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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on February 16, 2017

Eurasian Green-winged Teal King Eider White-winged Dove
Costa's Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird Turkey Vulture
Gyrfalcon Tree Swallow Violen-green Swallow
Brown Thrasher Brambling


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 February 16. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On February 12 a GYRFALCON was seen along Elk Mountain Road near Joseph. A WHITE-WINGED DOVE is now being seen in Redmond. The BROWN THRASHER was seen again February 13 along the Salishan Nature Trail at the south end of Siletz Bay. The Coos Bay KING EIDER, the Sutton Lake BRAMBLING, and the South Beach COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD continue to be seen. 

An obvious movement of TREE SWALLOWS  through western Oregon February 13-14 brought reports from Oakridge, Alvadore, Baskett Slough NWR, Tualatin NWR, and Ridgfield NWR. RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS are also on the move with reports from Coos Bay, Reedsport, South Beach, and Philomath.

A TURKEY VULTURE was over Garden Home in Washington County February 9 and another was in Linnton February 12. Two early VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS were seen February 14 on the North Spit of Coos Bay. Three were at Baskett Slough NWR February 15. On February 14 a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at Alsea Bay.

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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