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
3525550440 98827173ff m
King Rail 2
Rallus elegans
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 3
Rallus limicola
3390640523 3de36f4665 m
American Coot 4
Fulica americana
Small
Yellow Rail 5
Coturnicops noveboracensis
2580070994 2796904384 m
Chukar 6
Alectoris chukar
Small
Red Junglefowl 7
Gallus gallus
2187922905 145dfc044c m
Ruffed Grouse 8
Bonasa umbellus
3038308796 75ef92bb76 m
Wild Turkey 9
Meleagris gallopavo
18520612832 f59ac1feeb m
Ring-necked Pheasant 10
Phasianus colchicus
2677923655 9a3e34b410 m
Black-billed Cuckoo 2
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Small
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 11
Coccyzus americanus
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 12
Megaceryle alcyon
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Rock Dove 13
Columba livia
Small
Mourning Dove 14
Zenaida macroura
Small
White-winged Dove 15
Zenaida asiatica
8589018703 4a7d46f8cd m
Passenger Pigeon 16
Ectopistes migratorius
2707871079 abe5d9e649 m
White Ibis 17
Eudocimus albus
Small
Glossy Ibis 18
Plegadis falcinellus
1510767290 8a90efc16e m
Northern Gannet 19
Morus bassanus
3513838213 792f43f30a m
Red Knot 20
Calidris canutus
Small
Sanderling 21
Calidris alba
5698339542 9899533bd0 m
Stilt Sandpiper 22
Calidris himantopus
2852500668 79db53a2d8 m
Baird's Sandpiper 23
Calidris bairdii
Small
Red-necked Stint 24
Calidris ruficollis
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 25
Calidris mauri
Small
Purple Sandpiper 26
Calidris maritima
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 27
Calidris alpina
Small
Semipalmated Sandpiper 28
Calidris pusilla
Small
Curlew Sandpiper 26
Calidris ferruginea
3090319768 0f7363d944 m
Least Sandpiper 29
Calidris minutilla
Small
Pectoral Sandpiper 26
Calidris melanotos
3565579112 3096a18943 m
White-rumped Sandpiper 2
Calidris fuscicollis
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Short-billed Dowitcher 30
Limnodromus griseus
2094073420 684efcff3b m
Solitary Sandpiper 20
Tringa solitaria
2909449935 0025ea25ef m
Greater Yellowlegs 20
Tringa melanoleuca
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Lesser Yellowlegs 31
Tringa flavipes
Small
Whimbrel 26
Numenius phaeopus
2978741998 074412c48b m
Common Snipe 32
Gallinago gallinago
2677924891 c10aeac539 m
American Woodcock 2
Scolopax minor
Small
Ruddy Turnstone 33
Arenaria interpres
Small
Hudsonian Godwit 34
Limosa haemastica
Small
Marbled Godwit 35
Limosa fedoa
500243357 3436c7da97 m
Red-necked Phalarope 1
Phalaropus lobatus
2657117606 486f1e118d m
Upland Sandpiper 2
Bartramia longicauda
5897816187 77483f2e77 m
Leach's Storm Petrel 36
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
1253956736 214bcd306e m
Manx Shearwater 37
Puffinus puffinus
633585751 7108344fa0 m
Wilson's Storm Petrel 38
Oceanites oceanicus
Small
Northern Fulmar 39
Fulmarus glacialis
2128032556 f0f5ff0652 m
Horned Grebe 20
Podiceps auritus
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Red-necked Grebe 40
Podiceps grisegena
2093295755 4a6353a5a7 m
Pied-billed Grebe 41
Podilymbus podiceps
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Double-crested Cormorant 42
Phalacrocorax auritus
Small
Great Cormorant 43
Phalacrocorax carbo
1609289228 5176e26ec6 m
Red-billed Tropicbird 44
Phaethon aethereus
11429229744 e8376819a4 m
Glaucous Gull 45
Larus hyperboreus
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Mew Gull 46
Larus canus
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Iceland Gull 47
Larus glaucoides
2255619597 e4ec656a34 m
Ring-billed Gull 48
Larus delawarensis
552741495 23cbfc45f8 m
Herring Gull 50
Larus argentatus
5262517187 fe40349140 m
Black Guillemot 52
Cepphus grylle
240px sterna dougallii stmarys 1
Roseate Tern 47
Sterna dougallii
3218359613 0ea8138229 m
Arctic Tern 3
Sterna paradisaea
Small
Common Tern 7
Sterna hirundo
Small
Parasitic Jaeger 24
Stercorarius parasiticus
7816179 556f73120e m
Black-legged Kittiwake 53
Rissa tridactyla
75887568 5ed0a1c629 m
Razorbill 54
Alca torda
233269340 9e69dcec29 m
Atlantic Puffin 55
Fratercula arctica
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Black Tern 56
Chlidonias niger
161027969 632fddd3b4 m
Thick-billed Murre 57
Uria lomvia
6727533895 272b8b6b45 m
Common Murre 1
Uria aalge
5084111261 7c51da1474 m
Dovekie 58
Alle alle
6263808498 c1f62123b3 m
Great Auk 59
Pinguinus impennis
2680676667 f46e7b9fb4 m
Common Loon 2
Gavia immer
9707717416 ac1f67b6e6 m
Red-throated Loon 60
Gavia stellata
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Magnificent Frigatebird 61
Fregata magnificens
Small
Peregrine Falcon 62
Falco peregrinus
Small
Gyrfalcon 63
Falco rusticolus
Small
American Kestrel 64
Falco sparverius
Small
Merlin 35
Falco columbarius
Small
Wood Stork 24
Mycteria americana
3312996508 1977c910c8 m
Turkey Vulture 65
Cathartes aura
Small
Black Vulture 66
Coragyps atratus
5614152584 2df73e4717 m
Killdeer 67
Charadrius vociferus
3516560229 aa36b2bc3d m
Piping Plover 68
Charadrius melodus
3105670267 56bc585a46 m
Semipalmated Plover 69
Charadrius semipalmatus
2383930838 f64e29e435 m
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
442734663 b957051f4a m
Little Blue Heron 72
Egretta caerulea
2136385663 3cd448c7dd m
Tricolored Heron 2
Egretta tricolor
Small
Snowy Egret 73
Egretta thula
Small
Little Egret 26
Egretta garzetta
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 1
Ardea herodias
Small
Black-crowned Night Heron 74
Nycticorax nycticorax
2838073090 12488e9053 m
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 75
Nyctanassa violacea
Small
Least Bittern 24
Ixobrychus exilis

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