Rare Bird Alert
Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.
Compiled by Harry Nehls on May 23, 2013
|Black Swift||Black Phoebe||PLUMBEOUS VIREO|
|Red-eyed Vireo||BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER||PINE WARBLER|
|BLUE GROSBEAK||COMON GRACKLE||GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE|
|HOODED ORIOLE||LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH|
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday May 23. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
On May 19 a BLUE GROSBEAK was reported from Salishan Spit at Siletz Bay. A PINE WARBLER was seen May 22 on Skinner’s Butte in Eugene. A GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE was at the Wasco County Fairgrounds near Tygh Valley May 15. On May 17 a female LAWRENCE’S GOLDFINCH was at the Kirkland Road Sewage Ponds near White City. A COMMON GRACKLE was photographed May 15 south of Chemult. A bright HOODED ORIOLE is now coming to a feeder in Warrenton.
Interesting birds reported from Harney County during the week included a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE at Frenchglen, a PLUMBEOUS VIREO and one or two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS at Malheur Headquarters, and a Short-billed Dowitcher south of Burns.
Migrations continue during the week with a movement of BLACK SWIFTS along the coast. One BLACK SWIFT was over Hatfield Lake near Bend May 18.
A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was on the North Spit of Coos Bay May 17. A pair of WILSON’S PHALAROPES may nest on the spit this year. A pair of BLACK PHOEBES are now successfully nesting in Toledo. On May 17 a RED-EYED VIREO was at Simpson Park in Albany.
That’s it for this week.
To report: Harry Nehls (firstname.lastname@example.org), 503-233-3976.