Rare Bird Alert
Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.
Compiled by Harry Nehls on Jan. 22, 2015
||TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE||TUFTED DUCK|
|Red-breasted Merganser||Red-throated Loon||Brown Pelican|
|BLACK-HEADED GULL||Heermann’s Gull||Snowy Owl|
|Rufous Hummingbird||Acorn Woodpecker||Gyrfalcon|
|Prairie Falcon||Snow Bunting||CAPE MAY WARBLER|
|GRAY-HEAD DARK-EYED JUNCO|
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, Jan. 22. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
The TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE continues at the Nestucca NWR. On January 18 a BLACK-HEADED GULL was among the gull flocks along Wireless Road near Astoria. The CAPE MAY WARBLER continues in Enterprise. On January 18 a GRAY-HEADED JUNCO was reported from the same area as the warbler. The SNOWY OWL continues to be seen on the tern island at Fern Ridge Reservoir.
A white-phase GYRFALCON is now being seen near Floras Lake near Cape Blanco. A SNOW BUNTING was seen January 18 on the dunes near the North Jetty west of Florence. On January 17 a HEERMANN’S GULL and eight BROWN PELICANS were at Coos Bay. Up to 150 BROWN PELICANS were at Seal Rock State Park during the week. The wintering RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues at a Newport feeder.
The RED-THROATED LOON and TUFTED DUCK continues at Marine Park in Vancouver. An ACORN WOODPECKER is now being seen at Clark College in mid-town Vancouver. On January 20 about 40 SNOW GEESE were near along I5 near Brooks. A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen January 19 east of Roseburg.
Two RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were at McNary Dam January 18. The BLACK-HEADED GULL has apparently left the area.
That's it for this week.
To report: Harry Nehls (firstname.lastname@example.org), 503-233-3976.