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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal Vaux's Swift
Calliope Hummingbird Sabine's Gull Swainson's Hawk
Gyrfalcon Barn Swallow California 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 of Oregon

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday April 11. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

A California Thrasher is now being seen along Holton Road  near Talent in the Rogue Valley. On April 9 a Gyrfalcon was near the Astoria Airport.

The April 7 storm brought single Sabine’s Gulls to Hafield Lake near Bend, at Baskett Slough NWR, and along Hwy 99 south of Baskett Slough.

Heavy swallow movements during the week brought many Barn Swallows. On April 8 a Vaux’s Swift was at the Koll Wetlands in Beaverton. 55 were at Agate Hall in Eugene the next day. On April 8 six pair of Cinnamon Teal and a pair of Blue-winged Teal were at the Tualatin River NWR.  two early Calliope Hummingbirds were in Eugene April 10.

On April 7 and early Swainson’s Hawk was at Ladd Marsh near LaGrande.

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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