Common birds of the Maine Coast

Birds are all around us, and I have loved them since I was young. Right now, I am trying to find as many species of birds as I can. Birds are, and have always been swooping around us, and showing off their stuff. These wonders need to be known by the whole world, just as they are.

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Sora 1
Porzana carolina
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King Rail 2
Rallus elegans
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Virginia Rail 3
Rallus limicola
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American Coot 4
Fulica americana
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Yellow Rail 5
Coturnicops noveboracensis
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Chukar 6
Alectoris chukar
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Red Junglefowl 7
Gallus gallus
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Ruffed Grouse 8
Bonasa umbellus
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Wild Turkey 9
Meleagris gallopavo
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Ring-necked Pheasant 10
Phasianus colchicus
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Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
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Yellow-billed Cuckoo 11
Coccyzus americanus
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Belted Kingfisher 12
Megaceryle alcyon
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Rock Dove 13
Columba livia
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Mourning Dove 14
Zenaida macroura
Small
White-winged Dove 15
Zenaida asiatica
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Passenger Pigeon 16
Ectopistes migratorius
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White Ibis 17
Eudocimus albus
Small
Glossy Ibis 18
Plegadis falcinellus
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Northern Gannet 19
Morus bassanus
Small
Red Knot 20
Calidris canutus
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Sanderling 21
Calidris alba
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Stilt Sandpiper 22
Calidris himantopus
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Baird's Sandpiper 23
Calidris bairdii
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Red-necked Stint 24
Calidris ruficollis
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Western Sandpiper 25
Calidris mauri
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Purple Sandpiper 26
Calidris maritima
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Dunlin 27
Calidris alpina
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Semipalmated Sandpiper 28
Calidris pusilla
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Curlew Sandpiper 26
Calidris ferruginea
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Least Sandpiper 29
Calidris minutilla
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Pectoral Sandpiper 26
Calidris melanotos
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White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Calidris fuscicollis
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Short-billed Dowitcher 30
Limnodromus griseus
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Solitary Sandpiper 20
Tringa solitaria
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Greater Yellowlegs 20
Tringa melanoleuca
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Lesser Yellowlegs 31
Tringa flavipes
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Whimbrel 26
Numenius phaeopus
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Common Snipe 32
Gallinago gallinago
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American Woodcock 2
Scolopax minor
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Ruddy Turnstone 33
Arenaria interpres
Small
Hudsonian Godwit 34
Limosa haemastica
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Marbled Godwit 35
Limosa fedoa
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Red-necked Phalarope 1
Phalaropus lobatus
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Upland Sandpiper 2
Bartramia longicauda
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Leach's Storm Petrel 36
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
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Manx Shearwater 37
Puffinus puffinus
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Wilson's Storm Petrel 38
Oceanites oceanicus
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Northern Fulmar 39
Fulmarus glacialis
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Horned Grebe 20
Podiceps auritus
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Red-necked Grebe 40
Podiceps grisegena
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Pied-billed Grebe 41
Podilymbus podiceps
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Double-crested Cormorant 42
Phalacrocorax auritus
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Great Cormorant 43
Phalacrocorax carbo
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Red-billed Tropicbird 44
Phaethon aethereus
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Glaucous Gull 45
Larus hyperboreus
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Mew Gull 46
Larus canus
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Iceland Gull 47
Larus glaucoides
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Ring-billed Gull 48
Larus delawarensis
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Herring Gull 50
Larus argentatus
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Black Guillemot 52
Cepphus grylle
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Roseate Tern 47
Sterna dougallii
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Arctic Tern 3
Sterna paradisaea
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Common Tern 7
Sterna hirundo
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Parasitic Jaeger 24
Stercorarius parasiticus
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Black-legged Kittiwake 53
Rissa tridactyla
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Razorbill 54
Alca torda
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Atlantic Puffin 55
Fratercula arctica
Small
Black Tern 56
Chlidonias niger
Small
Thick-billed Murre 57
Uria lomvia
Small
Common Murre 1
Uria aalge
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Dovekie 58
Alle alle
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Great Auk 59
Pinguinus impennis
Small
Common Loon 2
Gavia immer
Small
Red-throated Loon 60
Gavia stellata
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Magnificent Frigatebird 61
Fregata magnificens
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Peregrine Falcon 62
Falco peregrinus
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Gyrfalcon 63
Falco rusticolus
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American Kestrel 64
Falco sparverius
Small
Merlin 35
Falco columbarius
Small
Wood Stork 24
Mycteria americana
Small
Turkey Vulture 65
Cathartes aura
Small
Black Vulture 66
Coragyps atratus
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Killdeer 67
Charadrius vociferus
Small
Piping Plover 68
Charadrius melodus
Small
Semipalmated Plover 69
Charadrius semipalmatus
Small
Black-necked Stilt 70
Himantopus mexicanus
Small
American Oystercatcher 24
Haematopus palliatus
Small
Black-bellied Plover 24
Pluvialis squatarola
Small
American Golden Plover 71
Pluvialis dominica
Small
Little Blue Heron 72
Egretta caerulea
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Tricolored Heron 2
Egretta tricolor
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Snowy Egret 73
Egretta thula
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Little Egret 26
Egretta garzetta
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Great Blue Heron 1
Ardea herodias
Small
Black-crowned Night Heron 74
Nycticorax nycticorax
Small
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 75
Nyctanassa violacea
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Least Bittern 24
Ixobrychus exilis

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