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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on December 7, 2016

Surf Scoter Common Scoter Sandhill Crane
Rock Sandpiper Red Phalarope Pelagic Cormorant
Bohemian Waxwing Cedar Waxwing Lapland Longspur
McCown's Longspur Bay-breasted Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler
Harris's Sparrow Hooded Oriole Bullock's Oriole


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 Wednesday December 7. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

The COMMON SCOTER continues at the north end of Siletz Bay. A probable HOODED ORIOLE is now visiting a feeder at Cape Meares Village. On December 6 a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was photographed near Milton-Freewater. A BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was photographed that day at the Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande. A MCCOWN'S LONGSPUR and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR were seen December 4 along Township Road south of Klamath Falls.

BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS continue to increase in northeast Oregon. One was among Cedar Waxwings in Corvallis Decembe 3. RED PHALAROPES are still being seen along the coast and in the Willamette Valley. A few small flocks of migrant SANDHILL CRANES were reported during the week passing southward over the Willamette Valley.

On December 3 a ROCK SANDPIPER was near Bandon at the North Jetty of the Coquille River. A PELAGIC CORMORANT was on the Columbia River off the mouth of the Sandy River December 5. That day a female BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was photographed in Corvallis. On December 5 a LONG-EARED OWL was heard at  Finley NWR. Also on December 5 three SURF SCOTERS were on Kirk Pond near the Fern Ridge Dam. A HARRIS'S SPARROW is now being seen at the Bond Road Bridge in Eugene.

That’s it for this week.

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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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