Rare Bird Alert
Oregon rare bird sightings compiled by Harry Nehls and updated weekly.
Compiled by Harry Nehls on October 8, 2015
|Barnacle Goose||Cackling Goose||Eurasian Wigeon|
|American Wigeon||Brown Pelican||Snowy Egret|
|Rough-legged Hawk||Pacific Golden-Plover||Hudsonian Godwit|
|Bar-tailed Godwit||Marbled Godwit||Elegant Tern|
|Tropical Kingbird||Mountain Chickadee||Lapland Longspur|
Hello, this is the Audubon Society of Portland Rare Bird Report. This report was made Thursday October 8. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.
The three BARNACLE GEESE continue at Pacific City. A BAR-TAILED GODWIT and an HUDSONIAN GODWIT are among a flock of MARBLED GODWITS now being seen at Ilwaco Washington. On October 1 two DICKCISSELS were at Cape Blanco.
An influx of MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES into western Oregon during the week brought birds to Yaquina Head, North Bend, Silverton, and Sutherlin. CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES are also on the move, especially along coast. A movement of AMERICAN WIGEON brought EURASIAN WIGEON to Coos Bay, Nehalem Bay, Finley NWR, and Sutherlin. TROPICAL KINGBIRDS are now being seen along the coast.
On October 1 a SNOWY EGRET and over 300 ELEGANT TERNS were at Gold Beach. A BOBOLINK and 12 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen October 4 at the South Jetty of the Siuslaw River. A LARK SPARROW was at the North Jetty of Yaquina Bay October 5. At the South Jetty of the Columbia River October 4 were three LAPLAND LONGSPURS and a PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER. Up to 1500 BROWN PELICANS were there October 6.
On October 5 a BRANT was among a large flock of Cackling geese at Dawson Park in Hillsboro. A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was at the Philomath Sewage Ponds October 6.
That’s it for this week.To report: Harry Nehls (firstname.lastname@example.org), 503-233-3976.