49
birders notching 102 species, plus 3 for count week. Totals of individuals
were uniformly low, perhaps owing to the mild weather on count day, lack of
snow cover, and the early-season freeze-up of standing water. In fact, the
only high counts were Carolina Wren and Winter Wren with 10 and 3 birds
respectively. Among the notable sightings was, of course, the Great Black
Hawk, the 200th species for this count circle over the past 40 years.
Singles of Barrow's Goldeneye, Dovekie, Red-shouldered Hawk, Rough-legged
Hawk, Snowy Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Shrike, Pine Grosbeak,
Lincoln's Sparrow, and Dickcissel added to the total. A fun day!

Cheers and good birding,

Bill Hancock


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