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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on March 26, 2015

Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose Ross’s Goose Cackling Goose
Brant Cinnamon Teal Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Harlan’s Red-tailed Hawk Sandhill Crane Calliope Hummingbird
EASTERN PHOEBE Say’s Phoebe Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow
Mountain Bluebird
Common Yellowthroat Chipping Sparrow Purple Finch


Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, March 26. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On March 21 an EASTERN PHOEBE was seen on the North Spit of Coos Bay.

BARN SWALLOWS are now being seen mixed in the swallow flocks. On March 19 two ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS were south of Grants Pass. One was at Langlois March 23. PURPLE FINCHES are now being reported from many areas. SANDHILL CRANES are now peaking on Sauvie Island. The first COMMON YELLOWTHROATS were seen March 25 at Finley NWR and Coos Bay.

On March 21 a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was found at the end of Sundial Road north of Troutdale. Another was seen the next day at Baskett Slough NWR. A MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was at Powell Butte Park near Gresham March 20. On March 19 one was on Marys Peak in the Coast Range. A male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was reported March 24 at the Koll Center Wetlands in Beaverton. A dark HARLAN’S RED-TAILED HAWK was near Banks March 21. An early CHIPPING SPARROW was in Silverton March 23. On March 21 four pairs of CINNAMON TEAL were at Baskett Slough NWR. Three ROSS’S GEESE were at Finley NWR the next day. On March 25 a SAY’S PHOEBE was at Oakridge. On March 25 a BRANT was among a goose flock near Gervais.

In a goose gathering at Houston Lake near Powell Butte March 22 were 1100 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, four SNOW and two ROSS’S GEESE, and eight CACKLING GEESE. On March 21 a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at a feeder near Sisters. Another was visiting a feeder in LaGrande March 25.

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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