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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on September 22, 2016

Greater White-fronted Goose Emperor Goose Cackling Goose
Black-necked Stilt Marbled Godwit Sanderling
Sabine's Gull Franklin's Gull Common Tern
Elegent Tern Broad-winged Hawk Black Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird Yellow-throated Vireo Black-and-white Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Bobolink Baltimore Oriole


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 September 22. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On September 12 a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen at the Summer Creek Natural Area in south Beaverton. A bright BALTIMORE ORIOLE was photographed September 18 at a Port Orford feeder. On September 21 a BROAD-WINGED HAWK was at Fields. The YELLOW-THROATED VIREO continues along the Salishan Nature Trail on Siletz Bay.

A very heavy southward movement of WHITE-FRONTED and CACKLING GEESE passed over Oregon September 19. On September 16 an EMPEROR GOOSE was observed among the goose flock on Coos Bay. Good movements of ELEGANT TERNS were reported with up to 250 at Hammond September 18. On September 16 two COMMON TERNS were at Coos Bay. Two TROPICAL KINGBIRDS were at Cape Blanco September 18.

On Sauvie Island during the week were a MARBLED GODWIT, a SABINE'S GULL, two FRANKLIN'S GULLS, and six SANDERLINGS on Sturgeon Lake. Two COMMON TERNS were at Braughton Beach in North Portland September 20. A BLACK-NECKED STILT was at the Tualatin NWR that day. The Eugene ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen again September 19. The Philomath Sewage Ponds BOBOLINK continues to be seen. On September 17 a BLACK PHOEBE was south of Bend at Sunriver.

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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