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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on August 17, 2017

White-fronted Goose Pacific Golden-Plover Snowy Plover
Hudsonian Godwit Stilt Sandpiper Sanderling
White-rumped Sandpiper Willet Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull Plumbeous Vireo Brewer's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow


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 August 17. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On August 12 a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was photographed on Clatsop Beach north of Gearhart. It was last seen in poor condition there the next day. An HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen August 12 at Wickiup Reservoir south of Bend. The STILT SANDPIPER first seen August 9 at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove was seen again there August 14. Another STILT SANDPIPER was seen August 10 at the Tualatin River NWR. 

On August 14 two WILLETS, a FRANKLIN'S GULL, and a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER were among the many shorebirds on Clatsop Beach north of Gearhart. Another PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen that day at Berry Creek north of Florence. 

On August 12 a WILSON'S PHALAROPE was at the Vanport Wetlands in North Portland. A SANDERLING was seen the next day at Broughton Beach near the Portland Airport. A PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest grove August 13. A SNOWY PLOVER and a BREWER'S SPARROW were at the Fern Ridge Reservoir August 16. Four early WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were also in the area. 

On August 14 an early WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was at Powell Butte near Prineville. The PLUMBEOUS VIREO first noted at Page Springs Campground August 3 is still being seen.

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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