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Location
Saddleback Mountain, Franklin County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:18 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
7
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Acadia Birding Festival , Jim Moore List , Michael J Good List , Topiltzin Martinez List
Comments:
Acadia Birding Festival Saddleback Mountain field trip for Bicknell's Thrush was a success finding a bird at 44.56105N/ 070.30805W Calling, photos and visual was spectacular. Lots of Blackpoll Warblers and other great birds. David, Topi, Laura, Bill, Jim and Debbie.
Species
27 species total
1

flew over the mountain

1
1
2
5
6
1
2
8
2
5
1
2
2

DSC_2594 Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) Saddleback MT June 1 2014 MJGood
DSC_2595 Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) Saddleback MT June 1 2014 MJGood
DSC_2597 Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus) Saddleback MT June 1 2014 MJGood
These birds were photographed and seen very well through the underbrush 1000 feet lower than bicknelli. Neither minimus came very far out from the underbrush but we did get to all see multiple observations in good lighting conditions. The pictures speak to this. Compared to bicknelli, I find minimus to be plumper (lack of a better word at the moment) than bicknelli with a darker malar strip and cheek patch. I have had encounters with Gray-cheeked on Mount Desert Island. For the four of us we heard clear distinction between both species (C bicnelli and minumus). Mating calls and call notes easily identified this bird with four seasoned birders hearing the interaction and later comparing to bicknelli. I was using a Sibley app in a restricted but effective way that which stimulated a long session with chip notes and repeated and replicated calling from minimus . The level of confidence in this report is 100 percent and verified by others in the group of five.

1

This bird was found on the AT before the drop off to the Horn N44.56261/W070.30209 at 12:54PM after a good deal of searching everyone saw and photographed the bird.
DSC_2630 Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli)  Saddleback Mt June 1 2014 MJGood
DSC_2628 Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli)  Saddleback Mt June 1 2014 MJGood
DSC_2627 Bicknell's Thrush (Catharus bicknelli)  Saddleback Mt June 1 2014 MJGood

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

DSC_2673 Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Saddleback Mt June 1 2014 MJGood
DSC_2672 Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Saddleback Mt June 1 2014 MJGood
N44.56105/W070.30805 at 1:33 pm on the way down. Photos and great comparison to the other Thrush seen today

3
5
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
8
1
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
3
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female
Sex Unknown
14

Thie hike we did went from the ski lodge to the AT on top of Saddleback Mountain. Many Blackpoll were see and heard

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 12
Female 2
Sex Unknown
2
5
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female
Sex Unknown
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes