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Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.

Compiled by Harry Nehls on October 19, 2017

Snow Goose Surf Scoter Pacific Golden-Plover
Scripp's Murrelet Crested Auklet Tufted Puffin
Blue-footed Booby Rough-legged Hawk Tropical Kingbird
Northern Shrike Clark's Nutcracker Violet-green Swallow
Rock Wren Chestnut-sided Warbler Rose-breasted Grosbeak

 

hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls6@comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday October 19. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On October 16 a live BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY was observed sitting on the beach at Hug Point State Park. It has not been relocated. A CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was seen October 12 among a migrant flock of birds at Arizona Beach State Park near Port Orford. A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was photographed October 8 at a feeder in Madras. A SCRIPP'S MURRELET was seen October 18 off Boiler Bay. A possible CRESTED AUKLET was reported October 12 off Depoe Bay.

Individual TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were reported during the week at North Spit Coos Bay, Cape Blanco, Nehalem Meadows, and the Sheridan Sewage Ponds. A movement of VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS passed through Oregon during the week. On October 16 a flock of over 300 SNOW GEESE was off Coon Point on Sauvie Island.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was photographed October 14 in Newport. A PACIFIC-GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen and photographed on the beach south of Yaquina Bay. Two TUFTED PUFFINS were seen October 12 on the ocean off Depoe Bay. A ROCK WREN was at Depoe Bay October 14.

On October 16 a SURF SCOTER was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds. A CLARK'S NUTCRACKER was on Marys Peak October 15. On October 18 a NORTHERN SHRIKE was near the McMinnville airport.

That’s it for this week.

To report: Harry Nehls (hnehls6@comcast.net), 503-233-3976.

Most current information on bird sightings in Oregon: The Oregon Birding List.

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