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Maine Audubon Wildlife Road Watch Stays Ahead

Congratulations Maine observers for more good press ( about the Wildlife Road Watch program. I happened to be in Portland when the reporter was writing the story and I tried to do my part traveling through your beautiful state, collecting mostly dead animal observations. As the summer heats up, we will probably see more and more wildlife deaths on roads.

Quilly Pigs

I haven't been able to keep up with the dead porcupines this season, not so many locally but on I95 and other roads from Augusta up there seems to be a over abundance. Also have seen many dead young woodchucks on I95 and a few live deer. I haven't been adding them to the list because it's difficult for me to come close to locations. On loon count day I saw 4 young kingfishers with Mom, 3 young mergansers with Mom, a blue heron, and osprey as well as two loons. For the second year we've had a hawk family in residence at home.


I have passed thru Fairfield and Skowhegan 3 times in the past weeks and have seen large flocks of crows in fields next to Rt 20. I'm sued to seeing 10-15 in a flock but these looked closer to 50 and up. A friend was in that area on I95 closer to Pittsfield the wknd before Thanksgiving and saw a huge flock flying by. she said the sky was black with crows


Went to Blue Hill today and passes several large flocks of turkeys on Rt 15 towards Blue Hill and on Rt 175 north of Castine. i'm guessing between 15-20 birds in 3 different flocks,


passing over Rt 11 between Brownville Junction and Millinocket 9/7 afternoon, I passed 2 groups of turkeys, 2 birds and 3 birds. This stretch of road is barren of anything except a few hunting camps and cut over woodland, very wild


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