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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on Jan. 22, 2015

Snow Goose
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 (hnehls6@comcast.net), 503-233-3976.

Most current information on bird sightings in Oregon: The Oregon Birding List.

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