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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on April 16, 2015

Gr. White-fronted Goose
Cackling Goose Canada Goose
Greater Scaup Common Loon Great Egret
Black-bellied Plover PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER Baird’s Sandpiper
Western Kingbird Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Yellow-rumped Warbler
HOODED ORIOLE Bullock’s Oriole Pine Grosbeak

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, April 16. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The Bend HOODED ORIOLE continues to be seen. On April 14 a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen near Sutton Creek south of Florence. The PINE GROSBEAKS continue at Santiam Pass.

A major migratory movement entered the state during the week bringing high numbers of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS along with several other warbler species. Early flycatchers were also reported. WESTERN KINGBIRDS and BULLOCK’S ORIOLES are now in the Rogue Valley with one BULLOCK’S ORIOLE in Salem April 11.

CANADA, CACKLING and WHITE-FRONTED GEESE are now on the move along with migrant shorebirds. On April 14 a flock of 18 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove.

On April 12 a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was at Houston Lake near Powell Butte. A GNATCATCHER was seen April 13 at Pilot Butte Park in Bend. Among the many birds at Wickiup Reservoir April 12 were 110 COMMON LOONS and 85 GREATER SCAUP.

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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