Rare Bird Alert
Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.
Compiled by Harry Nehls on March 6, 2014
|Rufous Hummingbird||RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER||Say’s Phoebe|
|Loggerhead Shrike||Western Bluebird||American Robin|
|YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER||Black-headed Grosbeak||PAINTED BUNTING|
|Bullock’s Oriole||Red Crossbill|
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday March 6. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
The Coos Bay PAINTED BUNTING, Ankeny NWR YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, and LaGrande RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER were reported during the week.
The first RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD report for the Portland area was on February 27. Many migrant LOGGERHEAD SHRIKES, SAY’S PHOEBES, and WESTERN BLUEBIRDS were reported east of the Cascades, while ROBINS swarmed over Western Oregon.
On March 3 a SAY’S PHOEBE was at Tenmile Creek in northern Coos County. An immature male BULLOCK’S ORIOLE was at a Seaside feeder February 26. A small flock of RED CROSSBILLS was seen March 1 near Timber.
On February 28 a SAY’S PHOEBE and a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE were at the Portland Airport. Another SAY’S PHOEBE was at nearby Steigerwald NWR March 5. On March 4 a WESTERN BLUEBIRD was at Oaks Bottom in Southeast Portland. The next day two MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were at Powell Butte Park in Gresham. On March 3 two CASPIAN TERNS were along the Columbia River at St. Helens. Five possible CASPIANS were reported March 2 at Baskett Slough NWR.
About 300 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and 4000 DUNLIN were near Halsey February 28. On March 1, 14 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir.
On February 28 a BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was reported at a Madras feeder.
That's it for this week.
To report: Harry Nehls (firstname.lastname@example.org), 503-233-3976.