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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Steller's Eider Black-necked Stilt Black-bellied Plover
Whimbrel Marbled Godwit Greater Yellowlegs
Red-necked Phalarope Sabine's Gull Caspian Tern
American White Pelican Hammond's Flycatcher Loggerhead Shrike
Cassin's Vireo Ruby-crowned Kinglet Townsend's Solitaire
Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler Yellow-rumped 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, April 12. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
 
The Seaside STELLER’S EIDER was seen again April 9.
 
Stormy weather during the week pushed some coastal birds inland and brought many spring migrants. Flocks of ORANGE-CROWNED and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were widely reported. The first main movement of shorebirds arrived with mostly RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. On April 8 a flock of 130 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were in Scappoose Bottoms.
 
On April 7 a MARBLED GODWIT and seven WHIMBREL were in the Newport area. That day a BLACK-NECKED STILT was at Brownsmead. On April 9 a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was at Fort Stevens State Park.
 
On April 10 two HAMMOND’S FLYCATCHERS, a NASHVILLE WARBLER, and two TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRES were among many migrant birds at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. On April 9 three WHITE PELICANS were over Oaks Bottom in southeast Portland. A CASPIAN TERN was seen April 6 at Kelly Point Park in North Portland. 
 
On April 8 a WHIMBREL and two SABINE’S GULLS were at the Philomath Sewage Ponds. Another SABINE’S was at Finley NWR April7. On April 8, 40 WHITE PELICANS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir. Large numbers of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS and a CASSIN’S VIREO were seen April 11 on Skinners Butte in Eugene.
 
Two HARRIS’S SPARROWS are now being seen at Malheur NWR Headquarters.
 
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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