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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on February 23, 2017

King Eider Barrow's Goldeneye Sandhill Crane
Clark's Grebe Costa's Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker Black Phoebe Say's Phoebe
Violet-green Swallow Barn Swallow Brown Thrasher


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 February 23. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The Salishan Nature Trail BROWN THRASHER, Coos Bay KING EIDER, and the South Beach COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD continue to be seen. 

A conspicuous movement of VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS passed through western Oregon during the week. Six BARN SWALLOWS were near Coquille February 18. The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD movement continues with one near Astoria February 22. SANDHILL CRANES are now flying northward over the Willamette Valley and  east of the Cascades.

Among a swarm of grebes on Siltcoos Lake February 10 were ten CLARK'S GREBES. On February 19 a BLACK PHOEBE was at Beverly Beach State Park. A SAY'S PHOEBE was seen February 18 at Boiler Bay. That day two SAY'S PHOEBES were at Powell Butte Park in Gresham. Another SAY'S PHOEBE is now at the Oregon City Sewage Plant. A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen February 20 at the Wapato Greenway on Sauvie Island. On February 21 a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was in Corvallis. 

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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