mid Apr-late May and
mid Sep-late Oct with
to late Nov. Favors open shorelines, bare ground including mountain tops, close-cropped or stubble fields and golf courses. Most often heard in flight. A Mar 15, 2010 record from Sand Beach is best thought of as an early migrant. A Jun 26, 2021 record from Mount Desert Rock is hard to explain.
Feb 6, 1976 in Seal Harbor but at least two occurred in
2022-23; Seawall Dec 11-27, 2022 and Schoodic Island Feb 1, 2023.
Miscellany: Pipits migrate diurnally, moving in loose flocks sometime numbering, in fall, a hundred birds or more. Most flocks are of 10 or fewer and single birds comprise the majority of the encounters.