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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on July 28, 2016

Whimbrel Solitary Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Green-tailed Towhee


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 July 28. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

A EURASIAN WHIMBREL is now being seen and photographed along New River south of Bandon. The area where it is seen is difficult to visit.

Sandpipers continue to dominate sightings with several SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS reported. On July 21 a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove. 

On July 23 a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen west of Maupin along the White River near Victor Road. A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE was seen July 21 at Spirit Lake west of Waldo Lake in the Lane County Cascades.

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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