3 August 2020 Rockport, Maine, USA 

New Towhee

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

On this morning’s short, sweet hike with dog, I followed the voice of a Yellow Warbler (without seeing the source), heard the voice of a Northern Parula (I’m sure of it, and they do occasionally migrate through this region), and spied my first ever Green-tailed Towhee.

A handsome bird, that green-tail is. Alas I got no photo. So here’s a pic of a regular ol’ Spotted Towhee—the one that chased away my lifer.

Grandeur Peak Area List
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., I hiked several hundred feet up a mountain.

1. American Robin*
2. California Quail (v)
3. House Finch*
4. Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay**
5. Black-billed Magpie*
6. Spotted Towhee
7. Black-capped Chickadee**
8. Pine Siskin (v)
9. Lesser Goldfinch (v)
10. Chipping Sparrow
11. Yellow Warbler† (v)
12. Northern Parula† (v)
13. Orange-crowned Warbler
14. Green-tailed Towhee‡
15. Song Sparrow* (v)


16. Eurasian Collared Dove
17. European Starling
18. House Sparrow (v)
19. Rock Pigeon


Mule Deer

(v) Voice only
*Also elsewhere

**Voice only elsewhere
†First-of-year bird

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