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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on August 25, 2016

White-fronted Goose Calliope Hummingbird Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit Ruff Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling Baird's Sandpiper Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper Parasitic Jaeger Bonaparte's Gull
Long-eared Owl White-tailed Kite Purple Martin
American Redstart Lark Sparrow


hotline: Portland Oregon Audubon RBA (weekly)
number: 503-292-6855
To report: Harry Nehls 503-233-3976  <hnehls5@comcast.net>
compiler: Harry Nehls
coverage: entire state

Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday August 25. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

Migrant WHITE-FRONTED GEESE are now being reported, but shorebirds continue to be the most conspicuous migrants including many BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS and a number of SOLITARY SANDPIPERS. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and a RUFF are now being seen on the Necanicum Estuary in Seaside. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, a MARBLED GODWIT and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW are at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene. Up to eight SANDERLINGS are now being seen at Broughton Beach near the Portland Airport. Another was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds August 20. That day a STILT SANDPIPER was at Beulah Reservoir near Juntura. Another was at the Joseph Sewage Ponds August 15 and at the Vanport Wetlands in North Portland August 24. 

On August 18 a LONG-EARED OWL was on the North Spit of Coos Bay. A LARK SPARROW was seen August 22 along Thornton Creek near Toledo.

On August 23 a PARASITIC JAEGER was photographed at Broughton Beach in North Portland. A female REDSTART was seen August 18 in a Southwest Portland Neighborhood. That day nine BONAPARTE'S GULLS were at the Fernhill Wetlands. A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was at a Corvallis feeder August 21. On August 24 a WHITE-TAILED KITE was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds. Two PURPLE MARTINS were near Ontario August 18.

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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