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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Seabird Checklist

Commonly Sighted on Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruises (June-August):

Atlantic Puffin
Common Murre
Black Guillemot
Arctic Tern
Common Tern
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Wilson’s Storm Petrel
Northern Gannet
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Common Eider Duck
Double-crested Cormorant

Sometimes Sighted on Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruises

Leach’s Storm Petrel
Long-tailed Jaegar
Parasitic Jaegar
Pomarine Jaegar
South Polar Skua
Great Skua
Roseate Tern
Manx Shearwater
Northern Fulmar
Common Loon

Seasonally Sighted on Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruises

Red-throated Loon
Great Cormorant
Back-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte’s Gull
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope

Rarely Sighted on Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruises

Glaucous Gull
Black Tern
Caspian Tern
Little Gull*
Black-headed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Thick-billed Murre
Magnificent Frigatebird*
Harlequin Duck
Forester’s Tern
Red-billed Tropicbird*
Sabine’s Gull
Cory’s Shearwater
White-chinned Petrel*
* one sighting only

Rare Sightings elsewhere in the Gulf of Maine

Please visit the Maine Bird Records Committee

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