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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on July 24, 2014

American White Pelican
Black-bellied Plover Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover Solitary Sandpiper Wandering Tattler
Marbled Godwit Stilt Sandpiper LONG-TOED STINT
Sanderling Dunlin Baird’s Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Gray Catbird

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, July 24. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On July 19 a male HOODED ORIOLE visited a feeder near Bend. It did not remain. A probable LITTLE STINT was seen July 21 at the South Jetty of the Columbia River. A possible LONG-TOED STINT was seen July 23 at the Nehalem Sewage Ponds. On July 19 five ELEGANT TERNS were at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Shorebird movements continued during the week with several PECTORAL SANDPIPERS reported. On July 21 a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were at New River in Coos County. On July 20, 12 MARBLED GODWITS were at Coos Bay. A MARBLED GODWIT was at Yaquina Bay July 22. The Marine Science Center CATBIRD continues to be seen. On July 21 a TATTLER was at Ecola State Park. On the beach at Gearhart July 19 were a SNOWY PLOVER, 23 SANDERLINGS, and 128 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.

Among the shorebirds at Ridgefield NWR July 22 was a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER. On July 23 a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was on the refuge. On July 20 forty WHITE PELICANS were at Smith/Bybee Lakes in North Portland. Two STILT SANDPIPERS were at the Tualatin NWR July 23. Four DUNLIN and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were there July 22. On July 21 a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds.

At Ladd Marsh near LaGrande July 22 were four MARBLED GODWITS and a juvenile SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. ON July 20 a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and a MARBLED GODWIT were at Wickiup Reservoir south of Bend.

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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