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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Common Poorwill Calliope Hummingbird Capsian Tern
Swainson's Hawk Mountain Bluebird California Thrasher
Orange-crowned Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Wilson's Warbler


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 of Oregon

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday April 18. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The CALIFORNIA THRASHER near Talent continues to be seen and heard.

Heavy warbler movements are now being reported from southwest Oregon, including many YELLOW RUMPED and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS. A WILSON’S WARBLER was at Brookings April 11. Up to 100 CASPIAN TERNS were at Coos Bay during the week. An early POORWILL was at Takilma April 14.

On April 12 a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. A female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was at Powell Butte Park in Portland April 14. On April 16 a SWAINSON’S HAWK was among a small hawk movement over Battleground, Washington. 

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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