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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on July 2, 2015

Greater Yellowlegs
Whimbrel Western Sandpiper
Ancient Murrelet Franklin’s Gull Heermann’s Gull
Mew Gull Forster’s Tern COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD
Black-backed Woodpecker Ash-throated Flycatcher Northern Mockingbird
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER American Redstart Brewer’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow


Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday, July 2. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On June 27 a male COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD visited a feeder along Elk River east of Port Orford. A REDSTART is now being seen on the North Spit of Coos Bay. On June 24 a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was at the St. Cloud Recreation Area east of Washougal.

The first shorebird movement arrived during the week bringing many WESTERN SANDPIPERS and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. A steady northward movement of HEERMANN’S GULLS passed off Bayocean Beach June 27.

On July 1 a BREWER’S SPARROW was in a clearcut seven miles SE of Neskowin. A FRANKLIN’S GULL was seen June 24 at Yaquina Bay. On June 28 an ANCIENT MURRELET was at Seaside Cove.

On June 25 an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was photographed on Oak Island on Sauvie Island. Four FORSTER’S TERNS were seen June 27 over Sturgeon Lake on the island. The Pittock Mansion WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen again July 1. Two BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS are now being seen on Larch Mountain east of Portland. On July 1 a WHIMBREL and a MEW GULL were at Fern Ridge Reservior,

On June 27 two MOCKINGBIRDS were photographed at the Painted Hills National Monument.

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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