Nine optimistic people joined the bird walk this morning on the
Androscoggin River Trail in Lisbon. The weather started out nice, warm
and no wind or rain but as we walked back to the cars there was some
light drizzle and as we reached the cars it was more a light rain. Still
we had good birds. The bird-of-the-day was perhaps the Red-bellied
Woodpecker which most people saw, it is becoming more common in Maine
but still hard to find. We also had an Eastern Towhee which was a nice
surprise. There were a few warblers, generally in “pockets” grouping
with Chickadees, last of the season for most. All in all we had 32 species.

Species seen and heard (H), a few seen only by Gordon:
Canada Goose – 9 on river
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant – 5 in water by parking lot
Bald Eagle – adult at tree top level, but quickly
Belted Kingfisher – H by Gordon before the walk
Red-bellied Woodpecker – at start of the trail
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe – 6+ seen often
Blue-headed Vireo – 4
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Gray Catbird – 6?
European Starling
American Goldfinch (H)
Eastern Towhee – not seen by all
Song Sparrow – 8+
Swamp Sparrow – 1 by Gordon
White-throated Sparrow – 3
White-crowned Sparrow – Gordon saw
Northern Parula – 3
Magnolia Warbler – 1 by Stan
Blackpoll Warbler – 1 not seen by everyone
Pine Warbler – 1 by Gordon
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 5+
Black-throated Green Warbler – 5+
Northern Cardinal (H)

Stan DeOrsey