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Chan Robbins photo of Chestnutsided warbler, courtesy Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD

BIRDS IN THE ORONO BOG  (with links to songs and photographs)

The diversity of plant life in the Orono Bog means that a diversity of birds can also exist. The following list is still "a work in progress."  If you find a species not on this list, please e-mail your finding, and supporting details to Jim Bird: Jim.Bird@umit.maine.edu

Check this website for updates on bird sightings. Newest sightings are at the beginning of the list. After each bird, you will find an Internet address that will take you to a photo and more information on that bird, including a recording of its song and tips for identification. These bird links are from:
Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/Infocenter/infocenter.html To use the link, double-click on it. Close the Patuxent bird info widow to return to this page.

note: this list has been reorganized recently. Not all of the links are set to work automatically yet, but they are accurate. The list formerly on this page now appears at the bottom of the page. It has active links. It will be removed once the new list is fully operational. Meanwhile, happy birding. . .

Common Loon

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern

Canada Goose

Wood Duck


American Black Duck

Green-winged Teal (New Boardwalk species 2012)

Turkey Vulture

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Bald Eagle


Ruffed Grouse

Spruce Grouse


Common Snipe

American Woodcock

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Black-billed Cuckoo (New Boardwalk species 2012)

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Black-Backed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Least Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great crested Flycatcher

Blue Jay

Gray Jay

Common Raven

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Red-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin


Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Gray Catbird

European Starling

American Pipit

Cedar Waxwing

Northern Parula

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated green Warbler

Palm Warbler

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler (new Boardwalk species 2012)

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart


Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Lark Bunting

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Brown-headed Cowbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Baltimore Oriole

Evening Grosbeak

House Finch

Purple Finch

White-winged Crossbill

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

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