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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on July 30, 2015

Sooty Shearwater
Great Egret Willet
Long-billed Curlew Ruddy Turnstone Black Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper Red-necked Phalarope Franklin’s Gull
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO Brewer’s Sparrow


Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, July 30. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was heard July 26 along the Columbia Slough in North Portland. It has not been relocated.

Huge numbers of SOOTY SHEARWATERS are now being seen about the mouth of the Columbia River. On July 23 a RUDDY TURNSTONE was with a flock of BLACK TURNSTONES at the Cove in Seaside. A WILLET was seen July 29 on the beach at Bandon.

On July 25 a BREWER’S SPARROW was at Steigerwald NWR. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen July 25 at Smith/Bybee Lakes in North Portland. Up to 97 GREAT EGRETS were there July 22. On July 23 two SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were with a shorebird flock on Broughton Beach in North Portland. A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was there July 28. On July 29 a FRANKLIN’S GULL was at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene.

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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