A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2018
American Robins led the morning migration totals at 2,128 – a new record among many!
An exceptional morning flight of songbirds migrated over and through Sandy Point Beach on Cousin's Island at Yarmouth in southwest Maine on October 25 that produced a surprising number of new record counts including 2,128 American Robins (new record; old record 1,075), 622 Dark-eyed Juncos (new record; old record 290), 267 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 255 Ruby-crowned Kinglets (third highest), 165 Golden-crowned Kinglets (second highest), 213 unidentified kinglets (new record), 24 Brown Creepers (new record; old record was 6!), 13 Hermit Thrushes (new record) and many more.
More? 7 Palm Warblers, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 13 American Goldfinches, 17 Pine Siskins, 2 Purple Finches, 3 Chipping Sparrows, 1 Savannah Sparrow, 1 Swamp Sparrow, 15 White-throated Sparrows, 1 Red-winged Blackbird, Song Sparrows, 12 Rusty Blackbirds, 2 Common Grackles, 2 unidentified blackbirds, 1 Blue Jay, plus 1 Eastern Phoebe, 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 9 Northern Flickers and 1 Hairy Woodpecker.
Thanks to Maine birders Derek and Jeannette Lovitch, who operate the Freeport Wild Bird Supply and who shared their report at http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1488446&MLID=MAINE&MLNM=Maine
For more area birding information, see www.freeportwildbirdsupply.com