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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on November 16, 2017

Snow Goose Ross's Goose Trumpeter Swan
Cinnamon Teal King Eider Pacific Golden-Plover
Heermann's Gull Ferruginous Hawk Tropical Kingbird
Tree Swallow Brambling Common Redpoll
Snow Bunting American Tree Sparrow Harris's Sparrow
Virginia's Warbler


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 November 16. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-2976.

A VIRGINIA'S WARBLER is now being intermittently seen in a Northeast Portland neighborhood. On November 12 a BRAMBLING was reported in Yachats. on November 13 an immature male KING EIDER was seen off Boiler Bay.

A major movement of loons, scoters, and gulls, including a number of HEERMANN'S GULLS were seen November 14 off Boiler Bay. A SNOW BUNTING is now being seen in Yachats. A late TROPICAL KINGBIRD was seen November 12 along Fenk Road near Tillamook. On November 1 two PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS were at the South Jetty of the Columbia River.

On November 11 a TREE SPARROW and a COMMON REDPOLL were on Sauvie Island. Five TRUMPETER SWANS and 2000 SNOW GEESE were also on the island. A ROSS'S GOOSE was seen November 9 at Vancouver Lake. The HARRIS'S SPARROW continues at Ridgefield NWR. Another was at the Fernhill Wetland in Forest Grove November 11. A late TREE SWALLOW was seen November 9 in Newberg. A juvenile FERRUGINOUS HAWK was at Ankeny NWR November 10. A CINNAMON TEAL  was there November 13. Another was at Philomath the next day. On November 15 a HARRIS'S SPARROW was in Medford.

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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