Trip results from the Evergreen Cemetery/Capisic Park trip, May 14
It was a more perfect day than you could ask for; the sun was shining, and the birds were singing. The only down side was that more people didn’t join us for this fantastic outing. This was undoubtedly best day for birding we will see this spring. The trip turned up an amazing 66 species, including 16 warbler species. The highlight was most likely the Cape May Warblers (yes, a pair) found in a spruce tree that was loaded with warblers. This bird is not seen all that often in Maine, and it was indeed a life bird for the trip leader.
Strangely though, we didn’t have a Yellow Warbler until we got to Capisic Park. And conspicuously absent from our tally was the Phoebe. But it was a great day nonetheless.
Participants: Stan & Joan DeOrsey, Steve Reed, and Dan Marquis (Leader, recorder and photographer)

Birds seen or heard
(H)=heard only, (C)=Capisic Park only


Great Blue Heron
Glossy Ibis (C)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (C)
Black Duck
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Greater Yellowlegs (C)
Solitary Sandpiper – several (C)
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker (H)
Least Flycatcher (H)
Great-crested Flycatcher (H)
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Thrush
Catbird (many)
Mockingbird (H)
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler (C)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler (male and female)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bobolink (H)
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
House Sparrow

66 Species, 16 warblers

mourning doveMale Scarlet Tanagermale red-winged blackbirdgray catbird singingmale rose-breasted grosbeakmale wood duckmale northern parulamale canada warblerAmerican RobinAmerican Black DuckCanada Goose with goslingsmale Red-winged Blackbird singingmale blackburnian warblerblack-and-white warblerBlack-and-white WarblerBlack-and-white Warblerfemale Baltimore OrioleBlack-capped ChickadeeGreat Blue HeronWood Thrushmale Yellow Warblerred squirrel