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Machias Seal Island birding trip

A group of 18 of us joined Ida Giriunas on a Fourth of July weekend birding excursion to Downeast Maine. The focus of the trip was boreal birds, and the breeding colony of Puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres on Machias Seal Island.
On the first day Ida lead the group to Rogue's Bluff Area near Machias where we encountered our first Spruce Grouse with a chick.
The second day was up in Topsfield where we met up with Marion Bates. Marion took us to several areas where we found Black-backed Woodpecker, Spruce Grouse, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, White-winged Crossbills, and other northern breeding birds.
The third day was out to Cutler, where we met Captain Andy Patterson who took us out to Machias Seal Island where thousands of Puffins, Razorbills, and Common Murres nest.
After returning from Machias Seal Island we headed up to Quoddy Head and saw more northern birds, including Lincoln's Sparrow.
Finally on the way home, we stopped in Belgrade to see Black Terns, American Bittern, and Pied-billed Grebes.

It was a great trip thanks to Ida for all her work organizing it, and all the nice people that were there.
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Snowshoe Hare - Lepus americanus
Snowshoe Hare - Lepus americanus
Julie
Julie
Northern Red-bellied Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
Northern Red-bellied Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
Northern Red-bellied Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
Northern Red-bellied Snake - Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Birding in Topsfield with Marion Bates
Birding in Topsfield with Marion Bates
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Moose - Alces alces
Moose - Alces alces
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (hen)
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis (chick)
Pink-Edged Sulphur - Colias interior
Pink-Edged Sulphur - Colias interior
Shinleaf - Pyrola sp.
Shinleaf - Pyrola sp.
IMG_9378.JPG
IMG_9378.JPG
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Machias Seal Island Lighthouse
Machias Seal Island Lighthouse
Common Seal (Harbor Seal) - Phoca vitulina
Common Seal (Harbor Seal) - Phoca vitulina
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Machias Seal Island
Machias Seal Island
Machias Seal Island Lighthouse
Machias Seal Island Lighthouse
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Razorbill - Alca torda
Razorbill - Alca torda
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Common Murre - Uria aalge
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Julie
Julie
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic Puffin - Fratercula arctica
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Northern Fulmar - Fulmarus glacialis
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Little River Lighthouse - Cutler, Me.
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Village of Cutler, Me.
Village of Cutler, Me.
Common Seal (Harbor Seal) - Phoca vitulina
Common Seal (Harbor Seal) - Phoca vitulina
Amanita sp.
Amanita sp.
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
IMG_9981.JPG
IMG_9981.JPG
Quoddy Head shoreline
Quoddy Head shoreline