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

Compiled by Harry Nehls on January 19, 2017

Snow Goose Cinnamon Teal King Eider
Lesser Black-backed Gull American White Pelican Bald Eagle
Red-naped Sapsucker Tree Swallow Barn Swallow
Bohemian Waxwing Lapland Longspur Cassin's Finch
Clay-colored Sparrow


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 January 19. If you have anything to add call Harry Nehls at 503-233-3976.

On January 17 a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was photographed at the D River in Lincoln City. The Coos Bay KING EIDER continues as does the CLAY-COLORED SPARROW coming to a Bandon feeder.

On January 13 two BARN SWALLOWS were at Hagg Lake south of Forest Grove. Two were seen the next day along the Lincoln County coast. A TREE SWALLOW was in Eugene January 16.

A CASSIN'S FINCH was reported January 17 at a northeast Portland feeder. A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER was in southwest Portland January 12. The Mt. Tabor BOHEMIAN WAXWING continues to be seen.  113 BALD EAGLES were at the Tangent roost January 14. A pair of CINNAMON TEAL were at the Philomath Sewage Ponds January 12. A flock of 75 SNOW GEESE were in the Eugene area January 16. A flock of 14 was on Nehelem Meadows January 12. A flock of 64 WHITE PELICANS were at Fern Ridge Reservoir January 16.

On January 15 six LAPLAND LONGSPURS were among a Horned Lark flock north of Madras.

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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