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Rare Bird Alert

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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on November 30, 2017

Emperor Goose Long-tailed Duck Parakeet Auklet
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Tropical Kingbird Blue Jay
Brown Thrasher "Red" Fox Sparrow Harris's Sparrow
Great-tailed Grackle Virginia'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

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird report. This report was made Thursday November 23. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-2976.

The VIRGINIA'S WARBLER coming to a NE Portland feeder continues to be seen. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER is now being seen at Commonwealth Lake in Beaverton. A PARAKEET AUKLET was seen November 25 off Boiler Bay. A BROWN THRASHER was photographed November 23 in John Day. A BLUE JAY continues to be seen in Richland Baker County.

TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were reported during the week at Brookings, Cape Blanco, Bandon, and Tillamook.

On November 24 a LONG-TAILED DUCK was at Timothy Lake in the Cascades south of Mt. Hood. Another was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds  November 29. A 'RED' FOX SPARROW was in Springfield.

On November 26 a HARRIS'S SPARROW was in Hood River. An EMPEROR GOOSE is now being seen along Knott Road south of Bend. On November 26 a male and a female GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES  were at the Headquarters of the Summer Lake WMA.

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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