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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on March 16, 2017

Eurasian Green-winged Teal Tufted Duck King Eider
Surf Scoter Black-legged Kittiwake Red-throated Loon
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Gyrfalcon Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow Brown Thrasher Northern Mockingbird


hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls6@comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

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

The Coos Bay KING EIDER, Salishan BROWN THRASHER, and the Ankeny NWR TUFTED DUCK continue to be seen. The elusive GYRFALCON near Halsey is still in the area. 

Among the many migrants at Boiler Bay March 10 were 500 RED-THROATED LOONS, 300 SURF SCOTERS, and 500 KITTIWAKES. On March 12 five FORK-TAILED STORM-PETRELS were at Boiler Bay . One was at Yaquina Bay March 10. The wintering MOCKINGBIRD at Newport is still being seen. 

On March 14 a CLIFF SWALLOW and a ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW were among the swallow swarm over Force Lake at Delta Park in North Portland. A ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was seen that day at the Tualatin NWR. On March 9 a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at the Tualatin NWR. 

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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