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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on May 28, 2015

MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD
CATTLE EGRET Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew HUDSONIAN GODWIT Common Tern
Arctic Tern Black Swift EASTERN PHOEBE
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Northern Mockingbird Bohemian Waxwing
OVENBIRD Northern Waterthrush BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
TENNESSEE WARBLER American Redstart CERULEAN WARBLER
MAGNOLIA WARBLER Black-throated Sparrow ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
BALTIMORE ORIOLE HOODED ORIOLE  


Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, May 28. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

A CERULEAN WARBLER was reported May 26 at Monroe. On May 23 an OVENBIRD was at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. Another was in Corvallis May 21. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was in McMinnville May 21. On May 27 a  BALTIMORE ORIOLE was in Roseburg. A REDSTART was heard May 23 in southwest Portland. Others were reported May 24 in Sherman and Gilliam Counties. On May 27 a FRIGATEBIRD was seen flying south over Warrenton.

The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the Astoria area. A number of COMMON TERNS are now at the South jetty of the Columbia River. Two ARCTIC TERNS were there May 22. On May 24 three BLACK SWIFTS were at Bethel Mt. in Coos County. On May 22 a MOCKINGBIRD and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW were at Tillamook Bay. On May 23 four BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported in Astoria.

On May 22 six COMMON TERNS were over Vancouver Lake. At Fern Hill Wetlands May 26 were 15 WHIMBREL. That day a BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was at Camas Swale near Creswell and at Mountaindale near Newburg. A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen May 25 in the Painted Hills National Monument.

At Malheur NWR Headquarters during the week were a TENNESSEE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK. Another ROSE-BREASTED was at Page Springs Campground May 25. At Benson Pond were a WATERTHRUSH, MAGNOLIAN WARBLER, HOODED ORIOLE, and a TENNESSEE WARBLER. On May 22 a CATTLE EGRET was along the CPR south of Benson Pond. At Fields during the week were a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, MAGNOLIAN WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, EASTERN PHOEBE, REDSTART, and GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES.

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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