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    Vesper Sparrow / Pooecetes gramineus

    : mid Apr-early May and again late Sep-mid Oct with to early Nov, in weedy fields and open areas. A Dec 4, 2016 record from Bar Harbor was probably an exceptionally late migrant rather than a wintering attempt.

    Miscellany: The continent's northeastern most Vesper Sparrows breed in eastern Maine's blueberry barrens and adjacent Atlantic Canada. With so few individuals at play and with little suitable habitat here, it's no surprise they're recorded rarely.

    Last Updated: March 31st, 2022