Official List of Maine Birds

Maine Bird Records Committee


Checklist of Maine Birds


[updated 14 October 2018]


The Maine Bird Records Committee considers the following 460 species to be recorded with convincing evidence within the state of Maine. 
This list includes decisions made by the Committee through 14 October 2018. Species not included pending review: Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii) and Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina). The names and taxonomic sequence follow the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list (7th edition, 1998) as amended by supplements (here through 59th supplement, June 2018).

LEGEND

* Rare (species name italicized): Written descriptions and, if possible,

photographs and/or audio or video should be submitted for any occurrence in the state.  Please send all reports to the Secretary.

 Extinct



SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS (ANATIDAE)

*Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

*Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

*Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii)

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

*Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

Brant (Branta bernicla)

*Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

*Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

*Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

*Garganey (Spatula querquedula)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Redhead (Aythya americana)

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

*Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)

*Steller’s Eider (Polysticta stelleri)

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)

Black Scoter (Melanitta americana)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)


PHEASANTS, GROUSE & TURKEY (PHASIANIDAE)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis)

*Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)


GREBES (PODICIPEDIDAE)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

*Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

*Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)

*Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)


PIGEONS & DOVES (COLUMBIDAE)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

*Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata)

*Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

† Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)


CUCKOOS (CUCULIDAE)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)


NIGHTJARS (CAPRIMULGIDAE)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

*Chuck-will’s-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis)

Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)


SWIFTS (APODIDAE)

Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)


HUMMINGBIRDS (TROCHILIDAE)

*Mexican Violetear (Colibri thalassinus)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

*Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)


RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS (RALLIDAE)

*Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

*Corn Crake (Crex crex)

*Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans)

*King Rail (Rallus elegans)

Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)

Sora (Porzana carolina)

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

American Coot (Fulica americana)


CRANES (GRUIDAE)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)


STILTS & AVOCETS (RECURVIROSTRIDAE)

*Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)


OYSTERCATCHERS (HAEMATOPODIDAE)

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)


PLOVERS (CHARADRIIDAE)

*Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

*European Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica)

*Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

*Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)

*Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

*Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)


SANDPIPERS (SCOLOPACIDAE)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

† Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis)

*Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)

*Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

*Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

*Surfbird (Calidris virgata)

*Ruff (Calidris pugnax) [records from 2000 and later]

Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)

*Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

*Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

Sanderling (Calidris alba)

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis)

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

*Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Willet (Tringa semipalmata)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)


SKUAS (STERCORARIIDAE)

Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)

South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)

Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus)

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

*Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)


AUKS, MURRES & PUFFINS (ALCIDAE)

Dovekie (Alle alle)

Common Murre (Uria aalge)     

Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)

Razorbill (Alca torda)

† Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis)

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)

*Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus)

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

*Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)


GULLS, TERNS & SKIMMERS (LARIDAE)

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

*Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)

Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini)

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

*Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

*Mew Gull (Larus canus)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

    *Iceland (Thayer's) Gull (Larus glaucoides thayeri)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

*Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

*Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)

*Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)

Least Tern (Sternula antillarum)

*Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)

*White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii)

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

*Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) [review 2014 on]

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)


TROPICBIRDS (PHAETHONTIDAE)

*White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus)

*Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)


LOONS (GAVIIDIAE)

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

*Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica)

Common Loon (Gavia immer)

*Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)


ALBATROSSES (DIOMEDEIDAE)

*Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos)

*Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)


SOUTHERN STORM-PETRELS (OCEANITIDAE)

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)


STORM-PETRELS (HYDROBATIDAE)

Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)


SHEARWATERS (PROCELLARIIDAE)

Northern Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis)

*Trindade Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana)

*White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)

Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)

Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea)

Great Shearwater (Ardenna gravis)

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)


STORKS (CICONIIDAE)

*Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)


FRIGATEBIRDS (FREGATIDAE)

*Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

*Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel)


GANNETS & BOOBIES (SULIDAE)

*Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)


CORMORANTS (PHALACROCORACIDAE)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)


PELICANS (PELECANIDAE)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) [2014+ no review]

*Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)


BITTERNS & HERONS (ARDEIDAE)

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

*Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

*Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis)

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)


IBISES (THRESKIORNITHIDAE)

*White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

*White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

*Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)


NEW WORLD VULTURES (CATHARTIDAE)

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)


OSPREYS (PANDIONIDAE)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)


KITES, EAGLES & HAWKS (ACCIPITRIDAE) 

*Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

*Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)

*Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

*Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)


BARN OWLS (TYTONIDAE)

*Barn Owl (Tyto alba)


TYPICAL OWLS (STRIGIDAE)

*Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

*Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

*Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)


KINGFISHERS (ALCEDINIDAE)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)


WOODPECKERS (PICIDAE)

Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis)

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus)

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)


FALCONS (FALCONIDAE)

*Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

*Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) [review 2014 on]

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)


TYRANT FLYCATCHERS (TYRANNIDAE)

*Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

*Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius)

*Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

*Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)

*Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)

*Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)

*Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)

Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)

Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

*Say's Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

*Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)


SHRIKES (LANIIDAE)

*Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis)


VIREOS (VIREONIDAE)

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)

*Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

*Cassin's Vireo (Vireo cassinii)

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

*Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus)

Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus)

Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)


JAYS & CROWS (CORVIDAE)

Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)

Common Raven (Corvus corax)


LARKS (ALAUDIDAE)

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)


SWALLOWS (HIRUNDINIDAE)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

*Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) [2014+ not reviewed]

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)


CHICKADEES & TITMICE (PARIDAE)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus)

Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)


NUTHATCHES (SITTIDAE)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)


CREEPERS (CERTHIIDAE)

Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)


WRENS (TROGLODYTIDAE)

*Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)

*Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)


GNATCATCHERS (POLIOPTILIDAE)

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)


KINGLETS (REGULIDAE)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)


OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS (MUSCICAPIDAE)

*Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) [review 2014 on]


THRUSHES (TURDIDAE)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

*Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)

Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli)

Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)

*Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)


MOCKINGBIRDS & THRASHERS (MIMIDAE)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

*Sage Thrasher (Oreoscoptes montanus)

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)


STARLINGS (STURNIDAE)

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)


WAXWINGS (BOMBYCILLIDAE)

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)


OLD WORLD SPARROWS

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)


PIPITS (MOTACILLIDAE)

American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)


FRINGILLINE & CARDUELINE FINCHES (FRINGILLIDAE)

*Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)

*Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis)

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni)

Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

*Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus)

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)

*Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)


LONGSPURS (CALCARIIDAE)

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

*Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

*Smith’s Longspur (Calcarius pictus)

Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)


NEW WORLD SPARROWS (PASSERELLIDAE)

*Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

*Cassin’s Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii)

American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

*Brewer's Sparrow (Spizella breweri)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

*Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata)

*Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys) [review 2014 on]

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

*Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

*LeConte’s Sparrow (Ammospiza leconteii)

Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima)

Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammospiza caudacuta)

Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

*Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula)

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

*Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)


YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS (ICTERIIDAE)

Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)


BLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES (ICTERIDAE)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

*Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

*Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

*Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)


WOOD-WARBLERS (PARULIDAE)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)

*Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) [review 2014 on]

Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)

*Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)

Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)

Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)

*Virginia’s Warbler (Oreothlypis virginiae)

Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis)

*MacGillivray's Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei)

Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)

*Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

*Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii)

Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)

*Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)

Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)

Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)

Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)

*Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)

*Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

*Hermit Warbler (Setophaga occidentalis)

Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)

Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)

Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)


TANAGERS, CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS & BUNTINGS (CARDINALIDAE)

Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

*Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

*Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)


Hypothetical species. Reports for 13 additional species exist for Maine.  Although some probably are correct, the committee remains uncertain because we lack conclusive evidence at this time.  We plan to continue to review these species as new information becomes available.  The Maine Bird Records Committee defines a species in Maine as hypothetical if the record is thought to be accurate, but the supporting documentation is not sufficiently complete to be accepted as a full record.  Records in this category usually lack physical documentation, whether by specimen, photograph, or recording, or involve descriptions that are only partially adequate.  Uncertainty regarding provenance or accuracy of locality information may also constitute reasons for placing a species on this list: Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator), Labrador Duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius; extinct), Greater Prairie-Chicken (Heath Hen, Tympanuchus c. cupido; extinct), Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), Cape Petrel (Daption capense), Audubon’s Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri), Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro), Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia), Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii), Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major).


Reported species regarded as erroneous. The following species have been reported in Maine. Review by the committee determined the identification was likely in error:  Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata).


Failed introduced species. The following species bred for some years in Maine but never became established: Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix) and Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus).

Checklist of Maine Birds

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Barnacle Goose 11–13 October 2003, Caribou, Aroostook Co., Maine.
Photo by Bill Sheehan

Garganey 10–18 April 1999, South Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine.
Photo by Don Crockett


























Mexican Violetear 18–19 August 2007, Mount Desert, Hancock Co., Maine.
Photo by Debbie Hawkes

Calliope Hummingbird found by Leslie Clapp at Blue Hill, Hancock Co., Maine.
23 (here 27) October–1 November 2008.
Photo by Louis R. Bevier



European Golden-Plover 9–11 (here 10) October 2008.
Scarborough Marsh, Cumberland Co., Maine.
Photo courtesy Ed Hess

Common Ringed Plover 26 (here 27) August–5 September 2003.
South Lubec, Washington Co., Maine.
Photo by Louis R. Bevier




























Slaty-backed Gull (center with wings raised) 10-13 January 2012.
Hatch Hill landfill, Augusta, Kennebec Co., Maine.
Photo by Louis R. Bevie






Red-billed Tropicbird returned to Seal Island NWR for the 8th year in 2012.
Photo by Doug Hitchcox

Yellow-billed Loon found by Luke Seitz and present 26 (here) and 29 October 2010, it was a first for Maine and first on the Atlantic Ocean of eastern North America. 
7.3 miles SE of Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co., Maine.
Photo by Luke Seitz























Little Egret 29-30 June 2011, Scarborough Marsh, Cumberland Co., Maine.
Photo by Doug Hitchcox







Mississippi Kite 19 May 2012, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine.
Photo by Rob Speirs

Burrowing Owl 15 July–25 (here 23) 
August 2006.
T19, MD BPP, Washington Co., Maine.
Photo courtesy Barry Southard
























































































































Mountain Bluebird found by Lindsay Webb and Andrew Zboray 13 November 2011 on East Royce Mountain, Batchelders Grant, Oxford Co., Maine.
Photo by Lindsay Webb



























Brewer's Sparrow found by Lysle Brinker and present 25-29 May 2014.
Monhegan Island, Lincoln Co., Maine.
Photo by Lysle Brinker

Black-throated Sparrow found by Chuck Whitney, Edwin Hawkes, Debbie Hawkes and present 1 January (here 8 January) to 17 March 2016.
Winter Harbor, Hancock Co., Maine.
Photo by Louis Bevier

Bronzed Cowbird 24–28 (here) October 2010.
Found by Randy Moore at Rockland, Knox Co., Maine.
Photo by Don Reimer








Kirtland's Warbler found by Trevor Persons 2 June 2008.
Kennebunk Plains, York Co., Maine.
Photo by Trevor Persons