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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Tundra Bean Goose Parakeet Auklet Laysan Albatross
Short-tailed Albatross White-tailed Kite Western-type Flycatcher
Violet-green Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow
Eastern Bluebird Snow Bunting McKay's Bunting
Magnolia 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, December 13. If you anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976. 

The two Eastern Bluebirds continue to be seen at the Dhama Rain Zen Center in Northeast Portland. The Tundra Bean Goose is still being seen at McFadden Marsh at Finley NWR. The Clatsop Beach McKay’s Bunting and the Ona Beach State Park Magnolia Warbler also continue. 

A Snow Bunting was seen December 8 on the north shore of Yaquina Bay in Newport.  On December 8 an offshore boat trip out of Newport found many migrants including a Short-tailed Albatross, 3-5 Lasysan Albatross and a couple of parakeet Auklets.

A Barn Swallow was seen December 6 at Willow Bar on Sauvie Island. That day a Northern Rough-winged Swallow and a Violet-green Swallow were at the River Island Natural Island along Hwy 224 near Eagle Creek.

On December 8 a flycatcher was photographed at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove. It was identified as a Western type flycatcher. On December 7 a Snow Bunting was found along County Road 211 northwest of Halsey. That day 19 White-tailed Kites were noted along Northbank Road in the Coquille River Valley.

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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