Merlins are small, compact falcons. Three subspecies are found in Washington. The Black Merlin is solid black on the head and back, and dark with a minimal amount of light streaking on the breast. It has a white throat patch. The Taiga Merlin is lighter in color than the Black Merlin, with a bluish-black back, a white eyebrow line, and white bars across the tail. The Prairie Merlin is lighter in color than the other two.

First Sighting of Year

Sunday, March 22, 2015 South Portland ME United States
Thursday, August 4, 2016 21 Snow Canning Rd Scarborough ME United States
Saturday, January 27, 2018 I-95 S Georgetown MA United States
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